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The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms, Woolsery, Bideford, EX39 5QS
The Farmers Arms, Woolsery, north Devon

Creative dining pub in the north Devon wilds

The Farmers Arms in Woolsery goes from strength to strength as the team develop the farm and gardens as a source of produce for the casual but carefully crafted pub menu.

Dine in any of the three beautifully rustic dining rooms or, in warm weather, bag a table in the courtyard. Wherever you sit, you’ll feast on talented head chef Ian Webber’s creative interpretations of British classics.

Top-notch produce – grown and reared on the pub’s own Birch Farm – forms the heart of the experience, with the house lamb and pork being particular highlights. In season, hogget is also available, while vegetables and herbs are picked daily year-round.

Visit to revel in beautiful ales and fine wines, crackling log fires, hearty yet excellent authentic cooking and friendly joie de vivre.

On Sundays, lunch is served family-style like you’d do at home – except with three courses (and about a million times more delicious than if you made it yourself).

During their major project to reimagine Woolsery’s pub, village store, bakery, manor house and fish and chip shop, the team are creatively renovating a number of buildings – and the result looks to be surprising and delightful.

Trencherman’s tip: don’t worry if the satnav seems to be taking you to Woolfardisworthy – it’s the older name of the same village.

Sample menu

Starter: Fowey mussels with tomato broth, pickled cucumber, basil

Main: Birch Farm hogget with boulangere potato, braised cabbage, rosemary

Dessert: Banana butterscotch pudding with walnuts and lime yogurt sorbet

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Chef(s): Ian Webber
3 course dinner from: £42
Seats: 40

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