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The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms, Woolsery, Bideford, EX39 5QS
Trencherman's Award Winner

Creative dining pub in the north Devon wilds

This remarkable dining pub has cemented its reputation for casual but carefully crafted British pub food and a creative drinks experience.

Dine in one of three artfully rustic rooms or, in warm weather, bag a table in the courtyard. Wherever you sit, you’ll feast on talented head chef Ian Webber’s inventive reinterpretations of British classics.

Own grown, reared and foraged ingredients form 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.

On Sundays, an extraordinary family‑style lunch is served – simply tell the team if you’re choosing the meat or veggie option and watch them deliver a smorgasbord of incredible edibles.

The pub, which serves uber‑local ales, homemade cordials, inventive cocktails and an interesting selection of wines, is just one element of The Collective at Woolsery. It’s joined by Woolsery Fish and Chips, Birch Farm and a village shop, while the creative reimagining of a Georgian manor house into boutique hotel Wulfheard Manor (and a next‑gen bakery) are in development.

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.

Winner of Best Bar List 2023

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Chef(s): Ian Webber
3 course dinner from: £30
Seats: 50
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