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The Farmers Inn

Main Street (B724), Clarencefield DG1 4NF, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, husband, 2 yr old son and nana visited here today. We had checked out trip advisor first and weren't sold on the reviews but felt it was only fair to try for ourselves. Firstly the lady who served us our drinks was very friendly and welcoming. We ordered quite quickly and felt there was a very good selection. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Food was ok & no major complaints. Longer wait than expected but cant complain. Price was fair for what we had. Customer service - felt uncomfortable & as if we were not welcome. Completely understand we all have off days, however a small, local pub, never mind anywhere you would expect customer service, it's sad to feel unwelcome & as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

So, table of 4 arrived seconds before us. Then us 4 (2 adults, 2 kids), then 20 mins later an older couple. That was it, nobody else in pub. Table of 4 order staters, mains, pud. We order only mains. Older couple order. Table of 4 get starters, plates taken away. Table of 4 then get mains. No food for... More 

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Colinp56, Owner at The Farmers Inn, responded to this review

Well this is the first time in about 30 years in this industry that I've been called an"owner dude" ! Perhaps the "reviewer dudes" had been sampling the festive spirits before submitting their review ? Unfortunately they conveniently forgot to explain that they ordered drinks and dithered about for 20/25 minutes before they eventually decided to order. We are not... More 

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Wallasey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Quiet location, Colin should be on mastermind - his specialist subject Whiskey Distilling. Also to be commended on his excellent choice of Marmalade! Room was very clean and warm with really decent shower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was present when the previous reviewer was at the pub, having myself reserved two tables there for a meal (our booking is a regular recurring monthly one, which started many years ago) and I think it's a bit unfair, to be honest. In my opinion the owner did remarkably well to serve drinks to this large party before trying... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I would recommend that you NEVER stay at the farmers inn. I have never met such RUDE people. We booked back in march to stay for two nights. I had to book two rooms as we have two children as they do not cater for family's with two children. The only reason we agreed to book it is we were... More 

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Colinp56, Owner at The Farmers Inn, responded to this review

We have hosted many, many wedding parties the night before their big day with great success. The guests all seem to enjoy the informality and the relaxed atmosphere in our small country pub ahead of the formalities of the actual wedding day. This meal was booked for 18 and later amended to 20 NOT 26 ! The person who booked... More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stayed in a cottage in Ruthwell with friends and went here for a meal. The menu was a mixture of traditional pub grub with quite a few specialities. Two of us plumped for chicken and haggis and two for chicken and black pudding. We all sgreed that the meals we had were delicious and the helpings more than adequate. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A few miles past Gretna Green Clarencefield is a settlement yet to achieve one-horse-town status. The Farmer's Inn is therefore the one place to stay. The Inn itself is bog-standard, with somewhat tired decor and furnishings. Likewise, there is a typical much-thumbed but still tasty menu. But there is a fair choice of little known Scots beers. In the back... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked this inn as we were attending a friends wedding at Comlongon Castle nearby. Prior to arriving I confirmed with the owner that we would be able to check in at 12 (as the check in time is 12.30) When we arrived we parked at the back of the inn. I made the grave mistake of entering what looked... More 

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Colinp56, Owner at The Farmers Inn, responded to this review

This review has been reported for breaching Trip Advisor guidelines. I like most accommodation providers will not tolerate blackmail. The reviewer blatantly threatened us with a bad review unless we complied with their "demands" - sorry you were speaking to the wrong person. Apart from that the review is more fantasy than fact to put it very politely. As I... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed in the farmers inn for 2 days beds were lovely and clean the room was lovely decorated and cleaned every morning its a stone throw away from the castle if you got a wedding up there the breakfast was nice it was a nice relaxing break I would deffo come back and stay again the staff was friendly... More 

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