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Farmers Arms Daylesford

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Contemporary, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
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1 East Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 3 5348 2091
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer
Description: The Farmers Arms Daylesford offers a perfect blend of country charm...
The Farmers Arms Daylesford offers a perfect blend of country charm combined with a sophisticated menu, extensive wine list and professional service. Our clientele is a great mix of locals and visitors who mingle very well and very happily together. While it is a more relaxed style of service, with people coming to the bar to order food & drinks, the menu itself is not your typical pub menu. Each dish has been carefully considered by our Executive Chef and our menu changes regularly depending on the season and the local produce available. That said, the pub also has the tradition of a Friday night meat raffle where we raise money for local charities. So please come along and enjoy the magic that is the Farmers Arms. Please note our kitchen is open for lunch from 12-3pm and dinner orders from 5:30-9pm.
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Country Food beautifully Cooked

Recently was in Daylesford for a girls trip and wanted to revisit the Farmers Arms as a couple of us had visited a few years back and enjoyed the meal then. Question would it live up to that meal on this trip? Unresounding yes!!! After two nights of nibbles and wine it was time to have a more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
TLCFoodie
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Trafalgar, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Trafalgar, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Recently was in Daylesford for a girls trip and wanted to revisit the Farmers Arms as a couple of us had visited a few years back and enjoyed the meal then. Question would it live up to that meal on this trip? Unresounding yes!!! After two nights of nibbles and wine it was time to have a more substantial meal.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear TLCFoodie Thank you for such an amazing review! It's always gratifying to know everyone enjoyed our diverse range of meals and we will definitely pass on your comments to our team in the kitchen. Also great to know that Mitch was able to round off your great night with a memorable photo! We look forward to seeing you again... More 

sydney
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great dinner at Farmers Arms on our trip to Daylesford. They don't take reservations, but there were 15 of us who needed to be fed, so we got there early and sat at a fabulous, huge dining table. Between all of us I think we tried just about everything on the menu, but special mention to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi justineb Thank you very much for visiting our pub and your generous feedback about the great time you had. We now have 3 large dining tables for bigger groups who wish to dine with us and as you mentioned, the trick is definitely to come early to secure a table. It was very kind of Dee and Paul to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

But I think worth it... The food was he food was delicious! The pork belly was a generous portion and close to one of the best I've had. My friend had the "nudi" ravioli, which she said was tasty, but needed something more... We had a couple of pints and although my pint was forgotten due to distraction of other... More 

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Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear Catherine D We are grateful for your feedback about the quality and value of our menu. Our Executive Chef, Gavan Anders and his team work extremely hard to ensure we provide fantastic tasting food and lots of it! It's great to know you had enough room for our delicious soft centred chocolate pudding. We're sorry we missed your pint... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent service! Saturday night, 6:15 arrival small wait at bat for table - 5 /10 minutes. Order food at bar - get the Mignon, they are amazing! Excellent service. Loved it! Will be back for sure

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Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi Friendly Anonymous Thank you for giving us a 5/5 star rating! Your feedback about our delicious eye fillet mignon and excellent service is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Take Care - The Farmers Arms Team - More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was good and generous portions. Staff not very friendly. The toilet area was freezing and could do with an upgrade

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear Sally N Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our food but we are surprised and deeply concerned that you felt our staff were not friendly. It would be much appreciated if you could kindly email us to provide us with more information (eg, the night you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Its was our anniversary and whilst we wanted something nice we didnt want anything to formal, the farmers arms is a pub but definately a cut above a normal pub, its casual seat yourself and order at the bar style but and its a big BUT the food is totally worth a visit. We are talking good sized gastro pub... More 

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Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear LEE C Thank you for your generous words and choosing to celebrate your anniversary at The Farmers Arms. We are delighted you chose us for such a special occasion! We appreciate your kind comments about the quality of our food, our special atmosphere and friendly service. Happy Anniversary - The Farmers Arms Team - More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I and 13 year old enjoyed a hearty meal at the Farmers Arms. Service was efficient and suitably welcoming. Atmosphere was hard to fault and the food cam in super generous servings. The fish was great, the Pork Belly incredible and the steak brilliant. This is a great place for hearty healthy and meals that are priced... More 

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Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi Mike K Thank you very much for all your kind words. We will pass it on to the rest of the team as it is always nice for our hard work and efforts to be acknowledged. Many thanks - The Farmers Arms Team - More 

Ballarat
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a cold and wet sunday for lunch. Everbody enjoyed their meal. The service was great in relation to the food. The choice of wine was also good. Only downside is they didnt have a baby change facility. I did ask the staff member and they said they didn't have anything and just shrugged when i wondered where... More 

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Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi Sel15 Thank you for your comments about the quality of our food and the extensiveness of our wine list. These are some of the things we pride ourselves on at The Farmers Arms. We appreciate the note about a baby change facility and this is something we hope to rectify in the near future so hopefully next time you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very disappointed with Farmers Arms. After hearing great things and seeing very positive reviews online, we went there on a Saturday night for dinner. When we arrived we were told that all the tables were full but as we were just 2 people the wait shouldn't be too long and we could have a drink at the bar in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear Laurinda G Thank you for your honest feedback and we are very sorry that your experience with us was disappointing. Here at The Farmers Arms, our goal is to provide every guest that walks through our doors an amazing time, every time. This is reflected in our many positive Tripadvisor reviews even on busy nights like Friday and Saturday... More 

Melbourne
Level Contributor
43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What an incredible pub! The food was spectacular! I ordered the stuffed chicken breast and it was cooked to perfection. My partner ordered the pork belly and the serving was huge! Very generous indeed. We went on a packed Friday night and the service was efficient and the staff very friendly.

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Mitchell D, Owner at Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi aplacetocrash Thank you for your friendly review and rating us 5/5. Friday nights are one of our busiest nights as we have our local charity raffle at 7:30pm. We hope you got to experience the wonderful atmosphere that is created when visitors and locals all mix together. Take care - The Farmers Arms Team - More 

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Additional Information about Farmers Arms Daylesford

Address: 1 East Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5348 2091
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Daylesford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub, Australian, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 East Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Daylesford
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5348 2091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub, Australian, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

The Farmers Arms Daylesford offers a perfect blend of country charm combined with a sophisticated menu, extensive wine list and professional service. Our clientele is a great mix of locals and visitors who mingle very well and very happily together. While it is a more relaxed style of service, with people coming to the bar to order food & drinks, the menu itself is not your typical pub menu. Each dish has been carefully considered by our Executive Chef and our menu changes regularly depending on the season and the local produce available. That said, the pub also has the tradition of a Friday night meat raffle where we raise money for local charities. So please come along and enjoy the magic that is the Farmers Arms. Please note our kitchen is open for lunch from 12-3pm and dinner orders from 5:30-9pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?