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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, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Great rural gastro-pub.

Even mid winter and mid-week this is a truly fun gastro pub but with some real soul as evidenced by all the locals who were there. Maybe slightly pricey food by gastro pub standards but so worth it. Whether front bar or back restaurant have never been disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Peter M
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Even mid winter and mid-week this is a truly fun gastro pub but with some real soul as evidenced by all the locals who were there. Maybe slightly pricey food by gastro pub standards but so worth it. Whether front bar or back restaurant have never been disappointed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First impressions. Art Deco light fittings; lots of wood paneling; cute vintage English-style pub...really liked the ambience. No table service, you order at the bar. That's ok except when there's a bit of a queue of people ordering food or drinks or paying at the end of their meals. But that's a minor complaint. The food was really good &... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wow the meals are massive. We were surprised at how expensive their prices were but you do get a nice quality meal and they are pretty large

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Wollongong, Australia
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is well above average pub dining with interesting food and beverage offerings. The venison osso bucco in particular was a delightful surprise.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful meal with my family here last night. The food was delicious and everyone was left with clean plates at the end. They also have a great selection of beers. I only have two small complaints. My mother had a glass of wine that she thought didnt taste right and when we mentioned this to the waitress... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Arrived, settled with drinks....went to order food..asked for delay between enter and main...., tried to get drinks...locals given priority...after 15 minutes waiting.., still no drinks....main course arrived and we hadn't even sampled the entree...food okay...nothing flash..experience tainted by lack of effective front bar protocols....,

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

Dear Brenda C Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I remember the events of last night well and would like to apologise again for your experience with us where indeed your entree and main came within a short time of each other despite you requesting the mains to be delayed. This is absolutely our fault... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We hit the Farmers Arms at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. It is great to sit around a bar, have a couple of ales and chat to the locals. By 6:30 the place was packed with happy patrons and the the restaurant was humming. Time to eat and the menu has so much to choose from that looked delicious. I... More 

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

Hi ShaunW1968 Thanks very much for visiting us and leaving such positive comments. It really does sound like you had a quintessential Farmers Arms' night by starting out with some drinks at the bar, mingling with the friendly locals and then moving onto a fantastic dinner. We are so glad you had such a great time. All the very best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After reading previous reviews my wife and I decided to check it out, I ordered the eye fillet and it was perfect, my wife ordered the pork belly and it too was a perfect big juicy piece, the price is above average which is ok because the food is high quality. Bad points: we were dissapointed that we had to... More 

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member Thank you for visiting our pub and it's great to know that you felt our meals were of high quality because this is something we are extremely proud of. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed about ordering at the bar but at The Farmers Arms, we have a more relaxed style of service and... More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Off we went again to the best gastro pub in Victoria, looking forward to a good meal, but a bit worried that the new owners might be tempted to change the successful formula. An indifferent merlot has crept into the wine list but the food was outstanding as always and arrived in good time notwithstanding that the pub was packed.... More 

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

Dear susanjeff We appreciate the high accolade given to us as the best pub in Victoria and thank you very much for your comment. We certainly have the beer garden on our 'to-do' list and appreciate your feedback about this. To clarify, the Merlot you mentioned has not been changed and it is the same Merlot by the glass that... More 

Mt Martha, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

this place was such a great place, the food was fantastic, I had the pork belly. It was a huge piece of pork and it was cooked perfectly. Can't wait to go there again

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

Dear Samantha O Thank you for your great rating of The Farmers Arms. We look forward to seeing you again soon! - The Farmers Arms Team - More 

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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, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?