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Farmers Arms Hotel

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$$$
Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
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1 East Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 3 5348 2091
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Better than your average pub

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night - along with the rest of Daylesford! Service was good, food was better than good (no chicken parma here!) and even the desserts were impressive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
ChloeLilac
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night - along with the rest of Daylesford! Service was good, food was better than good (no chicken parma here!) and even the desserts were impressive.

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Melbourne
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is outstanding quality. Shame the table service stopped. Prices are at the upper end of the scale but certainly worth it for the quality. Great setting and cosy feel summer or winter. Being local I'd visit more frequently if the prices were a more reasonable but great for a treat. Farmers Arms is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with our two kids here and it was great. The food is excellent, generous and well cooked, the staff were friendly and efficient. Was very busy for a good reason.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great service, ambience of an old style hotel. Great food. Reasonable prices. Best lamb shanks I have tasted even better than the ones I cook. Recommended highly. A must when in Daylesford

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Sedona, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Favored by the locals because it provides great food great beer great friendly ambience. What's not to like?

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great restaurant, great food, great service and generally loved the feel of the Farmers Arms Hotel old pub ambience. Dont expect the food to be pub food as it is of a very high standard. We stayed overnight in Daylesford and was recommended this restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed.

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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The service, quality and choice of food at this venue were of a very high standard and we loved the ambience.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Came here for my birthday lunch with some friends. I had the filet mignon which was very delish, mash was yum! But it was quite expensive (I think $40). The jus was ok but nothing to rave about. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was fantastic. I would go again but only when I was looking for a splurge.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We walked around Daylesford looking for somewhere for lunch. The café’s didn’t quite cut it for us. We walked into one Hotel and there wasn't a sole in there, so we retreated and consulted our phones. Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon both rated the Farmers Arms Hotel highly. Although it was my birthday, we didn’t expect too much, after all,... More 

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Kyneton, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

This pub provided a great easy atmosphere for dining, a real mix of pub setting and fine dining food. The meal was delicious with a good selection, the drinks a bit pricey for a pub. It's great to have a nice selection but some more affordable choices would be a big tick. My husband and I discussed and would definitely... 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 19 - 31
  • Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?