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Farmers Arms Hotel

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Contemporary, Pub, Australian, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Great Food. Amazing Consistency. Friendly Staff. Made To Feel Like a Local.

The title really says it all!!! We have been to the farmers so many times because we have some local friends who introduced us to it and every single time the food is great. The other reviews here are spot on in terms of the sophistication of the meals. We have been to some pretty amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
shoryukan
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middle of nowhere
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
middle of nowhere
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The title really says it all!!! We have been to the farmers so many times because we have some local friends who introduced us to it and every single time the food is great. The other reviews here are spot on in terms of the sophistication of the meals. We have been to some pretty amazing restaurants all over the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I thought the food here was nothing special, the menu a little old fashioned and heavy. I have to say I found it way to expensive by European standards. Service was good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Years ago l read l food review about this place saying it was a hidden gem. Well they were so very right, l make a point of eating here every time, l'm in town. They have a formal dining room, but l prefer the lovely public dining room, it has a long dinning table with deep red walls, and delightful... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pork belly delish, crackle was actually crackly 😀 and yak beer yum! Would definitely like to return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really friendly staff who make you feel welcome. Very good pub food with typical pub good portions. My porterhouse was excellent. My wife's lamb osso bucco was very tasty. We had sweet potato chips with aioli and it was a great way to start. Good choice of wines although most were local. Framers As has good, fun vibe

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Daylesford, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Never had a bad meal at the Farmers. Consistently high quality food and service.Although you cannot book, there is usually a space for you if you arrive at 6pm. You can sit outside if you choose in the courtyard, nice on a warm night.

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We walked up from our accommodation at The Lake House on a glorious autumn day. Splendid scenic walk through picturesque Daylesford. This pub is superb, retaining its character charm while providing really good 'gastropub' fare. The staff were very good, letting us know there was a long wait for mains (it was super busy) and recommending quicker menu choices. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Delicious meals, great service and fantastic atmosphere. Perfect start to our weekend away. Great old style pub but don't expect pub grub - definitely a step up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place looks kinda dingy on the outside but the interior is warm and friendly - probably because it's filled with satisfied and well fed customers. Service was very efficient - the place was packed but the host was very good at managing it all. There was a 20 min wait for a table but it felt like nothing with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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128 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This unprepossessing, apparently traditional, 19th century pub sitting all by itself on the outskirts of Daylesford has been converted into a great eating and drinking venue. They don't take reservations so on a busy night you have to take pot luck or get there early, especially in a large group. All food and drinks are ordered at the bar. The... 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 18 - 31
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub, Australian, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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