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The Farmers Arms Daylesford

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Australian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
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1 East St | 100m from Daylesford Sunday Market, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 3 5348 2091
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not just a country pub with great atmosphere and food. This is an establishment worthy of highest praise for the simplest of reasons. What happens when a business runs on all cylinders? You get perfection. Yes, staff were quick and friendly. Yes, food was top notch. Yes, the Friday vibe was great. Yes, the building itself was beautifully... More 

2 Thank Scott L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Farmer's Arms in Daylesford is a great little gem a few minutes outside the town centre. I think being a little outside of town centre definitely adds to its charm and appeal. It hosts a varied crowd from locals, weekenders and passers-by. It hosts a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I was able to have a chat to some... More 

Thank Area o
Augsburg, Germany
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice ambience and lovely staff. Order at the counter. We had the beef curry which was very nice (we shared and it was plenty) our friends had fish and chips which they shared so my advice is to share unless you're starving. I will be back.

Thank Lyndylou18
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, the bar is as original as you can get complete with old diggers' name plaques on the bench. We counted 16 beers on tap and two old English hand pumps with local brews. Already a great impression. Then we had the food. These chefs know how to cook! I had the most beautiful Eye fillet Mignon with the... More 

Thank bbbgr888
Brighton, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great to come to The Farmers when in Daylesford the food is fresh and beautifully cooked. Huge menu to chose from with a massive beer and wine list to boot. Love the dumplings and mignon. 5 star!!!

Thank Firefox1967
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub in Daylesford with friendly staff and beautiful food. The quality of the food was not your standard pub affair but more akin to a high end restaurant with perfectly cooked and beautifully plated meals. Highly recommended are the fillet minion and the grilled salmon. A must have is the soft centered chocolate pudding - it is to die... More 

Thank An_Chew
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner at the suggestion of friends who live locally. Had a very cold table near entry, so suggest to sit inside a little further. My dinner, Linguine with Prawns, chili and spinach whilst tasty could have had a little more seasoning and lemon just to give that extra punch. Flake was over battered, making a little greasy and... More 

Thank JBT840
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at The Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi JBT840 We're very sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy our food. Forgetting one of your meals is definitely our fault so please accept our apologies. We can absolutely assure you that the pork and lap chong dumplings are made completely in house from fresh ingredients. It's great to hear that you found our team pleasant and of course,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't confuse this Farmers Arms with the one in nearby Creswick which offers superior food and service. This try too hard country pub that is setup for the ease and convenience of the staff and not the patrons has lost the opportunity to maintain that great watering hole and friendly feel that it had the reputation for in the past.... More 

1 Thank Hardwell
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at The Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear Hardwell We're glad to hear you enjoy visiting The Farmers Arms in Creswick as the owner, Christine, also owns The Perfect Drop in Daylesford and has recently re-opened the Creswick pub. She is a great lady and a regular visitor to our pub and we even hear that she might have taken inspiration from our pub for her bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! 2nd time we've been and it didn't disappoint. It was warm, friendly, food was great! The staff are very personable and helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at The Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Dear Anonymous We're delighted to hear that your repeat visit was just as wonderful as your first. We hope there are many more to come! Best regards - Mitch & The Farmers Arms Team - More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat here on our first night when we arrive in Daylesford for a weekend getaway. It is always busy with good consistent pub food. The staff are friendly and it has a good atmosphere.

Thank Tammy S
Mitch_and_Steve, Owner at The Farmers Arms Daylesford, responded to this review

Hi Tammy S It's a pleasure to hear that we are your first stop when you have you Daylesford weekend getaway. We hope to continue to consistently deliver you yummy food, delicious wine, friendly service and a warm atmosphere. Please take care - Mitch & The Farmers Arms Team - More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $32
Australian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 East St | 100m from Daylesford Sunday Market, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Daylesford
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5348 2091
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?