We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Late dinner in the sunshine”
Review of The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms
Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Burscough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Farmers Arms occupies a beautful canal side location in Burscough with amazing views over the local countryside.The entire venue was extensively refurbished in 2013 to provide great surroundings in which to enjoy top quality pub food and drink.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Late dinner in the sunshine”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We visited the newly refurbished Farmers Arms this evening, and I must say a much improved experience compared to the last time we visited when we had a Sunday Lunch and asked for a couple more roast potatoes and the chef nearly had a heart attack and left. The food was nice. I had the Caesar Salad (you have to pay £2.00 extra for the chicken!!) and my partner had a barbecued chicken bacon and cheese burger. My partner wanted a normal burger but was told their was none left...even though it states on the menu they are 'handmade' burgers. Just got us thinking why couldn't they have 'made' a burger!! Generally the feel of the place is much more positive, and the decor including the outside area has been upgraded. I would comment though that if you were to sit on the wicker chairs outside and buy a large round you've got absolutely no chance of putting your drinks on the tables without the whole lot falling off. The tables need tops on them. Generally we would visit again and it is much better than what it was. Staff were genuinely interested in giving good customer service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank michellesooty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barry D, Owner at The Farmers Arms, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear michellesooty,

Thanks for visiting the Farmers Arms recently and taking the time to pass on your thoughts.

I am glad you enjoyed the experience so that you will visit us again in future.

I will look into you comment on the rattan table tops so thanks for passing this on.

In relation to your comments on our handmade beef burger not being available the normal practice is that the chefs prepare the raw burgers pre-service each day and then cook to order. In a similar instance in future (of all of our pre-prepared burgers being sold) we will ensure in the event that a customer desires one that this will be accommodated.

We hope to see you again soon

Regards


Barry Donoghue
Venue Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

342 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    172
    97
    30
    18
    25
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“day out”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

we were passing by and stopped for sunday lunch, which was very enjoyable but a bit pricey for what it was. located in a lovely setting worth a try.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Debra C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barry D, Owner at The Farmers Arms, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear Debra C,

Thanks you for your recent visit and taking the time to post your views.

We are glad you enjoyed your meal and would recommend us to others.

In relation to your comment on price we do strive to provide good value for money to our customers. All of our meals are freshly prepared from scratch by our chefs using the best quality ingredients and this naturally is reflected in the prices of our menu.

We do offer a loyalty card scheme that gives our regular customers the opportunity to gain free meals/drink - please ask our staff about this next time you visit.

Regards


Barry Donoghue
Venue Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Burscough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great improvement !”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

love the new décor, staff are nice & friendly, beer good & food Great! Good luck from all at The Farm Burscough.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Dan G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barry D, Owner at The Farmers Arms, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear Dan G,

Thanks for your recent visit and positive comments on your experience.

We really appreciate your good luck message and hope to see you again soon.


Regards


Barry Donoghue
Venue Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“2nd visit”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We returned to the new refurbished Farmers Arms with the new menu available on a beautIful sunny day, sitting outside when we ordered our meal. The food and cask beer plus the wine was excellent, exceptional service with a smile. Our Lamb Rump was cooked to perfection with the vegetables just right. We can't wait to return and take more of our family.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Colin3majorca
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barry D, Owner at The Farmers Arms, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear Colin3majorca,

Thank you for your visit at the end of May and taking time to give us your comments as feedback is greatly appreciated.

We are glad you really enjoyed your visit - it would be great if we could control the weather to provide our customers with the sun each day as the venue is a fantastic place to visit on a sunny day.

It is great you are hoping to return with your family - we do operate a loyalty card for customers which offers the chance to benefit from a free meal and drinks. Please ask our staff to provide you with some cards on your next visit.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards


Barry Donoghue
Venue Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Went for tea and then lunch the next day!!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

lovely surroundings!! lovely food and lovely prices! On staying on the caravan site down the road this was a great place to go for tea, it was so lovely that we went again the next day for lunch by the canal in the sunshine. Great for all ages

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Pippa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barry D, Owner at The Farmers Arms, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear PippaB,

Thanks for visiting us at the end of May and taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the experience.

It is great for us as a business that you chose to return the next day - it let's me know that we are getting our customer service levels to the standards we strive for.

I hope you will visit us again sometime in the future.


Regards

Barry Donoghue
Venue Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Farmers Arms also viewed

Burscough, Ormskirk
Lathom, Ormskirk
 

Been to The Farmers Arms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing