The ultimate country pub with a choice of city standard fare in the pub dining room or mix it with the locals in the front bar over a pot of ale and beer battered fish and chips from the bar menu. With friendly, unpretentious service, the best local produce and an excellent wine list, the whole experience is relaxed country comfort.
This is by far the BUSIEST hotel in the whole township, although why is another question. It is brighter than the rest and has a nice atmosphere. The eating area is nice but so small that quite a few patrons ate on the bar, making getting beers and wine harder for us. The wait, if you go after 6 on a Friday night, is a solid hour so be there no later than 5 30 please. Otherwise, an average hotel.
Passed thru Daylesford,as I always do every 1st Wednesday in November after
the Kyneton Cup race meeting.
Decided to stop at this establishment for a quick beer.Was a warm day (28 degrees).
As I walked in,I was looked at quite quizzically by both the bar staff &
a couple on the other side,as if I was going to do
something untoward to the place.Not even a 'hello'.Nothing!!
A little bit of country hospitality would have been nice.To the bar staff
who may be thinking who I was,I am the one who wore the red 'Budweiser'
You need to pick up your act I'm afraid.
Have been to the Farmers Arms twice now and both times have been an enjoyable experience. There food is what you would call a 'decent pub meal with a slight twist'. They also have lovely beers and wines to compliment your meal. The only criticism is that their desserts are very overpriced for what they are.
have just had the best seafood entree of my restaurant dining life. it was a lemonchello ceviche of ocean trout with nectarine and fennel. i am a self confessed amateur critic of restaurants and having dined in both the good the bad and the just plain tired over my years and i was not expecting a dish of this intensity and balance in a country hotel, to top it off it was within walking distance of our bed and breakfast now making daylesford our new favourite weekend getaway. will be going back as soon as i can.
Highly recommended. The service was relaxed, flexible and highly knowledgeable. We started with a waiter who navigated us through the wine list with intelligence, insight and great sommelier skill. Having been in the town for a few days, the prices were pretty standard everywhere but the food here was in a class of its own. Saturday nights offer a great 2 courses for $55 deal - be warned you'll be tempted to go for a third course!
The staff are great, the food awesomely well done with high quality ingredients and we both walked out at the end of the evening feeling indulged and enriched - not just because of the food or the wine but because these guys make you feel really welcome and looked after.
A must do if you're looking for a fantastic treat in Daylesford.