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The Farmers Arms

££ - £££, British,
Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester, England
+44 7738 470437
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You have a choice of how many courses you would like this was out first visit so we just had the main course I had the beef and my wife had the Turkey. Both meals served with roast potatoes and mashed potatoes veg and Gray...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We wanted to delay our journey home to avoid traffic so we just wanted a decent pub meal to pass the time of day. It was just after 5pm and they didn't start food till 6pm but we decided to hang around and mull over...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Had lunch on Saturday and we were the only party in the dining room. Food came within half an hour of ordering. My son and I had the steak & Guinness pie. Lots of steak and no gristle. Lovely. My daughter had sausage and mash...More

1  Thank James T
David R, Manager at The Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed your meal, it is freshly cooked everyday hence your 30 minute wait. Apologies for the atmosphere as we had just opened for food. Hope to see you again soon. Dave and Nic.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

It is a great relief to finally have two people running the Farmers Arms, Kelsall, who know what they are doing. Even though it’s early days, I can tell when chatting to them during quiet times, that they want to make the pub great again....More

2  Thank MakepeaceHA
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The pub is now open in normal hours every day so you won't be disappointed by finding it closed. It has the atmosphere of a traditional pub, not a bistro, with a Quiz on Friday nights -free nibbles included. Beer menagerie included Black Sheep, Cheshire...More

Thank GwynandPat
David R, Manager at The Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you very much... im pleased you feel we are creating a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere at The Farmers Arms. Hope to see you soon. David and Nic

Reviewed 13 July 2018

This pub used to serve very good food then it closed , later after many months reopened . Now you are never sure when it is open or not, signage unclear. Needs to advertise more and get back to its glory days

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a drink and some lunch. Rather disappointing all round. Felt a strange place. When we asked about food only limited main meals no sandwiches. Didn’t feel very welcoming and had a dusty feeling, not one I would stop at again.More

1  Thank peakdistricttravel
Churchills37, Manager at The Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi, im sorry you didnt enjoy your visit to us recently. I have to admit we have had a lot of good reviews about our food, but tbh we are actually in the process of getting ready to move on to pastures new (end of...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Very disappointed to make the trip to The Farmers Arms ...arrived at 12.45 to find it closed - no notices or explanation (says it is open 12 - 9pm on their website). Did see a notice board for the quiz on Friday evening - but...More

1  Thank carapace
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We always do our walk the second Tuesday of the month, the Farmers doesn’t normally open, so it was nice that they made an exception, well, there were 22 of us from all over the North West. Staff were very friendly, we were well looked...More

Thank Paul H
Churchills37, Owner at The Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank You Paul, It was a lovely afternoon, and we are very please yopu enjoyed your visit. Yes getting all the meals out at the same time would have been brilliant, but with several different varieties it proved longer than usual. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for Sunday Lunch given the positive reviews. Very Limited menu available. Roast meals served dripping in very salty gravy. (It would have been nice to have the choice) Beef was very chewy and hard to cut - with lots of grizzle. Very Small amount...More

1  Thank Trek758816
Churchills37, Manager at The Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi, I am so sorry that your experience with us was not good. We do ask at every table is everything alright etc, and i would have been happy to rectify everything on the day, as i cant help if i dont know at the...More

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Andy G
20 November 2016|
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Response from Farmers12 | Property representative |
Hi Andy, I am really sorry you had a bad experience yesterday. It's very rare as you can see from reviews this happens, in a matter of fact. I can't remember a time where we've lost a preorder. As I wasn't there at the time... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester  >  Kelsall
  • Phone Number: +44 7738 470437
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Country / Village pub with large carpark offering Cask Ales, Wines and excellent home made pub food. Sunday Roasts Noon-7pm. 40 seater dining area, Pool table / Darts. Quiz nite every Friday 9pm. Please ask for current menus as they change specials daily.
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