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£5 - £15
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews steak fish and chips mash chicken cumberland sausage pudding derwentwater hotel under new management staying nearby friendly pub nice beer pub grub an evening meal specials board selection of beers lovely meal long walk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional country pub. The menu is much as you might expect but the food was freshly cooked, and I'd happily eat there again. Good portion size. Mid price range - I paid £27+ for a pint, a large glass of wine and the main course...- fish and chips at £16.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Derek P, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

Reviewed 7 April 2024

On holiday in Portinscale so booked the Farmers Arms as it looked good on website. Also helps that person on the phone was friendly and helpful. Very pleased with our meal there; food was lovely and big portions. Service efficient. Good atmosphere in this traditional...pub.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2024

Hi Caroline E, thank you so much for your positive comments about Farmers Arms!

Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

We were staying just around the corner in Portinscale and fancied a quick walk down the lane. We dropped into the Farmers Arms and received a very warm welcome. It was pretty quiet on a wet Thursday night off season, but has a lovely atmosphere...and a great choice of local beers. A straightforward Lakeland pub - just like it should be. It's a great location to finish off one of the many wonderful walks available nearby.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Hi Harry S, thank you so much for your positive comments about Farmers Arms!

Reviewed 18 March 2024

So- Gail and I were on a 4 night Break in Portinscale and Frequented The Farmers Arms. Great staff, really friendly, Good choice of beers and good traditional food. Billy our Cocker Spaniel loved it. Warm and Welcoming. Well worth several visits

Date of visit: March 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2024

Ian M, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

Reviewed 2 March 2024

A nice traditional pub. Nice staff, nice food. Would certainly return. Very good! My only “gripe” concerns the coldness of the bottled beer. I don’t understand. Brewers make an effort to produce flavoursome beer. Then publicans and bar staff freeze the flavour out by storing...bottles in those cold cabinets. Oh well…….More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Graham W, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!

Reviewed 17 February 2024

Great food, good beer and a lovely at. All at a very reasonable price. Welcomes dogs and children. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Andrewmp7727ye, thank you so much for the positive review!

Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Pub food was spot on. Great portions and great tasting. We had the Cumberland sausage and gammon which was as good as you will get anywhere. Staff really friendly. What more could you ask for ?

Date of visit: February 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Bazza5580, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!

Reviewed 7 January 2024

Just got returned from my week's stay in Keswick. I went into this pub on New Year's day, hoping for a drink and some food. Upon entering the pub, I was shocked to the core - the young, bearded barman was grumpy, swearing and just...simply unwelcoming. He had called some of the customers (large party?) ar******s for not bringing their glasses to the bar! I understand it was a busy night - however that is not what you expect to hear from a staff member. I would not return here, and would advise people to think twice before visiting, unless you want to be greeted in this way. Such a shame as I have been here before and never experienced anything like this and it was a lovely pub!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

This place is a proper old pub, the young chap behind the bar is friendly and helpful, a good pint at reasonable prices , the food is no frills pub grub , lower priced than others in the area and adequate for a feed.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Hi Paddy F thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback.

Reviewed 1 January 2024

Family run pub which has got it just right👍 Overall excellent food, excellent service and excellent drinks. Six of us ate here on 2 separate occasions all having different meals and every meal spot on. Large portions and excellent value for money. Well done The...Farmers Keep up the good work we will definitely be back. Locals also very friendly.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Jan A, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Farmers Arms.

Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

This is a GREAT little pub, friendly staff, patrons and really good food. Highly recommended, specially if you're staying close by in the lakes district.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Rujo63, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

We walked up for evening meal from the Derwentwater Hotel, glad we did , table was reserved , staff friendly, went to bar after meal and again good service

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Robin H, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!

Reviewed 24 November 2023

food lovely, and great bar staff - very friendly - will definitely be back even food for the dog - he loves sausages

Date of visit: November 2023
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Pub Service Desk, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Hello Christine M, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.

Reviewed 21 November 2023

A bit rowdy and when my husband went to buy us drinks our glass was picked up by some yokel who put his grubby paws on the rim of my glass and pretended to take a sip. When my husband protested, the bar staff said...not any harm done and then charged us twice when Hubby demanded another drink as replacement... We had to go back to get our money refunded. The cheek!! Decided not to eat at the menu looked average.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Friendly country pub on a rainy Sunday eve, great service from the barman/waiter, looking after everyone

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hi, the menu is shown on the menu board hanging over the fire place in the dining lounge. This menu varies from day to day, with dishes like Steak & Ale pie, lamb curry, lasagne, etc.. plus a separate sweets / pudding menu... More
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Farmers Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4