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“Nice location - shame about the rest”
Review of Farrier's Arms

Farrier's Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Todenham
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice location - shame about the rest”
Reviewed 19 July 2011

The Farriers Arms is, in contrast to many of the surrounding Cotswold Stone buildings, built of warm old red bricks. It sits near the church at the north-eastern end of the village.

On our last visit (7.30 pm on a Wednesday in late June) there were just a couple of drinkers sitting outside but inside the pub was deserted - of both customers and staff. We kicked our heels for 5 minutes or so and eventually a woman appeared who gave every impression of being annoyed that we'd disturbed her evening.

The Farriers offers a selection of beers and lagers but sadly, during past visits the real ales have been very poorly presented showing clear evidence of poor cellar practices and this trip was no exception with the local bitter tasting thin and musty.

Before we could ask whether there was a table available (a simple courtesy as the place was clearly empty) our hostess disappeared. The menu was uninspiring and the tables unpromisingly set with paper serviettes tucked into glasses a la 1960s but we were hungry and decided to eat anyway.

The Landlady (for apparently it was she) appeared twice during the next 20 minutes but studiously avoided eye contact with us before vanishing on another errand so we had no chance to order food. In the end my supper partner threw her toys out of the pram and we left the remains of our drinks and the Farrier's Arms. As we departed we noticed that even the couple sitting outside had gone leaving the pub and presumably the till, quite empty.

Needless to say we won't be hurrying back.

  • Visited June 2011
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6 Thank Booleanboy
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English first
Long Island, NY
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Had a beer, nice pub in rural area.”
Reviewed 22 February 2011

Stopped in to have a beer while staying at stone green farm (stay there, it was fantastic!)
It was cozy and not crowded we didn't have anything to eat, but I would have considered eating if we weren't having dinner at the b and b cause the menu looked good.

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2 Thank kamaa222
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“locely pub with welcoming team - recommended”
Reviewed 13 September 2010

Excellent local counrty pub with great staff and very welcoming helpful atmosphere - dogs welcome too. There's a small garden in the back where you can eat outside.

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2 Thank copim
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