The Farmers reopened on 15/08/13 after a prolonged spell empty.
It has been extensively refurbished and rebuilt and is an absolute credit to the designer.
The building work that has taken place has totally transformed the original pub into a modern well appointed restaurant but has kept the unique and quirky alcoves creating areas suitable for intimate dining and also for larger groups.
We were welcomed at the door and directed to the bar area where we were served promptly and efficiently.
There is a nice selection of drinks available, some unusual craft type beers/ales and a couple of premium lagers on draft.The wine list is also extensive.
Don't visit expecting a cheap pint of carling, there are scores of pubs in Blackpool that offer that - The Farmers has a mid-range pricing with some tastefully considered wines and beers and is a nice place to visit for a relaxed drink (or meal) in lovely surroundings. It really has been refurbished well.
I have now tried all of their real ales/craft beer and they were all excellent.
The atmosphere was calm and unhurried and the Manager (Amy) took the time to speak to us even though they were obviously busy with their opening night.
We didn't eat on this occasion (well only some nibbles which were good - crispy fried corn and some olives) but have booked to do so and we will write another review at that time. The menu looks excellent, its prices being broadly comparable with The Cartford and The Ship locally with some of the more specialist dishes available to treat yourself to at a slightly higher price.
It is great to see solid business investment in the area and hopefully this type of restaurant with the reputation it brings with it should do well. Good luck and thank you for making us feel very welcome.
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