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The Thirsty Farmer

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Whimple $$ - $$$ , British,
Talaton Road, Whimple, England
+44 1404 822287
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Talaton Road, Whimple, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub barmaid was really nice the food was amazing I had a roast beef loads of veggies and also Roast parsnips yummy !! Dessert was summer pudding it was delicious Would highly recommend 😀😀

Thank lornaulornau
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well where do I start. We pre booked a table and there was no booking for us but luckily there was a table available. We started to order food in which I think they have must have been waiting a delivery as everything we ordered...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We turned up at this unassuming pub one evening midweek without having booked having arrived late at a local B&B. We were given a pleasant welcome and service was attentive. The portions were generous with a variety of vegetables provided. The menu choices were varied...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I called into this quaint pub and had a really delicious meal. Set of the road in the small village of Whimple.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Booked a lunchtime event for 30 to 40 people , for buffet style meal ,the tables were laden with food ,all very fresh and nicely presented we were blown away by the generous portions .we had freedom for our event with space to move around...More

Thank chickenlady97
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We have been frequent visitors to the Thirsty Farmer in preference to the other public house in Whimple but no more. On entering the bar today there was an overwhelming aroma of urine. We were forced to take our drinks outside on a particularly chilly...More

Thank Cammie1912
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had a family lunch before a cremation service. The food was plentiful and delicious. I really could not have asked for a better spread of food and we were in a side room, so could be on our own. It fitted the bill perfectly.

Thank barneydare
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We arrived about 8:30 on a Friday evening when the pup was busy holding a Darts competition yet we managed to get a table in the restaurant and our food served before 9pm. The tables were big and chunky with plenty of space and no...More

Thank aineturner
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We thought we would try this pub because some reviews sounded OK. On arrival thpub is unkempt on the outside, inside OK. No welcome, the barman was more interested in talking to his mate. We sat down, no menu on the table only a wine...More

3  Thank shallishanti
The_Thirsty_Farmer, Owner at The Thirsty Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

We're very sorry that you did not have a pleasant experience with us at The Thirsty Farmer. A lack of choice regarding food is not a complaint we would normally receive as we offer three seperate menus, each with a varied selection of meals to...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Looked for somewhere to eat and after trying a few suggestions, on of which was closed made it to The Thirsty Farmer. Great food and a bowl of water was brought out without asking. Thoughfull friendly staff. Thoroughly recommend it as a place to stop.

Thank MRH19662015
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Questions & Answers
Andy C
4 April 2017|
Response from The_Thirsty_Farmer | Property representative |
Hi Andy We don't normally offer breakfast. However, with those kind of numbers & cars I definitely think it would be something that we would do. What day & time are you thinking?
5 February 2015|
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Response from Sue R | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that they serve meals on Saturday, we usually go early evening and they probably serve food until 9.30ish. You would be better to book if it's a Sat as they can get busy - it's worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Talaton Road, Whimple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Whimple
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 822287
Postcode: EX5 2QQ
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