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We focus on local produce within 50km radius, we source and select all our own happy animals direct from the farmers and do all our own butchery nose to tail. Our in-house butcher also cures and smokes for our bar menu, charcuterie plates and al a carte menu(and for also for our restaurant in Daylesford). We offer something for everyone, with parmas and classics, bar menus with burgers and smoked meats and more restaurant style dishes with several steak options. Our separate bar offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 8.30pm, with lots of dancing as the night goes on. We have a separate chesterfield lounge area for relaxing with friends and a glass of wine. We have 12 beers on tap,
USD 15 - USD 28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

Having lunched here before, eating there more standard pub fare (beer battered fish and chips, house pie) I decided to try the sticky glazed pork loin with Asian salad. I was surprised when the meal was brought to me in very short time. Good food...takes time to cook. The meal was little more than entrée size, the salad was swamped with coriander both as an ingredient and a garnish, the sauce lacked any complexity and tasted like it had been poured out of a bottle and the pork looked like it had come from different pieces of loin as the thicknesses were not uniform. The rind was not crackled but gelatinous and the meat was dry and appeared as if it had been cooked twice making it overcooked. Upon leaving and requesting the bill, we voiced our dissatisfaction but the staff did not seem all that interested. So often hotels can cook the standard pub fare but do not have the time or the experience to do justice to Asian dishes which should have a depth and complexity of flavour. Really disappointing as we had again travelled out of our way to eat at this hotel and we feel inclined that this is the last time we will come here. If this is Victoria's 'Best Pub' they should be serving better quality meals, especially considering they are charging 'restaurant prices' for their dishes and be more concerned when a repeat customer is not happy with their meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

My wife and I dined here for an evening meal. The re was a varied selection of wines that were both local and surrounding regions. Well priced. I had the Waghu beef rump eye that was cooked perfectly. Wife had duck confit - also cooked...perfectly. Dessert on the menu said chocolate fondant but it came out as a torte. It tasted fantastic but it wasn't what we ordered. Service was good also. Overall a great meal that used produce from within 50km of Creswick.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

Nice old pub in Creswick. Very covid appointed. All staff wearing masks and plenty of hand sanitiser stations with a QR code at door. Service can be a bit slow but to be honest we were there for a catchup as well as food, so...no issue. I had a glass of Rose for $9 a glass from a local winery. You could have wine by the glass or a bottle for the table. The Smoked Sher Wagyu Brisket served with hand cut chips and a leaf salad with jus,was delicious. The beef was melt in your mouth and the chips were nice and crisp with a fluffy inside. Salad was crisp and the dressing was subtle. I had the Forest Berry Pavlova, that was big enough for 2 people. My friends had the House Made Pie which was beef and mushroom with hand cut chips and salad. Unfortunately the did not have real lactose free milk. Only Soya or Almond milk. Luckily I remember to bring some Lacteeze to change the lactose in the milk. My coffee was good. Would go here again, nice cosy feel.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

Another visit and again, beautiful meals. It was a Monday night and yet the place was still busy. I chose two entrees which were served hot, tasty and delicious. Along with a lovely gin and tonic, it certainly punctuated the end of a long day....The halloumi was a good size and plenty of it. The pork meatballs were spicy and soooo tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were fast to take my order and the meal came within 15 minutes. Very happy and highly recommend. Good parking out the front. Dietaries catered for. Kid friendly. High chairs available.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

Perfectly cooked steaks, great wine list and tasty desserts. The staff are friendly and provide excellent service. A top night out!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

My husband & I had dinner at the Farmers Arms Hotel recently & the meal was delicious. I had rack of Lamb, perfectly cooked followed by Orange creme brûlée with panforte. The staff were friendly & the ambiance in this lovely hotel was perfect. I...highly recommend this hotel & if we are back in Creswick we will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

My Husband and I had dinner here and I have to say it was outstanding. The staff were super friendly and happy. The meals were so good!! I had Lamb Rack and steak for my man and we shared!! Love that they support local growers...and producers. Definitely worth a visitMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021

We called in today for lunch after the kids soccer game.We didn’t have a booking and while they were very busy and there was 8 of us ,they managed to find us a table.The food was amazing and the kids meals were such great value...and decent sized portions.We are already planning our next visit back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 April 2021

So we ate in the bar had 2 wine a lemon squash ordered scotch fillet and chicken Snitzel $80 later neither Mel was good. It was a Monday but still quite a lot of customers

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021

We came on a Sunday night for dinner (not much choice really as the other pub in Creswick is closed on Sundays). I had the $20 pie and pot special. I was really surprised at just how good it was. Awesome flaky pastry with a...generous and delicious meat and mushroom filling. With chunky wedges, salad and a home made sauce it really was a great deal. My wife had the $26 flathead which was also very nice. Definitely recommended especially for the Sunday special. Might be a good idea to come early because they ran out of pies by 7:00 PM.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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