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The Farmers Arms

) #5 of 5 Restaurants in Frankby $$ - $$$ , British,
167 Hillbark Road | West Kirby, Frankby CH48 1NJ, England
+44 151 306 7185
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible19%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
167 Hillbark Road | West Kirby, Frankby CH48 1NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and venue. But the service was very poor! Waited ages for everything! Wasnt busy when we got there and when we left so no excuse really. Dont know what they were all doing.

Thank Jenni25wirral
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Really tasty food but waited an hour for food to come out in dribs and drabs and then 40 minutes for desserts. Not only did they not have enough desserts in despite them being featured on the menu (we had to cancel one of ours)...More

Thank LauraN30123
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We ended up visiting as we were staying locally and were struggling to find somewhere with tables available. It was quite quiet but the menu sounded good. They had a vegan menu which was surprising to see and sounded appetising. I had the Scouse which...More

Thank Sazzle9488
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have been there before recently and found excellent service but all that changed. We booked well in advance for 20 of us to have lunch and arrived at the agreed time just after noon when the place was empty. Unlike previous occasions we were...More

Thank Blair P
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have lived in walking distance of the Farmers Arms for years but never eaten there because of very mixed reviews. However we were asked to book it for a family birthday meal. Big mistake. The dining area was tired and dingy. The place wasn't...More

3  Thank malsutton
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

How long is it acceptable to wait for your food?? Took 15 minutes for someone to take out order and over AN HOUR for food to arrive. Not particularly busy and we certainly weren't told there would be a delay. Food was ok. Just. After...More

1  Thank isombardkingdombrune
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Meal booked for ten people, menu pre booked.Arrived 2.15 pm for 2.30, waiting in main room till table ready.3.15 asked the question if table ready. Told just getting it ready. seated at table 3.30. people on next table questioned staff member if they had been...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went for a meal last Saturday. Staff attentive, and table service for drinks which was helpful. However food was a bit disappointing, rather bland, and not very appetising-looking, some meals looked like what your Mother used to serve up in the 1970's! One of our...More

Thank Mauriceb17
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Just what you need in a local... wood fires, comfortable seating, interesesting beers, great service, good food, unobtrusive music, great atmosphere

Thank GrosvenorGirl
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

After a lovely walk with the dog we stopped in at the farmers arms for a drink and we're pleased to find out the dog was allowed inside! Roaring fire really warmed us up! Staff were polite and helpful. Food was a little slow but...More

1  Thank liverpoollady121
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Emma W
Hi, has that awful man from Astoria West Kirby left?! If so will have to go back for a visit, have missed going the Farmers for a bite to eat the last few years!! Emma x
31 March 2016|
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Response from Denis C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't come across any nasty people working in the pub, so give it a try. Hope I'm right.
Lee O
Do you show football matches (Premier League football)??
1 October 2015|
Response from Mike H | Property representative |
No sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Hillbark Road | West Kirby, Frankby CH48 1NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Frankby
  • Phone Number: +44 151 306 7185
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Family run country pub in the heart of the Wirral featuring a large beautiful beer garden offering great, locally produced food, live music and cask ales.
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