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The Thirsty Farmer

Talaton Road, Whimple, England
+44 1404 822287
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Talaton Road, Whimple, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Father’s Day meal today at our lovely local. We are very lucky to have such a great friendly team at our pub, excellent food, service and ambience. Thanks Marc and Donna

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited lunchtime today and were made very welcome. The pub is a very attractive period property with a nice beer garden in a fairly quiet village. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We all very much enjoyed the offering which arrived freshly cooked but...More

Thank trulymyhonestopinion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food in our local. It just keeps getting better! Service is excellent and the ambience is authentic and relaxed

Thank JamesDevon
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food at a lovely pub. It was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last. Yummy pizza,chips and ice cream 😍 xx

Thank Hjell
Reviewed 11 May 2018

If you want a sophisticated environment then go elsewhere - but if you want great food at a good price served with care and humour then eat here. It dares to be different and the choice is just right - making it difficult to decide....More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We ate here twice when staying in Whimple village. YUM! service was lovely with all the staff we met being friendly and helpful. Food was freshly prepared and really good. One of the party had the Pie - Chicken ham and leek - and couldn't...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 25 April 2018

had three very good meals will staying nearbygreat homemade burger also very good steak night will come again

Thank nigelgwillim
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Met Donna, the new proprietor here by chance, and she told me her and Marc were now in charge of the Thirsty Farmer. As we were great fans of this duo when they ran the Diggers Rest a few years ago, we jumped at the...More

Thank DevonGck
Reviewed 15 April 2018

A new change of hands at this village pub. Went their for a family meal, 15 in total. The food served was of excellent quality but we found that is was slightly expensive. could not fault the food or service.More

Thank Nicholas G
Marc S, Owner at The Thirsty Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words and feedback Nicholas. Our prices we feel are very competitive to our market and the quality we serve. Ranging from £5.50 for a starter, Roast Sirloin on Sundays at £13 to Steaks starting at £16. We aren't as cheap...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

We heard from friends that the Thirsty farmer was worth a visit as it had recently been taken over by new owners. We were not disappointed ! Great home cooked food but made with real passion. Generous portions and really good value. The pork was...More

Thank Barry N
Marc S, Owner at The Thirsty Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is wonderful to know our passion for what we do is so apparent. I will ensure our team are informed of your kind words. Thank you Marc

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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