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The Thirsty Farmer

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Talaton Road, Whimple, England
+44 1404 822287
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Bere Alston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pub good beer and good food. Friendly staff nice warm log fire. Open from 6pm. Plenty of parking space

Thank Easyrw1uk
Exeter, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with a friend, lovely country feel to the plce, The staff were very welcoming. We were not to inpressed with the food

Thank 164traveler
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this pub as a lunchtime rendezvous due to the proximity to the crematorium. The landlady could not have been more accommodating as our arrival times were staggered over an hour. We all had lunch, some chose a baguette, some went for a cooked lunch, all the food was very good and tasty. The menu was very varied, from... More 

Thank YummumNorfolk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is amazing! The food we chose was perfect, I had the venison & it's got to be the best venison I've ever eaten, beautifully presented & served by excellent staff, the band & atmosphere were superb, I can't recommend the thirsty farmer highly enough, well worth a visit x

Thank jwsdevon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our family had a really great meal last night and the atmosphere was brilliant something for young people and us oldies too thanks

Thank Rosemary C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have eaten here before and meal was good. Ate there last night and extremely disappointed. I had scampi and new potatoes and peas, I should have taken a photograph as the meal simply consisted of five small new potatoes, a handful of peas and approx six pieces of scampi. There was no salad and for this measly and poorly presented... More 

Thank chrissiewizzie
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The meal we had was excellent, well presented and tasty.. Service could not have been better. We would thoughley recommend the Thirsty Farmer for both food and drink for anyone either passing through or staying local.

Thank michael b
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Have to admit we were a bit cautious about visiting as the website doesn't give much away ie no opening hours listed, no real pictures of food and as it turns out outdated menus listed online too. When in fact, this pub is a totally gem hidden away in a sleepy little village and is a must visit. The food... More 

Thank Sarah_P2001
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a on the spot meal, can not rate this higher, I was greeted Vicky (landlady) who could not be nicer, we had 3 courses from a mix of the specials menu and farmer classics, all were not only first class but prompt, we really loved the local pub atmosphere, but the quiet restaurant quality. Really pleasant... More 

Thank Jamie P
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Not nice food which was served barely warm but hard to complain when you are sat in your pre booked table next to a locals disco.

Thank kerry_dow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?