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Roast pork belly, housemade apple and cranberry relish, broccolini, creamy mash and red wine jus.

About Farmers Arms Hotel Daylesford

A blend of country charm and gastro pub fare attracts a loyal local following at the Farmers Arms Hotel on East Street in Daylesford. Built in 1857, the Arms is the oldest pub in town boasting a rustic brick façade with trailing ivy and arched leadlight windows creating a warm, friendly environment to enjoy a diverse menu and wine list. Whether visiting or a local returning time and again, take a seat at the bar, intimate cushioned booths, or soak up the sun in the beer garden, while devouring pork terrine, cranberry, walnut and apple relish to start a memorable meal. Steak lovers opt for perfectly cooked eye fillet mignon, pancetta, mash, garlic spinach and red wine jus; or hook into pan-fried Atlantic salmon, citrus, fennel and snow pea tendril salad, harissa yoghurt and nigella.

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A pub that has long remained central to its community, the Farmers Arms Hotel in Daylesford may not have all the bells and whistles like some (ahem, Royal Mail) but it has cosy allure in spades. Built in 1857, the pub has gone through a number of iterations throughout its history, but even today it still manages to engender a quaint old-world charm. Seasonal ingredients make up the regularly changing menu but one particular belly-warmer is the eye fillet mignon, served wrapped in pancetta alongside mash, beans, garlic spinach and red wine jus.

From counter seating and communal tables to cushioned booths and rustic beer garden, the Farmers Arms is one of the toastiest public houses around. For those who are planning an overnight stay at Daylesford, the Farmers Arms Hotel features some art-inspired suites with an array of plush furnishings. Located two-kilometres from Lake Daylesford, the pub provides a charming base to explore the region.
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Mothers day & Fathers day are the only 2 days of the year that we take bookings under 20 people. Apart from that just relax, come on in and we will look after you.

At the east end of town, just a stone's throw away from the Wombat Hill botanic gardens sits the Farmers Arms Hotel Daylesford. Our motel-style art suites, conveniently located across the road from our iconic gastro pub feature chic, luxe interiors with modern bathrooms, rain-head showers, flat screen TV and Netflix access.
Here at the Farmers, we LOVE a freebie! So let's load you up with some more extras:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free on-site parking
- Free daily housekeeping
- Free in-room mini bar
- Free TeaDrop Tea & Espresso coffee station
- Complimentary L'Occiatane toiletries
- An inclusive late checkout of 11am

We encourage all guests to ‘do it like the locals', so leave your car in the carpark, and pop across the road to the pub to enjoy a dish or two from our local produce driven seasonal menu or locally sourced beers and wines. With your room just a convenient walk across the road, there's no need to worry about who the designated driver will be.

After dinner (and maybe one too many drinks) you can head back to your suite and find a luxurious king-size bed or (upon request) 2 king singles, large soft cotton towels and luxury cotton linen. All our suites are fitted with state of the art climate control systems to keep you toasty warm in the winter & nice and cool in the Daylesford summer heat.

Each suite is individually decorated. Our Art Suite walls are filled with works from our featured artist, whereas our Superior Suites embrace a striking and spacious design, whilst maintaining a luxe, yet homely feel. All suites include bespoke pottery & crockery pieces by local artists.
See a piece you love? All artworks can be purchased on-site.

When you stay at the Farmers Arms Daylesford, you can Eat, Drink, Sleep & Be local with a large range of cafes, galleries and attractions at your fingertips. Pop in and see our friends over at the eclectic Cliffy's Emporium, visit renowned artist David Bromley's sprawling warehouse gallery space, sample award winning liquors and Gins at Herbal Lore or sip hot chocolate in an old country house at Daylesford Hot Chocolate Co.

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Location & Map

1 East Street, Daylesford 3460 VIC - See Map

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Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 11:30:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM

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A must when in Daylesford. Amazing food & Accomodation.
Wonderful seasonal menu showcasing local produce blended with a huge wine and beer list and the Luxe Art Suites are just beautiful. All in all a MUST when in Daylesford or a midweek getaway.


So impressed!! Warm and welcoming on a freezing Tuesday night. The place was busy, the food was so good and an amazing wine list too.


A truly enjoyable experience, this place makes me come back again and again!


If you're passing through Daylesford this is worth a visit. The bistro is beautiful and cozy and in summer I'm sure the courtyard would be wonderful. The food was excellent, so good we had to have dessert! The dessert was also delicious and decadent. The wine list had a great range of wines and there were some interesting beers to be had. I'd definitely eat there again.


The quintessential country gastro pub. Simple menu, straight to the point, the best of the best. Outstanding wine list. Tentative professional service. A must when visiting the region.


My wife and I had dinner here on Friday 1st May. Wonderul Quail entree and Fillet Mignon main for myself. Pork main for my wife. Absolute high quality restaurant food. Great service and good wine list. If you want high quality restaurant food in a relaxed and less formal atmosphere then this is the place. A must do in any visit to Daylesford.


Am a regular here, have never been disappointed. Worth a try.



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