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Seasonal ingredients make up the regularly changing menu but two particular belly-warmers are the eye fillet mignon, served wrapped in pancetta alongside mash, beans, garlic spinach and red wine jus and the roast pork belly, served on mash with broccolini and a red wine jus, that takes 3 days to make.

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 ivory 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 sharing a tasting plate of croquettes, goats' cheese, olives and salmon gravlax. Steamed mussels with tomato, basil, chilli and char-grilled sourdough may entice, or delve into a Farmers' classic like braised lamb shank and creamy mash. For a sweet finish, try double a choc chip cookie with vanilla ice cream.

Location & Map

1 East Street, Daylesford 3460 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM
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 - 10:30:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:30:PM

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Member Reviews (9)


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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