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The Thirsty Farmer

Talaton Road, Whimple, England
+44 1404 822287
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Talaton Road, Whimple, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great meal for 15 people, a family treat by our Mum. Choice was excellent and food delicious .Atmosphere was very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John_B551673
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

15 family members had a wonderful Christmas meal. We all enjoyed 3 courses of perfectly cooked food. Beautifully presented. Attentive staff

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been quite disappointed by village pub food lately. We decided after reading reviews to give this place a chance and we were not disappointed. I ordered a rump steak, my partner a mixed grill. portion sizes were fantastic, steak cuts were tender and not chewy,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 658laurenk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch on Christmas Eve for a family lunch, excellent service and food as always, perfectly timed to give us a little breathing space but not too much. Team are really friendly and nothing is too much trouble, definitely recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 486KarenS486
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Our visit was for a Christmas party and I would like to go back just for the regular pub menu. We were a big group and the staff coped really well with all the different requirements, for carnivores, veggies, vegan etc nothing was too much...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidhanson50
Reviewed November 16, 2018

My wife and I visited this pub on Friday. The place was full of kids running about. The bar staff couldn’t open my wine so I had to. The food was okay but the fish was full of bones. The service was very slow and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leviboarder
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Visited the Thirsty Farmer for Sunday lunch several times now, never failed to impress, not a carvery, plated, substantial portions and extremely tasty. Presentation very good and the desserts! Make sure you save room for one! Best local place for us and will be returning...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 209leylat
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I can't eat as much as the men and there were a few smaller appetite options. Some of the dishes were very spicy and maybe too hot for some.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jaynechampion
Reviewed October 17, 2018

whenever I go there they do really nice food and they have really nice staff. I got served by this very nice lady and she brought it all out to the table, and if you don't like it she will be very apologetic and really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank charliebonnormoris4
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The evening meal was very nice, the staff very welcoming, atmosphere is great, I would certainly be back again very soon, we had Farmers mixed grill and Goats cheese and spinach cannaloni, here are some pics.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline H
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Steph P
August 18, 2018|
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Response from mikegillard | Reviewed this property |
yes but in bar not restaurant
Andy C
April 3, 2017|
Response from Northage72 | 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?
February 4, 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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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