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5.4 /6 Excellent 65 Reviews

Farmers Arms

Town Centre European, British £££ +100

About Farmers Arms

It’s no exaggeration to say that Farmers Arms is known by everybody in Poynton, and that’s because this fine British pub has been standing proud at the top of Park Lane – right in the heart of town – for decades. Recently refurbished, this is a beautiful pub and restaurant with bags of rustic charm. Of course, the bar is stocked full of fine wines and locally brewed beers and ales, but the kitchen is where Farmers Arms really comes into its own. British pub classics are refined and done absolutely right here, whether you’re looking for a light bite at lunch or a wholesome fill at dinner. It’s difficult to overstate the class on show at this, the jewel in Poynton’s crown.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Farmers Arms, 90 Park Lane, SK12 1RE Poynton

Further Information

If you’re in or around Poynton – a charming coal mining village that’s steeped in history – then Farmers Arms is, without a single speck of doubt, your best option for classic British dining. This well-loved pub and restaurant can be found on Park Lane, a beautiful road that is very much the hub of everything that happens in Poynton and thus, Farmers Arms is an important part of the community. Recently renovated, this hotspot in the heart of town is stylish, welcoming and refined. You’ll find no plain old pub decor here, instead you can expect a vibrant wall of flowers, exposed brick, rustic wood and, even though this is a casual dining spot, a feel of sophistication that is further enhanced by the terrific British cuisine that comes out of the kitchen.

Farmers Arms is the perfect choice regardless of the time of day. By day enjoy a soothing coffee alongside a freshly-prepared sandwich – the popular Farmers club or the posh fish finger both guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, but in the evening, British classics are mastered with a distinctive dash of Farmers flare. To begin, consider a whole mini baked camembert with rosemary or some wonderfully rich Bury black pudding with hash cake. For mains there are award-winning handmade pies as well sauteed calves liver with potato puree, onions rings, bacon and a mushroom gravy. Also wise not to miss is the duo of lamb, confit shoulder paired with pan roasted rump, while the classics of sausage and mash or beer battered fish are quite easily the best you’ll find in Poynton. As we have said, the elegant Poynton town centre has Farmers Arms to be immensely proud of. Reserve a table now and look forward to proper British dining.


65 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 65 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
13.06.2017 19:53

Great food, great service and lovely comfortable environment. Perfect lunch for my daughters birthday with family. I would definitely recommend this venue and visit again.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 18:07

Pleasant surroundings, pleasant staff, lovely food well presented. A major improvement to what was once a small but cosy pub. We have been three times now for lunch and haven't been disappointed. Suggest you make a booking as it is very popular.

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 20:37

I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the farmers arms. The staff were very polite and went out of there way to be helpful and ensure that everything was to our liking. The restaurant was very clean and the food was amazing I will definatley be returning

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 18:23

The Decor is very nice, with a good atmosphere, the food and service was also very good and reasonably priced too. The outside area looked lovely too.

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 19:10

We enjoyed choosing from a menu which offered a good selection of starters and mains in a very pleasant restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. All four of us thought that the dishes chosen were well presented and good quality. Our chosen wine, a Malbec, was enjoyable enough to warrant ordering a second bottle. Moving on to dessert we again thought there was a good choice. Although there seemed to be a delay in getting the meal started, the service was efficient and friendly. When the time came to pay we were not disappointed particularly considering we had 2 bottles of wine and coffees to finish.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 18:19

Excellent food friendly service. , arrived early but wasn't a problem Good value for money and a good choice of meals burgers, salads and variety of main courses and starters. Dessert menu a little dissapointing as usual offerings that you seem to get everywhere. Nothing out of the ordinary which was a shame as it didn't reflect the great choice on the main menus. Only had two courses because of that but to be fair two courses was enough for lunch anyway

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 21:52

The service was excellent and the waitresses were all extremely attentive. Even a member of the kitchen staff came out to ask how our meal was. Lovely cosy atmosphere and very clean. The only thing we were not keen on was the booth seating as it is very cramped to get in and out and the table was very close . Would much prefer to have a table with chairs to be able to sit at a comfortable distance from the table.

1 review so far 5
07.04.2017 15:45

An interesting menu, very friendly service, high quality food, very pleasant surroundings. We had lunch there with friends on a very busy Friday and the only drawback was that desserts took a long time to arrive and one of our party had to cancel his and leave at 2pm. (We arrived at 12.15.) Otherwise - a very enjoyable visit, and we shall certainly be back.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 09:39

We have been to the Farmers Arms before and we have always had good service and food. Excellent. It was very busy but still got good service.

1 review so far 5
12.05.2017 11:39

Love the Farmers Arms. Great food and the staff are always a delight. If I had any criticism I would like to see menu changes more often than at present.

2 reviews so far 5
23.03.2017 08:30

Last minute treat for my girls and I. As always the service was excellent, food was good although I could have done with a hot plate as my food didn't retain its heat very well. My vegetable accompaniment was warm and not very interesting, all boiled and colourless. Overall it was a very enjoyable visit and would return.

3 reviews so far 6
25.04.2017 16:18

Good service which is lacking in so many establishments these days! Food which is always cooked well and presented the way in which it should be. But above all, a great selection of Robinson's beers, brewed in Stockport, the home of Stockport County.

1 review so far 5
06.02.2017 10:08

This was our first visit to the restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food was lovely, piping hot and very tasty indeed. We particularly liked the scallops starter and the linguine, which was quite spicy so probably no need for my son to have asked for extra chilli !

1 review so far 3
24.03.2017 18:45

The staff are excellent and the decor is beautiful and they alone would get the highest rsting. The food is nice but I'm fed up with the same menu - It's been the same menu for over a year. Also, why do I have to eat my sharing platter off a saucer? Sadly that is why I'm only giving it a 3. I'm not going again unless they change the menu and buy some proper plates.

1 review so far 6
21.01.2017 10:00

We've been to The Farmers on numerous occasions and have always found the food and service excellent. This time was no different. The portions are just right and you are not rushed so able to relax and enjoy.

1 review so far 4
06.06.2017 17:38

The food was good but the service left something to be desired. Far too long before we were able to order and too long to wait for our main courses. After asking the waitress about the delay, I felt it was my fault that I had ordered chicken, which according to her took time to prepare!

1 review so far 5
12.03.2017 09:51

Excellent service once seated. A little bit manic in the bar area when we arrived so had to hang around waiting at the reception table which wasn't manned. Food excellent although small portion of lamb on my main considering the price but was delicious.

1 review so far 5
22.06.2017 22:59

Food and service both excellent. Unfortunately when we arrived the place was very busy and a family with small children were next to us but we had a drink at the bar until they departed. The staff were very understanding and attentive.

1 review so far 5
28.05.2017 10:47

Service friendly as always and all the food was lovely. The new menu only has one veggie main though which was disappointing but the nice lady who served us said she would try to get another put on the specials board.

1 review so far 5
15.01.2017 07:10

Excellent food, well presented and the staff were friendly and helpful. It looks recently renovated and very smart. Our only issue was that it was a little too cold in there and could do with turning the heating up a bit

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 16:20

Good choice of lunchtime food at reasonable prices. Staff welcoming, pleasant and efficient. Comfortable seating. Welcome range of beers and lagers, some craft and some foreign as well as standard ones. Overall, very pleasant.

2 reviews so far 5
18.03.2017 15:00

Fish was delicious and plenty of it, no critism over any of the meals. Service a little on the slow side but this did not worry us as we could have loads of time to converse converse with our friends.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 20:43

Staff friendly and professional. Asked about eating outside as it was very hot day/night - rather than in the restaurant itself as originally booked, this was organised immediately. Food good and nicely presented. Would definitely come again. thank you

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 10:16

Brilliant and friendly service we all opted for the Sunday lunch menu we which all thoroughly enjoyed and the desserts were scrumptious too .....delicious as always,,,, well done to all the staff!

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 20:36

The staff were very friendly and the Service was great too. Sunday roast menu is excellent value with good choices. They are happy to make alterations to dishes if you require them.

3 reviews so far 6
29.01.2017 13:43

good service, choice of menu, good cooking, reasonable prices. Definitely go again! good robbie's beer on tap- Wizzard, Unicorn were both excellent. Pity it is in Poynton as we live elsewhere!

1 review so far 6
20.03.2017 09:27

Staff were polite and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant, unusual decor. The food was well presented, very tasty, and reasonably priced. The restaurant has its own car park.

1 review so far 5
05.05.2017 08:41

Pros: Lovely pub/restaurant. Staff were able to add an extra place to the table at short notice. Good choice of food. Cons: Menus starting to look a bit tatty around the edges and feel sticky.

1 review so far 5
25.05.2017 07:59

Never dined here before, found there was a wide variety of choice on the menu. We went for the two course option with a lovely Sunday lunch as the main. Great food and attentive staff.

1 review so far 3
25.05.2017 11:16

Meals are excellent, particularly the Sunday lunch but soft drinks are overpriced., £3.00 for a pint of orange and lemonade is unacceptable. This is getting into Lager territory and penalises drivers avoiding alcoholic beverages. The Church Inn in Cheadle Hulme charges £2.38 for the same drink. I think it might be "corporation pop" for me in future.

1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 09:50

The food was excellent. The staff and service were fantastic, friendly, attentive and all knew how to smile and chat which you don't find everywhere these days unfortunately.

1 review so far 5
02.02.2017 09:23

A warm welcome to comfortable surroundings, a wide choice on the menu and with some flexibility, friendly staff serving excellent food at a reasonable price. I wish everywhere was as good as this

1 review so far 5
04.02.2017 08:10

Great food as always, slightly slow service but we went as a group of 4 so didn't bother us. Kindly made us strong coffees as we'd found the coffee weak on previous visit

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 14:47

lovely food, excellent service - always good. Wide choice of menu, the staff are friendly, convenient to park, warm, comfortable, staff always attentive - good night out

1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 10:21

First visit, I will definitely return. The staff were Friendly and provided good service and The food was excellent with a good amount of choice. Child friendly

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 16:04

Friendly staff and large portions of food. Would be nice to have a midweek fixed lunch price as it was expensive. Good coffee too and pleasant atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 16:13

Great food and service. Staff are excellent and it is a thoroughly pleasant atmosphere. Roast beef was tender, good vegetables and pudding very tasty. Great Espresso too.

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 17:12

I can highly rate the farmers arms went on Sunday with my daughter, we had the 3 course Sunday lunch, food was lovely staff attentive fantastic value.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 07:32

My husband and mother-in-law had lunch on a Friday. The staff, venue and food were fantastic. We have been before and will no doubt visit again.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 15:40

Excellent food, good service, pleasant ambience. Clean toilets. It was easy booking online. One of my favourite places to eat in Poynton. Can recommend it.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 14:52

Lovely, friendly staff. Food was excellent. Restaurant was nicely decorated and tables where far enough apart wasn't invading anybody table. Would definitely would visit again.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 07:51

The service was excellent, and the food was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommended!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 15:56

Great food, lovely art in the pub and we loved the cow in the entrance and the flowers on the wall. Would definitely visit again.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 15:02

Food was excellent, service good. Didn't have long to wait between courses but we were early lunchtime diners. Will definitely be making a return visit.

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 13:00

Love this pub, nice friendly atmosphere, clean and tastefully decorated! Always Swift service, friendly staff , tasty food ,nice Thursday evening treat! Well priced too!

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 21:49

Good meal with family. Choice was just right and service was great and very friendly. Atmosphere and ambience was good and meal was well received.

1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 14:57

Lovely food and environment and great Robinsons beer. Friendly and efficient staff. Had a lovely relaxed Saturday afternoon lunch in Poynton village. Will be returning.

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 20:31

Fantastic service and very tasty food. Lovely atmosphere too. I had the roast beef which was great and my husband had a scrumptious steak. Great!

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 10:33

Excellent early doors meal, table booked on-line. Bar service was very good and the restaurant staff were very attentive.The food was good ad well presented.

1 review so far 5
14.02.2017 08:17

Excellent , friendly service. Food was also very good. We will return and recommend it to friends. Well worth a visit. Great décor and atmosphere. Liked the Cow!