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5.4 /6 Excellent 97 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.


97 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 97 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 14:31

A very local Pub. The service,food and staff all top notch. Farmers Arms is recommend to all friends and visitors as THE place to go. Apart from all of the above , the atmosphere is very friendly and comfotable.

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 06:13

Lovely Meal, attentive staff, price was reasonable and the restaurant was clean and in good condition. We would definitely return, can highly recommend the halloumi salad.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 21:31

The staff were very attentive, food was freshly cooked and tasty, all in all a very pleasant experience. What more can I say. Will I book again, a big fat yes.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 10:41

A friendly welcome, good service, a varied and interesting menu, great food at a reasonable price. The restaurant's decor is a little 'over-themed', but this does not detract from the experience.

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
02.07.2017 12:29

Myself, husband and two friends had a great food and service experience on Sat 1st July. Been a few times now and slowly working our way through the menu as all selctions are yummy and presented so well. Thank you Farmers Arms

3 reviews so far 5
19.08.2017 23:07

Excellent food, service at times a little slow . No complaints about the staff who were exrtremely courteous but very hard worked. Been to Farmers Arms when quieter during the week when the service was excellent like the food. Atmosphere very good and a very pleasant venting spent with friends.

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 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
25.06.2017 18:36

We just had a fantastic Sunday Lunch at Farmer's Arms. The staff was superb. They made my wife and I, who just moved into Poynton this week, and our guests from Dublin, feel like part of the family. I am in a wheelchair so they set us up at table on the ground floor. We had a great meal, great bitter, and an all-around wonderful time. We now know where are local will be! Thanks for everything, Ed & Helen Lord

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.

2 reviews 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.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 08:50

Lovely evening with friends. Staff friendly and attentative . Menu had plenty of choices, and our waitress spoke to us about the 'Specials of the day'. Meal arrived hot and decent sized portions - we couldn't manage puddings, just went straight to the coffee! Would certainly eat there again.

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.

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
03.08.2017 08:26

Really nice place the food was fantastic and the staff were great. The staff were very accommodating as in our party we had two babys in car seats and they made sure we had enough room for them without having to put them on the floor.

1 review so far 3
13.08.2017 18:49

Very disappointing, I am afraid. The food was very late in coming as the chef had to go home. The Supreme Chicken was a very small portion and didn’t have the filling in the chicken as the menu set out. The roast dinner was of very poor quality. The meat was tough and the gravy tasted powdered. The fish and chips fish was very watery with soggy batter. This isn’t the only time we have had a disappointing meal here, but it is the last, as we won’t be returning.

1 review so far 5
21.07.2017 20:52

The Farmers Arms in Poynton has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with polite friendly staff. The food is lovely and at reasonable prices. Would definately recomend it.

4 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 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
26.06.2017 11:11

Excellent food and service. Thank you The decor and atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We could relax and take our time over lunch without being rushed in any way.? The food was delicious

1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 21:10

From the moment we entered we received a warm welcome from members of staff which continued throughout our time spent over lunch. Our needs were attended in a friendly and efficient manner and we will certainly return in the future.

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.

4 reviews so far 6
25.07.2017 18:11

Great food, freshly prepared and cooked to perfection. Service with both a smile and a chat and nothing too much trouble. But most importantly, well kept beer brewed at Robinson's Brewery, proud sponsors of Stockport County

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
24.06.2017 06:34

Welcoming and pleasant staff. Food: freshly cooked and promptly served. Sensible wine list, well kept bitter as you would expect. Well laid out and tastefully yet unusually decorated. Able to order food after 21.30 and a bill which wasn't devastatingly high.

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.

3 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
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.

2 reviews so far 6
15.08.2017 22:34

Visited with family who haven't eaten here before and were very impressed with quality of food, choice and attentive service from the staff ! All good and 5* to the staff 😃

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
02.07.2017 15:23

Lovely Sunday lunch - service and food excellent; we will be back. Quick efficient and friendly waitresses who catered for my wife's requests as she has recently had a major operation.

4 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
14.07.2017 07:15

Brilliant service ,very nice food ( but not excellent ) my only complaint is that it was very expensive for a pub and for what we had. Otherwise a great evening.

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 6
22.07.2017 20:03

Lovely pub friendly staff and great food my mum had the fish and chips and she said it was the best she had ever tasted will definitely be returning

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
26.07.2017 15:51

Excellent service, excellent food! This was our fourth visit and we have never been disappointed! Decor is lovely and dare I say it - very posh loos. 😊

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
25.06.2017 07:41

We had a great night out. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. It was very busy but we were served quickly and there was a good atmosphere all night