Literally risen from the ashes after a fire destroyed the original building dating back to the 15th century in January 2017, the Farmers Arms in Coggins Lane in Combe Florey is now a busy traditional pub with a modern twist where great pride is taken in serving outstanding food.
Head Chef Ben Routley and his team pride themselves on utilising the best of what’s fresh and in season, from Beechridge Farm duck to local seafoods from the North Devon coast for their daily changing menus.
“We take beautiful local ingredients and use classic cooking skills to show them off as they deserve”, explains Ben.
A charcoal fired Josper oven in the kitchen is used for producing the most succulent steaks and fish dishes. Even the charcoal is produced by the Farmers Arms.
A Covid safe garden of thatch-covered tables with heaters for when the weather turns cold and an outside tiki-style bar provide a fabulous atmosphere. The popular wood fired pizza oven is in operation on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays.
The Farmers Arms is well-known for the variety of real ales and exclusively local ciders as well as an exciting range of lagers and craft beers. The wine list is also extensive.
A firm Exmoor Food Fest favourite, the Farmers Arms have played host to several foodie events such as the “Celebration of Beef” a few years ago when four guest chefs joined the Farmers Arms’ head chef to produce five courses involving beef – including the dessert.
Exmoor Food Fest Deal:
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 2 courses for £20.00 / 3 courses for £25.00
The Farmers Arms
Somerset TA4 3HZ
Tel: 01823 432267
All photos by Faydit Photography.