A new kind of traditional Devon pub

Reimagined British cooking crafted from own-grown produce

Handcrafted to the core

Everything – from Executive Chef Ian Webber’s menus to the homemade cordials and locally sourced beers – is crafted with skill and care.

Settle on a stool beneath the bar’s stuffed fox head and sink a craft ale while digging into homemade crisps. Or duck beneath the ancient doorway to nab a table by a blazing log fire or beneath the gigantic cattle heads. A light-filled modern extension provides more formal dining opportunities, while those looking for private dining will find it behind a heavy woollen curtain.

Sunday Roast at The Farmers Arms, Woolsery,nr Clovelly, North Devon
Summer courgette and tomato dish, The Farmers Arms, Woolsery,nr Clovelly, North Devon

Authentic plot-to-plate eating

The incredible dishes created by the team are a result of produce from our own Birch Farm.

The farm provides rare-breed and heritage meats as well as just-harvested fruit and vegetables. Foraging trips along the nearby coast and woodlands yield mushrooms, sea vegetables and unusual ingredients.

This hyper-seasonal produce finds its way onto menus which are imaginatively creative and unapologetically British. Don’t be fooled by the generous portions or artfully rustic presentation; you’ve probably never experienced British classics – particularly Sunday lunch – like this.

Seasonal and speciality drinks

The cosy bar is well stocked with locally brewed ales and beers, complemented by a selection of unusual wines chosen for their food–pairing potential.

Seasonal cocktails and soft drinks – crafted from own-made syrups and cordials – showcase whatever’s been picked from our gardens and greenhouses.

Cocktails in the garden at The Farmers Arms
Michael and Xochi Birch, Owners of The Farmers Arms, Woolsery

Creative reinvention

The Farmers Arms was the initial inspiration for the project which has become The Collective at Woolsery.

In 2018, owners Michael and Xochi Birch (pictured), in collaboration with conservation and historic building architectural firm Jonathan Rhind and New Heritage Design, breathed fresh life into the Grade II-listed former coaching inn and blacksmith’s.

The cosy original building which, in part, dates to the mid-17th century, was treated to a sympathetic light-filled dining room extension, while the outdoor space was remodelled and planted with herbs and flowers. Rustic tables and a covered seating area (with heated stone benches) were added to provide all-weather alfresco dining opportunities.

The team ensured that every element of the pub – from its lenticular artwork of David Bowie to pewter plates and studio pottery – was steeped in humour and style.

Opening hours

Open 7 days per week.

Food served Monday to Saturday between 12pm-2pm and 5:45pm-8.15pm.

Three-course Sunday lunch served between 12pm-3.00pm.


We are happy to accommodate walk-ins when tables are available, but reservations are recommended. Make a booking for parties of up to six people using the booking link below.

To talk to a member of the team about your booking, to book for parties of seven or more (including in the private dining room), or to let us know about any food allergies or special requests, please call 01237 439328.

Alternatively, email [email protected]

Dogs are most welcome in our bar area or pub garden. Please let us know they will be joining you when making your reservation.


There is a small car park next to the pub as well as free on-street parking.

Sunday lunch, but not as you know it
Ian Webber on the farm-to-kitchen connection
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