Wednesday 8 July 2009

The Farmer's Arms, Muker, Yorkshire Dales

A traditional pub in the Swaledale hamlet of Muker, the Farmer's Arms' front terrace makes for a good suntrap for walkers or cyclists looking for a lunch-stop. On a Sunday, there are roasts on offer (about £7.50 a dish) or you can opt to have your meat in a bap with a side salad for about a fiver. The roast beef is succulent and moreish, while the bread is soft and fluffy. The ploughman's lunch comes with generous helpings of several cheeses including the crumbly and subtle variety from nearby Wensleydale. You can also get a side order of chips for £2.50, but they can be a bit too crispy. Still, Theakston's renown Old Peculier is among the pub's staple beers and the Farmer's Arms is popular with visitors to the Dales looking for some keenly-priced, but filling, grub. 7/10