More about The Farmers Arms...

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A little bit about us...

The Farmers Arms is incredibly lucky to be situated within the stunning scenery and spectacular walking country of Upper Swaledale.

Upper Swaledale is one of those places that once you discover, you never want to leave. It is completely unspoilt, with quaint villages nestled between the hills and the scenery is just breathtaking.

At the Farmers Arms, our philosophy like those who have gone before us, is to preserve its history, traditions and atmosphere. Step inside and find a stone flagged floor, open fire, beautifully kept real ales (usually 5, including Old Peculier), home cooked food and a very warm welcome from our small, but perfectly formed team. You won’t find a mobile phone signal or wifi, loud music, TV screens or gaming machines.

Muddy boots and well behaved dogs on leads are always welcome. We are family friendly but please respect our size and environment.

We serve a lovely Sunday Roast (including a veggie option), every Sunday from Noon.

Walking groups are very welcome but please let us know in advance so we can try to make sure we are adequately staffed.

We don’t take bookings for food, with the one exception of New Years Eve. We understand that this can cause frustration but it’s not what we are about, we aren’t a restaurant and we don’t try to be. We are a traditional pub and as such we operate on a first come first served basis. We do operate a table queue in busy times to ensure everyone gets fed as quickly as possible and in turn.

Beautiful Dale
Home of The Swale...

Muker. Pronounced ‘mewker’, the village of Muker is a hidden treasure, a charming place, unchanged from centuries gone by and nestled between the hills of Upper Swaledale in the Northern Yorkshire Dales. Muker itself is a popular starting point for many varied walks for all abilities, views from which are breathtaking.
As well as The Farmers Arms Pub, there's also the wonderful Muker Tea Shop and Village Store, the fabulous Old School Art Gallery and Craft Centre, and the famous Swaledale Woollens.
The River Swale is not far away and is renowned for being the fastest flowing river in England.
It is a very popular destination for experienced kayakers after heavy rainfall - and when it's a little calmer, it makes an ideal place for fishing or just to stop and wonder and soak in the scenery.


"“Of all the great dales,
Swaledale seems to come nearest to one's idea of a pure, unsullied dale,"