Looking for a traditional country restaurant near Thaxted or Stansted Airport? Here at The Farmhouse Inn, we take pride in serving high-quality food and offer an extensive and imaginative menu, always including fish dishes and vegetarian choices.
Our chefs pay particular attention to sourcing the best local ingredients wherever possible and all of our fish comes fresh from Billingsgate market. We cater for vegan and Coeliac customers too - please tell us about your special requirements before ordering.
We host regular functions for groups and organisations, as well as one-off events including wedding receptions, and have various special events throughout the year, including Christmas Lunch and our famous Fish Buffets. Please keep an eye on our Events Page for details.
Our restaurant seats over 50 people so whether you’re after a local lunch out or are staying with us and need an evening meal, we have plenty of room to cater for all! We also offer a Senior Citizens Menu
every weekday lunchtime for the over 65s.
Discover the area
We are located amid beautiful countryside, perfect for walking and cycling. Nearby towns and villages, e.g. Thaxted, contain many historic features and architecture alongside modern facilities and independent shops.
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We organise various special events throughout the year including quiz nights, live music and themed food evenings such as our famous Fish Buffets. There's always something going on at The Farmhouse to brighten your week!
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Browse our sample Bar Menu for a taste of what to expect when you dine with us. Both our restaurant and bar menus change according to seasonal availability so please get in touch to find out the exact dishes on offer.
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"Just what we were looking for. Nice food, good beer, relaxing pub, great service and only 15 minutes from Stansted airport!"
- STEPHEN A -
"Location and amenities ideal for my work appointment. Cosy bar with a great menu and a nice hot shower. Highly recommended!"
- STEWART S -
"Clean, well equipped rooms. Staff very helpful and friendly. Very pleasant restaurant. Best full English breakfast we have had for ages. Will definitely stay here again!"
- LYNDA P -
"We booked in to this Inn after an awful night at a nearby Travelodge. The Inn was lovely: very quiet and very attentive staff. We would definitely book again if in the area."
- JIM U -
"A great place to stay. The staff were very friendly, rooms were clean and tidy and food in the bar and restaurant was very good. Will definitely stay again when working in area."
- IAN B -