Story of The Farmers Arms Freehouse

5th May 2015

We are delighted to have The Farmers Arms at Muker in Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales on the market with George F. White.

Darren and Emily have been at the helm of this business since 2010 and have continued its long running success with as much enthusiasm and passion for the pub and Swaledale, as the visitors to the area. Now in their fifth season, and ready for a new adventure, they have decided to put the pub on the market in order to fulfil their next set of dreams.

Emily said: “This pub is more successful and profitable than ever, but we feel the time is right to hand the baton of ownership to someone else, someone hopefully as much in love with the pub and Swaledale as we are, who will continue with its success, and uphold the local traditions.”

The Farmers Arms at Muker is a Freehouse, which means it is privately owned and has no ties to a brewery; this gives the owners a huge amount of flexibility as to how the pub is run, what to stock, and how to spend the profits.

With two darts teams, a dominoes league, and being a central part of the local community; the pub is well supported by locals and boasts an incredible trade throughout the year. The tourist season in Swaledale in particular, is longer than some other tourist hot spots, with high volumes of visitors from early April until late October, and the winter trade is incredibly buoyant.

Darren said: “The pub has always been a firm favourite with locals and visitors, and it’s grown more successful with each set of new owners over the years, as we all strive to improve it and make it better than ever; offering a great choice of good home cooked food, well-kept real ales including the much loved Theakstons’ Old Peculier, and creating a lovely welcoming atmosphere. These have all been key to its continuing growth in trade, even during the recession, and there is no reason why it should not continue to do so well.”

To view the particulars for The Farmers Arms, please click here.

For more information or to arrange a viewing contact Jessica Colling 01677 458209/


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