The Woolsery Project

The opening of The Farmer’s Arms is part of a wider project within Woolsery village. After Michael and Xochi purchased The Farmer’s Arms, further businesses and cottages were offered to them one by one, leading to The Woolsery Project.

Another aspect of the project is the 70-acre farm. It will be a short stroll from the village and be the heart of the project, supporting all the food and beverage outlets. The land will consist of 16 acres of orchards, kitchen garden and flower gardens, as well as a home to an array of heritage breeds such as Devon Ruby cattle, Gray Faced Dartmoor sheep, Devon Large Black pigs, as well as flocks of chickens and ducks.

The farm team will work with chef Webber to supply the kitchen with unique ingredients to create a flavour profile around and incorporate into the menu. Jenny Hayns has been appointed Head Grower to implement the practice of agroforestry, which integrates trees and shrubs into crops and pasturelands. This method promotes biodiversity and will make the farm a beautiful and unique place to visit.

The project includes the refurbishment of the recently reopened Farmer’s Arms pub and restaurant, Woolsery Fish & Chip Shop, The Village Post Office and Shop (currently open but will undergo a renovation in 2019), four guest cottages located in the village centre and a hotel set within a Grade II listed Georgian manor house – all set to open in 2021.


Telephone: 01237 439 328
Address: Woolsery, Bideford, EX39 5QP
Instagram: @woolserynorthdevon

For more information on The Farmer’s Arms and the Woolsery Project please contact Jess MacDermot // 0208 600 3600