Serving #FARMHOUSEhospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of #FARMdrivenFOOD. Pouring Ontario craft brews + artisanal VQA.
Established in 2012.
Farmhouse Tavern is owned and operated by Nancy Thornhill.
The restaurant features two rooms, each seating about 30 and each aiming for a distinct vibe: one has a straight-up farmhouse appeal, complete with barn doors, while the other is more of a tavern. A third room (Hunt Camp), acts as a private room for 8-12ppl. FARMHOUSE tavern boasts a west-facing, covered patio that seats 32 guests. Dubbed “The Barn” due to the design it has fire pits and sheepskin throws for cooler weather as well as the restaurant’s custom-built smoker.
From the menu to the décor to the drinks, allusions to Ontario abound. Nancy’s family hails from Grey County where the family farm still operates in Markdale.
Business owner information
Darcy opened ‘FARMHOUSE tavern’ on June 1st 2012.
In 2011 Darcy spearheaded the opening of La Société Bistro- for Charles Khabouth.
Darcy completed The University of Guelph’s Masters of Arts (Leadership) Program in 2010. Upon graduation he began teaching in hospitality programs at both Niagara College and George Brown College. Darcy has also served as Chair – Georgian College Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board.
In 2008 he opened the Oliver Bonacini Cafe Grill in Oakville Place as G.M. and was also responsible for the wine program of the Cafe Grill concept. Darcy had previously spent 3 years at the Westin Trillium House Resort in Blue Mountain where he was the G.M. of OBCG.
In 2006, Darcy was recognized by Ontario Hostelry Institute as one of the hospitality industries Top 30 under 30. He now sits on the selection committee helping to identify and recognize the industries best young talents.