Local Farm-Fresh Gastropub
Here at the Whistling Farmer Pub at Woodlynn Hills Golf Course we offer farm-fresh cuisine sourced by local New York farmers, breweries, cideries, and wineries. Minutes from Letchworth State Park, we create classic American favorites with one-of-a-kind twists in true gastropub fashion. The re-imagined menu and dining experience is the brain-child of Farm to Table LLC, a partnership of three locals with a passion for sourcing their restaurant’s offerings from the rich agricultural tradition of our area. Meat sourced from a farm down the road, local produce, beverages, and cheeses in addition to options for vegans and vegetarians take center stage.
Knapp Farms of Dansville, NY serves as one of the suppliers for signature dishes like braised short-rib, smash burgers, and steaks with a la carte toppings as well as beef on weck spring rolls and oxtail soup. A stuffed pepper sandwich topped with garlic marinara and vegan cheese and locally grown beer-battered asparagus are just a few options to please vegan and vegetarian patrons. Pub traditions like Wednesday wing night, Friday fish fry, and house made pastries and desserts will continue.
Executive Chef Colin Ferington brings an accessible and vibrant culinary twist to traditional pub fare that is inspired by his work as a chef at upscale steak-houses in Rochester and most recently, his time as executive chef at a popular Buffalo micro- brewery and ale house. He heads our great young culinary team fresh from the Buffalo and Rochester restaurant scene.
As a farm-to-table restaurant, we are honored to serve locally sourced cuisine in a location that operated as a working dairy farm until the early 1970s. We've come a long way from milking cows and pitching hay in our dining room! Our restaurant's name is in memory of Freeman Barber, remembered by friends and loved ones as "the whistling farmer." Freeman is responsible for building Barberlea (later Triple Creek) golf course in Nunda and further inspiring his son, Russell Barber, to build his own golf course (Woodlynn Hills), on the grounds of the family dairy farm. Freeman loved this land, the views, and the community surrounding his home, farm, and golf courses. Right until the week of his passing, Freeman was on his tractor, whistling his favorite tune, and greeting guests with a warm smile and a big "hello"! It is our wish to carry on that tradition of hospitality- see you at the pub!