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The Carpenters Arms

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Reviews (641)
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All reviews banoffee pie lamb tagine sunday roast steak ribs sticky toffee pudding calamari liver sea bass bread specials board the pub lovely meal last minute booked a table mid week car park
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch today with friends two of us had fish and chips fish was ok chips were horrible tasted stale my friend had chicken pasta and it was hunt the chicken although she did find a piece of wood in amongst it Waitress was apologetic...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank chrissyrussell1947
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked to go for lunch during the half term 5 adults and 3 children. Great to hear that they were offering free desserts! Service was great. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Donna D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my family down for a lunch on Monday at the Carpenters arms. My mum (highly fussy) was dubious at first, saying she remembered it as a bit of a dingy place. She soon shut up as we walked in, its just lovely and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mrsbsouthend
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice leisurely lunch, excellent advice from the server on menu options. Very good bottle of Shiraz. Steak Rossini special was very good. Second visit in two months, we will return

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank KrisnSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a Saturday. The food was tasty- we both had the pie of the day which was very good. The thing that made it stand out though was the staff. We were served by Tash; she was super attentive and friendly....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Juliathesecond
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food, very nice staff, very helpful, nice clean restaurant and the garden looked lovely, we will be coming back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joeandmelanie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked to have dinner at 17.30 Restaurant was packed ( glad we booked ) Staff very nice and polite Had to wait for service but they were busy Presentation for the Roast was good ( unfortunately one non edible roast potatoe ) Unfortunately the Lamb...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Geofftheref2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner on a cold and very wet February night. Really warm greeting from the two front of house (Mel and Kiera). They were everything a restaurant needs to make people welcome. We had a meat platter to share, which has some lovely meats....More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at The Carpenters many times and always enjoyed it. Sunday 20th January was the first time we had tried their Sunday roasts- excellent! The whole experience was enhanced by the great service by our lovely server Keira. Nothing was too much trouble...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank O2320HWangelaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a really nice meal today at the carpenters, we didn’t book but were taken to a table nice and quick despite them being quite busy. Our waitress kiera was very quick and attentive

Date of visit: January 2019
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JuneMcGill1956
27 May 2018|
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Response from Christine A | Reviewed this property |
I went with a friend who's gluten free, think she had fish. Not much choice really and no g/f dessert on menu. She asked if there was any fruit and was presented with a lovely selection, beautifully presented, so they... More
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charlottebethlove
18 September 2017|
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Response from margaretrevell | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer this question about vegan options.
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MARGARET P
30 July 2017|
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Response from onehammer | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret. I believe food is served from midday with the last order at 9pm.
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