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The Carpenter's Arms

££ - £££, British,
184-186 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ, England
+44 1223 367050
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, American, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
184-186 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended with 15 male guests the night before attending a Wedding at nearby Swynford Manor. The pub was very welcoming and Richard and Heather the licencees were very friendly. Some nice beers available. We then went into the restaurant which was a typically friendly...More

1  Thank s4mjp89
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The place seems to have gone downhill - it seems to have got more shabby. Went on a Tuesday, and the quiz night was no longer on. The beer taps had bits of paper stuck to them with the beers names on. It seemed like...More

4  Thank Troby11
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The wine says selected for Tesco's on the label and is sold at £18 per bottle but on the Tesco website it is £4.25 so a total rip off! The kitchen staff are dirty with filthy uniforms, they spent most of the night outside smoking...More

6  Thank okeats
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I meta friend here for lunch and it was very good We had a Seafood Selection Platter and we both said we will definitely go there again for lunch It was quite to The staff were lovely and welcoming​ A good experience

Thank michellecoston
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Led through nice looking bar past rubbish-strewn area to table. Staff more interested in themselves than their customers. How hard is it to serve a Mozzarella & Tomato salad? Pale insipid tomatoes on top of token wilted slimy salad leaves. A few fresh basil leaves...More

3  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Rubbish food. Don't bother. I complained about the food and then they had run out of what I ordered but still charged me.

1  Thank smithshell
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We've had a dinner for 4 people at this nice and comfortable pub: pizza, fish and chips and dessert were good, and the sole (from the day's specials) was delicious. The staff was outstandingly friendly, going as far as preparing a requested sauce that wasn't...More

1  Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Lovely waitress but otherwise quite a shabby interior, sweary noisy customers (I've never heard so many F words!) and food indifferent. This is a naff boozer, not a gastro pub. If you like drinking to the sound of swearing and football up full blast on...More

1  Thank md19742017
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately lacks atmosphere every time I have been there. The pub and the garden could have had a lot more effort put into them during the renovation as it all looks quite tired and run down. The staff were nice but didn't know what a...More

Thank MannersNZ
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We ate there very good pizza :) The place is also very cozy inside :) Stuff is very polite. I recommend!

Thank Ulinaaa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, American, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184-186 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 367050
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