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The Carpenters Arms

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Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
+44 1993 823267
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:30
Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good roast, proper yorkshires and decent potatoes. Really tasty and good value. Very nice puds too, friendly staff and good beer. I'd prefer thicker gravy, but I'm being really picky to find anything negative at all. Really enjoyed lunch here.

Thank Simon D
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I use this venue once a month for Club meetings. The car park is suitable, spacious and tidy. The facilities are excellent, food is first class and bar prices are quite low. The staff are friendly and efficient. It is a pleasure to go there.

Thank Geoff I
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Returned to this pub for an evening meal (first time large group, this time only four of us). Once again we had a lovely meal, reasonably priced. Service is quick and staff are very friendly. Will definitely be returning soon.

Thank Nic104
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not know anything about the pub but booked up as reviews looked good and they claim that "They are the home to the best roast dinner in Before and Fulbrook!" Well they need to remove this claim as today's Sunday Roast was extremely​ mediocre, disappointing, tough and fatty and if the is the best they can muster, then the... More 

Thank greenmodelmonkey
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your review of our family ran village pub. If you could please contact us to discuss your issues that would be great. We would really like to know which party you were with, as not one person bought these issues to our attention on the day. As you may be aware, roasting joints need a good... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found that the B&B we stayed at conveniently had a pub a few steps away so decided to try. It has two rooms to cater for and was busy on a Saturday pm but kindly gave us a table. We joined their special Turkish evening but they were also offering more regular pub food. We also had marvellous Rhubarb... More 

Thank Louise H
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your review, it was lovely to meet you on Saturday! We appreciate your comments as we aim to be a village pub that everyone is welcome to and are glad you enjoyed your evening. Thanks again Frankie More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews looked great so we thought we would call in for a 3 course Sunday lunch. We were seated at a table in a small room heading off the main bar which in my opinion is dark and drab the staff seems to be constantly confused about what they were doing and they were all stood in this small... More 

2 Thank Hiddleho
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your review. Can I start by apologising for any staff issues? me and my husband were away at a wedding this day and left our parents to watch over the staff. (They occasionally help out but don't generally lead the team) if you could contact us about the staff as we would like to clarify bits... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Travelling up country we stopped here for a light lunch. The place was empty (it was a bit late) but the welcome was very warm and friendly. The 'fish and chips in a basket' was excellent, must have been cooked fresh, to order, as the batter was beautifully crisp and light and the chips were perfect. Will definitely seek this... More 

Thank riantecrag
Witney, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Good pub, good food. Welcoming staff. Sunday roast just like they should be. Also at a very reasonable price. Nice garden to sit and enjoy a drink. We stop here on a 5mile circular walk around Burford. Will be back.

Thank Norlye_11
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We stayed in a B&B just approx 100 yards away and this lovely pup was recommended for our evening meal. Ate here two nights and food excellent Bar staff very welcoming and friendly

Thank Marie W
St Germans , Cornwall
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237 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A friendly popular old village pub. We enjoyed good traditional pub food and a warm welcome each evening while staying close by at Star Cottage.

Thank Robertscargill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 823267
Historic Cotswold Pub with beautiful south facing landscaped garden, just perfect for Al Fresco dining. Only a short walk from Burford, we can provide ample parking, free Wi-Fi and a warm and friendly welcome. We serve great value lunches and are also popular for evening dining either for families, groups, special occasions or romantic cosies.

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