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The Carpenters Arms


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


French, Bar, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews miso soup moules foie gras chocolate mousse fondue rack of lamb fish pie bread fries la cloche french restaurant great french food french staff an excellent evening lunch menu set lunch love this place
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The luncheon menu was disappointing and the starter (a salade mixture) was not nice and the fish was rather salty and lacking. The creme brullee was fine though. Wine seemed to have escalated in price since my last visit and service was poor.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Victor Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rather nice, always busy, so book. Best & most affordable time to go is Sunday Lunch. The food is very good, typically french and a lot of the serving staff are, ready for a shock...French😀 It’s not cheap, I was there on Sunday for lunch,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tony T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar service was not up to standard today - feeling that the service has deteriorated recently - not sure now about returning

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit - lunch on a Thursday in early February - fairly quiet, but obviously well supported by locals or those 'who know'. Had the set £14.95 x 2 course lunch, sensibly priced, nicely presented with good service. The restaurant - La Cloche -...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Homecountiex
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Visited with friends for Sunday lunch and it was very busy. Service very quick and starter and dessert good quality, main course if you didn’t have a roast was a bit small so needed a pudding. Overall very good and we will return

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ayresee
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

I use both the restaurant and bar area, amazing food never disappoints. Garden in the summer is a great place to meet with friends and family.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 761rachealb
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

First time visit to La Cloche.We really enjoyed the classic French food.Staff very helpful and attentive but at times very slow.Great choice on the menu and special board.Will definitely be going back as now my new favourite Restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank frabel
Reviewed 6 February 2019

La Cloche at The Carpenters Arms - what a treat! We went for a meal, on a cold dark Sunday. A French Bistro attached to the pub. It was absolutely lovely. Although there was traditional roasts on offer there was also a selection of other...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank clairebeary00
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Fantastic service and excellent food We ordered of the lunch time menu , such value for money The food was so tasty and the minute steak with peppercorn sauce was superb

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M1206WMandym
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

My partner has been going to La Cloche for years for ladies luncheons so we decided to go together for a Saturday evening meal due to the fabulous reviews she always gives it. We both picked the pan fried foie gras for starters, shared a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TH06MAY
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26 October 2017|
Response from jackief_2305 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open for Christmas Day but you have to book in advance around January!
13 October 2017|
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Response from Jed M | Reviewed this property |
"Not sure but it is French food" Haha...what a gloriously pointless comment! Yes there are gluten free options. But always best just to give the restaurant a quick call to discuss. By the way, it's an absolutely wonderful... More
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