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The Carpenters Arms

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22 Church Street, Lacock SN15 2LB, England
+44 1249 730203
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a lunch snack and warming cup of tea on a cold February moring. We sat in the back room which was a bit dated, and dark, but it was warm. Friendly, efficient service. Plenty of tea. Nice sandwiches and coronation chicken baguette. Would go back but perhaps try somewhere else first on our next visit.

Thank Two_Fogies
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have had better food pleasant staff but food was typical frozen food from cheap supermarket very disappointed for Lacock!

1 Thank eileenjcm
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went to Lacock this morning for a breath of fresh air. We live about 20 mins away and usually do the long walk round the back of Lacock Abbey but with the frosty ground we just walked round the village. We had a coffee and hot chocolate in the Carpenter's Arms. The place was clean and... More 

1 Thank Rita R
Mortain, France
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has changed since I was last there, it is no longer a pub with great beer now its just bottled beer and it has taken on a cafe type restaurant with great food at a reasonable price. Yes I can sit hear in my home and find fault it could do with a bit if a sprucing up... More 

1 Thank Bathford
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Rude husband and wife managers. Vegetarian lasagne was cold so returned it. Lady made sarcastic apology and reheated it. Second mouthful had a hair in it. Took plate to the man who would not speak to me and sent me to see another lady behind bar (who was very nice and gave me my money back with apology). Dreadful customer... More 

6 Thank jt4106
Chippenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Opened door, stepped inside only to be told "We don't have room for you! The people here already have to wait half hour" Very poor customer service. No "Hello, I'm sorry we don't have room" I was quite glad actually as the place smelt like an old working man's club. Definitely won't be visiting anytime soon.

7 Thank finebella
Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

During our visit to Lacock we stopped at this place for lunch. What an unfortunate mistake it was and a horrendous experience that will last a lifetime and will never ever visit this place again. Although we were greeted nicely by the gentleman at the bar but from there onward our entire experience has been downhill. Upon ordering our food... More 

5 Thank najeeb345
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I tried to visit Carps Cafe with my wife and two young daughters - we were all looking forward to hot chocolates after visiting the Abbey. Despite there being ample tables available, a very rude lady asked us to leave as they refused to 'double' up the chairs at a table for two. Only in England, and perhaps only in... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We came to Lacock to visit abbey and called in for lunch. We received a very warm welcome from the landlady and enjoyed a hot and filling lunch. We had the senior citizens meal, my wife had chicken tikka and rice and I had beef and dumpling stew, both meals were large portions and piping hot. These meals were followed... More 

Thank David W
Melksham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Called in here yesterday for the first time in a year. I believe new landlord since then . Then place seemed popular and the staff were very friendly. Three Arkell's cask ales were on and I enjoyed a well kept pint of BBB . The menu seemed extensive and reasonably priced but I just wanted a light lunch and had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Church Street, Lacock SN15 2LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Lacock
  • Phone Number: +44 1249 730203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?