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Carpenter's Arms

10 High Street, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge CB21 5JD, England
+44 1223 882093
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“cassoulet” (4 reviews)
“game pie” (2 reviews)
“beef” (8 reviews)
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French, Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
10 High Street, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge CB21 5JD, England
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We ate there Tonite for the first time and what an amazing find, the food was fantastic and the place is full of character, it is such a pleasure to have eaten in a place where it is good old fashioned home cooked food Totally...More

Thank IanHuntCPt
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had had Sunday lunch there before in the summer which wasn't too bad, hence the return visit. £67 for three adults and a child having one course and one drink each. I wouldn't mind if it tasted nice but we couldn't wait to get...More

1  Thank frankofrankofranko
Reviewed 4 January 2018

As a visitor to the area, and not receiving the local rag. Myself and three friends decided to head out for a pint or two New Years Eve. We tried the local club which was closed, so walked to the Carpenters Arms. From out side...More

2  Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The decor is not much, but the food is superb and incredibly reasonably priced for what it is. It's gourmet food at pub prices. Their chestnut soup is some of the best soup I've ever tasted. The pork belly with cinnamon sauce fell apart, and...More

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Another trip for lunch (our 6th) with another tick on the locality card. We sat in the main bar which was decked out for the Christmas celebrations, but is a typical village pub with dart board and bar billiards table. "Mine Host" lit the log...More

Thank RoutemasterCambridge
Reviewed 25 November 2017

How this place gets 4.5 stars I really have no idea. We live in the village, just down the road from the pub. This weekend we have been visiting my daughter who is a student in Oxford. Last night we were in a lovely pub...More

11  Thank IvorReview
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Provoked a table but it wasn't necessary as we were the only people using the restaurant. Service friendly and attentive, although when the gentleman managed to drop some veg off the plate when he was serving a main course he left it on the floor...More

Thank captainslow2014
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here last week. Beautiful roasts on the menu and not expensive. The Dining Room in the extension is not very atmospheric but the it does have big windows looking out on to the garden. Look forward the dining here again.

Thank Eduardobear
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I phoned the pub to enquire whether it was possible for 2 people to have supper at 6.30pm prior to a meeting that was being held actually in the pub at 7.30pm and was told a very firm "No - not possible. We don't start...More

3  Thank Cambridge1956
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We was out on a bike ride and was going to meet friends for a meal and drink.And planned to meet them here ( big mistake) we thought we would put our bikes by the table we was going to sit on. Then I heard...More

Thank Mart G
RickGtWilbraham, Owner at Carpenter's Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Mart G, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. This was Sunday lunch time which was very sunny and warm and customers were choosing to sit out on our terrace. You didn't put your bikes by the table, but leant them up...More

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10 December 2017|
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Response from Cambridge1956 | Reviewed this property |
There's is a car park big enough for the customers who choose to go there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 High Street, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge CB21 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge  >  Great Wilbraham
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 882093
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The Carpenters’ Arms, Great Wilbraham, is a friendly village pub offering both classic Pub dishes and quality French influenced food within a traditional English country pub setting, including vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options. Located halfway between Cambridge and Newmarket, it is run by Rick and Heather Hurley, who previously ran an award-winning restaurant in the South of France. The restaurant offers fine dining with excellent wines, while the bar remains a cosy retreat for enjoying a pint of local ale, bar billiards and traditional pub food.
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