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The Carpenters Arms

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Felixkirk, Thirsk YO7 2DP, England
+44 1845 537369
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently moved to Thirsk and had some friends staying with us and tried this for the first time. It is a restaurant rather than pub food as indicated by the price. The tables are well spaced and the ambiance is good. We all choose something different from the menu and all enjoyed what we had chosen. I was pleased there... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only booked this at the last minute and were told that the only menu was the supper club menu. As it turned out we could've ordered from the al-a-cart menu but we wasn't given this option. Nevertheless the food was excellent and we will definitely be going back again in the future.

Thank Keith003
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times before and we do like the food, location and service, but on a Saturday lunchtime it is clearly popular with families. The problem with this was there were clearly no guidelines as to what and what was not acceptable. Standing on chairs and sitting at the bar is not acceptable in my view. We... More 

Thank Yorkflyer
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had lunch and dinner at the Carpenters Arms and the menu was full of variety and the food was delicious. The pub has a warm atmosphere and kind staff.

Thank Reginawalter
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for lunch after New Year - it was busy and the restaurant was fully booked. We were allocated a great table in the bar area, rather than the conservatory at the back which has less atmosphere. The only negative was the very noisy group who arrived shortly after us and sat at the next table! The food was excellent,... More 

Thank winelover678
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was brilliant and the staff were ever so kind. Good sized portions and the atmosphere was very welcoming

Thank Wiki F
Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been a regular haunt for over 5 years and we have always enjoyed our meals on trips to N Yorkshire - we even stayed last December in one of the Garden rooms and had a superb time. But this was different! The service, despite there being an ample number of waiters/service personnel was slow, forgetful and off-hand (I... More 

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for a Christmas party. The menu to pick from was fantastic with a good selection. I had a steak which was meant to be cooked to medium but was cremated and was more than well done. It still tasted really nice though. The seafood dishes that came out looked amazing. The restaurant had a great atmosphere, warm cosy... More 

Thank Laura462230
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a family meal one evening. The pub was quite busy but there is a very large dining area, so plenty of tables. Staff were friendly and the food was very pleasant. The prices are reasonable given that the standard of the food is higher than you might expect from a country pub, albeit without being elaborate or "gastro".... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant lunch with friends in the warm and welcoming surroundings of the Carpenters. The winter lunch menu had a variety of choices, and for me the sticky porky ribs with sloe gin glaze was a 'must have' and certainly did not disappoint. The ribs were prepared to give a light and tasty dish the meat fell away from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Felixkirk, Thirsk YO7 2DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 537369
The Carpenters Arms is a traditional village inn located in the heart of Felixkirk village, on the outskirts of the Market Town of Thirsk.The award winning Carpenters Arms specialises in bringing its guests high quality food, drink, service and surroundings, including a superb private dining room for larger parties and 10 en-suite bedrooms.The classic British menus showcase the best local produce available from carefully selected suppliers, whilst the traditional bar is stocked with local beers, hand pulled ales and a considered wine list. The main restaurant is located overlooking the Vale of Mowbray, providing a spectacular backdrop for a relaxed and delicious meal.A more informal dining experience is also accommodated in the bar area, whilst the gardens are a great spot for al fresco dining in the warmer months.The Carpenters Arms has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms, including 8 garden suites and facilities for shooters, walkers and dog owners.The Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk is open 7 days a week, for lunch, dinner and drinks.Magnificent 7 Menu … 7 dishes, £7 each, before 7pmSunday–Friday 
5.30 – 7pm 
(best to arrive early to avoid disappointment)

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