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“A truly Amazing Find - Perfect for lunch.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Ilsington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: Central European, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A truly Amazing Find - Perfect for lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

As I was visitimg my family in Chudleigh for a Birthday weekend I came across 'The Carpenter's Arms' on a Devon website. I was immediately drawn to it by the photo of it.

I rang from home and spoke to a lovely friendly lady who booked a table for me.
On arrival the pub was beautiful inside out and was next to a beautiful church. The menu was fabulous and as a Vegetarian for once I had a great choice. The food arrived and the portions were substantial. My Dad had homemade Beefburgers which he said were the best he had ever tasted. We all agreed this was one of the best lunches we had ever tasted in a lovely pub with great staff and fantastic food at a great price. Visit if you get the chance.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda W
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English first
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Friendly country pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had a lovely meal here and felt at ease immediately in the friendly atmosphere. It is always a good sign when it is full of the local people enjoying themselves and the beer was good too!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Superdippy
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great local pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

I have been going to this pub for many years and it never disappoints. Great local beers and ales and a good selection of food on offer.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom_Heathman
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Kent
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely local pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

We visited the Carpenters Arms in August '13.
Had a great pub meal and the staff were lovely, nothing too much trouble.
Will definitely return if in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jcorn21
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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A proper village pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Carps, as the locals call it, is a proper village pub that hasn't been messed about too much. It's in a quiet, pretty village on Dartmoor, and is well worth visit, in either summer, when you can sit outside, or winter, when there's a log fire. It's not all about the food, as it is in many pubs these days, though there is a good menu and the food is home cooked and tasty. It's about a warm welcome, good beer, friendly atmosphere and pleasant surroundings.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Annette V
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