The Carpenters Arms
The Carpenters Arms
Bustling, friendly dining pub with pleasing food, helpful staff and fine choice of drinks; comfortable bedrooms
- Separate restaurant
- Sandwiches sold
Bar food times: 12-2.30, 6-9.30; 12-9 Sun
Typical main dish: cider-battered fish and chips
Typical main dish price: £14.00
Average two course evening meal price: £22.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales (3)
Price of cheapest bitter: £4.10
Name of cheapest bitter: Sharps Doom Bar
Number of bedrooms: 13
Bedrooms cost between £80.00 and £200.00
- Children allowed in the bar
- Children allowed in the restaurant
- Dogs allowed in the bar
Pub pets: Ed, black labrador
The good pub guide review
Converted from a row of old miners' cottages and nicely situated in the heart of the Chew Valley, this attractive stone inn is full of character. It was refurbished in 2019 and the various bars and dining areas have button-back wall banquettes, sofas and armchairs, wooden and leather dining chairs around all sorts of tables, smart curtains, stripped stone walls, two woodburning stoves and a big log fire in an inglenook. Friendly, helpful staff serve Butcombe Original, Bath Gem and Sharps Doom Bar on handpump, 14 wines by the glass (and some interesting bin ends) and several malt whiskies; TV in the snug. The front terrace has picnic-sets and there are pretty flower beds, hanging baskets and tubs. The 13 bedrooms are quiet and comfortable and breakfasts are very good. There are enjoyable walks in the peaceful surrounding countryside.
The good pub guide food review
Good food includes sandwiches, vegan pesto hummus with roasted seeds and flatbread, whole baked camembert with rosemary and honey, macaroni and cauliflower cheese, monkfish and tiger prawn Malaysian curry, cod and prawn fishcake with beetroot, fennel and watercress salad, roasted red pepper salad with avocado, date molasses and pumpkin seeds, roast chicken with smoked bacon, mushrooms, asparagus and parmesan mash, and puddings such as lemon and thyme possett and chocolate, orange and rum torte.
The Carpenters Arms is a traditional country Inn in a peaceful, rural hamlet, yet close enough to both Bath & Bristol for those looking for the best of both worlds. A well stocked bar, welcoming restaurant & wonderfully comfortable bedrooms all combine to make a memorable stay & the comprehensive menu (changed on a regular basis) has something to suit all tastes. There's also a landscaped patio with stylish furniture if you prefer to sit outside & enjoy the sunshine - something for everyone.
We have a comprehensive menu with dishes to suit all tastes. We can adapt to suit a gluten free diet given notice please. Please be aware that our menu & food service times will change as Government restrictions are lifted.
Name of Licensee
Buccaneer Holdings Ltd
Weekdays: 11am to 11pm
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 10.30pm
Winter: As above