Carpenters Arms

Stylishly furnished village pub with spacious rooms, real ales and highly regarded food; lodge-style bedrooms

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The good pub guide review

This very popular pub has taken advantage of the enforced closure in summer 2020 to have a revamp including tranquil colour schemes using pale green colours and leaf-patterned wallpaper, new furnishings and exposed brick and stone; bedrooms have been upgraded too. Spacious and relaxed, the older parts have dark beams and joists, a mix of tables and chairs, some upholstered, on big flagstones or carpet, and stools against the panelled counter where they keep Black Sheep Best, York Guzzler and a changing guest ale on handpump, farm cider, around 20 wines by the glass and a good choice of malt whiskies and gins. A snug seating area has armchairs in front of a double-sided woodburning stove. The red-walled dining room is furnished with antique and country kitchen chairs around scrubbed tables, and the walls throughout are hung with traditional prints, local pictures and maps; background music. On a raised decked terrace, plenty of seats and tables overlook the landscaped garden, with picnic-sets at the front. The ten bedrooms, two in the main building, eight around a garden, are bright and contemporary. This is part of the Provenance Inns & Hotels group.

The good pub guide food review

Appetising food includes lunchtime sandwiches, prawn and crayfish salad, game pie with crispy bacon salad, sharing boards, wagyu burger with chips, butternut squash and sage ravioli, honey- and five spice-glazed duck breast with pumpkin and fondant potato, coriander and lime-griddled chicken with sweet potato fries and yoghurt dip, roast shallot tart with vegan feta and spinach, and puddings such as pear and almond crumble tart with toffee sauce and amaretto custard and lemon and mascarpone cheesecake with scorched meringue; they also offer an early bird menu (5.30-6.45pm).

2021 Awards

Licensee’s introduction

The Carpenters Arms Felixkirk is an award winning traditional village inn with rooms, located on the outskirts of the Market Town of Thirsk.

The inn specialises in bringing its guests high quality food, drink, service and surroundings with a traditional bar, superb private dining room, Garden Room restaurant, outdoor terrace overlooking the Vale of York and 10 en-suite bedrooms.

The classic British menus use only the best produce available from carefully selected suppliers, complemented by an extensive range of wines and cask ales. The Carpenters Arms is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.


Licensee Information

Paulo Pinto

Contact Details

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2DP

(01845) 537369

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11 (8-10am breakfast for residents)