Customer Reviews

“Always a brilliant experience food is always amazing, the staff are just as welcoming, if you fancy a cosy lunch in a beautiful setting give it a go!”

Gino Baldacchino

“Beautiful, cosy pub with very kind, polite and attentive staff.  The Sunday roast was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be back.  The pub had taken lots of measures to make sure the environment was safe and socially distanced for customers too.  Would thoroughly recommend!”

Jennifer Norris

“Really lovely pub, amazing food and excellent COVID safety precautions”.

Alexis Bull

“After a 130 mile motorbike trip around the area we stayed here overnight.  Great place, great food, friendly helpful staff.  Under the current COVID restrictions they are doing a fantastic job.  Well done to all.  Will definitely return in the future”.


“Excellent service, comfortable rooms, good value, well presented, tasty food”.

Judith Evans

“Clean and comfortable room.  Gorgeous food at breakfast and evening meal.  Ample car parking.  Good location for exploring the area.  Staff friendly and helpful.  Would stay here again.  Highly recommended”.


“Great food, brilliant service covers about everything.  They are very COVID aware and we felt very comfortable there.  The staff look after you nothing was too much trouble, it is the first time in years I have eaten a three course meal, just the right proportions for me”.

Kevin B

“Good food and great service, nice place with plenty of parking, very well set up for the COVID situation”.

Rob Hellawell

“Fantastic… staff, food, drinks, location, atmosphere was lovely.   We will find an excuse to stay here again, can’t thank you enough for the service”

Tim Adair

“Beautiful setting, great pub, friendly staff.  Well adapted to new guidelines!”

Mim Sturman

“Met with friends, prior to the November lockdown.  As usual, had a FANTASTIC meal! Great service and wonderful choice of wine, we are so lucky to have such an amazing “pub” in easy reach.  I started with the ROMESCO, GRILLED FIG & TOASTED ALMONDS…. it was absolutely heavenly! Then had the warm salad… so delicious, full of flavour and great textures….why is it you can never make such interesting vegetarian dishes at home? And finally, the Lemon and Thyme Posset was fabulous…. totally …… I loved it! Hope the new lockdown goes by quickly.  Looking forward to the Christmas menu and would like to send very best wishes to all the outstanding staff”.


“We have been regular visitors for the Carps for many years.  It is a great local pub with loads of atmosphere and friendly staff.  Hats off to them for the total adherence to COVID Guidelines and doing their utmost to keep everyone safe”.

Beech House P

“We are one night in to our two night stay and already know we chose well.  We’ve travelled across the country to find somewhere close to visit my grandparents from a distance.  We were looking for something friendly, good food (we are big foodies), cosy and relaxed.  The Carpenters Arms is exactly all of the above.  Very COVID safe, staff are friendly and informative, the room is clean, tidy and modern but traditional.  Lots of parking, quiet.  It’s just lovely.  The perfect escape from our normally very busy lives.  We will definitely be using this hotel/pub again and will be recommending to the family.  Thank you to the team here!”