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Amazing fresh local food Friendly service, cosy atmosphere Definitely recommend
excellent, my fav place at the moment in London delicious in everyday
A very small gripe - it was a bit hot! The radiator under my seat was on full blast and could have been turned down a bit. Otherwise everything was very good.
Great Sunday lunch! Consistently one of the best pubs to eat at in the area! Lovely wine (house Sicilian wine is excellent). Beer garden perfect for summer!
My first impression was it looked extremely shabby - I know this is a trend at the moment but this was not shabby chic! I ordered 2 courses from the menu only to be told they didn't have them - it would have saved a lot of time if this had been told to me when I was first handed the menu. I have to say that the food I ended up with was delicious and my husband's 2 courses were equally good. Rather pricey for fairly uncomfortable surroundings.
I have been here a few times, the food is always good, great atmosphere and generally efficient and friendly service. The clearing of finished dishes was a little slow this time and dessert was served when there were still rains from the main on the table but it was rectified as soon as we pointed it out. The spicy Bloody Mary was very good too!
We have been going to the Carpenters Arms, in its various incarnations, for many years and, as locals, have great loyalty to it. A month or so ago we had a disappointing experience. Our experience last Saturday, 2 June 2018, was bad. In particular, but not limited to this, the pigeon I ordered was so tough I could not cut it with the knife provided. Even with the steak knife I then asked for, it was a question of tearing, rather cutting, the meat so tough was it - and much could not even be torn off. Asked by the waiter how our meal was, I replied that the pigeon was the toughest I had ever eaten - and that I had eaten a lot of them. The response was "I will tell the Chef". Maybe he did, but nothing else happened, no apology, no response, nothing. Very disappointing and lousy customer care. Farewell the Carpenters Arms.
An enjoyable evening of food, but the service could have learnt the wines better on the list rather than guessing what we had selected and having to go back to the bar to reselect. Don’t shy away from this local gem. It’s well worth a visit for food and and drink.
The most delicious Sunday lunch. Perfect wines, great atmosphere. Gorgeous garden. Our new most favourite place to be. We will be back to try the dinner menu or just for a pint.
Good seasonal food on a menu that seems to change quite regularly, friendly service, nice table next to the log fire. Been here a few times now and always reliably very good.