Winner of the Fancy-a-Pint Best Newcomer Award 2008

Time Out Best Sunday Lunch Award (East)

See our reviews page for links

Eric and Nigel offer you a warm welcome at the Carpenter's Arms

Best Belgian Beers Real Cask Ales

Come and have a look!


...there have been a lot of changes during the last few months and it's still continuing with a lot more exciting things to come. Our kitchen is now fully operational and you can view a sample menu on the food page.

We've turned the bar area into a traditionally furnished pub with plenty of comfortable seating, and intimate lighting from chandeliers. There's a back room too, outdoor heated patio and, most importantly, an excellent selection of drinks.

Don't just take our word for it - this is what Time Out had to say:

"After three years behind boards, a thoughtful revamp has kept its character… swathes of dark wood and historic windows make for a cosy place in which to hunker down with a pint…"

And at their reviewer said:

"Our last Friday night visit here found a pleasantly busy pub with a nice mix of customers and impeccable service. There's an excellent choice of drink, too - three ales on tap, an above average selection of lager and some nice bottled choices".

You can read all of our reviews inside and check out our selection of drinks, which is always being reviewed, and new additions will appear on the beer and wine pages.

Throughout the year we will be celebrating the notable dates on the party calendar. On St. Patrick's Day, St. Georges Day, Bastille Day and a host of others you will find a warm welcome at the Carpenters. After the event, if you're brave enough, you may be able to see yourself at your best by checking the photo pages in our gallery page.

So, if you haven't been here before, now is the time to make your first visit. You'll find a map link at the bottom right of the pages.

And if you are one of our growing band of regulars…see you soon!