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The Carpenters Arms

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Mediterranean, British, Fusion, Gastropub
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Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
+44 1993 823275
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Historic Cotswold Pub with beautiful South facing landscaped garden just...
Historic Cotswold Pub with beautiful South facing landscaped garden just perfect for Al Fresco dining. Only a short walk from Burford, we can provide ample parking, free Wi-Fi, and a warm and friendly welcome. We serve great value set lunches and are also popular for evening dining either for families, groups, special occasions or romantic cosies. Our Fayre is locally sourced with Mediterranean infusion and ranges from classics such as Beer-battered Fish&Chips, Homemade Char-grilled Burgers or T-Bone Steaks to Homemade Breads, Desserts, Pastas
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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!!

Unexpected dinner on Wednesday after reading couple of reviews was really a good decision! The food (burger and sirloin steak) were amazing as a lovely and welcoming staff! Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed! Thank you :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Pupik193
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this venue by another restaurant in Burford and stopped off 19th March to check the menu which, not surprisingly for the area, was the same basic menu as all restaurants in Burford - fish and chips, burgers and risotto with a special or two - which seem unimaginative. However we saw the place was closed in the... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Arrived for Sunday lunch for a special occasion to find the booking I made earlier in the week had not been put in the book by the gentleman I spoke to on phone. Was told fully booked ... owner would not give us a table, and didn't even apologise personally, just sent the bar staff to tell me Very poor... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unexpected dinner on Wednesday after reading couple of reviews was really a good decision! The food (burger and sirloin steak) were amazing as a lovely and welcoming staff! Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed! Thank you :)

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Spokane, WA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I Highly Recommend visiting this pub. I would grow fat if it was nearer to my home. I'd be unable to resist. I had the steak and kidney pie and it was excellent. The gravy was full of steaky flavor and not over powered by the kidney. The pieces of meat were savory, tender, bite-sized morsels of flavor. My partner... More 

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Oxfordshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Adrian and Bridgett Howard Carpenters Arms Fulbrook carpentersarms@ymail.com Dear Chef/Proprietor (Mr Adrian Howard?) If this letter gets published on Trip Advisor I think in the interest of fairness and transparency I should email you a copy of it. About 3 years ago, I was quite supportive of your new venture when you and your wife took over The Carpenters Arms.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I visited the Carpenters arms last week for a meal, and was not disappointed. The staff were so welcoming, and immediately I felt relaxed. The food arrived promptly, and was superb! In fact there is nothing I can fault here at all.

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Amersham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were looking for a pub to eat in following a visit to the excellent Wren Gallery in Burford. We thought we would give the carpenters arms a try having read previous reviews on trip advisor and I must say it did not disappoint. This pub has a super atmosphere, fantastic staff but most importantly the food is excellent and... More 

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited with friends on the night before a family wedding.It was very cold and we were very pleased to see a log fire burning when we arrived. The food was excellent all the steaks were cooked to perfection. The staff made you feel very welcome and we would thoroughly recommend

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Witney, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

1st visit to the lovely Carpenters Arms & certainly not disappointed. Welcoming staff on arrival, shown to our table straight away & given time to make drink / meal choices. Very relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food & would definitely recommend. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A very enjoyable meal in a really friendly pub. Portions fit for a hungry guy but no loss of quality. Serves a good pint of Doonbar. Venison superb while battered fish well prepared. Only slight niggle was menu options limited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 823275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Fusion, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business

Description

Historic Cotswold Pub with beautiful South facing landscaped garden just perfect for Al Fresco dining. Only a short walk from Burford, we can provide ample parking, free Wi-Fi, and a warm and friendly welcome. We serve great value set lunches and are also popular for evening dining either for families, groups, special occasions or romantic cosies. Our Fayre is locally sourced with Mediterranean infusion and ranges from classics such as Beer-battered Fish&Chips, Homemade Char-grilled Burgers or T-Bone Steaks to Homemade Breads, Desserts, Pastas
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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