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The Carpenters Arms

Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
+44 1993 823275
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Ranked #1 of 30 restaurants in Burford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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, Hand-Stretched Rustic, Stone-baked Pizzas, local Game, and Seafood Dishes.
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for the first time based on reviews and were not disappointed. When food is freshly cooked properly and not microwaved it is not going to be on the table in a few minutes, but this is what eating is about! Time to talk and catch up. Go to KFC if you can't wait! Every aspect of our meal... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We used the Tripadvisor to choose this pub for our meal at the weekend and on arriving it looked very promising. Maybe we were over anticipating but the service here really lacked professionalism and speed! We waited a long time for menus so resorted to ordering bread and olives to keep us going. Three main courses arrived but no sign... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxed lunch on a Saturday lunchtime. The bar staff are very friendly and the whole place is relaxed and comfortable. We enjoyed the burgers although I don't think the word burger does this prime minced steak in a home made bap justice. Best onion rings ever. Also dog friendly. Well done and thank you.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited The Carpenters Arms after a very, very long day's motorcycling. The landlady was welcoming and friendly right from the word go (not something you can take for granted when you turn up somewhere nice on a motorbike!), reserved us a table and she and the other staff proceeded to demonstrate just why they get such excellent Tripadvisor reviews...... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Sat in the garden in the evening sunshine and had a very pleasant meal - tried the homemade burgers which were delicious along with the divine onion rings. Friendly staff. Would visit again if in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate twice in this pub just outside Burford. The owners, Adrian and Bridgett are so friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble.The food was really delicious, fresh ingredients, home baked bread and beautifully presented.Their fresh pizzas looked amazing but we did not eat one. Book a table to avoid disappointment. We walked there from Star Cottage B&B 5... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Was great to be able to walk here from the B&B we were staying at. Food was really tasty and the staff were very friendly. It was so enjoyable the first visit, we came back the next night too!

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visited recently on a Friday night, lovely service wonderful ambience so very relaxed and The home cooked food really good, this was our second visit to the carpenters arms , thank you to Adrian and Bridget we will certainly come back when next visiting Burford !

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Found this pub thanks to fellow reviewers. Had an absolutely wonderful evening, everything about the place is friendly, cosy and a great country pub! From drinks in the garden to pizzas and burgers :) I would highly recommend if anywhere in the vicinity!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Called in here in need of lunch halfway through a road journey. Glad we did. Although it was a quiet period with a few pensioners having lunch, the food was excellent and served with great charm by the lovely South African lady who was holding the fort. Very good broccoli and Stilton soup, and the fish and chips were probably... More

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