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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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English first
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife, 19 month old daughter and myself have just got back from a beautiful meal here. We were welcomed by the friendly staff straight away, we were the first people in so we had the pick of the place but it soon got busy. They don't have a children's menu but they said they would do a smaller portion... More

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Burford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went here a little while ago and was disappointed but did say I would visit and review again as most of the other reviews online suggested it should have been much better. Well.... went back early in July and had an excellent meal! Service was a tiny bit slow but it was a Friday and we were a table of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A warm welcome...even if you are late! The Carpenters Arms is a friendly pub just outside Burford..plenty of parking and a nice garden with tables for a hot day. The food is excellent, innovative and beautifully presented ( no smeared sauces)! Their pizzas are the best I have had in the UK with toppings of choice and no soggy middles.... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were in the area last weekend for a friend's wedding. Staying in the Star Cottage B&B, we thought we'd give the Carpenter's Arms for our Sunday lunch, as the Carpenter's Arms is just a 5-10min walk away. The pub is just off the A361 between Burford and Fulbrook, so is really easy to find and has a good sized... More

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Burford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went for a celebration meal on a Wednesday night, friends had chosen the venue so we thought why not. The interior of the pub was a lot nicer that it used to be, haven't been there for years but was not very busy, even if it was it is rather small! Bit ontop of everyone. When I first read... More

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Oxfordshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This pub has excellent pub food. It is a bit pricey, but good quality. A good range of dishes. Very enthousiastic and friendly service. Not very far from the centre of Burford with lots of parking. A good option if you are visiting the Cotswolds.

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bridge1603, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Dear ferry41 Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, please come back and visit again soon! Best Regards Bridgett More

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I went for dinner on a Friday night; the place was less than half full, and we had to wait a full hour to get our food. The staff was nice, but the wait was way too long and once the food finally arrived it was quite mediocre. To top it off, it was also overpriced for... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Even the telephone booking was a pleasant experience when I rang to book a table for 7 walkers . It is necessary to book for popular times and I can see why. Lunch was perfect, 2 roasts on offer and a selection of other seasonal choices. I choose the beef which arrived cooked to my reference, good Yorkshire and roasties.... More

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bridge1603, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Dear Anne F thank you so much for your review, yes, the sunday Lunches that we do are a personal favourite of mine too, one could just drink the gravy on its own, it is so deliciously moreish! We hope you come back again soon on another sunny day after a walk! Best Regards Bridgett More

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 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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bridge1603, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Dear AlanS238 Thank you so much for your review, you have completely summed us up, what we are about, your review was very encouraging and we will continue to "keep doing what we're doing" than you so much again, and please come back and visit again soon! Best Regards Bridgett More

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

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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bridge1603, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Dear rufuschaka Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor Maybe the reason it looked promising on arrival was that it is a friendly pub with staff and locals being able to talk to one another creating a fabulous atmosphere. The reason you waited a while for menus was that you had all arrived much earlier than your booking time... More

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