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The Carpenters Arms

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great traditional country pub with good quality food and a relaxed atmosphere. Andy the guy who runs the place will fall over backwards to ensure your stay is a pleasant one and the locals are a great crowd to be around.. The score on this review has been reduced by a couple of things which, Andy, if... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a 7 hr trip from Lancashire we planned to stay the night in Newbury so we looked for some good food. The Carpenters was top of the list and quite rightly so. The staff were attentive and friendly. We ordered a Ploughmans, Dressed Crab and a Childs ham egg and chips. When my daughter ordered her pudding the Landlord... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Still cant believe she ate it all. Thank you for leaving a review and I hope to see you again. Next time ring us and hopefully we can book you in here for another eating challenge. More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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64 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spotted this lovely old pub on the internet. So glad we came and booked in for 2 nights. Very peaceful and quaint with adjoining accommodation. Clean and tidy with great food. Fabulous evenings with the many locals frequenting the pub. This is a well run friendly establishment and it was our pleasure to have been welcomed there and included during... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

What a fantastic review you have left. Thank you so much it was a pleasure having you stay with us and so pleased you enjoyed it More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying near to Greenham Common where I went birdwatching at dusk. The room was clean, relaxing and well equipped. But I was staying in a ground-floor room where there was no net curtains in any windows; it was necessary to pull the curtains for privacy including in the bathroom. The double-glazed unit were blown giving a scruffy, unloved... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Firstly may i say thank you for leaving a review but sorry that you felt our service let us down. I take on the points about the nets and the plug and I am looking into them today. I am very sorry that you were told 7.30am for breakfast as it only weekdays and weekends are actually 8.30am.... More 

Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

What a great set up. Combination of a lovely country pub with good food and an adjacent cottage next door which is the accommodation. OK the accommodation I had wasn't en suite but the it is a compact building so thats not a problem. The shower could have been a bit better as its a shower head over the bath... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

I would like to just respond to you with thanks for leaving us such a great review, it makes our day knowing that people enjoy there time here at the carpenters More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Amazing!! Such a friendly and fabulous place to stay and eat! Arrived slightly late for a dog show the next day. Was immediately met by a really friendly Staffy named Bertie - who apparently is a regular.. Really fabulous place to stay, its not the Ritz but its lovely well kept rooms, fabulously dog friendly. One of our friends arrived... More 

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Thank diana m
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Bertie was saying it was great to see you all as well. Sorry again about the heating but somehow the thermostat on the radiator was jammed open. Hope to see you again Andy More 

Eynsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The staff at The Carpenters Arms were so helpful and attentive during our overnight stay. The food was excellent value for money and really tasty. Easy to book and the room adequate for our needs. Would recommend the atmosphere and intend to revisit x Thank you for a lovely night away from home x

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Thank sallyannev
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Good evening and may I start by saying thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Above all thanks for the comments re the staff as without them it is not possible. thanks again and hope to see you soon More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Cant and wont fault!! Such a friendly and fabulous place to stay and eat! Arrived on my own for a dog show. Was immediately met by a really friendly and lovely bar assistant.. All booked in with loads of information and also places I could exercise my dog. Room fabulous and totally dog friendly. Met friends and had a lovely... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We went to visit Highclere Castle (very close by) and on leaving we asked a car park attendant could he recommend somewhere to eat locally. He recommended this Pub, he was not wrong. Amazing roast dinner, owner/manager greeted us in the car park on entering pub, he found a table for us straight away and made us very welcome. We... More 

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. glad you enjoyed your visit and hope if passing you will pop by again Kind Regards The Manager from the Car Park (Andy) More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We booked this B&B to attend a friends wedding reception. We stayed in a room with the shared bathroom. I think the bathroom was shared by four rooms, though we never had an issue getting in there. The bathroom wasn't the best (it was carpeted which I always fine a bit off putting) but it was perfectly functional and the... More 

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Address: Harts Lane | Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range: $46 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carpenters Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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