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The Carpenters Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
+44 1993 823267
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a quick bite here in the evening we arrived at the Burford. Very welcoming local pub with traditional pub food on the menu. I am on slimming world so I had to watch what I ate, but the owner kindly agreed to put me some chips in the oven so not cooked in oil :-), had gammon with that... More 

Thank Richard D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on a Monday evening on our journey home to Cambridge. When driving through an area you can never be sure of what you will find but we struck lucky with The Carpenters Arms. Although the pub was very quiet it felt welcoming and the service was friendly and quick. The waitress took the time to chat to... More 

Thank Trip64Cambridge
Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our visit to the Carpenters Arms was on a Sunday, we had called in to see if they were serving Sunday Lunch, it was nearer to 2pm than 1pm, so we were pleasantly surprised and relieved when we asked at the bar that Yes they were able to serve us Lunch. We were welcomed by the staff and ordered our... More 

Thank freer51
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub on the sad day of the funeral of my dear cousin taken so soon. Beautiful pub with such polite efficient service. Food was amazing and was replenished very fast. Thank you for helping make the sad day so special.

Thank skipington
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to stop here for lunch on our way into Burford - so glad we did - lovely pub - friendly staff and very enjoyable food food - will definitely call in again should we be passing.

Thank Bernie H
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

It's not the largest pub but the split areas separate it nicely. The menu on a Sunday is a 3 course Sunday lunch. The soup, pate and prawn cocktail were all very nice. The main lunches were mostly nice but the beef my daughter had wasn't nice, very fatty. She kept quiet about it otherwise we'd have sent it back.... More 

Thank Mark N
Witney, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Catering for large parties is always challenging, but The Carpenters Arms coped well with a group of 34 for Christmas lunch. The seating was a bit of a squeeze, with two rows of tables, but the staff managed to serve the meals in spite of the narrow space. As a result some of the service was a bit slow, and... More 

Thank Andrew C
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hi Andrew C Thank you very much for your lovely review, though I feel like you may have the wrong pub. The only reason I say this is because we haven't had a party that large this year and our prices are slightly cheaper. I apologise if I am mistaken, but am glad you enjoyed your Christmas lunch. Kind Regards... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We turned up with Clive, our Jack Russell, with his little broken toe. We had a brilliant welcome and our Sunday lunches were just delicious! Try the goats cheese and beetroot starter, it was lovely! Great, friendly atmosphere!

Thank gillcarwa
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hi Gillcarwa Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad you and Clive enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Francesca More 

Witney, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Friday night as a party of 4 plus dog. The staff are always friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make you comfortable. The food is good quality and there is a steak special. The rustic fries are also yummy and definitely worth a try. The desserts are reasonably sized and there's always... More 

1 Thank Liz S
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hi Liz S Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoy your visits to the pub. The Salted caramel is my favourite too!! ;). Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Francesca More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Apart from Google Maps showing this place in the A40 which is misleading, the pub is easy to find! We met up with some friends for lunch and the staff were friendly and helpful, and the warm atmosphere made for a pleasant stop. Some good ales on tap always works for me. The menu is reasonable for a pub, and... More 

Thank CliveW16
Francesca F, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hi CliveW16 Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stop. Apologies about the google maps issue, I believe we may have the problem fixed. Again many thanks Kind Regards Francesca More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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 823267
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 lunches and are also popular for evening dining either for families, groups, special occasions or romantic cosies.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?