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The Carpenters Arms

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Fulbrook Hill | 10 minute walk from Burford, Burford OX18 4BH, England
441993823267
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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 lunches and are also popular for evening dining either for families, groups, special occasions or romantic cosies.
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 8
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  • 11
    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
The pizza. Go for the pizza!

We were driving through Burford when we spotted the sign to the Carpenter Arms on a windy Saturday and thought we could do with a bite to eat. This place is lovely. Big car park. Nice pub. Not too rammed. Not empty. Just a nice atmosphere and good decor. Nothing too schancy but pretty. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were driving through Burford when we spotted the sign to the Carpenter Arms on a windy Saturday and thought we could do with a bite to eat. This place is lovely. Big car park. Nice pub. Not too rammed. Not empty. Just a nice atmosphere and good decor. Nothing too schancy but pretty. The food and drink overall were... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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527 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here on a busy Sunday because it was impossible to park in Burford itself- despite being fully booked they let us have a drink/snacks- which we did and felt very welcome- would love to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great village pub, welcoming staff, fantastic food and nice atmosphere. Not our first time here and definitely not our last. Great menu, good selection of beers and real ales, nice garden for summer visits and delightful hosts.

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

Hello Many thanks for taking the time to review our pub. We really appreciate your kinds words and are glad you enjoy visiting. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Frankie More 

Witney
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Carpenters Arms and we had pre-booked as we've seen that it is a popular place. We went specifically for Sunday lunch and we were extremely pleased with our meals. We both had roast beef and it was very good - the Yorkshire puddings were home made and the gravy was served in a... More 

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

Hi CatnapWitney Many thanks for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Carpenters Arms and appreciate your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Frankie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated in our own area absolutely perfect for a big table of 11 and they could not be more accommodating especially considering we were a last minute booking. Food was fantastic and staff can do no more for you. 100% recommend and made my birthday so much fun. Thank you!

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

Hi Steph Many thanks for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday here, it was a pleasure to meet you all and i'm sure we had just as much fun as yourselves. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend and we look forward to your next visit with us. Kindest Regards Frankie More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big get together with family travelling from every corner of the U.K. Owners extremely accommodating with our table ready from 12 midday, with lunch being served at 1pm. Couple of people were late, but not a problem as lunch was delayed until everyone's arrival. Food was typical pub food - no frills, but extremely tasty and well presented. Few fussy... More 

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

Hi Jenny Thank you very much for your review. We were happy to have you and glad you had an enjoyable experience. The area you were in is definitely due a bit of paint work, that will be taking place in a matter of weeks. I for one can not wait! Thank you again. Frankie More 

Shipton under Wychwood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my team of six from work for lunch. We were originally planning to visit Burford but didn't fancy the parking challenge! I suddenly remembered the Carpenters (as I drive past it everyday!). We booked a table for six and were very pleased to find they had put us right next to the log burner as it was a... More 

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

Hi Lawrence Many thanks for your kind words. Its one of the perks of the jobs to provide a good hearty meal at great value. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again, especially if we can tempt you to come and try a Sunday Roast. (Little secret - You can have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice couple ..very welcoming as soon as you walk through the door ..food is AMAZING at any given point ...i work away from portsmouth and come in this pub every night never fail to please

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

Hi Josh Many thanks for your review. We are happy that you enjoy visiting us while you are working away. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Frankie More 

South Cerney, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service and a scrumptious home made cheesecake!! What more can I say? A thoroughly enjoyable eating experience that I hope to repeat soon! Thank you!!

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Francesca F, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Hi Kerry Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at the pub. What can I say about the Cheesecakes? I enjoy making them (mainly with my own favourite flavours). Hopefully we will see you again soon and we will have a new flavour for you to try. Kind Regards Frankie More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We seem to time our visit wrongly, post Christmas blues may be the case? Staff were stretched and the food was not very good, a surprise having read the reviews. Perhaps a visit to this appealing location after Christmas and before the New Year was not a good idea.

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

Hi Kevin Many thanks for your review. Apologies for your substandard visit at this time. Unfortunately the staff were stretched around this time (being our first Christmas period we were unsure of the patterns) which caused a lapse in all areas, something we plan to improve on in the future. Again thank you for your visit and feedback. Kind Regards... More 

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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: 441993823267

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions

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 lunches and are also popular for evening dining either for families, groups, special occasions or romantic cosies.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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