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“Excellent evening at the Carpenters Arms”

The Carpenters Arms
Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Oxted
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nicole Joubert, Dale Harris and the team welcome you to The Carpenters Arms at Limpsfield Chart, a traditional inn set in leafy countryside on the Surrey Kent border near Oxted. Now under the same wing as much-loved hostelries Botley Hill Farmhouse and The White Bear, The Carpenters Arms proudly extends the warm welcome and delicious home-cooked food that has put its sister venues firmly on the map. Find us at the heart of the beautiful National Trust-managed Limpsfield Common, a wonderful ancient landscape to explore on foot, by bike or horseback. Dating back to the 1800s, The Carpenters Arms is a destination drinking spot which has featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the last four years, and lies at the heart of the local community. We serve a range of Westerham Brewery beers and lagers, including the brewery's own hand crafted pilsner Bohemian Rhapsody. We have sampler trays for 3 x 1/3 pint samples of our beers. We also take pride in our carefully-curated wine list, hand-picked by our owners direct from specialist vineyards across the world. In good weather, the large garden and dining terrace really come into their own, while the light and spacious Garden Room can be hired for private events. Our menus are devised by Head Chef Dale to reflect the best seasonal produce, and offer a selection of favourite British dishes with a modern European twist, prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. We also make a great cup of coffee and serve a delicious slice of cake!
Kent
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“Excellent evening at the Carpenters Arms”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Lovely evening at the revamped Carpenters Arms. Friendly atmosphere in stylish but comfortable décor. Excellent pub food with Jon Ashby's 28 day hung Rib-Eye steak cooked to perfection!
Will definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“A great place to eat, after or before a walk on the heath.”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good beers & wines. Food not too posh but special.
A lovely atmosphere & very friendly staff.
Husbands particularly impressed with the Weststerham local beers.
My only downside was that they allow parties with lots of children. Love kids, but not in pubs!

  • Visited October 2013
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“A great place to visit.”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Had lunch here yesterday with a friend-my Haddock and Chips was superbly cooked and presented, my friend had Chicken pie which he said was lovely.

The staff are welcoming and helpful and the ambience of the pub is great--albeit rather noisy due to building works going on to extend the restaurant--which shows how successful it is!

Would find it difficult to fault this pub, a great business, very well run.

Tripadvisor, why show this pub as being in Oxted?--it is in Limpsfield Chart-some miles away.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“nice food”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went on a Friday evening, it was very busy and noisy food was nice and a reasonable price for the quality of food, We didn't like the idea of the managers niece's running around shouting and putting their feet on the chairs and tables. We would go back but on a Monday hoping it maybe quieter

  • Visited September 2013
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Bragg Creek, Canada
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“Like a Phoenix from the ashes!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I lived in Limpsfield Chart up to 2008,and this was my local.It was a dreadful,faded,empty pub run by a chavvy individual. It seemed to open when it liked,and was often closed on a Friday evening by 10:00pm! I recently moved back to the country to find this massive transformation! Well done Westerham brewery!
Pub is now excellent! Fully revamped,nice staff,good beer,good food! Shame its no longer my local! :)

Visited August 2013
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