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“Lunchtime Sunday 6th April”

The Carpenters Arms
Ranked #56 of 448 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lunchtime Sunday 6th April”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Four of us have eaten fairly often at the Carpenters Arms Fiskerton. In general it has been fine with good service and good food. We booked for lunch on Sunday 6th April at 14.15, later than normal as we were told there was a party of 19 at the earlier sitting. We arrived in good time to find the place teeming with waiting diners. Nobody told us how long we would have to wait or what was going on, nobody offered a menu and nobody came to take an order when we sort out menus. Some staff were clearly put out with the workload. In due course it became apparent we would not get lunch served for a long time. Asked to see the manager/manageress but were told they were not available (to take the flack). Left without lunch, not the only ones. An absolute shambles and disgrace.

Visited April 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal !!”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have been here twice over the past week. The first occasion was for Sunday Lunch. The second time was for a meal with friends.
The food and service on both visits have been fantastic! No wonder they have won awards!

If you want traditional pub food with a lovely atmosphere, great service, great food and the right price visit here!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sarah A
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“poor experience”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Having eaten here previously and was very pleased with the menu and food. I returned on Thursday evening just after 6pm only to be informed abruptly that we would have to wait at least half an hour before we could even order food! Even though there were only a handful of diners in the restaurant (this is the second time this has happened to me in as many months) There was no explanation to why this was. Along with my partner and I there were 4 other chaps in the same position and hence to say we all walked out.

  • Visited March 2014
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Leicester
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lovely Pub and Restaurant”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lovely pub and Restaurant.
Food is excellent plenty of veg.
Service very good and friendly.
Lovely location.
Dot and Mike excellent hosts.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Viv N
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Rachel R, Employee at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and yes, 'plentiful veg' is an apt description of the seven different vegetables plus roast and mashed potatoes that we serve on our roast dinners! We hope to welcome you back for a return visit soon.
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lincoln
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“good food and service”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

we took the wives out for dinner Friday 14th as usual as all good husbands do(creep creep ) and were not disappointed as the food was good and so was the service in a nice atmosphere full of young couples with love or lust on their minds, at 71 the food is important as well !! . we all had steaks and they were good quality meat and the rest of the meal was well cooked as well with enough hand cut chips to fill most folk . the red rose for the ladies was a good touch at the end of it as well WELL DONE....

  • Visited February 2014
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Rachel R, Employee at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your Valentine's evening with us and became part of the lovely atmosphere that many diners remarked upon ~ Love was certainly in the air that evening and in fact continues to remain as we are still finding the odd heart shaped confetti scattered around!

Our chunky 'naughty' chips have quite a reputation here at The Carpenters and are well worth sampling as many people do ~ again ......... and again ........ and again! Please come back and see us soon.
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