I have lived in this village for 16 years and have seen The Carriers Arms in good times - and in more recent times not so good. I am delighted to say that under new landlords Mark and Anna very ably supported by Laura have turned this country inn around impressively. The range of local beers (Sheep Dip and micro brewery Salisbury Plain Ale highly recommended) are well looked after by Mark.
Their new chef has produced a range of excellent real home-cooked foods sourced wherever possible from local suppliers. Their fish and chips will rival those available from the best of local fish and chip shops. As simple as that.
The rib-eye steak and a generously sized burger and chips recently enjoyed by the family were just great value for money. My son considered the chips to be the best he has ever tasted. (Caution here - he is 15 and has a leaning to KFC's....)
Roast meals taken over the Christmas period by our party of 4 were very hearty. Excellent meats (turkey, lamb and beef) accompanied by a generous selection of vegetables and real roast potatoes. This following my home-made onion soup (which was a meal in itself) and a pheasant terrine which my wife considered excellent.
If you can't find what you want on the menu ask chef! He will be willing to produce something for you from produce to hand. Refreshing indeed. Also refreshing is the landlords' willingness to knock-up fish and chips etc to take out if you ring through in advance to check availability.
This is a turn-around pub. 2 fires (one open, one log fire) a pleasing atmosphere and welcoming hosts will have our family and friends coming back to the Carriers from our self-imposed exile. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional country pub in the stunning Wylye Valley. Serving excellent home cooked food and local real ales. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Carriers Arms Warminster, Wiltshire