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“Good Sunday roast.”

The Carpenters Arms
Ranked #20 of 183 Restaurants in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Family run traditional country pub, serving meals 7 days a week from 12 till 9.00Pm. Sunday Roast our speciality, real ales, open fires and cosy woodburner. Ideal location on the A47, last pub for 40 miles on the left hand side from Kings Lynn to Norwich
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Sunday roast.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Kings Lynne. We recieved a warm welcome from the staff. This place is very nicely done out and nice and clean. It has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and a lovely log burner which although not lit today would just add to the atmosphere. Good selection of drinks available at the bar. We were well looked after and had the Sunday roast which was very good. Three choices of meat on the roast menu and a varied selection in the main menu. We were too full to manage a pudding but looking at the other diners around us they looked pretty good too. This place doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is, good pub grub at its best. Will definatley go again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Guyhirn, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A pleasant visit”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stopped on the way home, only wanted a snack, and was well catered for, plenty of choice, which suited us. There was a nice warm atmosphere and staff were eager to serve. It was nice to find that food was served all day. Will be back to try the full menu with the option of blackboard specials

  • Visited September 2013
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Kings Lynn
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really not impressed.”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I was taken here for a birthday lunch. What a let down. We ordered & paid for drinks and went and sat down. As the specials menu boards weren't finished we waited before ordering food. When we ordered our meals we were told that there would be a charge for paying by debit card as the cost was under £20. We paid (cash) and returned to the garden.There we were faced with a recently dead partially eaten pigeon smothered in flies. The food was just processed nothingness. It has the potential to be such a good place but, at the moment, it sadly fails !.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Give it a miss.”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

long wait , one hour for four simple meals. chicken, steak sizzler ect........The steak was terrible as with all the meals.

maybe it takes an hour to de-frost the food as it is not home cooked.

This place has been updated and smart and will get away with it with passing trade........A47.

Third visit in order to give a fair go but expensive frozen food.

if you want real food , visit the mill Necton and Bernie at Fincham.............great food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food but long wait”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Good food and good portions although it would appear that a large portion of salad on a hot plate was obligatory but not needed. There's nothing worse than hoy, limp lettuce. Like other reviewers we experienced a long wait for the food even though the pub was almost empty.

  • Visited July 2013
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