I was looking for accommodation in the Kent area to use as a base. I wanted a place that would provide a clean comfortable room with good quality food. The Carpenters Arms surpassed my expectations. The room was clean with a comfortable bed and had everything we needed. The shower in the en suite is worth a special mention. I have often stayed in accommodation where the shower provides a limp trickle of water. The shower in our room was like standing under a small waterfall! -GREAT.
The pub had a really comfortable feel with a mixture of tradition seating and armchairs. You have the choice of eating in the restaurant, bar or garden areas. If you look at the menu on line, do not presume that the food will be your standard pre- prepped pub grub.. We intended to eat there on one or two evenings and ended up using the restaurant every night. I thought that the food was to a very high standard. It was tasty, the vegetables were all fresh and the chef's have gone out of their way to present dishes that are interesting and a pleasure to eat. I also found that the wine list gave a good range of choice.
Now to the most important area for any establishment that has dealings with the public, the staff. From the moment we walked into The Carpenters, the staff were friendly and helpful. The place just had a good feel the staff are largely responsible for that feeling.
In conclusion, I have stayed in a lot of hotels that have charged me considerable higher prices for less service. I enjoyed my stay at The Carpenters and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to friends or family!
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- Also Known As:
- The Carpenters Arms Hotel Tonbridge
- The Carpenters Arms Tonbridge, Kent