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“Good Value good food”

The Carpenters Arms
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Newly opened pub with great value British food.
martock
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Value good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Went here with a party of 16 for a silver wedding celebration. The old public house has been nicely re done with tasteful decor.
As we were a large party we were asked to pre order the food, which restricted us to thecore menu. A shame as the specials board looked great.
The food was super and very reasonably priced. The service was spot on and the selection of wines and ales very good.
All in all we had a great night.
My only criticismwould be that in the last couple of years the core menu has had no changes and is a little restricted and if you are stuck with that,then that is a shame.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Average food, unfriendly staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

The food is run of the mill "pub grub" good size portions and that's it really. For "pub grub" it was average, had worse but have had better for the price. The women behind the bar was rude when I asked if I could change a pre-order, saying that it was not possible as the food had been cooked even tho we had arrived 15 minutes prior to our booking. Got the impression they were worried about losing money, which if is the case then implement a policy on pre-ordering (eg deposits or paying before). I was not made aware of their policy on pre-ordering and the bar women said I should have used my "common sense" in this matter, adding insult to the poor handling of the situation. At the end of the day regardless of how good or bad the food is there is no excuse for poor customer service, and therefore will head to other more suitable establishments which are "ten to the penny" in this area luckily.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Martyn752
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Yeovil, Somerset
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210 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“WOW! Can't wait to eat here again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

We reserved a table to meet some friends here for Sunday Lunch, after a friend of mine kept raving about this place. The last time I ate here must have been about 15 or so years ago! I believe within the last couple of years it has re-opened under new ownership and been refurbished. When I reserved the table over the phone the woman I spoke to was very helpful. As soon as you walk in, you feel welcome (not like some of those locals when you all in, everyone turns round as if to say "They're not local!). We explained our friends were on their way but were running late, no problem at all, we started a tab, were poured a drink and shown to our table. Being a vegetarian, today's choice was vegetable lasagne. My heart sank, as usually it is from a packet and tasteless. NOT HERE, as soon as our food was brought to our table (very swiftly I must say) I could see it was homemade. It was delicious, my compliments to the chef. The roast potatoes were lovely, not greasy at all and the vegetables, julienne(?) carrots, broccoli (cooked just right) and leeks in cheese sauce (yummy) were all polished off! My husband says the apple pie and custard was the best he's ever had. The young waitresses were very efficient and pleasant, they are a credit to you. The food was reasonably priced. I'd recommend The Carpenters Arms and look forward to going there again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Much improved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Having been less than impressed on my last visit I must say that when visited earlier this month things have radically changed.
The atmosphere is now welcoming and the food excellent value.
Much improved and would definitely go back

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jackie c
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Yeovil
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD,1st class service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our first visit since re-opening, it wont be our last ! Great setting, well re-furbished,very pleasant service and above all great food at a reasonable price, well done The Carpenters Arms, you will definitely see us again soon.

  • Visited September 2013
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