The Carpenter’s Arms

Tap into ‘friendly efficiency’ at this well-liked inn: Guide readers returning this year tell us ‘it was better than ever’. More

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The Carpenter’s Arms
Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
BS39 4BX
01761 490202
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all year except evenings 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.


bar, snug, 2 restaurants, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, secure parking, only public areas suitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bar and outside areas.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B single from £75, double from £110, D,B&B single from £97.50, double from £155. À la carte £36.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Tap into ‘friendly efficiency’ at this well-liked inn: Guide readers returning this year tell us ‘it was better than ever’. Charmingly hewn from a row of miners’ cottages, it greets travellers with ‘appealing’ flower baskets. Inside, enter into ‘a maze of thoroughly attractive rooms full of nooks and crannies’ and an air of enduring constancy: low beams, exposed stone, solid wood, strong tartans, dark leather armchairs. Up ‘steep’ stairs, the bedrooms are as modern as the pub is traditional: bright, contemporary decor, with ‘good’ fittings and lighting; ‘a fiercely effective heated towel rail’ and lots of storage in the bathroom. In the popular pub (‘busy every night – it’s obviously well known’), Chris Dando’s ‘imaginative yet unfussy’ menu ‘spoils for choice’ with, perhaps, herby Parmesan-crusted cod, chorizo-olive hash, roasted red pepper. A ‘memorable’ breakfast – with hot toast, ‘excellent’ poached eggs, a fruit platter, good coffee – is served at table, ‘which makes a pleasant change from the usual buffet scrum’. Well placed for travel to Bath or Bristol (it’s 20 minutes from the airport) and further afield. (MH, Jeannette Bloor, K and PR)


The Carpenter’s Arms
Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
BS39 4BX

Guest comments

'An overnight visit,, very enjoyable.The room was, as you might expect, cottage sized with good furniture, fittings and lighting. The bathroom was modern and well stocked. As the pub is some way off the main road, passing traffic was very light. Dinner was excellent but I wish that I had been warned about the size of the various delicious speciality bread options - ''While we are waiting'' - that turned out to be whole loaves too enticing to leave. The chef is the owner and very good he is too. A full English breakfast was equally memorable. ' - Kay and Peter Rogers - November, 2014
'One of the pleasures of the Good Hotel Guide is that it introduces us to delightful places which we would not otherwise have found. One such place is The Carpenter's Arms. It looks most appealing, and the staff are friendly and efficient. The interior is a maze of fairly small rooms with lots of nooks and crannies and low beams: thoroughly attractive; restful, elegant decor. Our room was small, but adequate for a short stay. Breakfasts were served at the table, which made a pleasant change from the usual buffet scrum. Dinners were superb. ' - Carl and Mary Hewson - July, 2014
'One night at the ridiculous rate of £137 DBB for 2 people! This is much more than a cosy pub, more of a small hotel. Very comfortable room although a bit short of storage space, Good bathroom with lots of storage and a fiercely effective heated towel rail! Excellent food. A good breakfast selection including a fruit platter. Our packed lunches were generous! We will certainly return. ' - Peter Anderson - April, 2014
'Excellent. Very good value for money. Friendly staff and high-quality pub food. A fire in the bar, very welcome on a cool March evening. Our room was comfortable, modern and clean. Outstanding breakfast. ' - GC - March, 2014

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