The Carpenters Arms

Pensford, Somerset

Flower decked without, welcoming within, this ‘excellent’ village pub, contrived from three former miners’ cottages, is liked by readers flying out of nearby Bristol Airport. More

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Flower decked without, welcoming within, this ‘excellent’ village pub, contrived from three former miners’ cottages, is liked by readers flying out of nearby Bristol Airport. Forget bland airport hotels. Here are low, beamed ceilings, stone walls, a cosy bar with log-burner. The public areas have been refurbished since last year. The bedrooms are modestly priced, cottage style, ‘very comfortable’. Bright fabrics are offset by neutral decor. Fresh milk is provided for tea or coffee. Bathrooms have a shower or bath with shower over. Eat where you choose – in the bar, the lounge, either of two dining rooms, or the garden. Christian Wragg’s menus range from pub classics (Brixham fish and chips, West Country beef-and-ale pie), to such ambitious dishes as herb-crusted lamb rump, sweet potato mash, confit leek, mint jus. Vegetarian choices might include nut roast, Thai vegetable curry. ‘When we returned from a busy day, although it was before the restaurant opened, the chef produced warm bread, olive oil and balsamic, eaten by a roaring fire.’ ‘A good choice of wines by the glass is appreciated.’ ‘Very tasty’ breakfasts are cooked to order. ‘Everyone is so obliging and helpful.’ (JB)

Hotel details

Address

Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
Pensford
Somerset
BS39 4BX
England

Telephone

01761 490202

Bedrooms

13.

Open

all year except evenings 
25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.

Facilities

bar, snug, lounge, 
2 restaurants, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, secure parking, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in some areas.

Children

all ages welcomed (under-12s free, children’s menu, high chairs, changing facilities available).

Dogs

allowed in bar, snug and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £70–£107, double £100–£180. À la carte £37.

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Comments about The Carpenters Arms

A lovely, comfortable hotel run by the same family for many years. Efficient, well-trained, smiling staff. Decor in excellent condition. Radio 2 at breakfast but they turned it down. Excellent breakfast. Dinner very good but gigantic portions. l - Sue Jenkinson - August 2019
Very comfortable relaxing. Very nicer room. Good food with good vegetarian choices. Everyone very obliging.. - Jeanette Bloor - October 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide