The Carpenters Arms

Stanton Wick, Somerset

Flower-bedecked without, warm and buzzy within, this pub-with-rooms in a Chew valley hamlet occupies three old, knocked-through miners’ cottages. More

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Flower-bedecked without, warm and buzzy within, this pub-with-rooms in a Chew valley hamlet occupies three old, knocked-through miners’ cottages. It has been run for many years by Simon Pledge for small pub group Buccaneer Holdings and, say ex-hotelier readers, is a pleasing blend of ‘the personal and professional’. It’s perfect for all seasons, with picnic tables at the front, a no-smoking terrace at the side, and plenty of atmosphere within, with stone walls, beams, settles, log-burners and comfy seating. Food is served in the bar and two dining rooms by ‘obliging and helpful’ staff. Attractive bedrooms are ‘modern without being drab’, with a big, padded headboard and jolly, modern artwork clearly chosen with thought and not bought as a job lot. Five have a walk-in shower, the rest a bath with shower over. ‘Housekeeping and decor were in excellent condition.’ Good-quality pub grub includes Brixham fish from the day boats and Thai green vegetable curry, while Sunday roasts come with ‘gigantic portions of vegetables and potatoes’. Breakfast gets a thumbs-up for good hot toast served with the cooked dishes. (S and JJ)

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, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, secure parking, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in some areas.

Children

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

Dogs

allowed in bar, snug and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £140, singles from £90. 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 - September 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide