The Carpenters Arms

Stanton Wick, Somerset

A dazzling array of hanging baskets bedecks this friendly pub-with-rooms, occupying three former miners’ cottages in a Chew valley hamlet. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A dazzling array of hanging baskets bedecks this friendly pub-with-rooms, occupying three former miners’ cottages in a Chew valley hamlet. ‘It is well placed between the very no-frills and very frilly sections of the market,’ write discerning readers. Part of the small Buccaneer group, it has been run by Simon Pledge for more than 20 years, with ‘a good team of welcoming, smiling and well-trained staff’. There are picnic tables to the fore and a furnished patio at the side for summer drinking and dining, while a log-burner warms a bar with beams, bare-stone walls and abundant comfy seating. Bedrooms have a walk-in shower or a power shower over a bath. ‘We had an airy, spacious room overlooking the rear car park. Decor was modern with some fun modern prints’ and a profusion of cushions. You can eat in dining rooms, bar or alfresco. Christian Wragg’s menus range from pub classics to dishes such as orange-glazed confit duck, prawn-crusted Brixham cod with mussels and wild mushroom pasta, and vegan curry. ‘Breakfast was excellent’ and radio blether was silenced on request. (Sue and John Jenkinson)

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 available).

Dogs

allowed in bar, snug and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £85–£90, double £130–£140, D,B&B single £112.50–£115, double £185–£190. 
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