The Carpenters Arms

A row of former miners’ pantiled cottages combines into a rambling, ‘appealing’ country inn in a picturesque setting where, regulars report, ‘generous portions’ and ‘generous hospitality’ come as standard. More

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Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
BS39 4BX
01761 490202

Hotel information




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


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

Background music



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


allowed in bar and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £70–£102, double £100–£170, 
A la carte £36.50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

A row of former miners’ pantiled cottages combines into a rambling, ‘appealing’ country inn in a picturesque setting where, regulars report, ‘generous portions’ and ‘generous hospitality’ come as standard. Repeat visitors in 2018 found this ‘good-value’ spot ‘excellent as always’. After a busy day they appreciated warm bread, olive oil and balsamic, eaten by the fireside. ‘Everyone is so obliging and helpful.’ The ‘thoroughly attractive’ low-beamed bar has a blazing log fire, squashy sofas, hand-pumped ale. Summer sees parasols and blooming flowers open in the beer garden. Varying in size, bedrooms are modern but not voguish. ‘Our very comfortable and relaxing room at the rear had dual-aspect windows and a sofa.’ A bathroom had a decent shower, ‘fluffy towels, an array of toiletries’. In the evening, the ‘popular pub’ serves new chef Christian Wragg’s seasonal menu, perhaps sauté of locally landed monkfish, mussels, prawns, fondant potato, bouillabaisse; West Country rib-eye steak. At breakfast, ‘the usual scrum’ is avoided thanks to table service: ‘very tasty’ bacon and sausages, a fruit platter. ‘Listing some vegetarian options on the breakfast menu’ would be appreciated. (Jeanette Bloor, and others)

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The Carpenters Arms
Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
BS39 4BX

Guest comments

'Very comfortable relaxing. Very nicer room. Good food with good vegetarian choices. Everyone very obliging.. ' - Jeanette Bloor - October, 2017
'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

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Tourist attractions

  • Bristol Zoo

    See lions, gorillas and pygmy hippos.

  • Cheddar Gorge

    A limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills.

  • Wookey Hole Caves

    The caves are noted for the Witch of Wookey Hole – a human-shaped rock , reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury.

  • Wells Cathedral

    The seat of the Bishop of Bath, Wells Cathedral has been described as 'the most poetic of the English cathedrals'.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide