The Carpenter’s Arms

In a ‘very quiet’ Chew Valley hamlet criss-crossed by public footpaths ideal for a ramble, this ‘most appealing’ inn is ‘a good base and a real bargain’, say Guide readers this year. More

Contact details

The Carpenter’s Arms
Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
Somerset
BS39 4BX
England
01761 490202

Hotel information

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, only public areas suitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bar and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single from £80, double from £120, D,B&B single from £102.50, double from £165. À la carte £36.50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘very quiet’ Chew valley hamlet criss-crossed by public footpaths ideal for a ramble, this ‘most appealing’ inn is ‘a good base and a real bargain’, say Guide readers this year. In summer, the flowerbeds and hanging baskets fronting the row of former miners’ cottages come abloom; parasols open over alfresco food and drinks. When winter creeps in, a fire blazes in the low-beamed bar, its books, sofas and log piles a ‘thoroughly attractive’ backdrop to dinner. Bedrooms are modern, with ‘good furniture, fittings and lighting’. ‘Our room was nice – on the small side, but fine for a night’s stay. I liked the efficient shower in the bathroom.’ Join locals over pints of Butcombe in the evening, then order from Christian Wragg’s menu of honest fare: fish from Cornwall, local game in season, ‘plenty of veg’, a much-appreciated passion fruit and mango roulade. (‘Roasts dominated on a Sunday evening, with a fine Yorkshire pudding.’) ‘There’s no danger of going hungry – the portions are generous.’ In the morning, ‘the fresh fruit platter was particularly enjoyed’. (Peter Anderson, and others)

Map

The Carpenter’s Arms
Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
Somerset
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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