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

Contact details

Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
Pensford
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, public areas accessible for wheelchairs and adapted for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

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

Dogs

allowed in bar and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

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
Pensford
Somerset
BS39 4BX

Guest comments

'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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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