Carpenters Arms

Mayor: Cimbasso (1) | Taps: +6 | Bottles: +8
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (1146) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 26, 2017
I visited here on Wednesday 26th April 2017 after attending a course around the corner. This was my first stop on my Marble Arch to Fitzrovia stroll along the A5204 east/west route. This is a freehouse and corner pub on the junction of Great Cumberland Mews and Seymour Place. I guess that Marble Arch tube on the Central Line is the closest tube stop but to be honest there are a few others also very close by including Bond Street and Edgware Road. From the outside this is an attractive pub with large glass windows (partially etched) and with a few tables outside that have some cover.

I entered via the Seymour Place entrance and noted what appears to be original looking mosaic work with pub name on the floor at the entrance, with some original glazed tiles on right hand wall here also. There was wooden floors and comfortable leather seats on a slightly raised area looking out on this corner, the bar curved around in a horseshoe shape. There was plenty of seating in here with further seating off beyond the bar.

Beer choice was ok with Wooden Hand Golden, Wainwright Rat Race and a beer bearing the pub name, however my Rat Race was undrinkable, though to be fair the young Spanish sounding barmaid changed it without any quibbles. There were a few folk in here, it was a nice enough beer stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock  (604) , England | March 29, 2012
An oasis of calm, just round the corner from Marble Arch and up towards Marylebone. According to ’Beerintheevening’ (a British Beer site), this is one of the top 40 pubs in the UK. My visit on a warm Tuesday lunchtime (July 2008) certainly doesn’t put it that high in my own estimation, but it is none-the-less a very good pub. Clean and tidy, a large horseshoe shaped wooden bar serves all areas downstairs (a function room upstairs wasn’t open, so I haven’t seen that). Pleasant young lady served me a fine pint of Sussex Bitter, four other hand-pulled cask ales were available, two from Archers, I can’t remember the other brews, sorry. The other customers were all on their own and drinking quietly, enjoying the peace of the place. The small menu card listed the normal type pub-grub at typical London prices (heavy) and TV screens high on the walls showed changing (Sky?) sports, with no sound. Glad I found it, I’ll use it again if in the area, well worth finding.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
YULbier  (250) Montreal, | September 28, 2011
Cosy pub. Very welcoming atmosphere. Had a fresh Brewdog on cask. Nice neighborhood bar, but not really worth planning a trip there if your a tourist.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Svesse  (276) Hässelby, Sweden | November 20, 2010| Updated December 1, 2010
Nice little pub on a back street close to Marble Arch and Edgware Road. Not very big, usually with sports on the TV. Six hand pumps with ever changing guest beers, some of them can be quite interesting, but the odd Cottage rebadge tend to appear as well. I’ve been coming back to this pub for the last ten years or so, and for a while quality seemed to be going down, but over the last two or three years it’s back in good form. Service is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is always friendly. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Leighton  (1033) London, England | October 8, 2010
Nice pub near the Marble Arch. Has about six real ales, then the obligatory lager line-up. Good prices. Has a dynamic set-up with a horse shoe-shaped bar and lots of different seating. Tables, stools, chairs, booths, picnic tables - you name it. Prices are good. Didn’t have any food. There is one TV in a back-ish room. Hundreds of tap markers line the walls. Place is well-lit, which I like. Will definitely return.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | June 25, 2010
Visited on a weekday afternoon hence it was very packed with funny looking people sporting stripy suits...surprisingly similar to those worn by inmates in the clink. Nice pub but honestly the cask range didn’t do much for me, but perhaps I visited on a slow rotation.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (817) Tromsø, Norway | August 13, 2009
Whenever in London, I love to return to this pub. A welcoming and cosy four-sided room with a half circle bar. Always interesting and well kept real ales. Six hand pumps displaying ales from Leeds, Wolf, Rudgate and Bath during my visit. Belongs to the Market Taverns chain which include Market Porter, among others. Very relaxing early on a Monday afternoon, only a few people in the pub and cricket on TV (03.08.2009).

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