The Carpenters Arms
12 Seymour Place, Mayfair, London W1H 7NE
- Edgware Road Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Marylebone Station (0.5 km)
- cheap flight fares (0.3 km)
- Marylebone Station (0.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 7723 1050
- Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10:30pm
6 reviews of The Carpenters Arms in English
Overall positive experience. Very local, unpretentious, with a happy selection of 5 (apparently, sometimes 6) real ales. The night I was there (mid-May), the pub had: -Ramsbury "Flint Knapper";
-Windsor & Eton "Wedding Knot Royal Wedding Ale";
-Dorset Piddle Brewery "Piddle";
-Oxfordshire Ales "Tripple B"; and
-Bank's "Ruby Mild".
The layout of The Carpenters Arms is nice, because it's kind of divided into sections, so you're not out in the middle of a hall.
This is a decent traditional looking pub serving some good real ale. There are some nice places to sit (if you can get a seat though).
The TVs dominate here, hard to ignore even if what they are showing doesn't interest you.
A very acceptable locale pub. This used to be my local for a while and it’s a pretty nice place. Interior is pretty clean and standard, toilets clean etc. It’s a great place to watch football too with screens visible from everywhere in the pub. Staff are very friendly mix of Poles and Swedes and the manager is a nice guy who is good to locals. I wouldn’t take a trip to this place but if you live in the area (and know the dirth of nice pubs) then this might be the place for you.
On a side note there are an interesting bunch of locals, one being almost identical in appearance to a walrus, very funny to watch him attempt to cycle away drunk in the evening.
So glad we found this place. Hardly anywhere good to drink round these parts but this pub is great. Looks small from outside but is actually pretty spacious and spread over 3 floors with a beer garden area upstairs. Plenty of choice of drinks and my friend says the food is really good too. Will be back here many times.
An unpretentious back-street local with a very good and original choice of real ales, just a few minutes from the tourist hub of Marble Arch.
The interior is relatively plain, with one section decorated with beer mats on the wall. Most of the seating is at the front and the side, and there’s plenty of standing room at the back. It gets very busy with the after-work office crowd, but after they’ve gone it reverts to being a straightforward and decent pub.
Staff seem helpful and pleasant, and they do traditional pub grub, although I’ve not eaten here. Worth knowing about.
This is a straightforward pub with a traditional exterior and fairly plain interior, with some nice tilework just by the entrance. It’s tucked away just a few minutes’ walk from Marble Arch. Seating is at upholstered benches at the front and tables at the back and around the sides, with plenty of standing room.
The main draw is the interesting selection of real ales on tap - up to half a dozen. The choice last night included Adnam’s Bitter, Harvey’s Sussex Bitter, Cottage Christmas Cracker and Archer’s Old Bill Bitter. They serve traditional bar food at lunchtimes Monday to Saturday, but we’ve not eaten here.
Service is efficient - being in an area with lots of offices it can get very busy with the after-work crowd. There’s Sky Sports on the TV, but it doesn’t seem to be too intrusive.
A good respite from shopping in nearby Oxford Street!
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knibbd, 9 January 2009:
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