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The Carpenters Arms, Harpenden Town, Harpenden

14 Cravells Road
Harpenden
AL5 1BD
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Carpenters Arms

The interior of this pub certainly is small,the front door opens into a lounge split into two haves.On the right is a wooden table in the bay window,a coal affect gas fire,a display cabinet with die cast model cars ,a circular high table and a modest bar with four handpumps.The bar is surrounded with bar stools.To the left,at lunchtime, is a dining area with room for five dining tables,many reserved signs in use, with some beams dividing the two areas.
Most people come here to dine from a reasonably priced menu of home cooked fare.Mains were between £7 -£9 and cheaper light bite options are catered for.There are occasional evening meals,contact pub for details.
I thought the real ale selections was unadventurous for a GBG listed establishment with GK IPA,Courage Best,Banks's Mild and Adnams Southwold Bitter on my trip.However ale quality was top drawer which may explain it's favour with CAMRA.
There is an attractive front garden with benches around the entrance,and more extensive seating (some undercover) to the side of the building.
The small,carpeted cottage interior felt twee,and with very limited (lunchtime) seating for drinkers it didn't appeal as a place for a session.Possibly in good weather the outside drinking areas come into their own.

On 11th April 2012 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1977 recommendations about 1977 pubs]


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Clive Thompson left this review about The Carpenters Arms

Quite an attractive pub with a small gated beer garden out front. Friendly staff and customers, willing to have a chat. Four pumps with some changing guests if the clips behind the bar are anything to go by. Probably wouldn't make a special journey but I suspect it's one of the better pubs in the locality and it was a good place for a beer after missing my bus.

On 4th October 2009 - rating: 6
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Mark Castro-Garcia left this review about The Carpenters Arms

Great pub! 2nd only to the Globe in Dunstable...similar atmosphere, about half the amount of ales on tap (5), but the added bonus of the fact that they serve food here

CAMRA South Herts Pub of the Year 2001 and 2004

On 13th June 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 22 recommendations about 22 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Mark Castro-Garcia
Harpenden, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
St Albans City, 4.75 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
St Albans Abbey, 5.13 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Carpenters Arms, Harpenden
4th Feb 2017, 16:32
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4th Feb 2017, 16:32
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 April 2012 by moby duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 April 2012 by moby duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 April 2012 by moby duck
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