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Carpenters Arms, Fitzrovia, W1

68-70 Whitfield Street
W1
W1T 4EY
Phone: 02075803186
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Pub SignMan left this review about Carpenters Arms

Practically in the shadow of the BT Tower, this is a simple two bar pub that requires the navigation of various back streets to locate. A corner entrance takes you into the pub’s front bar – a light space with nice floorboards, high stools serving tables along the right-hand wall and ledges under the front windows, and a dark wood bar counter along the left-hand wall with a modern white tile bar back. A large TV screen opposite the bar remained off throughout my stay and there was remarkably little of interest around the rest of the room, beyond perhaps a smart dresser on the back wall. A corridor to the rear right leads you through to the rear bar, which has darker wood flooring and colour matched wall panelling, creating quite a nice traditional feel. A curved servery to the left has a nice counter and the same modern tiled bar back. This room has been decorated with a number of stuffed animal heads, including an enormous boar’s hear near the entrance, whilst another TV screen in this room was also turned off. To the rear left corner, a wallpapered nook contains one large table with several chairs, all under a recessed shelf full of random ornaments. There is a good pavement seating area to the side of the pub, which on my visit had been augmented by an astroturf ‘wall’, erected by the adjacent building site, which gave the space more of a ‘garden’ feel than it might otherwise have had.
Just the one cask ale was available on this visit – Salopian Shropshire Gold (£4.70), with one other handpull left unused. Craft keg options came from local breweries such as Camden and Beavertown. My pint of the Shropshire Gold was in pretty good nick and the staff seemed like a friendly enough bunch.
I quite liked the rear bar in this pub, but thought the front section was pretty bland and uninspiring. The single ale choice was also a bit of a concern, but at least it was drinkable rather than just a token gesture. Overall, I thought this place had a bit of promise but lacked the draw of a number of other pubs hereabouts and would therefore be unlikely to draw me back out this way again.

On 13th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Carpenters Arms

Refurbished in a mixed, upmarket style, but retaining some features of interest including the old Wenlock Ales exterior signage. Pavement seating under green / white striped awnings on both façades. On this visit, I found Doom Bar and Hogs Back TEA (£4.10) from the pair of handpumps in the front bar and the same again plus Old Speckled Hen from the three at the back seating / dining area. Also has a 'L'-shaped lounge (with another, usually unmanned, counter) and partly covered roof terrace upstairs.

On 12th February 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Carpenters Arms

Wenlock ales branding outside and some fine original old grey tilework too, dating from the late 30s. Pub retains a two room layout. The Howland St entrance brings you into the old public bar with minimal seating, pea green walls and a large Bass mirror. Two ales on here, Doom Bar and Gt Yorks Top of the Hops, served by a disinterested barmaid. Fortunately the beer quality was better than her customer service skills and slipped down nicely. Classic 60s tracks on the stereo. The rear room is much more grand with three quarter length wood panelling and a wallpaperd spur ‘granny annexe’ area. The stuffed and mounted animal heads were inevitably hipsterised with cheap nylon wigs, tiaras and hard hats. A glance at the menu found that the food was expensive though the 2 for £12 offer during the week seemed more reasonable. Upstairs there are rather nice-looking hireable rooms. It's got enough character to warrant a visit, though whether I'd specifically return beyond convenience value is a different point. 6.5

On 2nd April 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Euston, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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13th Nov 2019, 20:46
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
12th Feb 2017, 13:20

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Roof terrace. - last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - 'Tappy Mondays' - £1 off all pints. - last updated 30 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 March 2016 by Tris C
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