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The Carpenter's Arms, W6

91 Black Lion Lane
W6
W6 9BG
Phone: 02087418386
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Carpenter's Arms

There was just the one kandpump on the counter, but thankfully it was in use, dispensing Adnam's Bitter (£1.90 a half). They clearly do food as a I saw a couple ordering a dessert, plus I could see some bread by a hatch to the kitchen in the corner, but there were no menus out when I dropped in at around 2.15 on a Wednesday afternoon.

Inside it has a bit of a cafe feel about it with red plastic topped tables at the front, but down at the back there are some banquettes, complete with cushions, plus some scrubbed wooden tables and normal chairs. The floor's scrubbed bare boards; there's a black and white tiled splash area in front of the bar, and there are a few miscellaneous prints and old black and white photgraphs on the walls. There is also the inevitable large vase of flowers on the bar, and at this time of year there's some Christmassy bits around the place as well. There's also a garden at the back.

A notice outside says that this pub has won a Time Out award this year as community pub of the year. That's fair enough I guess, but I hope that sort of award reflects a local community customer base. This is a decent enough little side street pub. The beer choice isn't very adventurous, but it struck me as a comfortable enough place to stop off for a pint, if not the ideal place for an evening session. Something to note is that during the week it sticks to traditional opening hours i.e. 12 - 3, then 5 - 11. I would probably visit this place now and then if I lived nearby.

On 13th December 2015 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Carpenter's Arms

Funny looking place, slightly reminiscent of an old-fashioned corner cafe from a distance. The inside was also far less fancy than I was expecting, given its reputation as a gastro-pub. In fact, with no menus visible, it was only the hatchway opening through to the kitchen which gave any indication of the foody focus (which is evidenced by its website having the menu updated daily). Relatively plain furniture and decor. Only one real ale - Adnams (£3.55 for a rather average pint). Best point was the patio beer garden which proved quite pleasant in the sunshine

On 11th May 2011 - rating: 5
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Keith Oswin left this review about The Carpenter's Arms

The Carpenter's Arms tries to fall between the two stools of being a pub and being a restaurant and does neither especially well. The drinks are average and overpriced, the food very much for the well-heeled St Peter's Square set. It probably doesn't help having the Cross Keys a few steps away. Worth a look but don't expect to be a regular.

On 6th September 2010 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
South Acton, 1.54 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Chiswick, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.8 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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13th Dec 2015, 11:19
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
10th Mar 2014, 18:31
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 October 2017 by Komakino .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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