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Carpenter Arms, Ely

76 Brook Street
Postal town: Ely
Phone: 01353722026
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Carpenter Arms

This was the only pub I tried in Soham yesterday. It is an old pub situated rather strangely in an area of modern housing. It seems that the pub somehow survived all of the modern developments going on around it.

I seemed to get looked on with suspicion when I arrived. I certainly didn't fit the demographic of this pub, which was all elderly gents, apart from the slightly younger barmaid. I was the youngest in the pub by far.

The bar is in front of you when you arrive, but it stretches back a way, with seating alongside, before it opens up at the rear with an area for playing darts, along with the toilets. Beyond that was another room with a pool table and a garden.

Doom Bar is the regular beer here. Landlord was a guest.

Punters were probably friendly really. They just probably don't get many visitors with it being so tucked away. The lack of reviews on here would seem to add weight to this argument.

On 8th October 2021 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1374 recommendations about 1374 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Ely, 6.4 miles, 2 hr 3 min walk (show)
Newmarket, 7.55 miles, 2 hr 25 min walk (show)
Kennett, 7.95 miles, 2 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Carpenter Arms, Soham
8th Oct 2021, 13:22
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
25th Feb 2013, 20:15
Picture submitted by Bucking Fastard approved

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
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