The Carpenters Arms

Stanton Wick, Somerset

Rambling roses and brimming hanging baskets adorn ‘the Carps’, a friendly local pub-with-rooms in a hamlet 25 minutes from Bath. More

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Rambling roses and ‘an amazing display of hanging baskets and planters’ adorn ‘the Carps’, a friendly local pub-with-rooms in a hamlet 25 minutes from Bath. Part of the small Buccaneer Holdings pub group, it has been run with considerable polish since 1999 by manager Simon Pledge. Created from a row of miners’ cottages, it has picnic tables at the front and a terrace at the side. Bedrooms are contemporary in style, with a comfy chair or two, and an eclectic selection of artworks. Like the rest of the place, they sit comfortably between the no-frills and too-frilly sector of the market, say readers. The menu, served in bar, dining rooms and garden, is a mix of pub classics and more inventive dishes, with day-boat fresh fish from Brixham, local beef, lamb, game in season. They do Sunday roasts, of course, which guests report come with copious amounts of vegetables and potatoes. Or you can just swing by for a pint of Butcombe and oodles of atmosphere in the stone-walled, beamed bar, by the fire or the log-burner.

Hotel details


Wick Lane
Stanton Wick
BS39 4BX


01761 490202




all year except evenings 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.


bar, snug, lounge, 2 restaurants, function room, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, 'no-smoking' terrace, secure parking, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in some areas.


all ages welcomed, under-12s stay free, children’s menu, high chairs, changing facilities.


allowed in bar, snug and outside areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £180, singles from £105. À la carte £40.

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Comments about The Carpenters Arms

A lovely, comfortable hotel run by the same family for many years. Efficient, well-trained, smiling staff. Decor in excellent condition. Radio 2 at breakfast but they turned it down. Excellent breakfast. Dinner very good but gigantic portions. l - Sue Jenkinson - August 2019
Very comfortable relaxing. Very nicer room. Good food with good vegetarian choices. Everyone very obliging.. - Jeanette Bloor - October 2017

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