The Carpenters Arms
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The soup was lovely but sadly the Sunday dinner was nothing special. Pork was dry but the beef was soft and succulent. The dinner was let down by the amount of flies. I understand that it is in a rural area but there was flies everywhere. They kept landing on our food and sides so sadly we couldn’t relax as we spent most of the time pushing the flies away.
Overall, not the greatest experience so wouldn’t recommend.
Sunday lunch was very tasty with locally sourced ingredients
Staff are friendly and service was good
Pleasant Sunday afternoon lunch 3 courses and drinks for my family and I
Great little find out in the middle of nowhere, this pub is friendly and welcoming with quality food and a great selection of bites, meals, beer and wine.
We had our dog with us and the staff were very accommodating towards him giving us a nice table in a part of the bar that kept us out of the way but not in a corner.
The food was excellent in choice and quality, making it hard to choose.
Prices were fair and value for money.
Would recommend to anyone passing by.
It is always a pleasure to visit the Carpenter's Arms and to enjoy its good food, great service and splendid ambience - all in a beautiful North Yorkshire village
Having dined at the Carpenters Arms before it was a no brainer to go for Anniversary Dinner, the menu would suit all tastes, Highly recommended.
We visit Thirsk and the surrounding areas regularly but had never been to the Carpenters Arms. We were greated by an amazing view and a beautiful setting, perfect for a summers day. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and helped us with a highchair for our baby, our eldest daughter has mobility problems but the restaurant was lovely and spacious and the bathroom facilities were excellent and spotlessly clean! Our servers were spot on with their service, food arrived promptly and it was absolutely delicious. We had Sunday lunch and the roast beef was to die for, as were the seasonal vegetables. Great value for money too, good portion sizes! We can’t wait to return and have recommended already to lots of friends and family. Thanks very much x
Fabulous mot-so-little place, but set out so that each area felt quite cosy and intimate. Excellent menu (I'd have been happy to just be given virtually any dish on it), and the food itself didn't disappoint. The lamb in particular was gorgeous! Service was a little slow (our starters arrived before our drinks, so we'd been seated for around 25 minutes before getting the drinks), and our waitress could have done with finding a smile! However, two of us stayed overnight, and found she was very much the exception.
Excellent food, brilliant service. We go for a special occasion and sometimes just when we feel like a treat! Serves local Gin which is just gorgeous.
Really good, went on Sunday for a wedding anniversary meal with my wife, lovely food, good service(not to intrusive), good atmosphere
food was very good, spacious table ..some of waiting staff looked like they were still learning but very polite all the same. enjoyed the meal and will be back.
could do with more Spice meal options and vegetarian
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Recommended to us by our Airbnb hosts, and we’ll worth a visit.
Belly pork was tough disappointing as the meal was a gift.
What a beautiful pub/restaurant. Fabulous setting and gardens. The food was superb and the staff were excellent. I can’t wait to go again next time Im here from Derbyshire.
Lovely lunch, attentive staff , beautiful views and an excellent pimms
Excellent quality food at good prices with plenty of choice. Very good service. Lovely seating area with views across countryside
Lovely family evening meal in a fab location. Service great, food great, kids welcomed and good value for money. Will definitely be back again soon.
Everything was fine. My only concern was the prices of wine by the glass
particularly the Prosecco. Would these prices be the same in a 'gastro pub'?
What was it? £5.50 per 125ml glass. That's £33.00 a bottle ! The SB was not a lot less.
We certainly did not consider buying a second round except for the beer which I think
Visited the Carpenter's Arms last week and for a menu that promised so much, I was uninspired by the salmon dish that came. Presentation was lacklustre for the price and there were no real hits on the flavour front. A little disappointing and won't rush back. On a more positive note the staff were friendly and attentive.
Excellent family Sunday lunch experience. Service friendly service and chef extremely accommodating regarding a non dairy diet.
Food was delicious and tables spaced out nicely so no overhearing the conversation in other tables.
Was surprised to be able to get a table at a few days notice, but wasn't let down. Fab food, fab ambience and fab views (we ate al dente). Well done, a great experience for us both.
As we’ve been to the Carpenters before on many occasions we knew what to expect.
We come to this area every year for a week and it’s always good too see that the Carpenters is always punching its weight so to speak. The staff sometimes change but those who are working there are always courteous and efficient.
The food as always can be relied upon, providing good value in a pleasant setting whether you are inside or dining al fresco. Keep up the good work.
Sunday Carvery menu. I ate here 6 months ago while in the area.
Great food, lovely ambience. Slightly confused service. Would benefit from waiting staff dedicated to one table.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon in Felixkirk, and so it helped the whole feeling of a great day with friends for Sunday lunch. The staff looked professional in their uniforms and were very friendly. The service was not pushy so we had a relaxing meal with time to chat and catch up with old friends. The food of roast sirloin beef and Yorkshire pudding was very good indeed. Dessert choice was not extensive but the obligatory sticky date pudding was excellent and worth the extra. Wine list had a good selection too and reasonably priced. Teas and coffee to finish taken outside on the balcony overlooking the beautiful Vale of York. The staff and kitchen of this Providence chain hotel were fabulous. Unfortunately we are only in Yorkshire until Saturday so unable to get back this time. If you are contemplating this venue just do it!
Drinks were slow at coming, menus were with us for ages, I had to ask if we could order having sat with the menus for 20 mins, I was given a little abrupt response from the blonde waitress, comments on the food, king prawn starter was tasty, fish and chips - fish was soggy and not fresh, burgers were good, salmon with noodles, this dish was tasteless and didn't have any of the said coriander. Fish pie was heavy and sloppy. Feel that even though there was at least two maitre d's on duty, not once did either of them come to the table, no eye contact when we walked past them to leave. Bill was well over £200 I would not travel the 40 mins again to re-visit, my elderly parents were disappointed as well.
We had an excellent meal and attentive service. The menu offered a reasonable selection that made good use of produce in season. Overall would highly recommend.
Went to the Carpenters for dinner 2 evenings in a row with different people; one a family birthday and one with a group of friends. On both evenings the food was delicious, the atmosphere good and the service friendly and helpful.
Good ambience, great food and very attentive staff
We had a great time here. The staff are friendly and their service is excellent without being obtrusive. The menu is great with some lovely specials- the steak salad was amazing! We were celebrating a Birthday and the attached photo arrived for dessert! Really lovely touch. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back soon! Thank you
Disappointing visit. Have been before with friends and had much better experience.
No one seemed in charge and staff did not seem to know if table allocated, if order taken or what items not available on menu. After order taken returned to advise no salmon for my menu choice, also later one of pudding choices also not available. Food was decidedly average, fish pie not hot and watery, artic roll portion miniscule not enhanced by enormous dish presented in,white caramelised chocolate tasted strange. In all not a good experience will go elsewhere in future. Leadership distinctly lacking.
The service was quite poor after an initial flurry. I had to flag someone down to ask to order drinks and then food. There were no specials on offer the day we dined, and given that two of us are vegetarians that only left us with one main course option. The vegetarian main course (aubergine) was nice enough but was simply half an aubergine on some salad leaves. The other person in our party, who ordered a burger, got a double burger in a bun with fries and coleslaw! I would suggest that the vegetarian option at this restaurant has not been fully thought through. It was also expensive (£12.95) for half an aubergine. So in summary, not great service (we didn't leave a tip) and don't bother if you're a vegetarian!
Had the best evening in many years at Carpenters Arms. Food was great and staff are good fun. We had our starter on the decking then moved inside for mains/desserts. I love the open feel of the decking area and garden, with awesome views of the countryside.
Second visit. Just as good, lovely atmosphere and service. Food ranges from comfort to that bit special and was super tasty
Sunday lunch. Yorkshire puddings tired and stale. Roast potatoes just like slightly coloured boiled potatoes, green vegetables excellent. Meat full of flavour but slightly too chewy. Excessive gravy - almost 10mm deep across whole plate. Some things good, most average. Not cheap. Starters better than main course.
Great Food . . . Great Service . . . Great place
We had a wonderful meal as part of my birthday celebration. Stephanie and Joseph couldn't have been more helpful and the menu offered us greater choice than other establishments within the group. We will definitely be back!
Delicious food lovely waiting staff just over all a great place to go for tea
First visit. Decent menu well priced. Only complaint would have been one main came with chips that looked reheated (or at least some were). Everything else was fine.
Another enjoyable evening at the Carpenters Arms.
Seafood Tapas starter was fabulous.
The Provenance fish pie was lovely too.
My rib-eye steak was good but I felt the chunky chips were frozen as they were not as good as previous visits.
The Malbec and Theakston's bitter were great.
Dog friendly too.
Great place and location. Food was fair but probably ordered wrong. After a full day biking I fancied scampi and chips for main course. Chips underdone and scampi not great quality. Felt they covered up the quality by posh plates and chips in separate containers. Advertised home made tartare source which was a drizzle over some leaves not great. Starters were nice mackerel pate and ham hock lacked seasoning but plentiful. Overall great venue but a little style over substance sorry
Great venue, knowledgeable staff, scrumptious food. We will be back and sunshine so able to take advantage of the lovely views and garden prior to eating.