The Carpenters Arms
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5:30pm - 8:30pm
We've been coming to the Carpenters for a few years and are never disappointed. It is part of a smallish chain (Provenance Inns) covering the mid N.Yorkshire area; it is one of their star venues.
The manager, Paolo, has recently taken over having moved from another of their pubs, The Punch Bowl at Marton. He is always welcoming, friendly and accommodating.
The food is of a high standard and the menu changes seasonally. There are also some good local beers.
Warm and cosy decor, warm and friendly greeting , food was very good . The wine was excellent . The picture shows my butternut squash curry 👌👌
A regular meeting place, with a good menu, and delicious food. My calves liver and bacon was delicious, although slightly too large a portion for me. Lemon and mascarpone cheesecake very good, and perfect portion size.
Great ambiance, food and service. Have been several times and have always enjoyed my visit. Also have stayed over once and the rooms are great.
Food was amazing. The best burger I have ever had. !!!!
Nice and quiet on a Thursday lunch time , very attentive staff and excellent service. Good menu and very tasty food although portions were a bit in the small side . Many years since I have been here and I was extremely impressed by the way it has been extended and re designed . Planning to return for evening meal and overnight stay.
If you haven’t been here before ... you need to!
Great ambiance and service. Lovely rooms, definitely worth staying over for a special treat.
Eaten at the Carpenter's Arms many times and in general it has been good. Food always good in particular. The service on the 17th Oct was poor despite it not being desperately busy. Arrived 7.30 - didn't leave until 10.00 owing to having to wait for service ( not out of choice ). Had to go in search of staff on two occasions. Certainly did not warrant a service tip !
We visited for the Wednesday Steak Night. Two medium rare steaks one was excellent the other not so good. House red wine a perfect accompaniment. The desserts - sorbet and the cheeseboard, very nicely presented. On the whole a good experience. Good food good service and ambiance. We would return when in the area again.
We had a excellent meal served by very friendly staff, it was very good value and our table was waiting for us when we arrived.
Fabulous meal service and atmosphere lovely evening
We have spent many happy times here at this beautiful venue. Beautiful old building with stone floors ( so well behaved dogs are welcome)
This time we brought our Canadian relatives to taste this interesting menu, full of pleasant surprises and beautiful to see. They had never enjoyed such delicious food and were pleased to find out that the ingredients were locally sourced too.
The staff are outstanding , helpful but not overbearing. You feel you can spend as much time as you want eating and chatting.
The drinks menu is extensive with local hand pulled beers and a delicious cocktail menu too. My gin cocktail contained a sprig of mint which they gathered from the garden at the back of the buildings !
This is why we travel about one hour to come here. Definitely worth it.
Beautiful country views enhance the ambiance too, what more do you want.
You can also stay here for an extra special treat. We stay in the garden rooms.
Excellent customer service and great food
Excellent views from the back of the restaurant.
Menu offers good choices and the food is reasonably priced
Waited over 20 minutes for someone to come and take my order. When nobody arrived, we paid our drinks bill and left
Not some where I will return to in a hurry. First of all we had a call an hour before we were due to have dinner to tell us there were cancelling our booking as a the previous party had not left from lunch. Our meal was a 6pm and there was 10 of us. So we agreed to have our meal at 630pm to give them time to clear up.
The food reads fantastic on the menu but not as good on the plate. I thought for the food was very over priced and nothing special. The best part of the dinner was the sweet, so at least we left on a high!
The staff were very friendly and helpful, thank you to them.
Absolutely love it here, regularly come for special occasions or just a quiet date night. Great service and lovely food.
Lovely food and good to be able to bring the dog with us. Very helpful and amenable staff. Even though they were short staffed on Saturday night they served us well and di not keep us waiting. Will definitely come back again.
This could be an excellent restaurant with great ambience and good service. However, the food is very ordinary and pricey as a result.
Lovely pub with great atmosphere, if busy expect to have to wait, but food worth waiting for!
Very friendly staff and service. Food was hot and tasty
Our first visit and a pleasant experience.
Lots of high chairs needed at the time we visited so our booked request for one was not met. This would not stop us visiting again but we would take our own booster seat and its worth considering if you choose to book on busy family days.
We are regulars, but this restaurant always gives a special kind of service. We like the fact that it offers several wines by the glass, none of which could be described as “House Wine”.
Very much improved on past performance the new manager a young lad has made an excellent turn a round
Absolutely fabulous food in a beautiful setting. Sunday Dinner was simply divine and the service was first class. I would recommend here to anyone wanting a gorgeous sunday dinner or somewhere special to eat.
Lovely starters and sweets. The pork belly was quite disappointing. The skin was too tough and the pork dry and overlooked. The sauce was excellence. The steak and other mains were good. Service was not as good as usual. We will still be back to try once more as previously has been great.
meal ok but not worth the money and dont by the house wine its expensive for nothing
Been here several times and food lovely, however I was a bit disappointed with the child’s choices... not any chicken on the menu at all... the tomato pasta they did order was really spicy too ... would go back but notbwith children
Everything in order, food, service and beer! Wine average. I would definitely go again.
The review below, written in August, complaining of too many flies is odd. First the reviewer confuses lunch with dinner! I suspect that actually he was participating in Sunday Lunch rather than dinner. The flies are hardly the fault of the Carpenter's Arms, maybe he should have moved inside away from a window!
Been oked for my Mams 90th birthday as a surprise. The staff were helpful with the cake etc, and the food was delicious.
We thourghly enjoyed our evening.
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.