The Carrington Arms

4.7
1188 reviews
£25 and under
English
A family run traditional countryside English Inn, situated in the picturesque village of Moulsoe, near Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and just 2 miles from Junction 14 on the M1.

The restaurant offers our famous meat, seafood counter and seasonal Modern British dishes. Lighter options including sandwiches and traditional Pub food are available in our Bar. Vegetarians and children are well catered for. Our bar provides a selection of draught beers, lagers and real ales and an extensive wine list.
We have a large garden and pub patio and ample parking. We have 16 en-suite bedrooms offering affordable hotel accommodation.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    Aug 10 - Nov 25, 2021

    Book a unique Afternoon Tea Experience…Carrington Arms Style "Classic" - includes Unlimited Tea for 2 Hours from Arrival “Bottomless Prosecco” - includes Unlimited Prosecco & Tea for 2 Hours from Arrival "Bottomless Gin & Pimm's" includes Unlimited Selected Gins & Tea for 2 Hours from Arrival Afternoon Tea bookings must be made at least 24 hours from required date. Drinks packages can be decided on arrival. Free of Charge Cancellation available up to 24 hours prior to booking date. Cancellations received within 24 hours of booking will be charged in full. Modification and cancellation of bookings is not available online. Please email us at enquiries@thecarringtonarms.co.uk if you wish to cancel or modify your booking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1188 People Are Saying
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BeckyC
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food
Definitely be coming back again
Thank you

DH
DavidH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well received, how service relating to the meat bar worked was well explained. Meal was paced well.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak, great service.

HA
HarryA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been for a number years and really don't understand why it was excellent. Food and service first class won't be as long next time

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RichardN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Straight forward menu, fantastic food and friendly service

JB
JohnB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’m sure it was a one off but the steak was very dry normally melts in your mouth, as we were finishing our coffee we were asked to move as they needed the table which Spoilt our experience.

JB
JohnB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment we arrived we were treated extremely well. All the staff were very professional in their roles.This is the second time we have visited and I am sure there will be a third. Haven’t had a better steak dinner anywhere.

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ClaireC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended by a friend for breakfast and we weren’t disappointed will be going again and also booking an evening meal

Outstanding !!

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fossil62
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a resident of Moulsoe and have watched the Carrington evolve over nearly 50 years. Without doubt ,it as at an all time high for me in all respects. I have been there 3 times in the last 6 weeks for lunch ,dinner and for a private buffet. The 5 star rating was achieved on every occasion. Please try for yourself ,you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening from start to end. Great hospitality, atmosphere a d food

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Insider
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Prompt service without being rushed. Good ambience although a little dark to see the menu - would (ave been a nice touch to have a candle on the table instead of plastic flower.

Chef helpful, and food excellent

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vipNag49
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait for our table, but had a nice drink in the bar area first.
The food was very nice, served promptly & staff were very attentive.

MS
MichaelS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best place for steak in MK ! … and the Raspberry Ripple is a treat in itself

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Racingcyclist
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've been dining at the Carrington Arms once or twice a year for family occasions for over a decade. And there are good reasons why we never bother to look anywhere else for our family get -togethers, given we all have to travel 60-70 miles to get to the pub. Across the years the service and food have always been what we are looking for and enjoy. Quality environment and furnishings plus the all-important personal touch from the servers. We'll be back!

TC
TracyC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit as had gift vouchers for last Christmas but certainly won’t be our last visit. It was worth the 30 minute drive.

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malbec
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Music too loud. Battered fish greasy. sir loin steak tough.
Staff friendly, courteous and helpful.

JJ
JoyJoy
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have left reviews before
We had a super duper early evening meal
Incredible service and food quality
Excellent as always
The one and only restaurant for us in Milton Keynes never ever disappoints!!

EB
EvanB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted on arrival, simple instructions on seating outdoors, how to summon service when settled, . Meal served promptly, very good quality, simply loved the ambience. Won't be long before we're back !

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vinceh
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, friendly attentive staff. Will definitely be returning again.

LC
LornaC
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a meal for my son’s birthday. The day was very hot so we ate inside to be out of the sun. We were the only people inside so social distancing was fine staff were attentive and food good. A very enjoyable experience.
We are still nervous about going inside places at the moment but we immediately felt safe making the meal even more enjoyable and relaxing.

AK
AndrewK
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary, very nice meal , reasonably priced

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Colboy
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice lunch. Definitely return to sample the dinner menu.

MW
MrsW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and very good service. The buttons on the tables are a brilliant idea!

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Maxi8832
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really fabulous night. Amazing service, delicious food and very good value for money. Highly recommended. 10/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and great service.

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Ellie
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All is very good. Food fantastic, service is great.

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Rijid
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our family reunion meal. Good choice of food if a little pricey.

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GailE
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening - service was so good, friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent- dauphinois potatoes every time! Steaks cooked to perfection. We love this place and never have a bad meal

GM
GiuseppeM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak is one of the best and locally sourced too! Great service and good value

LM
LucyM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and friendly team. Would definitely recommend

IG
IanG454
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table to celebrate our 21st Wedding Anniversary as we come to the Carrington Arms for special occasions.
They did not disappoint, the meal was fantastic.
The starter was lovely but the fillet steaks we had for the main course were delicious.
Cooked to perfection.
I tried one of the guest Ales which was night while my Wife enjoyed a few glasses of white wine.
Puddings were great and very well presented.

We had a fantastic night. Thank you.

TB
TimB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always superb good, service and ambience. My guests said the best steak they have had!

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mattw
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was generally good for our dining group. My experience, having stayed and dined many times at the CA is generally always positive. However, for me personally this time. My cut of meat was rather disappointing and not to the quality I'm used to at the CA. However, this is the first time I can personally remember a less than satisfying quality cut, albeit at a top end price.

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SteveH
Buckinghamshire
1 review