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The Carpenters Arms, Tottenham Court Road - pub details

Address: Whitfield St, London, 2356 [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 832) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Goodge Street (0.1 miles), Warren Street (0.2 miles), Great Portland Street (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Euston (0.7 miles), London St Pancras (0.8 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.9 miles)

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Situated in what is something of a relatively unknown area of London from this particular pub goer's perspective, is The Carpenters Arms, a reasonably traditional street corner pub.

The first thing one immediately notices on approaching the pub is the fine tiled exterior advertising the wares of "Wenlock Ales and Stout", indicative of former ownership in days before I became of pub going age. Disappointingly, there is no brewery memorabilia inside, apart from a rather forlorn looking Bass mirror in one of the two bars.

The interior consists of two interconnecting rooms, joined by a narrowish corridor, which feature much wood panelling and, most notably, in one form, an attractive looking cosy corner with floral wallpaper and a few plates bearing photographs of the Queen Mother.

There's an upstairs bar - not open on my visit and - up yet another flight of stairs after that, are the gents toilets. The pub website mentions a roof terrace, also.The nicely air conditioned interior throughout was very welcome on a rather unpleasantly muggy and sticky late afternoon.

The drinks menu is presented in an old style record sleeve, which, I suppose is indicative of the fact that we are in media territory. There's an emphasis on foreign beers and I suspect that real ale trade is not great.

Beers on were Dark Star Hophead, Wadworths 6X and, in the bar on the right, London Pride and Daleside Summer Delight. The Hophead - 2.85p - was reasonable.

This isn't a pub worth going out of your way to visit, but I might just decide to call in again if passing by.

JohnBonser - 21 Jul 2010 14:09
Went in on a Friday afternoon and ordered 2 pints of Blue Moon. Walked out six minutes later, still thirsty, as the four barstaff were fiddling with a credit card machine, there was no-one else waiting for drinks either.
camraman123 - 24 Jun 2010 19:58
Had a reasonable pint of Meantime LPA on a pump. It's a guest. Not a bad experience, the staff are pleasant.
thirstybob - 9 Jan 2010 20:00
Relatively untouched 1930s pub. Interior split between a (what would have been) a public and saloon bar. There is also a bar upstairs and a roof terrace apparently.
Beer range wasnt bad, the usual Pride and IPA plus a couple of guests.
My pint of Pride wasnt great however, and I suspect that the advertised 17 draft continental lagers are more popular with the cliental. Seemed to have a reasonable wine selection as well.

Had a curious nook in the larger bar, decked out as your grannies front room, with flowery wall paper, comfy chairs and Queen Mother Plates on the wall.

Seemed relaxed enough, with a younger crowed from the various offices around the place on my visit. Bar staff where quick and friendly.
Certainly would go back, hopefully the beer might improve. If it does it could turn into a regular haunt.

mrse1 - 1 Jun 2009 09:43
Went in here yesterday afternoon and sat in the sun on there roof terrace because it was warm and mainly to get away from Jim Davidson who was Downstairs. Good Selestion of Beers and a pleasent atmosphere
Gunner1 - 22 Apr 2009 09:04

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