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Carpenters Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Lower Metherell, Callington PL17 8BJ, England
+44 1579 351148
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Lower Metherell, Callington PL17 8BJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the gin evening and was impressed by the planning and execution of night. The gins we tasted were served according to their flavours with a variety of tonics. It was obvious that Sibi researched thoroughly for our enjoyment, and taste. The atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vilnes03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended a gin evening at the carpenters arms and I can honestly say it was amazing. Fabulous hosts, incredible canapés and great company with everybody there. Thank you

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another wonderful event attended at Carpenters Arms last night for their first Gin tasting evening. Hosting by Sib and friend outstanding and Robs canopies fantastic as usual. Great to see people had travelled for surrounding area for the evening. Great atmosphere and so friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for Pizza night. They cook fresh wood fired pizzas which were amazing. Reasonably priced and a good selection of alcohol. We also stayed as they had live music on after. Lovely country pub

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cornwallfoodie44
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were so please do have found this lovely friendly pub, which serves great beer and food. Dogs welcome in bar and children also well catered for. We ate there twice and food was great both times and staff very friendly and helpful even when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mel T
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Quirky, really atmospheric. Not easy to find but worth a visit. Food OK but took a while to come up. Shame. Staff pleasant and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mikewelsford
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Just tucking in to my first Pizza at the Carpenters. Down here after a few months and had to try their Pizza night on Monday (Also on a Friday) Out of this world - firm fresh and succulent. Why do people have to go to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bigglesy
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The Carps is 100 yards away from where we stay. Sib & Rob manage this very well run establishment with amazingly friendly efficient staff. The food is spot on with steak night, fish & chip night & pizza night now with an alternative sour dough!!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Susie F
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Made a visit to Carpenters Arms after reading reviews and looking at the comments in the in visitors book at holiday home. We did visit on another day but the kitchen was closed but were invited to come again on a Wednesday Night when they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SkiBlue42
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We were only disappointed that we didn’t find this hidden gem earlier. A great mix of history, delicious food, friendly locals, great service and a very warm welcome! We would highly recommended it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KarenMartyn K
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22 August 2018|
Response from Sarah H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They open at 12.
22 August 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
They virtually serve food all afternoon. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:55
12:00 - 23:55
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Metherell, Callington PL17 8BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Callington
  • Phone Number: +44 1579 351148
A charming 15th century pub located in the picturesque village of Metherell, in the middle of the stunning Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Cornwall. Just 10 minutes drive from the historic, beautifully preserved, Tudor Cotehele House. . The Carpenters Arms is, in fact, named after the carpenters who built Cotehele House in the 15th Century. This timeless, family friendly and welcoming pub is full of character and atmosphere. Roaring fires lit throughout winter. The public bar is flagged with slate and heavy black beams are held in place by massive exposed stone walls, in contrast to the larger lounge which also functions as a dining area. Three rotating, beautifully kept, real ales. The regular being Sharp's Doombar, and we alternate between microbreweries and larger national breweries like Timothy Taylor, St Austell, Otter to name a few, on the other pumps. We serve delicious food, fresh, prepared to order on our premises by our chef. Monday night is pizza night: traditional stone baked pizzas. We prepare our dough, fresh on the day. Excellent Sunday Roast. Meat is locally sourced. We alternate the roast every Sunday. Great live music gigs with truly talented musicians/bands entertain us all, every month. We cater for all occasions. In fact, our restaurant is available for private hire. We liaise with the local busy community. As a result of this, we hold the ever so popular "Brunch and Local Produce Market" on the 1st Saturday of the month (from March to December), together with Tamar Valley Food Hubs, a local Farmers' Market. We also host seasonal holidays parties for the local Playgroup and School, to raise funds for them. Events which are open to everybody. Free wireless. Outdoor seating is on the sun-trap terrace. Food is served: Mon: 5pm till 9pm (Pizza Night) Tue to Thu: 6pm till 9pm Fri and Sat: Noon till 2pm / 6pm till 9pm Sunday: Noon till 2:30pm / 6pm till 8:30pm
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