Nestled in the picturesque village of Chilthorne Domer, The Carpenters Arms is a quintessentially British village pub serving straight-forward, honest food and refreshing hand-pulled real ale. The interior has been sympathetically restored, combining traditional features with vibrant contemporary furnishings. In winter the cosy bar and welcoming restaurant have an irresistible charm, while in summer the balmy weather invites guests to take advantage of the patio beer garden. Surrounded by striking Somerset countryside, this inviting spot is also totally child- and dog-friendly, making it the ideal place for a bite to eat after exploring the area. For those planning private events, there’s also an elegant all-weather conservatory making it perfect for all occasions. The food is beautifully cooked, well portioned, attractively priced and served by friendly staff, which all combines to make an inviting and enjoyable dining experience. My dining partner and I started our evening with a drink and a plate of creamy garlic mushrooms atop toasted ciabatta. My partner decided on the popular Carpenters chicken to follow, comprising chicken breast stuffed with Stilton and wrapped in Parma ham, served with sautéed potatoes, fresh vegetables and creamy Stilton sauce. I opted for the tender 10oz rump steak, served with onion rings, tomatoes, mushrooms and chips. With scrumptious daily specials and a spectacular Sunday roast also available, The Carpenters Arms is well worth a visit.