The Carpenters Arms is a true village pub. It’s a roomy, comfortable space with a relaxed ambience that makes guests feel right at home. For those visiting with an appetite, the delicious, hearty portions will go down a treat – the traditional menu boasts options such as steak and kidney pie, spicy bean chilli, and Wiltshire ham, free-range eggs and chunky chips. Weekly themed evenings, such as burger night, keep a steady stream of locals coming back. There’s plenty to look forward to come the weekend, thanks to a steak night on Saturday night, and curry and quiz night on Sunday evening, after the traditional lunches have been and gone. Everyone steps out singing its praises, as the friendly service really is top-notch. Add the lovely garden with a children’s play area and dog-friendly policy, and you’ve got the sort of bolthole you’ll wish was your local.