The Carpenters Arms in Chilthorne Domer is a quintessentially British village pub serving straight-forward, honest food. The menu is unpretentious and offers a good choice of long-established favourites and a great range of drinks. 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 partner and I visited on a Monday night and found the restaurant had a quiet buzz about it. We started our evening with a drink and a plate of creamy garlic mushrooms atop toasted ciabatta. These went down a treat and set the scene for an evening of superbly fl avoursome food. My partner decided on the popular Carpenters chicken to follow, comprising chicken breast stuffed with Cambozola mousse and wrapped in Parma ham, served with sautО potatoes, fresh vegetables and a creamy Cambozola sauce. I opted for the ten ounce rump steak: a spectacular piece of meat served with onion rings, tomatoes, mushrooms chips and peas. We concluded the evening with a shared plate of gorgeous Belgian waffl es, generously drizzled in sticky toffee sauce and enhanced by vanilla ice cream – the perfect end to a perfect meal. If you’re after simple, lovingly prepared, fairly priced grub, the Carpenters Arms is sure to be your kind of pub.