91 Black Lion Lane, London W6 9BG
020 8741 8386

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ABOUT

Situated down a quiet side street, on the corner of elegant St Peter’s Square, The Carpenter’s Arms is an independent nineteenth century pub with a beautiful garden where the food is the star.

Our seasonally focused British menu changes daily according to what’s in season – a soup, a terrine, a salad or two, a pie, a casserole and some delicious old school nursery puddings to finish with.  Simple dishes big flavours.

We are just as serious about good drink as we are about good food.  Our well stocked bar helps keep the relaxed and convivial spirit of a local boozer very much alive.

We operate a rotating list of guest real ales, as well as world wines from just under £20 a bottle.  We also serve the only cocktails worth filling the glass for – a negroni for lunch, a martini before dinner, an Old Fashioned when you need a stiff drink, a Margarita for when you want to pretend you’re on holiday and a Bloody Mary for the morning after.

HISTORY

St Peter’s Square was laid out during the economic boom in 1820 when George Scott built a speculative housing development on part of his Ravenscourt Park estate. The Carpenter’s Arms first opened its doors as a public house in 1871 owned by the Thomas Salt and Co Brewery.

In 1973 Chris Blackwell founded Island Records and opened their offices in St Peter’s Square. We like to think that many of their roster of musicians including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Aswad, Cat Stevens, Robert Palmer, Steve Winwood, Grace Jones and U2 would have enjoyed a lock in at the Carpenter’s Arms.

In the mid 90s the pub changed ownership and became Le St Pierre and then The Lazy Vine. In 2007 we bought the pub and returned it to its roots.

Shortly after we reopened The Carpenter’s Arms as a pub in 2007 the hard to satisfy AA Gill awarded us his maximum five stars. In 2015 the Carpenter’s Arms was awarded Best Local Restaurant Hammersmith by Time Out.

 

We are entirely independent from all other pubs in the UK.  Despite its many changes of ownership over the last century and a half, The Carpenter’s Arms still keeps to the traditions of St. Benedict – that true hospitality be provided to travellers and strangers. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE/ FESTIVE PERIOD

Our lovely pub dates back to 1871 – its unpretentious warmth and charm and roaring log fire exudes the traditional spirit of Christmas.

CHRISTMAS PERIOD – GROUP BOOKINGS

Book your Christmas lunch or dinner party with us and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or sloe gin by the fire followed by a festive three-course lunch or dinner.

 NEW YEAR’S EVE

In the 1930s St Peter’s Square contained ‘another Bloomsbury set’ and was known as ‘Free love corner’. This New Year’s Eve we will be holding an Open House whilst playing homage to some of Island Records’ biggest musical stars with the finest Jamaican vintage music, ska, rocksteady and early reggae.

Come and join us in ‘the ring’, enjoy some tasty food in the most welcoming atmosphere and party afterwards. The menu may (will) contain meat, wheat & alcohol. To book please email info@thecarpentersarmsw6.co.uk or call 020 8741 8386.

Open house from 10pm – Vinyl, BBQ and fireworks in our garden. Open til 2am. Tickets £5 – proceeds to charity.

CHRISTMAS SET MENU 2017

For groups of eight or more

White Sangria with Rosemary and Pomegranate / Winter Spiced Negroni
Beetroot Cured Gravadlax, Dill, Celeriac Remoulade
Mussels, Black Pudding, Dill, Crème Fraiche
West Sussex Game Terrine, Pickles, Toast
Aged Pecorino, Raw Sprouts, Celery, Speck salad

Braised Turbot and Caramelised Fennel
Beef and Guinness Stew, Heritage Carrots and Dumplings
Grilled Lamb with Peppers, Almonds and Orange blossom
Braised Venison and Beetroot with Horseradish Cream
Bulgar and Spinach Pilaf with Labneh and Chilli Roast Tomatoes

Meyer Lemon Tart
Blackberry Trifle
Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Beetroot ice cream
Pears Poached in Red Port, Richmond Park Honey and Bay leaves

Vacherin with Grapes, Walnuts / Baron Bigod with Richmond Park Honey

2 courses £25 – 3 courses £30 – 4 courses £37

With Aperitif

2 courses £32 – 3 courses £37 – 4 courses £44

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill

WINE

Cuvée Jean Paul Blanc Sec
France 2015
Piemonte Chardonnay
Italy 2015
Paarl Heights Chenin Blanc
South Africa 2016
Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie “Farina”
Italy 2016
Verdicchio Classico Castelli Di Jesi “Il Borgo”
Italy 2015
Domaine d Bahourat viognier
France 2015
Duc de Morny Picpoul de Pinet
France 2015
The Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand 2015
Château l’Ermitage Blanc 2014
Costières de Nîmes, Southern France 2014
Jealous Sisters Pinot Gris, Wairarapa
New Zealand 2014
Lugana “ cesari “ Cento Filari
Italy 2014
Hunter Valley Chardonnay, Keith Tulloch
Australia 2013
Chablis Vieilles Vignes
France 2013
Sancerre Silex Philippe Girard
France 2014
Pouilly Fume L’ammonite, Domaine de Maltaverne
France 2015
Meursault Vallet Freres
France 2014
£17.70       £5.95         £4.50         £4.00

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Borsão tinto Garnacha
Bodegas Borsao, Campo de Borja, Spain 2015
Antigniano Sangiovese Umbria
Itali 2015
Bellefontaine Merlot
France 2015
Tesoro de los Andes Malbec
Argentina 2015
Pinot Noir delle Venezie
Italy 2014
Vega del Rayo Rioja
Bodegas Carlos Serres, Haro, Spain 2014
Cotes du Rhône Villages Les Coteaux
France 2013
Soldiers Block Shiraz
Australia 2016
Tabali Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile 2014
Barbera D’Alba Superiore
Italy 2014
Ontanon Rioja Réserva
Spain 2005
Jealous Sister Pinot Noir, Wairarapa
New Zealand 2014
Clos de La Cure Grand Cru St Emilion
France 2011
Barolo Villadoria, Serralunga D’alba
Italy 2012
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Chante Cigale
France 2012
Château La Lande St Julien
France, 2011
Beaune Premier Cru Les Epenottes
France 2010
Jean Claude Boisset
Burgundy France, 2006
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£21.00        £7.00        £5.25

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Wherever possible we use ingredients ripe from the UK and all of our dishes are created in house – from the roasted nuts and freshly baked bread at the beginning of your meal to the chutney with the native cheese and fresh walnuts, the ice cream with your crumble or the tiny square of cherry brownie with your coffee at the end of your meal. If we can’t make it we don’t do it.

Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Rose “Farina”
Italy 2015
Pasquiers Grenache Gris Cinsault Rose
France 2015
Meursault Vallet Freres
France 2014
£20.00       £6.70       £5.00

£21.50       £7.20       £5.35

£62.50

Our menu changes daily

Prosecco Le Dolci Colline
Italy
Mayerling Brut Rosé Crémant d’Alsace
France
Champagne Gremillet Brut Sélection
France
Perrier Jouët Grand Brut
France
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BOOKINGS

We are a relatively small (60 seater) pub with a large lovingly tended garden. We take bookings at one end of the pub and always try and keep the bar end free for drinkers and walk ins so please pop by.

To book a table please call us on 020 8741 8386

 FAMILY BOOKINGS AND PRIVATE EVENTS

Whether an intimate lunch for a dozen friends or a private party for 120 guests, we can create the most delicious and personal dining experience.

Hire us as an exclusive space or book a large table within the pub or take over our beautiful (heated) Winter Garden.

For private events please use our booking request form or contact the restaurant on 020 8741 8386.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Throughout the year we put together an inspiring collection of ticketed tasting events, each one celebrating food and wine, whether by season, producer or festival. We aim to collaborate with chefs, writers and artisan food producers; each event bringing its own unique chance for us to discover, learn and enjoy.

PRESS

‘The Carpenter’s Arms became Le St Pierre, then The Lazy Vine and now it’s back to The Carpenter’s Arms again. This return to the original name is typical of the no-nonsense approach favoured by the owners who’ve made the most perfect gastropub conversion you can imagine, with a cosy wood and white paint dining room, a lovely courtyard garden, and a decent range of beers on tap. It’s the food that’s been the biggest hit, though: acerbic Times critic AA Gill gave it a glowing review and a rare five star rating.

London Town 2015’

‘Good imaginative cooking at this relaxed well run corner dining pub, fine for just a drink too with plenty of wines by the glass and Adnams Bitter, friendly helpful staff and good mix of customers, simple bare-boards interior with open fire; dogs welcome, attractive garden, open all day’

Good Food Guide 2016

‘Cosy gastropub with secluded courtyard garden. The pub has attracted very good independent reviews for its food eg serial entries in the Good Food Guide. Locals would be forgiven for keeping very quiet about this hidden gem.’

What Pub 2016

‘A tucked-away Hammersmith location helps set up a “relaxed” atmosphere at this backstreet pub, praised for its “great value” cooking; cute garden too.’

Hardens

‘Cosy gastropub with secluded courtyard garden. The pub has attracted very good independent reviews for its food eg serial entries in the Good Food Guide. Locals would be forgiven for keeping very quiet about this hidden gem.’

What Pub

‘Found on St Peters Square, a smart residential corner of London, The Carpenter’s Arms might look like any other backstreet boozer, but the food is far from ordinary. The Carpenter’s is turning out modern British food at its best. You can settle in to the light, airy interior decorated with eclectic artwork. Or, if the sun is shining, you can order the lot to be scoffed outside in the pub’s fabulous garden.’

The Guardian, June 2009

‘In these days of flock-wallpapered gastropubs, there’s much to be said for The Carpenter’s Arms’ pared-down, slightly frayed look. The well-heeled regulars (denizens of these smart west Hammersmith backwaters) seem to have a genuine affinity for the worn interiors, and are willing to overlook the limited beer selection. In return, they get a local that truly feels like a local, with affable hosts, a pleasant beer garden and a varied menu of Mediterranean-influenced food. Dinner could see pan-fried sardines with panzanella salad, or grilled squid with marinated peppers and cannellini bean salad, followed by game pie, or roasted pork belly with pinto beans and crispy trotters. Prices are moderate considering the area, and the wine list contains some pleasing choices.’

Square Meal 2016

‘Taking over the mantle of best gastro pub in the area from the Anglesea Arms, this unpretentious local serves great seasonal British food in simple style, with a dozen wines by the glass. The fact it’s in such a quiet spot also adds to the appeal.’

secretlondon.com

‘But for the tables outside, you might think that this was a shop. But a pub it is, and a popular one at that: head here on a Friday evening, and you’ll probably find ‘reserved’ signs hanging on most of the dozen or so tables that hug the edge of this intimate venue. A stripped-down menu of simple mixed drinks cuts nicely to the chase, but most stick to reliable wines or the beers, which might include Adnams on draft. As those ‘reserved’ signs make plain, food’s a big part of the appeal, and with reason: it’s both excellent and keenly priced. The staff who serve it are absolute darlings, genuinely delighted to see you.

Time Out – Winner Love London Awards Best Local 2015’

‘In 1994, the gastropub was a novelty, the pioneering Eagle not long open and its squadrons of imitators still to take off. Today, we are all so bored by its dominance that it takes one of unusual quality to warrant a review. And the Carpenter’s Arms is certainly that, serving outstanding food with unaffected charm rather than the brash self-regard of the Eagle or the franticness that makes ordering so much as a pint in the Anchor & Hope a test of will.’

Matthew Norman, Guardian 2009

‘A lost pub … It’s a long plain room, with a bit of a courtyard out the back and doesn’t make any effort to be anything other than a down-on-its-luck back street boozer. … It’s not pretentious or weird, its not got a concept, it’s just bloody brilliant. I’ve eaten here twice; each time every dish has been faultless. … It comes without ta-ra, falderal or soliloquy. It’s honest, accomplished and confident, full of its own flavour, and as well made as a grandfather clock. … Simply and truly this is a kitchen that wholly succeeds in doing what it sets out to do, in a room that is gently hospitable, without assumption or pretension. It is as fine and joyous a lunch as you will find the length and breadth of Britain this week.’

AA Gill, The Sunday Times 2008

Time Out – Winner Love London Awards Best Local 2015

CONTACT

91 BLACK LION LANE, LONDON W6 9BG

020 8741 8386

info@carpentersarmsw6.co.uk

MONDAY – FRIDAY

1200 – 1500
(Kitchen closes at 1430)

1800 – 2300
(KITCHEN CLOSES AT 2200)

SUNDAY

1200 – 2230
(Kitchen closes at 2130)

SATURDAY

1200 – 1600
(Kitchen closes at 1430)

1800 – 2300
(KITCHEN CLOSES AT 2200)

BANK HOLIDAYS

1200 – 2230
(Kitchen closes at 2130)

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

The Carpenter’s Arms will be open for lunch on Christmas Day
and closed from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th December.

We will re-open as usual on Saturday 30th December.

We are always on the look out for energetic hard working people who are passionate about food and love making sure people have a good time. If you’re interested in joining our team (in the kitchen/ on the floor) please email us at work@thecarpentersarmsw6.co.uk

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