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The Carpenters Arms

Pub · Tower Hamlets
73 Cheshire St (at St. Matthew's Row), Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 6EG, United Kingdom
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 4:00 PM–11:30 PM
  • Thu, Sun
    • Noon–11:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–12:30 AM
£ £ £ £
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
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Outdoor Seating:

We've turned the bar area into a traditionally furnished pub with plenty of comfortable seating, and intimate lighting from chandeliers. There's a back room too, outdoor heated patio and, most importantly, an excellent selection of drinks.


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    HR W.
    "Try the scotch egg & wash down with international beers"(5 Tips)
    Pub Mapper
    "One of the best pubs in London!"(2 Tips)
    Lydia B.
    "Great pub, clean and a great selection of beers."(4 Tips)
    Stuart C.
    "great selection of international beers"(2 Tips)
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  • scotch eggs
  • beer
  • pub in london
  • French cheeses
  • shepherd's pie
  • great value
  • gardens
  • wine
  • cozy
  • casual
  • trendy
  • burgers
  • Sunday roasts
  • cosy pub
  • music
  • lunch
  • cheese plates
  • good for special occasions
  • sourdough bread
  • crowded
  • Ruth W.

    I have previously had lovely weekday lunches here and today I had a Sunday roast and it was just as up to scratch! Traditional and tasty!

    Ruth Watson · 2 weeks ago
  • Bedi

    You have variety of selection here in beers. Good for sunday roast. They make beef and pork for £13.90

    Bedi · July 26
  • Alexander J.

    Great scotch eggs

  • Hannah P.

    I can't have them but everyone loves the scotch eggs. Nice cheap wine.

    Hannah Parvaz · March 29
  • Miles Z.

    Great drink, food is always superb.

    Miles Zilesnick · January 30
  • Lydia B.

    Great pub, clean and a great selection of beers.

    Lydia Berkennou · January 27
  • Juan Pedro J.

    Lovely little pub! Service and food is great!

    Juan Pedro Jimenez · October 21, 2014
  • John H.

    Great stuff here, keep it up guys

    John Hyde · October 5, 2014
  • Alex D.

    Chilled local vibes

    Alex Douglas · September 6, 2014
  • Jack J.

    Good selection of Adnams beers and ales

    Jack Jenkins · September 6, 2014
  • Pub Mapper

    One of the best pubs in London! Friendly local boozer, good beer selection.

    Pub Mapper · August 12, 2014
  • Olivia

    cosy pub with excellent beer and lovely cottage pies, seconds away from busy and adorable brick lane. sunday roast and scotch eggs are also a safe bet.

    Olivia · May 4, 2014
  • John

    Great pub. Fantastic beer selection, like Lagunitas IPA on tap, and food is tasty. Nice little outdoor area, too.

    John · March 22, 2014
  • Oil C.

    Back room is super chilled

    Oil Coupe · November 16, 2013
  • HR W.

    Try the scotch egg & wash down with international beers

    HR Waldram · March 22, 2013
  • Pawel P.

    Quite a few German beers in here, nice place.

    Pawel Pietryka · November 10, 2012
  • James W.

    Scotch egg and chips it is

    James Weston · July 29, 2012
  • Stuart C.

    Although a little tucked away, this is a popular place, often being standing room only. Perhaps it's the great selection of international beers and the fantastic food (try the bunless burger!)

    Stuart Cruickshank · June 23, 2012
  • Mark M.

    Great food. Cottage pie partic nice. Great music too.

    Mark McGinlay · May 12, 2012
  • Alex T.

    Lads. Watch your step when entering the gents.

    Alex Turner · March 2, 2012
  • Elliott D.

    Brilliant beer selection.

    Elliott Draper · November 20, 2011
  • andrew r.

    Great pub that sells Brooklyn beer. Out of the park!

    andrew robertson · November 19, 2011
  • Emil R.

    photo proof

    Emil Rydberg · July 14, 2011
  • Emil R.

    awesome food, big pints. big up.

    Emil Rydberg · July 14, 2011
  • Cat C.

    Have a mixed board and chips! It's the best!

    Cat Carroll · October 8, 2010
  • RTE

    Our local after a busy day selling records. the secret garden is amazing and the food is great

    RTE · September 2, 2010
  • Tiffany J.

    Tummy food, had potted mackerel with gorgeous sourdough bread. Small + too busy at weekend to sit for a roast lunch.

    Tiffany Jones · July 21, 2010
  • Chaffro

    The Kray's old hangout! Lovingly restored and saved from extinction, now has the best Sunday roast in the East End on offer. Is the bar top still made of coffin lids? Only one way to find out... Read more

    Chaffro · June 20, 2010
  • Ronny A.

    Lots of beer and also lots of people.

    Ronny Arild · May 14, 2010
  • Rob M.

    Best pub in London! Tim Taylors Landlord on tap, the landlord knows what he's doing when it comes to beer. Used to be owned by the Crays' mother!

    Rob Moore · May 8, 2010
  • John M.

    Incredible food. The goat cheese salad and the carpenter lunch were both amazing. And be sure to try the sourdough bread! Wow!

    John Morgan · April 17, 2010
  • Sinead D.

    Order a Brooklyn Chocolate Stout and drink it in the secret beer garden at the back. Read more

    Sinead Doyle · April 16, 2010
  • Aurelien P.

    Cosy place, huge range of beers & nice french cheese platter.. Read more

    Aurelien P. · March 14, 2010
  • Tom C.

    Massive range of beers and nice staff. The perfect cosy local.

    Tom Callard · February 19, 2010
  • Leanne B.

    Such a lovely cosy pub always busy so reserve a table.

    Leanne Bellman · January 9, 2010

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