Carpenter's Arms

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Carpenter's Arms
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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 (Stoli or Smirnoff with ginger ale, Gordon’s and grapefruit, Captain Morgan and Coke) 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.

Little images of The Sweeney and the Duke of Edinburgh provide offbeat levity.

Venue name: Carpenter's Arms
Address: 91 Black Lion Lane
W6 9BG
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Sat; noon-4pm Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat; 6-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Stamford Brook tube
Price: Main courses £9.50-£16.50
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Mike L
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Warm and friendly welcome, the management and staff are very attentive. The pub serves amazing food. Ask Julio to make one of his famous Aperol Spritz....sublime!

Matt H

Undiscovered gem. Damn, shouldn't have said that else you'll all be here enjoying the fine wine and great food. And rabbits.

Carmella S

After living in hammersmith for over 28 years , this is still my favorite pub. A community hub with lovely staff and great food

Ederlan C

Great service and good menu options, the staff are very frindely and lovelly atmosphere

Eliza C

Delicious food in a charming, warm and authentic setting. Competent professional staff! Couldn't recommend it more highly!

Nilton C

friendly atmosphere, creative and seasonal grub. Happy hour with tapas menu after work a bonus. Happy days.

Carlo C

Wonderful place where you can eat good food, well cooked, and taste special beers and drinks. The atmosphere is calm and quiet and is fantastic to stay there talking with a friend or with your girlfriend.


I had a rib eye steak Sunday mother's day and it was amazing. It read 'Dexter rib eye' found out that Dexter is a rare bread of cattle in the Uk and they get some of their meat directly from Old Hall Farm in Kent these days other members of the family loved their roast beef also from the farm. The service was friendly and professional, talking to one member of staff she told me that the guys running it has been there since November 2010. They seem to be doing well as it was extremely busy. Unlike Alan i strongly recommend it.