The Carpenters Arms
East Winch

Welcome to The Carpenters Arms

Monica and Lawrence welcome you to The Carpenters Arms, a free house serving excellent cask ales
with a family friendly 50 seater non-smoking restaurant where you can enjoy some fine homemade dishes.

The Carpenters Arms is a country style pub with beams and character features, located on the
tourist route to the coast. You will find us on the A47 between King's Lynn and Swaffham.
We are the last pub on the left for 60 miles.

Free wi-fi is available in the Bar and Restaurant.

Call us on 01553 841228

The Carpenters Arms bar interior
The Carpenters Arms front entrance
The Carpenters Arms outside seating


What People Say

Lucky find

We were travelling to Swaffham and looking for somewhere to have a light lunch. What a lucky find. Good choice of sandwiches, ploughmans etc. Full lunch menu also.

Judging by the food whizzing past us looked delicious. The whole place is well presented and clean everywhere. Recommend the ploughmans tasty cheese with warm crusty roll and a huge salad. Excellent throughout.

An excellent place to eat on the way to and from Norwich

This pub was a good find. Very good quality home cooked food. Found nothing of this standard for miles.

They can handle different dietary restrictions with ease, and our Gluten Free requirement caused no problems whatsoever. Eaten here many times now and its always good.

Excellent food, service, value and atmosphere

The menu is extensive and varied with either 'Off-Board' choices from 3 Specials boards, one of which offers 2 courses - starter/main - main/desert for a very reasonable price', or from the again extensively varied 'Bar Menu'.

Good portion size too. On my last visit, I had the Pan Fried Cod on a bed of Spicy Bean Stew, topped with Bacon, which was delicious.

Sunday Roast Ummmm . . .

Sunday Roast tastes just like Mums. Enormous yorkshire pudding and loads of lovely tasty gravy. Vegetables were cooked perfectly with plenty of them and good choice of roast meats - Lamb, Turkey & Beef. Everything homemade and you can taste it too.

Lovely atmosphere with real fire and friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble which makes a very refreshing change. Will definitely call again when visiting Kings Lynn.


Super Meal
Just ate at The Carpenters Arms. My tuna steak was fabulous and my partner’s steak was cooked to perfection. Absolutely lovely meal served by an extremely nice waitress called Mary. Our thanks to the chef.

Saturday evening get together
Second visit to the carpenters arms. Booked for 6.45 .not many people when we arrived. Ordered meals and while we were waiting a lot more people arrived. It became very busy. Meals arrived quickly, all different all very good.

Cannot fault
Great place to eat or just go for a drink or coffee. Portions are generous, food is spot on. Staff very good and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended!

Table for two
My hubby and I visited yesterday lunchtime, they were quite busy but service was good. I ordered the burger and hubby had sausages and mash. The meals were both delicious and all was eaten, the meat used was clearly of good quality.


Best Pub & Restaurant in Norfolk 5*****
Saturday evening,advised to book early, did so and can understand why, Soon filled up and that is a good sign. Shown to the dining room, tables and decor set very nice, waiting staff in matching color attire. Menu’s presented by a very charming, polite, helpful member of staff as ALL the staff were.

The meal came, every dish was freshly cooked served hot and on hot plates, The five of us in the party could not fault the service, the staff, the decor or the quality of the food served.

The waitress had all the time in the world for us and with a smile also the owner/manageress had time to ask if everything was satisfactory. What a pleasure to dine out and be treated like a customer, absolutely top marks all round to all of the staff not to forget the team out the back at The The Carpenters Arms. Should be the Pub Grub of The Year. Will definitely be back for this one. Thank you so much.

Excellent food, service, value and atmosphere
The menu is extensive and varied with either ‘Off-Board’ choices from 3 Specials boards, one of which offers 2 courses – starter/main – main/desert for a very reasonable price’. or from the again extensively varied ‘Bar Menu’. Good portion size too. On my last visit, I had the Pan Fried Cod on a bed of Spicy Bean Stew, topped with Bacon, which was delicious.

This is the sort of place that if what you wanted was not in the Bar menu (and that’s almost a book in itself), or on the boards, then they would do their best to accommodate the request. The bar and restaurant are a big size and could easily cater for a large party; there is also bar seating and some easy chairs to relax and watch the widescreen TV too.

Being positioned on the A47 just outside East Winch village, it’s ideal if you are traveling toward the East Coast or west toward King’s Lynn and onward to the Midlands/North.

Fantastic Restaurant
Visited this restaurant twice over Easter weekend while away with a group of friends. The welcoming was really friendly, staff are very pleasant and keen to help. The food is fabulous and there is masses of it!

The waiting staff are so helpful. When one of our party was taken aback by the amount of food on his plate the waitress rushed over to see what was wrong. We did have a slight problem with some over cooked chicken but the plate was taken away and replaced without so much as a raised eyebrow and the waitress was very apologetic.

Prices are very competitive so it is a great bet for a reasonably priced night out, especially as it is probably impossible to eat more than two courses. The Carpenters Arms helped us to have a brilliant weekend – thank you to all the staff..



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Bar and Restaurant

The Carpenters Arms bar is a great place to meet with friends, enjoy a drink and unwind at the end of the day. A warm welcome from our friendly staff will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in. We have a large selection of draught and bottled beers and lagers, as well as wines, spirits and soft drinks.

The bar is comfortably furnished with a variety of seating, you can relax and warm yourself beside the fire or the wood burning stove.

Although we’re proud of everything at the “The Carpenters Arms”, we are particularly proud of the food we prepare and serve in our restaurant. Comfortably furnished with no pretensions, you will appreciate the attention of our staff from the moment you arrive, and with notice we can cater for any special dietary needs you or your guests may have.

Come along if you are celebrating a special event or just want a great meal in relaxing surroundings. We have built a reputation for the meals we prepare, whether a simple sandwich in the bar, Sunday roast lunch or a full full three course meal with all the trimmings.

All our fresh ingredients are locally sourced and quality is of the utmost importance to us. The Restaurant is available for functions and special events, comfortably seating up to 50 people or up to 100 people for buffet-style meals.

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The Carpenters Arms Roast
The Carpenters Arms table setting
The Carpenters Arms roast 2


Menus

Restaurant Menu served 12.00 – 8.30pm Wednesday to Saturday - Sunday Roasts served Sunday 12 - 8pm We Cater for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free & Dairy Intolerance- please ask the waiting staff for more information.
gf- Gluten Free / vg – suitable for Vegans / v- suitable for Vegetarians
All of our Meals are cooked fresh to order so your patience will be much appreciated. You may experience a wait during busy periods, our waiting staff will keep you informed and we will endeavour to serve your meal as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience

Starters/Appetizers

Homemade Soup

Chefs choice of the day, served with warm bread

£6.25


Crispy Whitebait (gf)

Served with a salad garnish & tartar dip

£6.75


Breaded Chicken Fillets (3)

Served with a Garlic Mayo Dip & salad garnish

£6.75


Prawn Cocktail in Marie Rose Sauce

Served on a bed of mixed leaves & brown bread & butter

£7.25


Stilton Mushrooms (v)

Served in a creamy sauce & served with warm bread

£7.25


Breaded King Prawns

Served with Salad garnish & dip

£7.25


Sharing Platters

Nachos Platter (served for 1 or 2 persons)

Served with Spicy Chili Beef or 5 Bean Chili (vg) topped with melted Cheese

£6.95 (1) / £11. 50 (2)


Carpenters Platter for 2/4 persons

Crispy Chicken Fillets (4) Breaded King Prawns (4), Chili Beef Nachos, Potato Wedges & dips

£18.50 (2/4)


Steaks and Grills

Sirloin Steak (8 oz uncooked weight) - Grilled to your liking

Served with mushrooms, onion rings, peas, tomato & chips

£22.50


Homemade Chefs Sauces:

Stilton or Pepper

£3.25


Carpenters Mixed Grill

5oz Rump Steak, Chicken Breast, 6 oz Gammon, & 2 Pork Sausages.
Served with mushrooms onion rings, peas, tomato & chips

£27.50


Gammon Steak with Free-Range Egg or Pineapple (12oz)

Served with mushrooms onion rings, peas, tomato & chips

£13.50


6oz Beef Steak Burger Bonanza

Served with crispy bacon, melted cheese, onion rings, relish & chips

£12.50


Vegan Feast Burger (vg)

Served with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion rings, relish & chips

£10.95


Three Grilled Butchers Sausages or Quorn Sausages (v)

Served with creamy mashed potato & peas or chips, peas & gravy

£10.50


Main Dishes

Homemade Lasagne

Layers of succulent beef and béchamel sauce topped with cheese shavings, choose from: salad & garlic bread or chips & peas or salad & chips

£12.50


Hand Carved Ham, Eggs & Chips (gf) large

2 thick slices of ham with 2 eggs & chips

£10.95


Chef's Homemade Pie - (allow 20mins)

Topped with short crust pastry & served with chips & peas or mash/new potatoes & vegetables or mash & peas

£11.50


Chili Con Carne (gf)

Spicy beef served with rice & tortilla chips or Five Bean Chili (vg)

£11.25


Chef's Curry of the Day (gf)

Served with rice, naan bread & mango chutney or Vegan Curry (vg)

£11.25


Large Fish in Crispy Batter – (gf on request)

Fillet of fish, deep-fried in freshly made batter, served with chips & mushy peas

large - £13.50


Whole tail Scampi (10 pieces)

Whole tail scampi served with chips & peas

£12.50


Marinated Chicken Breast - (gf)

Chicken breast pan-fried. Served with potatoes & fresh vegetables or chips & peas.
Choose a homemade sauce:- Creamy Stilton or Peppercorn Sauce

£13.95


Smokey Chicken Melt

Chicken breast served in a barbecue sauce and topped with bacon & melted cheese
Served with chips or wedges

£13.50


Pan Fried 5oz Rump Steak

Served with chips & peas or new potatoes & fresh vegetables
Choose a homemade sauce: Peppercorn or Creamy Stilton

£13.95


Side Dishes

Mixed Salad

£3.25

Chips

£3.25

Mushrooms

£2.75

Onion Rings

£2.95

Bread Roll

£1.50

Garlic Bread

£2.25

Potato Wedges

£3.25

Cheesy Garlic Bread

£2.75

Tomato, Mushroom & Onion Rings

£3.95

Peas/Beans

£1.75

Lighter Appetite

2 Sausages or Quorn (v) with Mash or Chips

£7.25

Burger in Roll & Chips

£6.50

Small Curry or Veg Curry & Rice

£8.50

Small Chilli & Rice or 5 Bean Chilli (v)

£8.50

Rump Steak 5oz & Chips & Peas

£10.95

Ham Egg & Chips

£8.50

Crispy Chicken (2) & Chips Peas/Beans

£6.25

Small Scampi, Chips & Peas (5 pieces)

£8.50

6oz Gammon Chips & Peas

£9.50

Small Battered Fish,Chips & Mushy Peas

£9.50

Cheesy Chips

£4.75

Cheesy Chilli Chips or 5 Bean (vg)

£6.95

Fish Figers (3) Chips & Peas or Beans

£6.25

 

 

Snack Menu
Warm White or Brown Baguette - or - Gourmet Soft Bap

Sausage & Onion or Vegan Sausage

£7.75

Bacon & Brie & Onion Chutney

£7.95

Homecooked Ham & Melted Cheese

£7.95

Bacon. Lettuce & Tomato

£7.75

Cheddar, Tomato & Onion

£6.95

Crispy Chicken, lettuce & Mayo

£7.75

Egg & Crispy Bacon

£7.50

Steak & Onion

£9.95

Served with Mixed Leaves & Chips. SNACK MENU SERVED 12.00 – 6.00 PM ONLY

Desserts & Cheeseboard

A selection of homemade desserts

(See blackboard for choices)

£6.95


Cheese Platter

£7.95

Tea & Coffee

Pot of Tea

£2.20

Coffee

£2.70

Floater Coffee

£3.25

Latte

£2.95

Cappuccino

£2.90

Liquer Coffee

£6.50

Chef's Specials & Vegetarian Dishes - See blackboard for choices

Sunday Lunch Menu

Restaurant Menu served 12.00 – 8.30pm Wednesday to Saturday - Sunday Roasts served Sunday 12 - 8pm We Cater for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free & Dairy Intolerance- please ask the waiting staff for more information.
gf- Gluten Free / vg – suitable for Vegans / v- suitable for Vegetarians
All of our Meals are cooked fresh to order so your patience will be much appreciated. You may experience a wait during busy periods, our waiting staff will keep you informed and we will endeavour to serve your meal as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience


Starters/Appetizers

Homemade soup & Crusty Bread

£6.25


Prawn Cocktail & Brown Bread

£7.25


Crispy Whitebait

£6.75


Breaded Chicken Fillets (3)

£6.75


Stilton Mushrooms (v) served with Warm Bread

£7.25


Breaded King Prawns

£7.25


Mains

Choice of Roast Beef, Pork, Turkey or Nut Roast

Served with Yorkshire Pudding and a selection of fresh vegetables

£12.75


Lasagne with Salad & garlic Bread / Chips

£12.50


Battered Fish (large), Chips & Mushy Peas

£13.50


Scampi (10), Chips & Peas

£12.50


Homecooked Ham Eggs & Chips

£10.95


Chef's Curry served with Rice & Naan Bread

£11.25


Vegan Curry Rice & Naan Bread

£11.25


Chilli Beef Con Carne & Rice/ 5 Bean (Vg)

£11.25


Mediterranean Tart, New Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables/Salad

£11.25


Lighter Choice

Small Roast Lunch

£9.50


Small Battered Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas

£9.50


Small Scampi Chips & Peas

£8.50


2 x Crispy Chicken Fillets, Chips & Peas or Beans

£6.25


Fish Fingers (3), Chips & Peas or beans

£6.25


Chili Beef Nachos topped with Melted Cheese

£6.95


Desserts

Hot Dessert with Custard

£6.95


Cold Dessert with Fresh Cream or Ice Cream

£6.95


Homemade Cheesecake

£6.95


Sticky Toffee Pudding & Ice Cream

£6.95


Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream

£6.95


Selection of Ice Creams & Sorbets (1 scoop)

£2.50



Menu Selector

Coach ans Club Selector

How to find us

How to find The Carpenters Arms


Call us on 01553 841228