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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - American Style IPAExcellent1
Adnams - Old AleGood1
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Golden AleGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Wighton, Norfolk
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Wighton, Norfolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

31 Aug 2014 (HSB)
12:30 Looking for a lunch stop after visiting Holkham. Only roast on offer so had a pint and moved on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Golden Ale4.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
14 Dec 2013 (HSB)
12:15 Lunch visit. Quiet when we arrived, got busier with the one o'clock rush. I had met the Landlord previously when he managed a bottled beer shop in a disused brewery in Hampshire so we had a good chat about the Norfolk pub and beer scene.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80ExcellentFive hops. Columbus, Chinook, Citra, Cascade and Centennial. Well balanced. One other drinker took his back because it was too bitter.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10GoodA beer that does nothing for me, and never has.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the Carpenters Arms

The pub sign. Carpenters Arms, Wighton, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Wighton, Norfolk, NR23 1PF.

In High Street, re-opened in 2013 after two years of closure this is an unusual pub. Entry is by a door at the far end where a disused bank of beer engines and handpumps sits in the lobby. The first area of seating leads to the central area where the bar is located, with another distinct area of seating opposite it. Beyond is another area that is set out as a dining area. Lots of built in seating. A noteworthy feature is the display alcove containing a collection of Holkham pottery. Previously called Sandpiper.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 6 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR23 1PF