The Carpenter's Arms

73 Cheshire Street , London, E2 6EG

SquareMeal Review of The Carpenter's Arms

A gift bought by the infamous Kray twins for their mother, Violet, the pocket-sized Carpenter’s Arms, off Brick Lane, belongs on the East End gangster heritage trail (if such a thing exists). But a dubious past isn’t all that this smartly restored wood-panelled boozer has going for it. A bigger selling point is the roster of ales: often interesting choices & always beautifully kept. Purity’s UBU, Fuller’s Honey Dew & Timothy Taylor Landlord are home-grown options on the pumps, while the likes of Brooklyn Chocolate Stout or Germany’s Köstritzer Schwarzbier in bottles have travelled rather further. The thoughtfully assembled wine selection lists a dozen bottles (half white, half red), all under £26. A part-bistro, part-pub menu (burgers, escargots & cottage pie sit happily together) will keep you occupied while you drink.

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The Carpenter's Arms is recommended for

Cosy | Quiet Conversation | Traditional | Sunday Roast | Beer Garden | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Shorditch Station 222m

Shoreditch Tube Station 329m


Address: 73 Cheshire Street , London E2 6EG

Area: Bethnal Green Shoreditch

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Mon 4pm- Fri-Sat -12.30am)

Nearby Landmarks

Brick Lane 633m

The Andrew Sketchley Theatre 637m


Telephone: 020 7739 6342


Cuisine: Pubs

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