SquareMeal Review of
The Carpenter's Arms
In these days of flock-wallpapered gastropubs, there’s much to be said for The Carpenter’s Arms’ pared-down, slightly frayed look. The well-heeled regulars (denizens of these smart west Hammersmith
backwaters) seem to have genuine affinity for the worn interiors, and are willing to overlook the limited beer selection. In return, they get a local that truly feels like a local, with affable
hosts, a pleasant beer garden and a varied menu of Mediterranean-influenced food – though reports suggest that standards might have dipped of late. Dinner could see pan-fried sardines with
panzanella salad, or grilled squid with marinated peppers and cannellini bean salad, followed by game pie, or roasted pork belly with pinto beans and crispy trotters. Prices are moderate
considering the area, and the wine list contains some pleasing choices.