The Carpenters Arms is a historic 14th century public house, full of character, standing in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet within easy reach of the towns of Faversham, Ashford and Canterbury.
It serves as the community’s heart in the tiny village of Eastling and all visitors are warmly welcomed.
The oak-beamed bar boasts two old inglenook fireplaces, ideal for cosying up in front of on a winters evening, comfortable leather sofas, and the walls are adorned with Kentish hops, fascinating old photographs of hop-pickers working in the locality, and antique farmers’ and coopers’ artefacts.
The pub serves freshly home-cooked bistro food both in the separate dining room, and in the bar. The eclectic menu ranges from traditional pub lunch favourites through a modern tapas menu to more formal starter, mains and desserts. A good wine selection is offered as well as champagne by the glass and a choice of coffees.
Live music is offered every Thursday and popular and unusual themed nights are worth looking out for - such as an opera night with black tie attire and a suitably opulent menu.