Carpenters Arms59 Park Street
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This is a traditional pub, with a central bar serving 3 interconnected areas, and being in the main walkway of the shopping centre is a popular spot for both food and drinks throughout the day. Now owned by Greene King, but trade is such that they can sustain 2 or 3 Guest Ales, generally including those from local breweries, and a Real Cider in the Summer months. In keeping with modern trends there’s also a range of about 20 Gins to choose from, as well as various refrigerated cans/ bottles of beers. The dartboard was removed during a ‘refurb’ a few years ago, but reintroduced here about 2017, and has proved popular. Also popular are the Thursday evening sessions of ‘Rock-and-Roll Bingo’, and Quiz nights on Sundays. Live bands on alternate Fridays, with Karaoke on intermediate Saturdays, and TV’s in several locations attract a good number of sports fans. Overall, a good community pub, supporting local charities, and also giving a 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members (including half-pints).