Review on Wheeler's of St James's Carnarvon Arms
The Carnarvon Arms is a Grade II-listed building - The interior is decorated in fresh, neutral shades with rich leather upholstery and cartoons on the walls while the décor also pays homage to Highclere, with Egyptian-themed art in one of the dining areas. The Carnarvon Arms has recently become part of Marco Pierre White's expanding brand of historic pubs called Wheeler's of St James's.
The full menu has a seasonal, modern British slant and many items can be ordered as starters or main courses: braised Gressingham duck leg with red wine and Puy lentils or a salad of scallops with Jerusalem artichoke purée and pancetta are typical. Conventional mains could range from grilled fillet of sea bream with sun-blush tomato, crushed potatoes and basil cream sauce to double-cooked shoulder of lamb with goats' cheese gratin, Savoy cabbage and rosemary jus. Finish with praline crème brûlée or crispy apple tart with apple sorbet.
Pub 'classics' like liver and bacon with mash or beer-battered cod with chips and 'crushed' peas feature in the bar, and you can also get sandwiches every lunchtime (except Sundays). The wine list is well-chosen selection of bottles from around the world.
The inn has 23 stunning rooms.
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card