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New Look: See inside revamped Great Wilbraham inn

The 250-year-old Carpenters Arms has been given the Chestnut treatment - and you should see it now. . .

Fresh from winning Best Pub Brand/Concept at 2022’s Publican Awards, Chestnut has cut the ribbon on a 16th property - the dramatically refurbished The Carpenters Arms in Great Wilbraham.

Following in the style footsteps of another Chestnut inn - Barrow’s The Weeping Willow, dubbed ‘the most Instagrammable pub in Suffolk’ - the 250-year-old building has been given a striking glass-fronted restaurant, an open-plan kitchen and vibrant decor throughout.

While keeping all the pub’s lovely period features, including its plentiful beams, the interior scheme injects comfort, colour and contemporary design, from tangerine button-backed bench seats scattered with striped cushions to a room divider built from silver birch branches.

Under head chef Seb Mansfield, the all-day, seven-day menu promises to champion local in-season produce, showcasing “the best modern British food that East Anglia has to offer”.

Along with the restaurant and bar, Chestnut, the boutique East Anglian hospitality brand which also runs The Packhorse Inn in Moulton, Granchester’s The Rupert Brooke and Bury’s The Northgate, has revamped the four bedrooms at The Carpenters Arms, all of them dog-friendly.

“The Carpenters Arms is a hidden gem in one of Cambridgeshire’s best villages,” says Chestnut founder Philip Turner. “The transformation has really breathed new life into the property and marks an exciting chapter for the team who are full of energy and looking forward to showing off the building to guests new and old.”

For more information and to book, visit carpentersarmswilbraham.co.uk.

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