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Carpenters Arms

Carpenters Road, Newham, London, E15 2JH

This pub is, frankly, intimidating from the outside. However, the Carpenters Arms is welcoming. Got Tetleys and usual suspects on the pumps, but nothing exceptional. This is a locals pub and quite happily so. What with the surrounding carnage of the Olympic development, Stratford City, the massive great Westfield shopping mecca construction and its placement in the middle of a number of estates means that it gets very local at certain times, but we found it pretty friendly last time we were in. There were all types in, regulars, local workers, OAPs, and even some families. As it's obviously a critical part of the local community, it does its job very well.