The Carrington Arms

4.7
1219 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Family run traditional countryside English Inn, situated in the picturesque village of Moulsoe, near Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and just 2 miles from Junction 14 on the M1. Our award winning restaurant offers our famous steak counter serving locally raised Bedfordshire Beef and our a la carte menu inspired by great dishes from our culinary past recreated in our unique modern style. We also serve our British Classics Menu which offers lighter options including sandwiches, homemade burgers and traditional pub favourites. Our Bar provides a selection of draught beers, lagers and real ales and an extensive handpicked wine list.

We have a large garden, patio and large car park. We also have 16 en-suite bedrooms offering affordable hotel accommodation.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    Aug 10 - Nov 25, 2021

    Book a unique Afternoon Tea Experience…Carrington Arms Style "Classic" - includes Unlimited Tea for 2 Hours from Arrival “Bottomless Prosecco” - includes Unlimited Prosecco & Tea for 2 Hours from Arrival "Bottomless Gin & Pimm's" includes Unlimited Selected Gins & Tea for 2 Hours from Arrival Afternoon Tea bookings must be made at least 24 hours from required date. Drinks packages can be decided on arrival. Free of Charge Cancellation available up to 24 hours prior to booking date. Cancellations received within 24 hours of booking will be charged in full. Modification and cancellation of bookings is not available online. Please email us at enquiries@thecarringtonarms.co.uk if you wish to cancel or modify your booking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1219 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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JanetC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very poor seafood menu. Out of a table if 4 I was the only one ordering fish. The choice fish and chips in a greasy batter or dry swordfish. Disappointing especially when your menu on line says you have daily specials depending on availability. Menu choice is very limited

GH
GemmaH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for my husband’s birthday, made extra special by the staff by adding candles to his dessert. We always enjoy the food and the experience of being able to go up to the butcher style counter and choosing your own meat. We will be back again soon!

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Joyce
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not quite a “village pub” more a restaurant, which is reflected in the price. They specialise in grill cooking and steaks are fabulous. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would love it if they offered a traditional Sunday lunch. Will return.

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PatriciaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We the thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Carrington ! Everyone loved the food , even our two grandsons (9and 11).Will certainly come back !

SG
SallyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delighted to find a very good pub down the road from our holiday cottage.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual! As it was my fiancé’s birthday they brought out a ‘gratis’ dessert with a candle in it and happy birthday written on the plate. What a lovely thought! Couldn’t fault anything. Many thanks x

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Caldi
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, lovely smart venue, amazing food. Loved it.

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IanW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can honestly say that the steak was the best steak I have ever had. 110%

KB
KaskaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Afternoon tea was an amazing choice of food and drink - best in MK!

SH
SueH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food ok - noise level horrendous - tables too crowded together - won’t be returning

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BradleyD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a mixed table of ages, drinking and eating habits the team were kept on their toes. And performed admirably, one drinks order was incorrect, but so rapidly fixed it was immaterial. Great food, nice friendly staff and a pleasant experience.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love going here, the meat was lovely but not impressed with the side. My salad was not fresh, lettuce leaves were brown. Pointed out to a member of staff who apologised but did not replace.

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WendyK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal! Food was excellent and the service very attentive - always enjoy a meal at The Carrington Arms. My only small criticism is that I felt a bit rushed, it would have been nice to sit between courses a bit. We were in, fed and home by 8.30.

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TaraT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was fantastic and service was quick however towards the end felt rushed to eat desert, pay and leave very quickly. Would still return as we love the restaurant and the menu.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant staff are always very helpful and accommodating and the kitchen staff, led by Jan put a great deal of effort into preparing excellent food.

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Callum
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Slightly sticky table when we first arrived. Promptly put to rights by Toby when we mentioned it. All staff very attentive and majority very warm and friendly. Big Tobes just needs to loosen up a bit. Felt like he was super nervous and he doesn’t need to be. He did a great job. See you next time!

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SarahD
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as it always is! The staff were lovely and friendly. Great value for money. 100% recommend

LK
LynK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My burger was lovely but ploughman’s was not good value for money , no pickled onions , pork pie and only came with 3 tiny pieces of bread we had to ask for more so would not recommend that

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience in the Carrington Arms

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VickiH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, great choice of gin, food and service were brilliant

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Twilt
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The first two courses were good.
My Eton mess trifle was not good mainly because it was neither a mess and nor was it a trifle. A trifle has sponge and custard. This had neither.
It was layered and I had to get through 6cm of solid whipped cream to arrive at anything else. Eating two or three spoons of nothing but cream is not nice.
The meringue was almost non existent. I think I encountered 5 tiny pieces.
There was hardly any fruit other than a pinkish liquid.
Serving it in a narrow pot didn't help as it was impossible to "mess" up the constituent parts.
Overall, I suggest you stick to a traditional mess. It's popular for good reason.
This is the only disappointing thing I've encountered in many visits over many years.

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WilC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice venue with great quality food - we could even see the steak being cooked perfectly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good steak and service at the Carrington Arms, perfect for a business lunch.

SC
SilvanoC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting. Quality food. Clean & Tidy.

KM
KatieM
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and the food was outstanding

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Jonny
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch with great atmosphere. Highly recommend

RH
RexH
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family meal out so wanted something different. The Carrington Arms is the place to be!! Lovely setting , attentive and friendly staff, fantastic menu, steak is superb and good value for money. Definitely going on a return visit soon .Have already recommend to friends and family

RG
RyanG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, our waitress was excellent! Really very happy.

AD
AndyD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service in a very nice setting.

JJ
JoyJoy
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Often nip over for a Thursday evening
Meal
As usual it was delicious top drawer!
Can never resist the cheese here
after our meal they always a speciality of the week too
Heavenly just heavenly!!

JW
JanetaW
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy meals here. Unfortunately our friend had a tougher piece of lamb. We mentioned it to our waitress who immediately rectified the situation by offering something else and then not charging for that meal. The rest of us really enjoyed steaks and the chicken and chorizo dish. So a lovely evening continued with great service and great food. Thank you we'll be back.

CG
CatherineG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good and the service nice although a bit long as the pub is quite busy it is required to book in advance.

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Fozzy
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Staff and service excellent. Food, steak and chicken, over done and dry.

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Mouse
Buckinghamshire
1 review