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The Carpenters Arms

Old Vicarage Lane South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST England
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The Carpenters Arms Motel Swindon, is on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border and provides you with quality rooms at guest house prices. In the country but just minutes from Swindon, Shrivenham, Wanborough, Blunsdon RMCS, Honda as well many other towns.Our reputation for quality accommodation, food and Arkells Real Ales has grown to reach the number one for accommodation in Swindon, on the biggest review site in the world, TripAdvisor. If you wish to stay Monday to Thursday you need to book early as we have long term satisfied guests who stay weekly. Why choose the rest when you can choose the best. The Carpenters provides an ideal haven for the business traveller or tourist seeking peace and tranquility. The Carpenters Arms lies approximately 3 miles north of Swindon and is ideally placed for visits to Bath, Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and a host of Cotswold beauty spots. If you are looking for a boisterous, noisy, over the top establishment, The Carpenters is not for you.
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Free parking
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Rover201457 wrote a review Aug 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom1082 contributions152 helpful votes
We ordered a curry jacket and a fish and chips ,both were nice and well presented , except for the salad with the jacket it is leaves with a bit cu, tomato and pepper etc . I would prefer crispy iceberg lettuce instead the leaves, this is only my preference ,
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Kate P wrote a review Jul 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom46 contributions27 helpful votes
So.... been here before, and when we saw that a barn dance was advertised, we thought it might be great fun to pop along. Silly move. There was no barn dance. There was a Country and Western duo, who by the way, were excellent, but that was it, no actual barn dance. Bought a single flavoured gin and two Carlings, and the price was nearly £13.00, and then the gin was served in a tiny tumbler. The sort used for soft drinks! When this was questioned, the reply was, " Can't give you a gin glass because they get broken more easily, so you'll have to have this one". Normally I'm not too picky about my glass until...... I saw several (obviously) regulars with proper gin glasses! Added to this, this place is not a free house, but is owned by Arkells brewery and so glasses are provided
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Traveller 53 Wiltshire wrote a review Jun 2022
Wiltshire246 contributions307 helpful votes
We've started using this pub on a Tuesday night. The staff service is excellent and the food is of a good standard. A good selection of beers available and a large garden at the rear to enjoy a drink or two in the summer if we ever have one!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Analyn C wrote a review May 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom27 contributions15 helpful votes
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What an amazing Sunday lunch. So glad we can come back after COVID . Excellent service and friendly staff. Compliments to the chef today and yesterday as we had a lovely 3 course meal too. Thank you to a great team for great service . Josh, Ethan,Amber, Marsy
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Kayleigh F wrote a review May 2022
Wembley, United Kingdom63 contributions7 helpful votes
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The room was standard size and lovely and clean, the bed was a comfy sleep and had no problems the breakfast was amazing however there was a slight hick up which was quickly removed after asking for no black pudding & no mushrooms enjoyed the stay over thank you very much would recommend
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Date of stay: April 2022
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DelHall wrote a review Mar 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom86 contributions44 helpful votes
Probably the best GF menu in Swindon. Everytime we go to the Carpenters the vegetarian, vegan and GF menu gets better and it's why we keep going back, they even have GF beer. The staff always accommodate our requests as we even have an awkward friend that is allergic to garlic as he's a vampire, but is never a problem for the excellent chef and staff
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Louise M wrote a review Jan 2022
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Worst meal out my family have ever had. Visited The Carpenter Arms this evening for my dad’s birthday. 10 of us in total. Booked via email but on arrival they were unaware of the booking. Found out shortly after arriving that only a small selection of the food items was available. After receiving our drinks and ordering food, we was then told they had no chips available ‘we can’t find them’… half of us had ordered with chips!! Alternative was rice and new potatoes. They then came back again to inform us they were out of salad as well!!! Food was bland, the alternative (rice) was stodgy and soggy. A number of items on the menu had a GF next to them for Gluten Free. This included the Chocolate Fudge Cake. Luckily we had asked if this was actually gluten free, then was told it
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Analyn C wrote a review Jan 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom27 contributions15 helpful votes
We been coming here lots of times now and never been disappointed. Always pleasant member of stuff. Food is well cooked and compliments to the chef Louis. Charlie a very polite and efficient lad who served us tonight. Clare the manager is very good at her job very bubbly and enthusiastic. Thank you Well definitely recommend . Analyn & Pete
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from CLARE SHOESMITH, General Manager at The Carpenters Arms
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Thank You! What lovely feedback - I will be sure to share this with the team and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit :-)
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Jom wrote a review Jan 2022
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom45 contributions4 helpful votes
First time visit for Sunday lunch,beef broccoli carrots cabbage tasty gravy stuffing ball Yorkshire pudd and two roast potatoes,had standard size thought of going extra meat glad I didn’t as plenty on plate. All delicious,all very hot,first class service by very nice young girl only started day before,smart friendly helpful all with a smile, My husband allso had beef,very clean pleasant surroundings,toilets spotless will definitely return again,didn’t disappoint thank you,as definitely looking for spotlessness especially with the covid about and it was,well done excellent 👌👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from CLARE SHOESMITH, General Manager at The Carpenters Arms
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Thank you for your lovely comments. I will share with the team :-)
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Climber wrote a review Dec 2021
Swindon, United Kingdom109 contributions81 helpful votes
Warm welcome, shown to our reserved table. Good choice of food menu, although surprised there was no seasonal menu. Service was good and attentive. No wine or drinks menu offered, apparently there was a wine board!. Overall a good enjoyable first visit.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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