I went to the The Goddard Arms on Thursday 1st November 2012 with my wife and fifteen year-old son.
The pub part of this hotel serves real ale and typical pub food. The meals and desserts we had were very nice. All the staff that we met were friendly.
We tried to go back again on the Friday night at seven thirty but this time we were stopped by the friendly security guard, who explained that we could go in for a meal, but would have to be out by nine. He also explained that no pub in Swindon Old Town would let us in at seven thirty with a teenager. Little does he know that The Wheatsheaf Alehouse did! The staff here were also very friendly.
What is it with this country that makes you feel like lepers if you want to go in some pubs with teenagers. Go anywhere else in Europe and children and teenagers are always made to feel welcome.
Will definitely go back to the The Goddard Ams next time we’re in Swindon. Before nine o’clock though!!
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