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“Not as good as it was” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Goddard Arms Restaurant

Goddard Arms Restaurant
Ranked #134 of 431 Restaurants in Swindon
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated in the heart of Swindon's Old Town, The Goddard Arms in an old converted Coaching inn, with some great period features, history and character. There is a bar and restaurant serving food and drinks all day, as well as limited free parking. The hotel was refurbished in November 2016 giving all rooms a flat-screen TV, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all rooms and the bar area. Children are welcome in the bar/restaurant areas until 7pm
Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not as good as it was”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We eat here quite regularly as it's close to work - it's a perfectly good pub, decent amount of seating and friendly staff.

The food has gone downhill since last year however - I often order fish and chips and this used to be a nice hand battered piece of fish. The last couple of times I've visited it's been horrible mass produced battered frozen fish (the horrible 'processed' looking batter where each piece is identical in shape). If they start doing proper fish and chips again I'll raise the score by a star!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Eat here twice over the weekend during our stay in Swindon.
First night picked the "big eats " which comes with a drink. Excellent food, lovely and hot and lots of it. Deserts quite good and cheap.
Second night picked a smaller meal but was still good and piping hot.
Sat in the beer garden which has a fair amount of tables but needs a bit of a make over.
Inside is ok with tvs for sport and music in the back ground.
Overall good pub and would go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Casual summers night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Arrived at the goddard arms fairly late on a Monday night, quite a few places in old town don't do food on Mondays but the goddards serve until 10pm. Had the house platter which was fresh and very tasty. Nice casual pub, plenty of seating outside, I will be visiting again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great place a Friday night in swindon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

fancy a glass of something chilled after work? the gaddards is the place to be.
Nice environment. . Nice clientele. . Buy 2 large glasses of wine and get the rest of the bottle free ;-)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mary_poppins007_12
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pub food done badly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Goddard arms serves generic pub food, yet somehow manages to make it taste bad. The pub itself seems very run down (I tripped over rips in the carpet) and my drink was served in an unclean glass with lipstick marks on.
All in all, I will not be returning.

Visited May 2013
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