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“Good beer, bright though food is lacking”

Goddard Arms Restaurant
Ranked #136 of 463 Restaurants in Swindon
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Eat and drank in the Goddard's many times over the years - a regular haunt for a beer. However we've eating there a couple of times and on the last two occasions its been utterly uninspired food. I recollect the burger which was frankly rubbish with cold chips - not quite sure how a eatery can bugger up a burger unless they frankly don't care what junk they feed to customers. That said the beer is good, though the Ale's are kept in the same cellar as the lagers - hence a bit to cold.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Spent a Saturday afternoon in the goddards. 3 families with young children. Good pub food, and good service. Can't fault it.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Ok so it was my birthday this week, decided on an evening meal at the Goddard's, can't say I've really paid it much attention before despite living in Old Town for many years. My better half had a risotto and I had a a beef pie. Can't fault it, staff were very attentive, Ale's were obviously well looked after and we'd eat there again. Pub is clean, toilets are acceptable and we enjoyed my birthday meal.

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Thank Roland G
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Ok, they cloased it for now, we're missing it, and hoping apart from decoration refresh the old place will remain with the same staff and well priced drinks for Old Town. A visit or a stay over is all good. I put up a few work colleagues here "small room, but great beer, food, breakfast and enjoyed their night" Nice social venue, sports TV (hope remains) good ale choice (hope remains)
So, old saying is, if it aint broke... Lets hope when it re-opens end of March 2014 The Goddards remains a 'nice place to visit'!

Thank sibrown1900
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

A cheap teatime midweek meal. I ordered cheese and bacon burger with added jalepenos.
It arrived a bit slower than expected.
Burger was quite well done, still moist.
But the jalapeños were in a paper cup on the side.
And so was the cheese.!? Runny cheese as though it had come from a pump/tub.
The bacon wasnt in a paper cup, the bacon was no where to be seen!

So, my advice, on a quiet midweek time at Goddard arms, don't go for complex meal choices such as cheese and bacon burgers.

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