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Goddard Arms

1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
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Ranked #25 of 31 Hotels in Swindon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Helen H Swindon, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is walking distance from our house. Does great food, good beers & wines & most importantly, welcomes our children. There's something for everyone on the menu & we have never been disappointed with our meals. They even do a great breakfast! Well worth a visit, it's a firm favourite with our family!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice old style typical English Hotel, but far and foremost an English pub. Lots of people having fun at Friday evening. The room was limited. Squeeking floors, smelling carpets, ever flushing toilets, ill fitted bathroom etc. Great breakfast, very friendly services. If you don't mind the room, its a very nice place.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is really a pub which is probably not too bad - friendly staff, good vibe and judging by breakfast not bad in the kitchen. The problem starts as you go up the dingy stairs, through the fire door and into the smelliest dark corridor with a filthy carpet and flaking paintwork. Happily the room was clean and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a bit unhappy with the room, door latch hanging off, dirty carpets, not what you expect from the look of the hotel on the outside. Shame because it is nice down in the bar area. Would not stay again .

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night and chose the Goodard Arms for it's location in Old Town. Positives were excellent huge breakfast for £5.95, very helpful and friendly duty manager, linen clean and room had tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, TV etc. Negatives - this is an old building that has seen better days and the décor in the hotel section needs refurbishment.... More 

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Moreton
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a double room at the frog of the hotel. It was unclean, the furnishings were tatty and worn out and the service was terrible. For the price - I would've expected a lot more. The staff were also indiscreet and rude. Dreadful experience!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

At the last minute my husband couldn't join me so I telephoned to check if there was a single room available yes,so I cancelled the double costing £50 and booked the single at !£45,this really annoys me whilst I know it probably takes the same length of time to clean the room there are still less sheets and towels to... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just stopped for tea.. burger and chips, well presented, tasty meal, great value..would go back for sure. You have to pay for parking, £2.00 for 3 hours but you get this money back. Menu has plenty on it for all tastes.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a Valentines meal. The restaurant was quite empty which was surprising as the meal was really good value (£20 for 3 courses including a free glass of wine ) . We were really pleased with the quality of the food . The rib eye steaks were particularly delicious as we're the desserts. Service was attentive and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We've been here a few times. The atmosphere is great, apart from in December as it's popular with large groups. The food is hit and miss. Burgers always seem to be nice. Steak not so much. I like my steak medium - it's only ever come rare or well done, so I won't bother again. I sent my steak back... More 

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