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Goddard Arms

1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
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Goddard Arms
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Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015
minnie d Devizes, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 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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poulton-le-fylde
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103 reviews 103 reviews
81 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This venue is a pub with rooms as has been said by another reviewer. You can park behind the pub - I think you pay and get it knocked off if i recall. My original plan was to book in here but after seeing the place I changed my mind. A good save I think. Food was ok - but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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79 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really a pub with rooms in my opinion. The pub is definitely the priority here. There is parking behind the hotel which you pay for. The food is ok, just ok, nothing to rave about. The drinks are not too expensive. We had planned to stay but called for a drink and changed our minds about the stay... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped in today for lunch, the food was spot on, staff were great and our family had a great afternoon out. There is parking behind the hotel but not loads, so suggest getting there early. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to this place with few friends. Nice atmosphere, drinks not to expensive, staff where great, pub lunch was great, Overall a good experience. Me and the lads had a good laugh. Nice place to socialise, we'll be back soon

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 March 21, 2015 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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Somerset
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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