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The Carpenters Arms Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
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Ranked #6 of 30 hotels in Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited this place because tripadvisor gave it such good reviews and I wasn't disappointed. The menu is extensive with something to suit everybody. The service is friendly, food good quality and the atmosphere is great. I just love this place and we will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely pub! Warm, welcoming, excellent food and dog friendly too. Our lunch was very good value, they do a fixed price menu which we thought we'd try, and were not disappointed. Lovely to get fresh vegetables, properly cooked, and a jug of gravy to go with the very tasty pie. Our dog enjoyed it too, she was given... More

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swindon wilts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Recently ate here and my girlfriend a vegetarian order a dish to be told it had just finished the owner asked her whatever she fancied it would be no problem she decided on a mushroom stroganoff and it was amazing. Also we had some fantastic wine. Thanks for a great evening and gettgat sstroganoff on the menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Dog friendly. Over-attentive owners (came to the room twice to see us in less than16 hours). Chalet room fine. Food mediocre. Bill came to much more than we thought it should be-add ons for food. Breakfast wasn't included in the price. Felt we'd been ripped off. Garden needs attention. Pub interior is nice. Trains run past the pub all night-... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Having seen the pub sign a few times on visits to Shrivenham, we decided to give it a go and it was a fantastic decision. Service was welcoming and friendly, food was really good and excellent value for money and all washed down with proper beer, what more could you ask for? We didn't use it to stay in but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Every time we've been here with our friends and family, the food is always great, many options to choose from and service always excellent and very friendly. They will go extra mile to cater for our toddler as well, thanks to Helen and the chef.

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Recently moved to the UK from the US. After many hours of traveling with family, copious amounts of baggage, dog, kennel and personal vehicle the most important thing was a roof and bed. We chose The Carpenters Arms on the strength of previous reviews and accommodation of pets. We got more than we expected. The owners Dave and Helen were,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A room with space, dogfriendly, a good bed and even for vegetarians a good meal. And all for very reasonable prices. The service is very friendly. If we are coming back in the area of Swindon we'll definitively will choose for The Carpenters Arms again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here on the 19th and 20th july. The pub does not get going until after 1730, but your room, in a pleasant courtyard setting is available when you arrive. Being a courtyard room, you have the convenience of entering your room directly from the garden. The room itself is large, with a large comfortable bed and spotlessly clean.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Well let me say the reason for our stay which was for five nights. I was photographing the RIAT airshow. Firstly we booked months in advance and kept the proprietors (Helen and David) up to date on requirements. Every email (and there was about 3) was replied promptly and courteously giving good information. The location was excellent and yes there... More

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Also Known As:
The Carpenters Arms Hotel
Address: Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Swindon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carpenters Arms Motel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carpenters Arms Motel Swindon, is on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border and provides you with quality rooms at guest house prices. In the country but just minutes from Swindon, Shrivenham, Wanborough, Blunsdon RMCS, Honda as well many other towns.Our reputation for quality accommodation, food and Arkells Real Ales has grown to reach the number one for accommodation in Swindon, on the biggest review site in the world, TripAdvisor. If you wish to stay Monday to Thursday you need to book early as we have long term satisfied guests who stay weekly. Why choose the rest when you can choose the best. The Carpenters provides an ideal haven for the business traveller or tourist seeking peace and tranquility. The Carpenters Arms lies approximately 3 miles north of Swindon and is ideally placed for visits to Bath, Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and a host of Cotswold beauty spots. If you are looking for a boisterous, noisy, over the top establishment, The Carpenters is not for you. ... more   less 
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