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The Carpenters Arms Motel

Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
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The Carpenters Arms Motel
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Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Swindon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So close but never been, great service and food even better. Me and wife eat out a lot but will be going here again very soon. Food and service quick and well worth a visit. Very reasonable price for quality food and service.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

been here a few times now as its a lovely homely pub, with good food. There was a slight mix up with my mums dinner but what she did get given she enjoyed but anyhow it won't stop us coming back as we do really love coming here!

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Came to the Carpenters for a few beers and a meal one Friday night. The pub has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, a real pub feel. The beers are very good, I would recommend the local Wiltshire Gold and Moonlight. You can taste the quality of the beers, particularly because the land lord regularly cleans the pipes throughout the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited the Carpenters Arms by chance having booked into a nearby hotel & spa! (which we were unimpressed with) Upon entering this homely establishment we were greeted as though we were regular visitors. Dave, Helen & their staff were warm & welcoming! The food was excellent, piping hot & well presented. It is a child friendly environment & to... More 

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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We called in The Carpenters on a Wednesday evening expecting it to be quite , but it was quite busy. Entering the pub we were welcomed by a nice young lady and shown our table. We studied the special board and the menu , opting for a fillet steak (£16.95 ) and a turkey curry (£9.65 ). Both arrived after... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

On a Friday night at 18:30 we found a table wthout a reservation. Drinks orders are taken at your table and served throughout your meal which is a nice touch. The food was plentiful and fresh and was presented in a professional way. The Arkells 3B's was not the best in the area however we will return soon as it... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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108 hotel reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I visited the above on the evening of Friday 12th December together with family members and enjoyed not only a great 3 course seasonal meal but a Carol Concert which was first class. Then on Friday 19 December together with colleagues from the the local Squash club we had a very enjoyable lunch again a 3 course... More 

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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369 reviews 369 reviews
76 hotel reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Christmas eve is always a bit mad. We were delayed going to our friends so decided to stop by for lunch. The restaurant was done up very nicely for Christmas. The whole area is designed for eating though there is a small bar area. Dave and Helen have done their sums right. You get a good portion for just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely stay me and my friend and my little dog tia. Accomodation was lovely landlord and landlady lovely staff very nice aswell. Food was great especially the roast shall definately stay again. Went for a nice walk up the road to nightingale wood. Easy to get there.

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UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Booked this last minute and it was the right choice. With a superking bed and a spacious (v clean) bathroom, how can you go wrong for £70/night? And the owners were extremely gracious and kind-hearted.

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