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The Carpenters Arms Motel

Certificate of Excellence
Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
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The Carpenters Arms Motel
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Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clare E Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
54 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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407 reviews 407 reviews
110 hotel reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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76 hotel reviews
318 helpful votes 318 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Carpenters was recommended to us as a nice local pub serving good food ...... The food wasn't good .... It was exceptional!! Friendly welcoming staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. We felt at home and enjoyed the food so much we returned the following day for more! Definitely ignore any poor review on here for this place... More 

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