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The Carpenters Arms Motel

Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful food and awful service, husband and wife owners were rude and made no effort to give us a good experience. Wouldn't ever recommend as not the warm and welcoming country pub food and atmosphere people visiting these types of restaurants would expect

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

On a previous visit to Shrivenham, a group of us on a business trip stayed at a large chain hotel and wandered into the Carpenters Arms on our second nights stay after we were less than impressed with the "luxury" hotels services. After revisiting the Carpenters Arms every night after this first visit, we felt we should save our legs... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Had a nice meal here last Saturday, the T bone steak good size but was lacking flavour. All freshly cooked and a good potion of the trimmings. The 3 B's bitter was not available which was a shame, this being an Arkels pub and the brewery just down the road i was surprised. Anyway, well worth a visit i will... More 

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Thank Chris S
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner were staying at a nearby hotel and decided after driving past this pub numerous times we would go there on our last night of our trip for something different to do. It was the best decision we made the entire trip, the food was delicious home cooked food. The landlady and landlord were the most gracious... More 

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Thank Zoe M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Lovely friendly welcoming atmosphere. Excellent food perfectly served. Home mad vegetable lasagne very tasty and t bone steak cooked to perfection. Good size portions. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a nice meal with a friend. It's nice to see a proper English pub offering an array of tasty treats !!! Too many to choose from. We went on a Monday eve. Lovely seating areas. Will definitely recommend and certainly visit again. Many thanks xxx

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Thank welltravlady
Yeovil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Came here on a Friday night at 8pm. They managed to get us a table even though they were pretty busy. Staff quick and kind. For starter we had the mushrooms and prawn cocktail. We had the fillet steak and it was amazing. Cooked perfectly (medium rare). Would definitely go back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We called in on a Monday night for dinner after driving back from the West Country towards home. The service and food was excellent, there is a large menu and that always concerns me in small establishments. I need not have worried as there was four of us and we had different dishes, all done perfectly. To all motorists: if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

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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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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