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Goddard Arms

1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Swindon to catch up with some friends and they suggested breakfast at the Goddard Arms. The place was very quiet as we got there at 9.30 am and they weren't serving food until 10 am (unless you're staying at the hotel). When it came time to order the menu's were sticky like they hadn't been cleaned in a... More 

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Thank James D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is great, pub grub of course, but very well priced. I always come here on split shifts or just before work for a £5 lunch, and then quality is always great. Though, a pint of Coke is £2.60. It's huge pub, so there's lots of places to sit, with a reasonable size garden. Credit goes to a young... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it looks very attractive but inside the rooms although clean could do with some TLC,as it was only a one night stop over it was perfectly adequate and what staff we met were polite and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, the Goddard Arms looks very attractive and it is located in a good area for bars and restaurants - though it is quite far from the railway station. The pub area downstairs is quite tidy and although busy, the food we ordered came quickly and was quite tasty. However - there is no dedicated reception desk so... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No dedicated reception area means no obvious place to check in. Stairways I desperate need of decorating. Bathroom smelt stagnant possibly due to fact that the shower tray has excessive mold. Room very noisy as no double glazing, facing busy road and window latches broken.

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Thank Nigel T
Goddard A, Manager at Goddard Arms, responded to this review

Hi Nigel T, Many thanks for your review, In the coming months we are thankfully getting an investment in our rooms which aims to improve the quality of our rooms and give them that refreshment needed. Best wishes... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I did not have a great experience. There is no dedicated check in and this has to be done at the bar which means you may be waiting for a while until being seen to. When i was finally seen to the staff were very friendly and were very attentive. That is where the positives stop. On the way up... More 

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Thank 735brian
Goddard A, Manager at Goddard Arms, responded to this review

Hi 735brian, Thank you for the review. In the coming months we are thankfully getting an investment in our rooms which aims to improve the quality of our rooms and give them that refreshment needed. We've moved the fan unit you mentioned already to cut down on any noise heard in the room and I hope to see these further... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Came to Swindon for a get together with some friends so I booked myself a single room at the Goddard The room I had was next to the road and with the windows shut, the traffic wasn’t really that noticeable. Not sure how that would work on a hot summer’s night though, as there isn’t really any Air Conditioning to... More 

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Thank W3sS
Goddard A, Manager at Goddard Arms, responded to this review

Hi W3sS, Thank you for your review! In the coming months we are thankfully getting an investment in our rooms which aims to improve the quality of our rooms and give them that refreshment needed. I hope we see you again soon! Best wishes... More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Stayed here because we were attending sons wedding so somewhere local was the plan. Couldn't fault the staff for courtesy or attention to detail.We had stayed before so we knew there were stairs but no elevator. The room on the first floor was streetside. Lack of ventilation is obvious on a warm night. There was no cupboard simply a hook... More 

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Goddard A, Manager at Goddard Arms, responded to this review

Hi grumpywrinkles, Thank you for the review and I'm your feedback on our staff! In the coming months we are thankfully getting an investment in our rooms which aims to improve the quality of our rooms and give them that refreshment needed. Best wishes... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The entrance to the hotel is through a large, noisey pub, which is a bit off putting and there is no lift, which may prove problematic for those less mobile or if you have large luggage. The rooms are really small and there's no place to put clothes apart from a few hangers in an alcove at the foot of... More 

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Goddard A, Manager at Goddard Arms, responded to this review

Hi Essexgirl47 Many thanks for your review, In the coming months we are thankfully getting an investment in our rooms which aims to improve the quality of our rooms and give them that refreshment needed. Kind Regards... More 

Derby
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102 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This is an old traditional town ale house with accommodation. Good food, reasonably prices beers and wines and some car parking . Friendly staff and service. More suited to commercial travellers on expense accounts than leisure travellers.BUT do not accept second floor accommodation if you are at all limited in movement or have a heart condition. There are many stairs... More 

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Goddard A, Manager at Goddard Arms, responded to this review

Hi Major C Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your meal and the service you received! We hope to see you again soon... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Goddard Arms
Goddard Arms
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Purchased by The Barracuda Group and re-opened in December in 2009 trading as The Goddard Arms, a traditional yet contemporary pub offering great service, delicous pub food and varied range of drinks and ales.We have 17 guest bedroooms, all ensuite and offering the weary traveller a comfortable bed for the night. A tasty breakfast can be added to your stay for the morning, and we are excellenty located for links to the M4 the West Country.We have a truely unique private hire function bar called 'The Vault' down in the basement, and conference facilities in the previously used magistrates court. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Goddard Arms

Address: 1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $65 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Goddard Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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