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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived close to the Carpenters Arms for over 70 years I must admit I have had a meal there and what have I been missing it had the lot great serves lovely atmosphere and guess what fabulous food,will be visiting again soon.

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Thank Royston A
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced upon the carpenters arms and couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. It's a good old fashioned British pub with food, feels homely and welcoming. The food was all home cooked including pate, pickle and tartare sauce. The staff was excellent and we overall had a really good experience.

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Thank sarettawow
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

They were exceptionally helpful and thoughtful and took great care of my family members at a very delicate time The food was excellant, they went over and beyond the call of duty. The rooms were clean

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Thank Jacqueline M
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent b&b good home cooked food Nice pint in the bar relaxed atmosphere The room was spotlessly clean comfortable and excellent value for money David and Helen are perfect helpful and nothing's too much for them Highly recommend and can't wait for next visit

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Thank Pompeypaul657
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Went for Sunday lunch with a party of ten, ranging I age from 8 to 80. The staff were great and the food was excellent. We akk had the Sunday roast - some beef, some turkey (some both!), and a couple of lamb shanks. There were no complaints. Simple food done really well with plenty of trimmings. There were lots... More 

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Thank NewWorldMan16
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

On arrival I gave my name, no welcome just your key is in the door. Room itself was ok, little tv, kettle, tea & coffee making facilities (no cup or spoon, which I'm sure would have been provided if asked for) iron, ironing board & trouser press & En suite. At 2100 I decided to give the food a try,... More 

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Thank Mark G
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Came to the Carpenters Arms, South Marston, not really expecting much but turned up late which Dave was more than happy with, informing me on the phone that the key would be in the door ready for my arrival. Came into my room and was very impressed, lovely and spacious, huge bed and great bathroom with bath tub ready for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

let in early , v. cold outside. welcoming, friendly, a good table near the bar. a good pint of bitter, my lady had a zinfandel. our meal was superb, scampi chips &salad, too much for me, chicken &stilton for my partner. excellent food , well presented, tasted as food should be cooked

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1 Thank alanwilliams200
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 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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4 Thank fooddude91
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The Carpenters Arms Motel

Address: Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $82 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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#2 Business Hotel in Swindon
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