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Goddard Arms

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really ticked the boxes: plenty of seating with spaces between tables, good food/beer choices at reasonable prices. Seemed a bit under-staffed but service still quite good. My sister visited earlier in the week as well, and both times there was confusion with her vegetarian order! That said, it was great when it came, as was all the other food. Tricky...

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on business midweek. Extremely large room and bathroom, room 1. Restaurant and bar ticking over nicely, good menu reasonable prices. Bar and restaurant area well furnished with varied and tidy nooks crannies and rooms. Nice outside beer garden to.

Thank SouthwalesGwent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 2 nights bed and breakfast. On arrival we were shown to our room which was right up in the attic to the front of the building. We were told that if we arrived back after the pub closed that we had to get back into the building using the fire escape. We found this very odd The room...

Thank Coffebean
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Popped on at the weekend for lunch with friends and the wife. Very good food, really helpful staff and lots of beers to choose from. It's an order at the bar place, but then it is a pub so expected I suppose. The chap who served us at the bar was friendly and let me taste a couple of ales...

Thank themforya
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice place to have drinks, can't comment on the food but my colleagues said the food was good. Great drinks selection and good atmosphere in the general bar area. Bonus that the toilets are kept nice and clean!

Thank Sallt J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Was there on a Tuesday night with a few work colleagues Nice place , lots of seating spread out around the ground floor which is a nice change. from everyone seated in one area. Normal pub fare was available. A couple of us had a lamb shank which was very good, esp the sauce. Would recommend that for a warm...

Thank KiwiKent
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I went here with my dad for a spot of lunch on Monday. A very lovely lunch it was too. The main courses were just £5 each (starter and dessert £3 each) from the lunch menu. The portions were a great size for the price...very good value :) I was part way through my drink when I realised there was...

Thank Hannah C
Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I stayed at this pub hotel during a work visit to Swindon. The room (room 5) was perfectly clean, bathroom was clean, towels and sheets clean, some noise from the busy road, excellent bar and restaurant - so much so that I didn't actually venture any further during my stay. The staff and management were extremely helpful. I drove so...

Thank DavidTheGreek
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I stayed at this hotel on Saturday as my son's birthday meal was around the corner. The room was big and modernised and a massive bath tub! The location is fantastic if you want to walk around Old Town.The breakfast was choose from the menu and was lovely. I grew up in Swindon and used to visit this place when...

Thank stuyfoster
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It would appear the hotel has been refurbished recently. It was evident in the rooms with fluffy new carpets and freshly painted walls. I was pleasantly surprised when I checked in as I was expecting a more mediocre room for the price. Bed fine, room fairly small but fine, bathroom is a little old fashioned but at least clean and...

Thank motorwaymiler

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Goddard Arms Restaurant
Goddard Arms Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of Swindon's Old Town, The Goddard Arms in an old converted Coaching inn, with some great period features, history and character. There is a bar and restaurant serving food and drinks all day, as well as limited free parking. The hotel was refurbished in November 2016 giving all rooms a flat-screen TV, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all rooms and the bar area. Children are welcome in the bar/restaurant areas until 7pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Goddard Arms

Address: 1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $107 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Goddard Arms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Get there early for the best rooms on the first floor”
Lynn8038, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back.”
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RT1Perth_Australia, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“nice steak...very nice.. worth to try”
Marcinkura007, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms overlooking the main street- to noisy”
1965rover, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all fairly small I guess due to the age of the building”
Eatmyicecream32, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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