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Birmingham England
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked in for 2 nights, however upon arrival it seemed we only had a room for 1 night. Now this could have been my mistake for not confirming with the guy who took the booking that he had actually booked what I asked for. Or it could be that the staff at the Goddard are a tad youthful and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The range of beers is good at this slightly run-down pub in Swindon's old town. Breakfast was also good. Not so good was my top-floor room with crumbling plaster and a tilted floor which made the walk from my bed to the bathroom an uphill jaunt. The other negative was the confusing series of stairs which I had to negotiate... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't expect the world for fifty quid, but a working shower is a must. I brought it to their attention and was told user error. Err, I've stayed in many a hotel and managed to fathom every other shower, the lad I told initally clearly knew it was broken as he nearly finished my sentence for me .

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Thank Andrew H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some bizarre reason we keep trying the pub. It's nice to see a chain really trying to not be a chain but they just can't get it right. Every time we go back we hope that it has improved but it hasn't. The staff are slow, clueless and have poor service, for a pub that obviously serves a fair... More 

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Thank Dae767
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here overnight for Swindon Comic-Con in June 2016. The pub itself is lively but the food and drink is very reasonably priced and good quality. The room was clean but looked a little tired. We had a room at the rear which overlooked the beer garden but didn't find it too noisy. Breakfast was good apart from the... More 

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Thank Kevin_Dodds
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just one night in room one was enough for me. Described by the manager as the best room in the hotel. Really! Terrible room. Stained wall paper and carpets. Awful bathroom with no cosmetics for the bath. Creaky floors. At 60 quid a night and extra for breakfast what a load of rubbish. Swindon old town is a great location... More 

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Thank bertiefaversham
Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have never been to this pub and had good service and last night was not any different. The bar staff are rude, slow and lack personality. They seem unable to stop talking to each other long enough to actually do any work.

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Thank Somegood
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Cannot praise the staff enough. Unfortunately cannot say the same for the room. Curtains didn't close, duvet not big enough for bed and no toiletries in bathroom. I couldn't bring myself to use shower as grout was black and in need of replacing.

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Thank TraceyMM66
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

i had a chance to spend 2 nights at goddard arms, well dont know wher to start. food .... briliant,nice and something diffrent,you may have to wait bit longer but can complain for a quality,,, very nice staff,, rooms ....yyyy dont really want to leave my opinion but shovers are dirty, rooms are bit untidy ....they should go down with... More 

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Thank Marcinkura007
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

When you first go in you think that you're going to get trendy boutique type experience but you will be disappointed. The showers covered in black mold, the mirror in the bedroom hadn't seen a duster for years, the ceiling was stained, bed runner looked un-laundered, the staircase carpet is dirty and generally a few quid needs to be spent... More 

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Goddard Arms
Goddard Arms
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $106 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Goddard Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for a room at the back.”
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 of 5 bubbles RT1Perth_Australia, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“nice steak...very nice.. worth to try”
 of 5 bubbles Marcinkura007, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms overlooking the main street- to noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 1965rover, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all fairly small I guess due to the age of the building”
 of 5 bubbles Eatmyicecream32, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with no creaky floorboards”
 of 5 bubbles gordonb618, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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