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The Carpenters Arms

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Old Vicarage Lane South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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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, More 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. Less
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United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
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All reviews south marston the pub ceiling fan ham egg and chips real ale the portion size sunday roast food menu chilli con carne an evening meal friendly welcome stayed for nights short stay pudding cooked breakfast arkells accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely country pub with friendly, helpful staff which serves a very good breakfast. However the rooms are below average. They are extremely tired and in urgent need of repairs and refurbishment. The staff accepted our comments with grace as they are fully...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely beef roast Sunday just gone. We didn’t have to wait long and it was a warm and cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff and they were so accomadating with my 2 small children. Will go there again for sure.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday roast - and it took for ever to get served - the food was average when it arrived but the service was terrible - almost two hours for a single course. It wasn’t particularly busy to be honest, so couldn’t blame...More

Thank Meander617581
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Carpenter’s Arms South Marston Saturday 28 July 2018 A summer’s delight daughter resident and working in London had come to see her old pa for the weekend. Having spent much of the morning sorting and with help clearing the attic we were hungry. Daughter...More

6  Thank Dariusdave
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is a country pub with courtyard rooms. These are quiet and comfortable - it is quite basic, but clean and the staff were friendly. Breakfast was great. I joined friend for a meal in the evening, which was ok. I’d definitely go back as...More

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"Ask landlord when booking"
Aug. 28, 2018
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"ideal as its just off A420 at Swindon as you approach from Oxford"
Nov. 9, 2017
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"didn't use the motel facilities - just the restaurant"
Sep. 9, 2017
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"All chalets are good"
Aug. 15, 2017
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