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Carters Rest, Swindon

High Street
Postal town: Swindon
Phone: 01793812288

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Punch Taverns

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Carters Rest

The Carters Rest is at the top end of the high street,i was'nt that hopefull of any decent beer here but was surprised when i went in as there were about 10 real ales on the bar.
I went in the room to the left this was fairly basic but comfortable,i had a drink of RCH Pitchfork which was very nice the other two beers i noted were Sharpes Doom Bar and a beer called Old English Dog there was also 7 more micro brewery beers on the bar.
This pub is well worth a visit if you like trying different beers.

On 11th November 2010 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Carters Rest

A real surprise this one, as I wasn’t expecting a massive amount from the outside despite its regular GBG status. The pub is quite a large and imposing late Victorian edifice which is a little out-of-kilter with its immediate surroundings. The interior retains a two-room layout (looks like there may have been more than two years ago) with a tap room and lounge, the bar area having a traditional dark wooden finish. There were, if I recall, at least six well-selected ales and a cider on my visit and I was pleased to find both of my two in top condition (one of which I recall being RCH Pitchfork). The welcome from behind the bar was friendly and we had a good chinwag with the landlord. It was pretty quiet on my weekday visit with only a smattering of other punters and the lack of background hubbub did make for a slightly awkward atmosphere at times. On a busier evening, I think this would be a real winner and I’d recommend a visit in anticipation of this; the ale certainly warrants a drop-in if nothing else.

On 1st December 2009 - rating: 8
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