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The Carpenters Arms, Swindon

Pub added by Philip Carter
Old Vicarage Lane
South Marston
Postal town: Swindon
SN3 4ST
Phone: 01793822997
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E TA left this review about The Carpenters Arms

A traditional roadside inn that has been opened out to form a single large bar. It’s now food led and is an Arkell’s pub. There is a spacious paved garden which includes a children’s play area, and a good sized car park. The décor is plain, not unpleasant, includes several old carpenter’s tools fixed to the walls, and overall it’s a relaxing atmosphere. There was no muzak this time. Food looked like good quality pub grub, though it was a bit pricier than it needed to be. Dogs are permitted in the bar but not the restaurant area, and there is a trail of painted paw prints on the ground to reinforce this to those who can’t read. Ales on were 3B and Wiltshire Gold, not in the best condition but still drinkable. A fairly decent place to stop for lunch.

On 27th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Komakino . left this review about The Carpenters Arms

A historic Arkell's eating house just off the arse end of the Oxford-Swindon road and worth a drop-in for the multitude of rooms and authentic touches, such as exposed beams and stones, fireplaces, Olde Worlde bric-a-brac, etc. A cosy red, patterned carpet adds to the traditionality and the bar, itself semi-L-shaped, does operate as one, rather than a drink receptacle for diners. Heart FM-style muzak in the background down-scores this establishment: I have no truck with muzak in pubs, but wrong style for wrong pub.

On 1st October 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Swindon, 4.24 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Kemble, 17.12 miles, 5 hr 30 min walk (show)
Hungerford, 17.82 miles, 5 hr 44 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Carpenters Arms, South Marston
27th Jun 2019, 07:26
Review submitted by E TA
 
1st Oct 2018, 13:53
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes - 5 twins/doubles, 4 singles - last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Requires code - last updated 16 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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