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Toby Carvery The Friary

Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
+44 1793 702081
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“roast dinner” (25 reviews)
“gammon” (21 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven of us attended and the service was quick and the waiter was happy to have a laugh with us and was more helpful than he needed to be. He made us aware of a discount we were entitled to and was very polite. We...More

Thank Mark B
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mark. I'm really glad to read that you enjoyed your recent experience with us at The Friary. Your high praises will be passed around and I'm sure the waiter that served you will use your comments to add to the brilliant service we aim...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We come often, always amazingly good value, good food & drink, pleasant staff and competent service, never disappointed.

Thank Aldo H
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aldo H, we are so happy to read such a great review about Toby Carvery Friary! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! Kind regards The Friary.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good format and really popular here. The wait would have been long anyway but booking a table helped. Standard operating model with tasty meat and masses of nice veg. Service fine and drinks not overly expensive. I have noticed though that these...More

Thank vincent12089
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Vincent, thank you for your review here. We due seem to be extremely popular during the summer holidays and have seen a large volume of hungry people pass through our doors. I'm really glad to read that you are satisfied with what we provide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often come here but it has gradually gone downhill. Dirtier and the potatoes are awful, yet they're my fave for a roast. It's got so bad that we won't be going back. Nice staff though.More

Thank Clairey2828
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We regret to hear that you are displeased with your recent experience with us. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to us directly at 01793 702081 when you have a chance. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regulars here for a number of years. Yes it has always been busy, it is popular as you normally get great grub for a reasonable price. Many times we have been, brought many friends and family here over the years and have...More

1  Thank suziejordan67
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am really sorry that we could not cater for you and that you were turned away. If it is the Sunday that just passed that this occurred it was because even though there were indeed empty tables in the restaurant, their occupiers were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought they had a great lunch with a reasonable choice 4 meats at a good price. A great atmosphere and good service

Thank nick s
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Nick, great to see we hit the mark. We will try our very best to impress next time to earn a 5/5 which we hope is very soon. Kind Regards The Friary

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening as we fancied a roast - it was about 8pm and we had to wait for 20 mins for a table - to be expected on a Sunday though! However when we got the menu we were a bit...More

Thank shivshiv3112
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. I am also really disappointed to read about the attitude of some of our staff which...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this afternoon I appreciate that it was very busy. There were no tables so we were told we could order at the bar and eat outside. We waited at the bar for AGES no sort of order to who was being served. The...More

Thank gemma p
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Arrived as a walk-in at approx. 16:45, told by gent on the counter it was a 30min wait, got handed one of their gadget timers to let you know when table is ready. Got drinks at the bar, and then proceeded to watch as couple...More

Thank Chris J
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Chris I am really devastated to read about your experience and we have all been racking our brains trying to figure out what happened that day. In no way did I blame my staff for my error on that day and take full responsibility for...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visited the carvery on my way back home. Decided to go it alone. Reception good, I asked for a table somewhere quiet as I was on my own. Meal acceptable. I arrived before 5:15 so the venue was not over busy. All veg and meat...More

Thank Lynn C
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi Lynn, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am disappointed to read that your visit was effected by the standard of our facilities and let me assure you we are currently working on the second lot of toilets...More

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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
From memory! I know the floor plan seating layout is pretty tight and the standing in a long line is another obstacle. Assistance with the buffet food serving may also be necessary. I didn't use the toilet so I am... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 702081
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the Toby Carvery The Friary. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings – including towering Yorkshire puds, golden roasties with all those lovely little crunchy bits, and plenty of freshly prepared veg, all crowned with proper gravy. So it's no wonder we're Swindon’s favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.
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