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Toby Carvery The Friary

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Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
+44 1793 702081
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08:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have had family christmas dinner here every year for the last 5years or so. This year after making the booking in the summer - for 18/19 people we spoke to them last week and said there may be 1or 2 more people and were told it wouldn't be a problem - we arrived to find a table for 16 when... More 

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Thank Lin H
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Lin H, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We take our reviews very seriously, and apologise that your visit to us was a poor one. However, your booking was done as a gesture of goodwill, as we normally do not take bookings for your party size during midafternoon on a Sunday. To ensure our guests quality... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a carvery on the evening of 21/11/2016 a party of five of us, After we ordered drinks we went to the carvery to get our roast however the quality of the veg and Yorkshire puds was not up to the normal standard that wrote have previously had in this restaurant the Yorkshire was like rubber and the veg... More 

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Thank Matthew J
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Hi Matthew J, we appreciate you taking the time to respond so thank you for your review. Whether good or bad, we take all reviews very seriously so thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. I'm really sorry to hear your visit to us wasn't up to our usual standards. I can only apologise and ensure all these... More 

San Francisco
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I went for a meal at our local Toby, both had carvery dinner with all the trimmings.luverly grub.my meal was great for taste and amount available.my lady really enjoyed her plate full.half pint of lager shandy for her,i had iced water. I was full up so just the one dessert for the mrs.ice cream with lemon drizzle, flake.with... More 

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Thank jackiel722
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

We always love to receive great feedback. You really made our day today with this review so thank you! We're very glad you enjoyed your visit to us and that your meals and service were brilliant! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked a table for 6 people to celebrate my partner's birthday meal. The staff were welcoming, polite, friendly and made you feel at home. The food was delicious, both the carvery and desserts. We would highly recommend the Toby, if you have a celebration coming up and require great value for money too.

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Thank lunarythym
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us at the Toby. It's great to hear the food was delicious and that the service you received was also excellent. It's great to hear you also took advantage of our online booking system! Once again thank you for... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We all really enjoyed our carvery meal once again. We go there at least once a month and always really enjoy our carvery meal. The staff are all very efficient and friendly the choice of four meats, gammon, pork, beef and turkey are all well cooked and well present and melt in the mouth. The yorkshires are really out of... More 

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Thank jillhazeljill
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review. it is great to hear such positive feedback. I'm very happy to hear that you are regular visitors to us and that your whole experience, from the great tasting vegetables, meat and gravy, to the giant yorkshires, the scrumptious puddings and the excellent service, is always an enjoyable one with us, and... More 

Highworth UK
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70 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This Carvery continues to be excellent value for money alongside excellent service. The vegetables are always of excellent quality and a good choice of meats. Since introducing an online table booking service the quality of the experience has improved immensely.

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Thank GrecianHighworthUK
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a positive review. it's great to hear so many positive reviews, it definitely helps to let us know we are doing such a great job! I'm very happy to hear that the meat and vegetables are always great tasting and a good variety of them. I'm also glad to hear you also take advantage of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on Sunday 9th October for my nsns birthday snd the carvery was superb all the veg and meat were cooked to satisfaction the choice you had for veg is really good for a extra 1.50 you can have a kingsize plate witch you get extra Yorkshire pudding 2 sauasages and extra meat well worth it and the... More 

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Thank Peter H
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review. We are extremely happy to hear you had such an enjoyable visit to us, and that your meals were superb. It is always nice to hear such positive feedback when we are doing a great job. I will ensure these comments are passed on to the team so that they can see... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ok for a cheap weekday roast, I never go here on a Sunday anymore. Far to busy, wait forever and the cue's are ridiculous once you actually get a table. Meat portions are tiny any day of the week.

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Thank HevCooke
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately as Sunday's are a peak day, waiting and queuing are unavoidable. We do everything we can to control the volume of people coming in to the restaurant to eat at any one time, which is why there is a wait for tables, and due to us being so busy. Our carvers are trained to... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Just wanted to compliment Gemmaima who ensured we had a great meal at this Toby restaurant! Great friendly service

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Thank gruffstar
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a positive review! I will make sure this is passed on to Gemmaima, so she can see what a wonderful job she is doing! We are thoroughly glad you enjoyed your meals with us and were treated very well with great service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went this morning for breakfast (Saturday, 01/10) and have to say it was disappointing. The actual breakfast was minimal - egg, bacon, beans, sausage. For two, we paid £14 and expected the full whack of hash browns, fried tomatoes, toast/ cereal and complimentary coffee/tea. We both had a pepsi and unfortunately the syrup was off (far too sweet).

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Thank mark charles O
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our unlimited breakfast, priced at a very reasonable £4.49, doesn't include a continental breakfast, or tea and coffee, just the traditional english breakfast. Coffee and tea is available and is also unlimited, priced at £1.99, and you can keep topping this up as many times as you wish. We do also serve unlimited toast, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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
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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