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Toby Carvery The Friary

) #97 of 367 Restaurants in Swindon $ , British,
Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
+44 1793 702081
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • 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
PRICE
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
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11 - 20 of 425 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 2017

my meal wasn't great but it wasn't bad and the atmosphere was very loud and the service was okay but when me and my family got our food most of it wasn't our stuff that we ordered.

Thank reannabijok
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your order was wrong and we will speak to the team to ensure orders are checked before they are sent to the kitchen team. Kind Regards, The Friary.

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Visited today. The food was cold and the chef o the carvery was rude, however we had a fab waiter called Wayne who apologised and offered to either replace or heat the food. He advised the manager of the poor manners of the chef and...More

Thank keeks1248
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you Keena for taking the time to leave a review. We have passed your comments onto Wayne and he is super pleased! We are sorry to hear that our carver was rude to you and have spoken at length to him. Kind Regards, The...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and great food! Very busy but served quickly. Definitely be back soon! Will try to save room for desserts next time.

Thank 30ADG73
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We will pass on all of your comments to the team and look forward to seeing you soon! Kind Regards, The Friary.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visited on a Saturday evening, had booked a table which I recommend as you can wait a long time for a table. Toby is what it is, each time I have eaten here I have enjoyed it, yes it's like school dinners, having to queue...More

1  Thank Jane F
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Jane F, we really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Came here this morning at 10am with my sister to have breakfast, we were served at the bar by a guy called Wayne. Firstly his manner and attitude was disgusting he certainly does not enjoy his job and brings the whole look of the pub...More

Thank nicolea1404
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Nicola, thank you for taking the time to leave an honest and detailed review. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with us and will pass on your comments to the team member who served you. Your feedback will also...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

waited about 10 mins for a table for 3 ,customer service was great very friendly waitress,drinks ordered and on table in 10 mins ,we had a long wait for lunch as the queue was long but worth the wait

1  Thank Carol W
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you Carol for your absolutely wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good experience with us and will pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Friary.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

visited day before mothering sunday ,very poor hygiene no roast potatoes no stuffing ,no gravy, food all over the floor veg cold .so very poor food and waitress chewing gum, when we told her the meal was cold her reply was so what do you...More

Thank Paul W
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Paul, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. If you are willing to give us another chance, please contact us at 01793702081 so we can understand...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

...which included a dead fly nestling in amongst the veg. Service was slow too. Really not impressed.More

Thank Paul T
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Paul, 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. When you have an opportunity, please reach out to us at 01793702081 so we can...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Thought we would try a Carvery again after our last visit of very little food ,waited over 10 mins for coffee,only to find the tray of coffees sitting on the bar going cold so we waited for a while to let staff know we were...More

Thank Philip E
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you had poor service when you visited us. We will speak to the team on duty during your visit earlier today to ensure this does not happen again in...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went to the Friary 4th May. , waited ages at the door waiting to be seated lady in front shouted to the bar maid about the service , we did get a seat eventually the food was good but why all this waiting about,, the...More

Thank 13arthur
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that the service you received was below standard and will ensure all of your comments are passed onto the team in our next regular training session. We are however pleased...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$6 - US$19
Cuisine
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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