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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 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
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Durham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly the staff were very good, and they coped with our party of 12 well. It was a carvery so they didnt have a lot of taking orders to do except for the sweets. I would say that the ales were not the best I have tasted and I had to send the abbot Ale back, but having said that,... More 

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Thank Jon W
Stockport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely carvery meal at the weekend. The staff were friendly and efficient. We ordered drinks and went to the carvery. Our drinks were on the table as promised when we returned from the carvery. It was really good value for money. The choice of meats and vegetables was brilliant and tasty.

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Thank 370anonymous
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have only just tried the roast at the Toby Carvery all the meat was lovely and tender and the veg well cooked. Will be going back for more as long as the gravy station is topped up and you don't have to wait.

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Thank ccampisan0
Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say has to be worse experience I have ever had since place opened and when they should be doing better as it now has competition with robins farm now opened. No.1 We waited for 5 mins to be greeted at door no how are you or sorry for wait No.2 waited for food in line no big... More 

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1 Thank shaymus66
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. If you'd be willing, our manager would like to speak with you at 441793702081 to discuss ways to improve your experience with Toby Carvery Friary moving forward. Thank you for your input, and we hope to hear from you soon. Kind... More 

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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap n cheerful go b4 8pm as u will get the dregs but overall not a bad roast dinner will go again but please ask the chefs to portion the meat out a bit more generous and keep an eye on the veg and pots as they do run out s lot do please top up

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Thank Silvermerc
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Hi, Silvermerc, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Kind regards More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my grandson this morning at 10.45. None of the food was hot 😩Lukewarm food is so unappetising won't go there again 😤

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Thank Icartoe
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. Our manager would like to help turn your lackluster experience around. If you're willing, please contact our manager at 441793702081 to discuss what we can do to help. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a bit hit and miss, food price is good during the week, but then over weekend it doubles up, (being the same food) sometimes the food is quite dry, but in general is good food and good value for money when you go during the week, gets very busy so be prepared to wait. (for a long time)

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Thank Kittie M
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Kittie M, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. Our manager would really like to help turn your experience around. If you would be willing to give us another chance, please contact our manager at 441793702081 to discuss what we can do to help. More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meets our standards food wise, but make sure cutlery is clean, I used hot water out of the urn at breakfast on knife and fork, take your own fairy liquid lol. We found our polish waitress very pleasant and efficient. Will call again next time in Swindon and also Ainsdale our local. £4.50 ish for breakfast yahooooo.

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Thank David G
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

David, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with Toby Carvery Friary. You really made our day today. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hot weekend and I decided to go for a carvery very nice food lovely meats staff always friendly and great choice of puddings to choose from will be back next week i hope

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Thank Peter W
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you Peter W for leaving us such lovely feedback. It will be shared with all the team. Kind regards More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this carvery on mothers day as it it local to us, I booked a table online which was quick and easy to do. On arrival we were seated straight away, I found the seating arrangement a bit uncomfortable as the tables were very close together so you didn't have much room to move your chair when needed. The... More 

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Thank Darren M
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you Darren for leaving us your feedback. We are glad you were able to take advantage of our online booking system. We are sorry that you found the seating a little cramped. We will bear this in mind for future seating plans. We are really glad you enjoyed your meals. We hope you will return again soon. Kind regards 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Cheap Eats
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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