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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)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
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11 - 20 of 442 reviews

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visit this Toby and over the years the food ranges from very good to barely passable so a bit hit and miss. Noticed the General Manager takes customer feedback in what seems a good and positive manner and owns up to the negatives. However from...More

Thank kibby2002
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We appreciate all reviews, and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback. We always strive to continually improve our environment, food and service. As you mentioned we are very busy and keeping our restaurant in tip top condition...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I love carveries, and the food was nice. We were served quickly and able to go eat as soon as we were ready. The veg was not too hard and the meat was very nice too. The tables were clean and we did not have...More

Thank Jetsetter d
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Jetsetter D, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! 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 experience. Have a...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Getting a bit scruffy and in need of a deep clean. The food was excellent and the portions as big as you want. Excellent value.More

Thank Chris B
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Chris B, 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. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

The whole lunch was of the utmost quality and we enjoyed our experience enough to defiantly visit again

Thank HappyMan875
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Fantastic Happyman875, we are glad you enjoyed and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Kind regards The Friary

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We visited on a Wednesday evening at 7pm and it was full. We had to wait 25 mins for a table which is what we usually do anyway. Myself and my daughter wanted to order off of the menu whilst everyone else wanted standard carvery....More

Thank megholly
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Megholly. Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. It's really important that we take your feedback as a tool to improve and for us to see how we come across in busier services. I was made aware of this incident...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were able to book on this occasion and that made things a lot easier. Warm welcome and friendly waitress. Not much of a wait for the carvery but the floor was quiet messy with dropped vegetables. The majority of the food was very tasty...More

Thank Tracey J
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Tracey J, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again. Kind regards The...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Well what can I say the worst meal I have had there when I complained the manager said o well I told him I would go on line and give a bad review and he said thank you whats more to said stay away spend...More

Thank pat b
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Morning Pat B, I am really disappointed to read your review and I have definitely built upon your comments when you made them to me that day. I am really sorry that we let you down this time and I hoped that when I said...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Decided on Having a Carvery after a busy day driving buses. We were seated by a lovely manager Casey who sat us near the open windows as it was hot she took our drinks order and left us to get our food our Waitress Kat...More

Thank robphodges2017
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Robphodges2017, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Toby Carvery Friary! 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 experience. Have...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Probably the worst toby cavery I have visited. Queue at the door even though not that busy. We were shown to the nearest table beside the busy noisy bar. We asked for a different table and were shown to a nicer table at the other...More

Thank yvonne s
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My wife & I visited this carvery on Sunday July2nd ,& we were told that there was a waiting time of around 15 minutes & we were advised by the time we got a drink from the bar ,the table could be ready & it...More

Thank roysmall
General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you Roy for your wonderful review! We are super pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Friary.

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11 August 2016|
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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
USD 7 - USD 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, Groups, Child-friendly
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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