We wanted to go for a work lunch as one of our colleagues is getting married soon. As we are limited by time (and had an extremely bad experience with our Christmas Lunch at Longs) we were concerned that anywhere could actually ensure we had our meals on time.
We wanted somewhere with a good range of dishes (we are a fussy lot), close to work and at a reasonable price. After much perusal we decided on the Goddards, well known to us Swindonians in all of its previous guises. During initial enquiries we were assured our food would be on the table at 12.30hrs. There were 9 in our party. Our choices were emailed through in plenty of time and we duly arrived with our fingers crossed....
However, we need not have panicked. Our food was on the table as promised - and really tasty, well presented HOT food it was too. We all went silent as we tucked in - then pronounced it tasty and just the right portion size. It was so good we decided on dessert as well. Desserts are £1.50 for one portion, which is in a little ramekin but you can have 3 for £3.50. It was perfect for me - I hate huge puds which I cant eat, or if I do feel too full for the rest of the day and the 'bigger eaters just had 3 (or 4!). I had the Fish, chips 'n mushy peas followed by Chocolate Fudge Cake for the grand total of £8.25. Definitely good value for money. We all agreed that the food was really good and the service was excellent. the young man on duty was helpful, polite and smiley (makes a chnage from the miserable waiters you often encounter) and the waitress was attentive and polite. It's ahuge thumbs up for the Goddards from us - we are even thinking of returning for another 'team building lunch' very soon AND it will be top of our list for next Christmas. Thank You Goddards 10/10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Swindon's Old Town, The Goddard Arms in an old converted Coaching inn, with some great period features, history and character. There is a bar and restaurant serving food and drinks all day, as well as limited free parking. The hotel was refurbished in November 2016 giving all rooms a flat-screen TV, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all rooms and the bar area. Children are welcome in the bar/restaurant areas until 7pm. ... more less
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