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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
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely meal with my family , made even by the waiter Wayne , great service will be coming back 😊

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

Thank you for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We will make sure your comments are passed on to Wayne, we are sure he will be really please to hear he made your visit extra special. We hope you will visit again soon. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had another lovely roast as always gammon was melt in your mouth, we decided to have a pudding this time my girlfriends was nice, I ordered the Eton mess but unfortunately had to send it back and ask if it could be taken off bill which it politely was, there just seemed to be all cream and no crunch so... More 

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

Thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with Toby Carvery Friary. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Eton Mess, however we are very confident you will love our other delicious puddings. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good value for money for all ages, whether veggie or meat eater, plenty of selection and plenty of room to sit

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Thank Sweetpea2512
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Sweetpea2512. We hope you will return soon. Kind regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When your starving and in the need of some lovely food and as much as you can manage then this is the place to go. All lovely.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Swinton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well ,it's some weeks since our last visit,wow what a change ,we could not believe how small the amount of meat we were given at the Carvery (seen larger child portions).I asked what happened to the amount we have always enjoyed here ,he just looked up and said "portion control"and walked off ! .then as the waitress arrived with our... More 

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

Hi, Philip E, thank you for bringing these matters to our attention and are extremely sorry you had a negative experience with us. Our chefs are trained to carve a set portion of meat to adhere to brand standards. Should you ever feel this is too little please speak to a manager who will be more th an happy to... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked on line a few weeks before going so easy Then on the day sent me a text reminder Lovely meal lovely staff when arrived called. Me by my first name so friendly Would recommend this place

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

Tracymoore9, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are very happy to hear you had such an enjoyable visit to us and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met up with friends, for a catch up and a meal. The carvery, as ever, was the best, and the most fresh veg around. The desserts were delicious, and left us all feeling very satisfied. the staff were friendly, happy to help and full of smiles. Highly recommend

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

Thanks Lunarythym, for leaving us this response. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service and we are very happy you had such a great an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and Daughter used to visit at least once a week, we hadn't been for awhile so decided to have a mid week treat.... half a slice of Turkey and fatty beef the veg was dry and the sauces needed refilling, it wasn't even that busy, we had ordered drinks on being seated and these were delivered to our table... More 

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

Hi, Nixsie, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to us, but thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We will ensure we look in to this matter and ensure that all issues raised are corrected and so won't happen again. More 

Maesteg, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is the best ,and plenty of it,can,t fault it. Download the Toby app for discounts,happy days 20% off my bill. Could do with a deep clean ,it does get busy but time it right and you won,t have to wait around.

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

Thank you, Maesteg7777, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We're very glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at 5.30 expecting the restaurant to be very busy. However, very polite and gracious lady greeted us with only a ten minute wait. The bar area was comfortable and the food did lack a little flavour. The vegetables needed refreshing as they looked very dry. 4 choices of meat available but the area was very messy and needed wiping... More 

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

Tracey J, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. 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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, 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
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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