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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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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 13 February 2017

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 9 February 2017

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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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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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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Been here so many times and love it. Food was great and chef very friendly. Other staff need to smile more. Yes it's a job but a smile and pretend you want to be here would go a long way

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

Thanks Charlie_boo1989, for leaving us this response. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us and enjoyed the food. More 

Blunsdon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Went Friday at 6 straight in hardly any queue good food just a good old cheap roast to fill you up.once you have sat down staff let you get in with it which is nice

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

Thanks for the feedback, Paul W. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Toby Carvery Friary. More 

Castleton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Good variety of vegetables and meats and plenty of it great value for the cost Pudding are yummy! If you have room for one ! Tho we tend to share one! We booked the table so did not have to wait and the staff were friendly. Only thing I would say the man doing the carving of the meats his... More 

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

Thanks for the feedback, Mstheobald. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Toby Carvery Friary. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Purton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Very good, honestly very impressed with this little buffet, I will go here again, great value for money!!

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

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Smudg3. We always love to receive great feedback. We hope you will be back very soon. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Been quite a few times now, and still had great food and service as usual, would recommend to anyone who loves value for money and tasty food, look forward to our next visit which won't be long, gammon is always to die for very melt in your mouth, thank you for another lovely evening

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

Thank you, Fussy E, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We are glad you had a very enjoyable visit to us and look forward to seeing you again soon. 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, Cheap Eats, 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
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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