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The Carpenters Arms, South Marston

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Train travellers returning to Swindon from London know they are home when they see the Arkell's Ales sign on the side of The Carpenters Arms. The track looks right down on the pub which, actually, was here before even the railway.

- Great pub food & Sunday Lunch
- En-suite accommodation
- Weekend breaks
- 5 twins/doubles, 4 singles
- Wi_fi
- M4, Junct. 15 10 mins
- Dog friendly
- Caravans welcome

A little bit of history

Parts of the building go back to the early 19th century and the pub - as well as Arkell's who bought the pub in 1881 - must have been well known to Alfred Williams, the celebrated 'Hammerman Poet'. Williams lived all his life in the village and books like 'Life In A Railway Factory' recall vividly what it was like in the area in the early years of this century.

Some parts of The Carpenters Arms would be unfamiliar to Williams. A major facelift in the 1990s, for instance, turned what had been a fairly small pub into a still comfortable but much roomier building.

And with further investment since and its traditional, home-cooked Wiltshire food, it is now perfectly geared up for a new generation of family pub-goers.

The pub also has a small caravan site behind it to cater for visitors from further afield.

The Carpenters now also offers luxury accommodation with nine en-suite hotel-standard letting rooms, ideal for businessmen, couples and and families.
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