The Carpenters Arms - Stratton, Swindon. Pub serving food and drink with onsite accommodation.

Following Boris’s announcement, we are pleased to confirm we will be opening on Saturday 4th July at 12pm.

There is a lot still to confirm and we don’t have all the answers yet, but here’s what we know at the moment… we will be operating with reduced hours, a reduced menu and reduced staff for the time being, but rest assured we can’t wait to welcome you all back and we are going to do everything we can to make our “new normal” as stress-free as possible.

Here’s what we’ve decided for now…

  • We will be opening and serving food 12-2.30 pm & 6-9 pm Monday to Saturday, 12-6 pm Sundays (last order at 5pm).
  • Whether you are joining us for a bite to eat or a pint, booking is (for the time being) essential. This is to help us to staff and monitor the amount of people coming into The Carpenters Arms and keep everyone as safe as we possibly can.
  • We will be operating with table service only - sorry you will have to wait a while longer to have a pint at the bar 😕

If you would like to book a table, please call us on 01793 822997 or 07398 835981.

We would like to thank you all again for your continued support and messages during this difficult time. Please bear with us, we are learning and we are not claiming to be experts. Health and safety wise, we have it sorted - all the necessary risk assessments and training are in place - but as for everything else, we are doing our best. No doubt there will be kinks to start with.

We have everyone’s best interests at heart. Stay safe and hope to see you soon 😊

Food & Drink

Food Served Daily

  • Food available all week
  • Warm and cheery setting
  • Dog-friendly
  • Waitress service
  • Ideal for walkers

Booking not necessary (but we do recommend it on busy days such as weekend evenings or Sunday lunch).

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Tired of bland corporate chains? We offer the comforts of modern accommodation attached to a real English pub.

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We have a range of single, double, family and twin rooms available. With easy access to Swindon town centre, local industrial parks and the Cotswolds.

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We are also available for functions

The Carpenters Arms can cater for parties, weddings or funerals. With ample room for large numbers we provide food, drink and a friendly welcome.

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Our Location

  • Honda UK
  • Swindon
  • Steam Museum
  • White Horse Hill
  • Cotswold Water Park


Find us in South Marston, just outside Swindon. From Swindon or the M4, take the main A420 Swindon towards. We're on the left approximately a mile past the Sainsbury’s roundabout if you're coming from Swindon or the M4.

Welcome to a real English country pub

At the Carpenter’s Arms, we have a warm welcome and a roaring fire, great local beers and belly-filling food. In fact, everything you could want from a traditional English country pub.

With beautiful walks nearby and a dog-friendly bar, we’re ideal for walkers and anyone visiting this iconic landscape (we even have parking for caravans).

Business travellers are a few minutes away from Swindon’s industries, including Honda UK, and the M4.

Snapshots of the Carpenters Arms, South Marston
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Special offer: Lunchtime menu, two courses for £10.95

A Warm welcome guaranteed

If you're looking for the ideal country pub for good food, a friendly atmosphere and the perfect place to stay overnight, then the Carpenters Arms fits the bill in every way.

Find us in South Marston just outside Swindon and just off the A420.

Clare Shoesmith, Claire Rouse and the team look forward to seeing you!

More about the pub and its history

The Carpenters Arms Swindon

South Marston

T: 01793 822997
M: 07398 835981