If you’re on the hunt for a reliably excellent pint, The Carter’s Rest wins every time. In the bustling town of Wroughton, which sits between the glorious Wiltshire Ridgeway and Swindon’s Old Town, this classic ale house can be dated back as far as 1671. An essence of nostalgia is coupled with a modern refurb throughout the interior, that brings together traditional décor such as rustic beams, the stripped wooden bar front and tankards hanging above the handpulls, with a beautiful map of the town spanning across one side of the wall, soft furnishings and a real ale chalkboard. There are old photographs hung neatly on the walls, showing the history of the area, fireplaces to keep cosy in the winter and large bay windows to the front of the pub keeping the pub bright and atmospheric.
It is a favourite with locals and a sense of community can be felt as soon as you enter the pub. It’s friendly, relaxed and familiar atmosphere is just as a true British pub should be where you are welcome to have a good old chinwag with each other or watch a spot of sport, all whilst sampling the excellent selection of beers on tap of course. Which brings us nicely to the drinks. This pub is well known for its high quality beers, with a focus on local and craft ales, there is always something on the bar for everyone. The beers rotate regularly to keep the offering fresh, if you’re a traditional beer drinker favouring a pint that’s nose is rich in malt, such as our Deerstalker, or looking to try something craftier, like the Ramsbury Mango IPA, you’ll find at least 6 different beers on the bar at any one time with a taste to suit any preference. There’s also a selection of lagers and ciders on offer and the staff are always full of recommendations for those who haven’t quite made up their mind what to choose!
Simply said, this is a great little real ale house, with a modern-rustic feel that makes for the perfect evening jaunt to sample the very best of local beers. For more information visit their facebook page here.