Pub Guide (whatpub)
Branch pubs selling real ale
- Blue Boar
20 The Green
Run by a landlord who had 26 years experience with Young's. Friendly and comfortable pub by the village green. Food is home-cooked and served in the bar or dining room. Beer festivals are held once a year in June. See website for other events. The pub also featured in a 1971 episode of Dr Who and a 2014 episode of Glue.
The Crown is set in the middle of the village opposite the duck pond, with a Dalek standing guard outside. At the heart of the local community, it has a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. The main bar is stylishly refurbished with a welcoming fire in winter. The smaller bar shows films on a Monday night. The restaurant serves freshly prepared food made from local produce where possible with daily specials, and a carvery on Sunday. Tuesday is quiz and bridge night, there is a meat raffle on Saturday afternoon, plus live music is hosted (check the website for details). Accommodation is available in five en-suite bedrooms. Situated a short drive from the historic market towns of Marlborough and Hungerford, and only a stone's throw from the ancient Avebury Rings, Silbury Hill and Stonehenge. An ideal base for walkers, the famous Roman Ridgway is nearby.
- Blue Boar 20 The Green Aldbourne SN8 2EN moc.liam@raobeulbeht(01672) 540237
- Ashton Keynes
- White Hart
Set next to one of the four village crosses the locally run White Hart is a community hub for beautiful Ashton Keynes hosting meetings for local groups and clubs. The interior features plenty of bare stone and is divided into three distinct areas: a small bar with games and television; the main bar area and the restaurant area. In addition there is a separate function room available and secluded garden to the side. There are four real ales with 2 of them constantly changing guests. The good quality food uses locally sourced ingredients.
The only direct bus is the Coachstyle 93/93A from Cirencester. For those happy to walk you can catch more frequent Stagecoach 51 and walk from the Spine Road.
- White Hart High Road Ashton Keynes SN6 6NX moc.senyeknothsatrahetihweht@seiriuqne(01285) 861247
- Red Lion
A large thatched pub with several different drinking areas as well as restaurant and function areas. There is plenty of outdoor seating offering views of the Stone Circles making this a popular destination for visitors to the area. There is an 86' well in the left hand area. Two real ales from Greene King are served as well as good value food.
- Red Lion High Street Avebury SN8 1RF (01672) 539266
- Bakers Arms
Cosy and welcoming pub with interesting menu for lunch and dinner. There is occasionally one of Arkell's seasonal beers available. There is an extensive garden at the rear with large covered seating area, small bar and cooking area for regular summer BBQs. There is a small car park is opposite.
- Plough on the Hill
Perched proudly on the hill above Junction 15 of the M4 this Arkell’s pub has a bar and separate restaurant area. Apart from the regular Arkell’s 3B there is usually an Arkell’s seasonal beer, although the emphasis is firmly on the food with an extensive menu at reasonable prices. Terraced pub gardens give views of the surrounding countryside.
- Bakers Arms Badbury SN4 0EU ku.oc.liamtoh@yllibnas(01793) 740313
- Waggon & Horses
This pretty and historic thatched Pub was on overnight stop on the journey from London to Bristol. Its most famous guest was reputedly Charles Dickens who used it as his model for an Inn in The Pickwick Papers. The pub no longer provides accommodation but there is excellent food. Check the web site for special food offers and events such as 'Wine & Dine' nights. Four Wadworth real ales are served; three regulars plus one seasonal.
- Waggon & Horses Beckhampton SN8 1QJ ku.oc.htrowdaw@sesrohnoggaw(01672) 539418
- Royal Oak
Pigs, pies, and pillows. We are a dining pub with rooms in the middle of own organic farm in the village.Cosy and friendly Arkell's pub under the business tenancy of Helen Browning's Totally Organic who also run Eastbrook Farm. Tasty food based on organic food from Eastbrook Farm and other locally sourced produce. Menu changes most days, Check website for meal times. Raised deck area at the front and back, ,the perfect place to unwind in the beautiful Wilshire countryside. New 12 room hotel opened in 2017 using the old 'True Heart' building. A friendly welcome and great service.
- Royal Oak Cues Lane Bishopstone SN6 8PP ku.oc.scinagrogninworbneleh@kaolayor(01793) 790481
- Blunsdon House Hotel
Best Western Plus hotel with three bars, two of which serve real ale. Ben's bar has a large collection of single malt whiskies, while Zan's bar has two real ales. The main bar is Carrie's at the rear of the hotel which is open 9.30am to 11pm everyday and has 3 real ales. Food is available all day. The hotel is set in large grounds.
- Cold Harbour
Rambling Greene King pub with a warm feel for just having a drink (Cask Marque accredited). It has multiple cosy corners and low beams. Accommodation is provided separately in the Premier Inn next door. Food is served 7am-10pm.
- Heart in Hand
43 High Street
This is a friendly family run local pub with good value high quality home cooked food. There are two real ales in the week, three at the weekend. There is a large garden. It also has darts and crib teams. Dogs are allowed in the bar. Four en-suite rooms. Quiz night on Thursdays. They hold a beer festival on August bank holiday each year as part of the village fun day when they aim to have 8 real ales and 3 ciders on.
- Blunsdon House Hotel The Ridge Blunsdon SN26 7AS ku.oc.esuohnodsnulb@ofni(01793) 721701
- Seven Stars
This thatched building standing in large grounds has been a pub since 1748. From the entrance there is a narrow bar at the front and restaurant to the right and several separate areas to the left of the bar. Dark wood panelling around the lower part of the walls, low ceilings and beams. This is a true freehouse with three real ales sourced locally from breweries such as Ramsbury, West Berkshire, Stonehenge and Andwell. It serves good quality food using locally sourced ingredients. There are occasionally wine tasting evenings.
- Seven Stars Gores Lane Bottlesford SN9 6LW ku.oc.nnisratsneveseht@ofni(01672) 851325
- Broad Hinton
Brick building painted in Arkell's creamy house style. Large open-plan bar with separate dining area. Reputation for good food. Meals are served every day apart from Monday and Sunday evenings. There is a large garden with wonderful views. Bikers welcome.
- Crown Broad Hinton SN4 9PA ku.oc.notnihdaorbtanworceht@seiriuqne(01793) 731302
- White Hart
123 High Street
A roadside Free house, the White Hart serves two changing guest beers, usually from local breweries like Ramsbury, Three Castles and Wadworth. In the summer months there are three guest beers. There is a large central room with the main bar and a smaller snug to the right with a wood-burning stove. Although there is no food served the pub is a hub for the community Fortnightly quiz on Wednesday night.
- White Hart 123 High Street Burbage SN8 3AA (01672) 810336
- Castle Eaton
- Red Lion
Proud to be the first pub on the Thames, the Red Lion is ideally positioned for walkers on the Thames Path, or canoeists on the river. Large gardens extend down to the river, which is also visible from the 32-seat conservatory restaurant. Fully refurbished in October 2019 the interior is now smart and welcoming. There is an extensive menu with everything from big plates for foodies to smaller plates and pizza for a lighter bite.
- Red Lion The Street Castle Eaton SN6 6JZ ku.oc.notaeeltsacnoildereht@olleh(01285) 706533
- Chilton Foliat
This 18th century Grade II listed thatched building has been in the hands of an enthusiastic local couple since 2015. They have made the pub an award winning sustainable hub with local produce, music, first floor art gallery & shop, while retaining its character. There are 3 local real ales including a changing guest and local cider from Hungerford Park. The kitchen features a wood-fired pizza oven to supplement excellent food range which is 80% organic and locally sourced. There is live music on 3rd Friday of each month. Closed Monday.
- Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat RG17 0TE ku.oc.tailofnotlihcfaehstaehweht@olleh(01488) 680936
- Patriots Arms
6 New Road
A friendly local recently refurbished. The large premises are split into several areas with a small main bar and several restaurant spaces. The garden has a children’s play area including a large pirate ship! There is a quiz night on Mondays and open Mic evening on Thursdays. There is a good range of food, often themed, using local produce. Renamed the Chiseldon Smokehouse Bar & Grill in 2018.
- Patriots Arms 6 New Road Chiseldon SN4 0LU (01793) 740331
- Collingbourne Ducis
There are four hand pumps on the bar with a minimum of two in use. Large open bar at the front with a big fireplace; exposed brick walls and large comfy settees. Dining area to the right of the bar. Pleasant outside eating and drinking area. Very food orientated with an extensive menu and daily specials. Six B&B rooms available.
- Tipple Inn
This historic 18c Grade II listed building used to be a railway hotel. Previously known as the Blue Lion it re-opened as the Tipple Inn in 2011 following a facelift. The wood panelling in the public bar has light and attractive colours and there is a separate restaurant. It is a Free House and sells 3 changing ales such as Stonghenge. It has also featured Hampshire beers from Flack Manor and Andwell. No food Tuesday or Sunday evening.
- Shears Cadley Road Collingbourne Ducis SN8 3ED ku.oc.nnisraehs@skceb(01264) 850304
- Collingbourne Kingston
The Barleycorn Inn has been under family ownership since November 2015, with the aim still to provide good locally sourced food and good beers. There are two guest beers that are reviewed each month. There is also a games area with snooker, darts and some board games. The accommodation consists of three double, one twin and one family room. The beer garden has a Boule pitch.
- Barleycorn Collingbourne Kingston SN8 3SD moc.liamg@nninrocyelrabeht(01264) 850368
- Old Bear
101 High Street
A real ale drinker’s pub with comfy lounge on the right and bar on the left as you enter. There is a garden area at the back and the stables and other out buildings from when this was a coaching inn. As well as Arkell’s beers gluten and wheat free bottled beers from Greens are available. There are TV screens for sports fans. Home to cribbage and darts teams.
- Red Lion
74 High Street
Friendly, popular and comfortable pub, parts of which are quite ancient - The old Saxon town wall passes through the building. It is home to the original Hop Kettle brewery and this remains despite the pub being recently acquired by St Austell. There are ten real ales on offer: three Hop Kettle and four from St Austell, plus three guest beers. Excellent quality food is served and there are five rooms available for B&B. There is a large garden at the back. Several times local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year.
- White Hart Hotel
A former coaching inn this hotel has a large open bar area. Two Arkell’s beers are available, but the emphasis is on food which is available every day apart from Sunday evenings. The old stables block at the back has been converted to a function room that also hosts music events. There are quiz nights on Thursday.
- Old Bear 101 High Street Cricklade SN6 6AA (01793) 750005
- Easton Royal
- Bruce Arms
Mid-19th-century local that has a nationally important historic pub interior. There is a small cosy bar with furniture that probably goes back to the 1850s, a small lounge with easy chairs and piano, while at the back is a larger dining/function room. The pub exists in splendid isolation, so its campsite with full facilities is welcome and makes it a good venue for meetings and rallies.
- Bruce Arms Easton Road Easton Royal SN9 5LR moc.liamg@smraecurb(01672) 810216
Large roadside pub that dates from the 18th century. It is a listed building but has been thoroughly modernised inside. Three hand pumps serve two standard and one changing ale. Comfortable seating and formal dining furniture prevail. Carpet and quarry tile flooring. Meals served everyday. Outside is a very pleasant garden with stream and duck pond that won the Hungerford in Bloom contest 2 years running.
- Pelican Bath Road Froxfield SN8 3JY ku.oc.nninacilep@seiriuqne(01488) 682479
- Great Bedwyn
- Three Tuns
1 High Street
The Three Tuns is a freehold village pub situated at the edge of the Savernake Forest. The Kennet & Avon Canal runs through the lower end of the village and there is a mainline train station with direct service to Reading, Newbury and Paddington. The huge brick fireplace, facing the entrance, dominates the bar. To the left is the passage to the dining area and beer garden. The owner is also the chef and has won awards for his food. The bar has three handpumps - all changing beers (Otter and Butcombe plus another). Often has shooting parties.
- Three Tuns 1 High Street Great Bedwyn SN8 3NU moc.esuoheerfsnut@tae(01672) 870280
- Crown & Anchor
Set at the foot of the North Wessex Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the picturesque village of Ham, Wiltshire. Locally sourced, seasonal foodis served in a relaxed and welcoming setting. There is 1 house real ale, Ham 1840, brewed by Betteridge’s Brewery in Hurstbourne Tarrant. Situated midway between Newbury and Marlborough, just one and a half hours from London, the Crown & Anchor is the ideal place to put your feet up and enjoy the quiet of local village life. The village of Ham is ideal for exploring the local area, visiting Pewsey Vale, Avebury, Stonehenge, nearby Salisbury or Highclere Castle.
- Crown & Anchor Ham SN8 3RB ku.oc.mahrohcnadnanworc@ofni(01488) 503040
- Jolly Tar
Cosy and rambling pub. The name derives from sailor marrying into family of local landowners. Two separate bars and one with a conservatory, which doubles as the restaurant. Accommodation in a separate block at the rear of the pub. Dogs in the public bar and Patio only.
- Jolly Tar Queens Road Hannington SN6 7RP firstname.lastname@example.org(01793) 762245
7 Sheep Street
This is an ancient and comfortable local with a friendly atmosphere. The front bar has sports TV, There is a large garden at the back. The back bar is undergoing a facelift during July 2016. Meals no longer available. The Globe has two darts teams. You can follow the Globe on Facebook and Twitter.
- Goldfinger Tavern
Busy and friendly local estate pub. As well as two regular beers there is one guest beer from the Greene King list. The pub has Cask Marque accreditation. Bingo on Wednesday & Saturday nights, monthly music events and occasional quiz nights. There are often BBQs on Bank Holidays and the large garden gives a good view of the International Air Tattoo at nearby RAF Fairford.
- Highworth Hotel
Fine old Grade II* Listed Building with an interior of contemporary, up-market feel. There are two rooms set aside for eating, a bar and a separate lounge area with comfy sofas. Accommodation comprises of 10 en-suite rooms. The bar serves real ales in good condition. Later opening on some days, Please ring to confirm. Breakfast served 8.30 to 10.00.
- King & Queen
15 High Street
The King & Queen opened again Sep-13. This is quite an ancient building in the High Street. Large rambling pub with bar in the centre and separate rooms all around it. There is a right of way through the pub. If you see a cow walking through, you will know why!
Otter Bitter and Doom Bar are semi-permanent. No food at the moment, but the kitchen is being reorganised. Occasional pub quizzes and karaoke. Tea and coffee are also available.
Small friendly local, with a cosy bar and separate games room, Sky Sports TV. Quiz night on Sunday, Bingo on Thursday, darts and pool are played too. 3B is served straight from the barrel. There are occasional seasonal ales from Arkells. Three B&B rooms available. Large Garden at the back. Quiz on Sundays.
- Rose & Crown
19 The Green
This is one of the oldest pubs in Highworth and is now a Free House. The inside features wooden beams decorated with hops and a efficient wood burner. There are five handpumps serving changing ales, with Sharp's always on at some point in the week. Happy and friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere. The lunch menu is good quality and value. It has got a boules pitch in the garden. There are open mic and folk sessions occasionally.
- Saracens Head
This former coaching inn is one of Highworth's oldest buildings – it was in use as an inn in 1825 and the building is probably much older. It has a Snug bar popular with locals, a Lounge bar mainly laid out for eating and comfortable outside seating. Three of the 4 real ales are available at any one time. The Car park is in Brewery St, where there is disabled access. On Saturday and Sunday it opens 8:30 for breakfast.
- Wine Bar
10 High Street
Small historical cellar bar, once the kitchen for the house above. The entrance is easy to miss, look out for the door opposite the market car park. Inside it has a cosy rustic atmosphere with a wood burner. No food is served, but there is free cheese & biscuits at the weekend. The owners are cask ale and real cider enthusiasts. There are 2 cask ales on gravity from regional brewers. There is also a small outside courtyard.
- Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club
This is a member golf club, non member allow in bar.
- Globe 7 Sheep Street Highworth SN6 7AA ku.oc.htrowhgihebolgeht@ofni(01793) 765005
- Calley Arms
Broome Manor Lane
Cosy country pub on the edge of the village. The open plan bar has a raised dining area at one end. Outside is a large board with directions for a two and a half mile walk to Coate Water Country Park. Cyclists will find a cycle path to the same destination starts half a mile down the road to Chisledon. A full varied restaurant menu, including specials. Burger night Tuesday, Pie night Wednesday and Steak night Thursday and the last Friday of the month is fresh fish night. There is a quiz night on first Monday of the month. Open all day.
- Calley Arms Broome Manor Lane Hodson SN4 0QG ku.oc.liamg@nosdohsmrayellac(01793) 740802
- Barge Inn
The Barge Inn re-opened under new management on 24th May 2019, after having been closed for six months. The approach to the pub might be considered uninspiring, going down a track through a wood yard then past some cottages on the right before you get to the actual pub at the end. The Kennet and Avon Canal runs right along side it and the campsite is behind. The pub is at the centre of the crop circle region of Wiltshire and has an alien theme. The rear room has an impressive painted ceiling on the subject. There is music every Saturday and most Fridays. Planning permission has been applied for to convert the attached barn into 4 letting rooms upstairs with a function room below which would be suitable for weddings parties and other entertainment. There will also be letting rooms in the main building and a one bed apartment in the attic.
- Barge Inn Honeystreet SN9 5PS (01672) 851222
Large split-level pub/restaurant. It is very much food orientated as there is little seating for mere drinkers. Breakfast is served Mon-Sun 8.00- 10.30. Recently, a shop was added to the pub with some shelves of groceries and papers. Two regular Arkell's beers.
- Village Bell Lane Liddington SN4 0HE moc.tcennoctb@nni82egalliv(01793) 790314
- Who'd a Thought It
Edwardian timber-framed building with an outside drinking area. Inside the smart interior there are many beef related pictures and objects on the walls. The food is good quality with ingredients locally sourced and seasonal meat coming from Sumblers of Marlborough. The menu features pub classics and slightly more adventurous specials. Currently closed on Tuesdays.
- Who'd a Thought It Lockeridge SN8 4EL ku.oc.tithguohtadohweht@seiriuqne(01672) 861813
- Lydiard Millicent
- Sun Inn
A traditional village pub near picturesque Lydiard Park. The interior has low beamed ceilings Two separate areas are dedicated to dining where food is served everyday. A large garden provides space for customers.hosts various functions throughout the year. Three real ales are served, two of which is a guest, usually from a regional brewery. Recently refurnished and re-opened in August 2019. Modern clean lines and nicely decorated. Well behaved dogs do not have to be on a lead.
- Sun Inn The Street Lydiard Millicent SN5 3LU ofni.nninuseht@olleh(01793) 770202
- Oddfellows Arms
71 High Street
Until about 2019 known as the Outside Chance. This village local, now quite food orientated, has a bar with flagstone floor and a comfy eating area with low ceiling. There is an interesting menu. Apart from the two regular Wadworth beers there is one other changing one (seasonal from Wadsworth). Very pleasant and peaceful gardens round the back and outside seating to the right at the front. Regular events include Open Mic on the last Friday of every month and there is a fortnightly curry and quiz night - please book in advance for this event. The pub has baby changing facilities.
- Oddfellows Arms 71 High Street Manton SN8 4HW ku.oc.notnamswollefddoeht@tcatnoc(01672) 512352
1 High Street
Rambling pub on several levels dating from the 15th century. A family run pub, very lively. Good home cooked pub grub. A selection of Arkell's ales, plus cider and lagers. A selection of Gin is also available. There is live music at the weekends. A great Sunday roast. Accommodation: 7 rooms.
- Castle & Ball
117/118 High Street
The Castle and Ball dating from the 15th century, is a authentic addition to an historic market town, on the river Kennet. Marlborough is home to one of the widest High Streets in Britain, offering a vast space for regular Markets, which still occur today. traditional elements of the hotel create a homely atmosphere, with original oak timbers which pre date the Spanish Armada.
- Green Dragon
12-13 High Street
This multi level building is one of the oldest pubs in Marlborough. It has a bar and front room at street level and smaller rooms and dining areas at lower levels at the back. There is a large secluded garden at the rear for 'al fresco' drinking in the summer. All the real ales are from Wadworth. Open for breakfast onwards everyday with drinks from 10am. The food features ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Upstairs there are five recently refurbished en-suite bedrooms.
5-6 The Parade
Lively traditional town pub just off the main road. Three or four Wadworth ales served. The wooden barrels are just decoration now. The beers are delivered by electric air pumps. The Lamb is popular with locals and tourists alike - good mix of ages. The U-shaped bar has lots of character and leads into a cosy backroom. Hops adorn the ceiling. The alleyway at the side of bar has benches to shelter from the weather and leads to a pleasant enclosed courtyard at the back. Six B&B rooms are available. There is also a good pub menu. Live music weekly and a venue for Marlborough Music Festival.
90 High Street
The Sun Inn changed hands and names in Jan 2013. This is one of several historic pubs in the High Street. The two bars have been knocked into one. There are still the beamed ceilings; some other wooden features have gone. Eclectic mix of tables and seating. It is now a very foody place with emphasis on wine. Apart from the two regular beers, there is a house beer at 3.6% brewed by Ramsbury Brewery.
- Queens Head
23 St Martins Approach
Traditional local a short walk away from the centre of Marlborough. Split up into different rooms/bars including a Pool and Darts room to the right of the front door. There is a list of landlords going back to 1782 and a wide selection of electronic games machines through-out the pub together with boxing memorabilia around the bar. Live music at weekends. There is a meat draw on Sunday plus other raffles. BT Sports is shown in one of the bars on a large screen. There is no food.
51 London Road
Situated on the edge of Marlborough on the A4 towards Hungerford this popular pub serves a range of Fullers and guest ales. There is a multi-room restaurant serving a selection of well cooked and presented traditional pub dishes, often with a modern twist. Outside there is a large patio and south facing garden with child friendly attractions. There is a meat draw on Sunday evenings and a quiz night on Wednesdays. There are 2 musical festivals held here every year.
- Royal Oak
111 High Street
Located in the centre of Marlborough High Street this busy pub serves four real ales. As well as two Greene King regulars there are 2 changing guests locally sourced from the SIBA list providing a welcome variety. There is good value pub food available all day everyday. All major sports events are shown and there is live music on Friday & Saturdays. For those wanting a quieter experience there is a large beer garden to the rear. Family and dog friendly.
- Wellington Arms
46 High Street
Friendly 18th century pub, with an open fire that creates a cosy atmosphere. The rear of the pub provides a smart garden that has a covered area and heat lamps. They generally have 4 ales on, two regular and two guest which include locale ales. The food consists of the Pieminister range. There are a variety of events, on Tuesday evening they have a Vinyl evening, bring your own records and get a 10% discount on drinks, including a weekly pub quiz and regular live music. Check website or Facebook for information. Ramsbury's Brewery Tap Pub.
- Bear 1 High Street Marlborough SN8 1AA moc.hguoroblramraebeht@fni(01672) 512134
- Marston Meysey
- Old Spotted Cow
With large gardens and a cosy interior with log fires and beamed ceilings this pub is popular with locals and visitors alike. There is a strong emphasis on good food sourced from local producers and suppliers. In the bar there are 3 real ale handpumps. The Thames Path is nearby making the pub attractive to hikers. There are two B&B rooms. The source of the River Thames is only a few miles away.
- Old Spotted Cow Marston Meysey SN6 6LQ moc.kooltuo@wocdettopsdloeht(01285) 810264
- Horseshoe Inn
The Horseshoe Inn sits in 2 acres of landscaped gardens right in the centre of Mildenhall. It is a typical village pub run by a proud and determined landlord in the face of the cocktail of difficulty society places on isolated, rural publicans, It has a charming brick built façade under a thatch roof with a the rear extension for dining which creates a nice open feel internally. The 40 cover restaurant is complimented by a 16 seat private dining room. It’s a destination pub for groups from all over. As well as their own house beer 'Horseshoe' (4.2% abv) the regular beer is Sharp's Doombar. It has a 5 star food rating, standard pub type menu (home cooked) not the cheapest I've seen, but the portions are generous. The 3 rooms are reasonably priced.
- Horseshoe Inn Mildenhall SN8 2LR (01672) 514725
- North Newnton
The Woodbridge Inn started its life in 1786 as a typical Wiltshire Coaching Inn. It got its name from the old wooden bridge that stretched over the river Avon. The Post Coach would regularly stop to water their horses, whilst for the price of their ticket the fare paying passengers were provided with a meal that often consisted of a roast joint that had been cooked the day before. There is a large adjoining camp site with new toilets and showers. Fishing on the Avon is available. Carvery only on Sunday.
- Woodbridge North Newnton SN9 6JZ ku.oc.nniegdirbdoow@ofni(01980) 630266
- Ogbourne St Andrew
- Silks on the Downs
Ogbourne St Andrew
This food-orientated gastro pub was formerly known as the Wheatsheaf. There is a bar with three hand pumps, although normally only 2 real ales are available. As well as limited seating at the bar there are several rooms and restaurant area given over to dining. The food is high quality and often features locally sourced ingredients.
- Silks on the Downs Main Road Ogbourne St Andrew SN8 1RZ moc.snwodehtnosklis@sklis(01672) 841229
- Ogbourne St George
- Inn with the Well
Ogbourne St George
The pub features an illuminated 90ft well in the dining room floor covered with bullet proof glass. The hand pumps are just for show - the beer is served by gravity straight from the cellar. 1 guest beer in the winter and 2 in the summer, sourced as locally as possible. The accomodation was refurbished in 2018. The pub is well placed for walking the Ridgeway or the Og Valley. Sunday opening from May to September. At other times the pub is available for private functions on Sundays.
- Inn with the Well Marlborough Road Ogbourne St George SN8 1SQ ku.oc.llewehthtiwnnieht@ofni(01672) 841445
- Coopers Arms
37-39 Ball Road
Worth seeking out this down-to-earth thatched pub on the eastern edge of Pewsey has an historic interior with an open plan bar and two side rooms. In the winter there is a warming fire. Five real ales are served; two local regulars plus three guests usually from the South West region. There is live music once a month and a quiz on the first Sunday of the month. Accommodation is available with holiday cottages in a separate block at the back. No food, but snacks are available.
- Crown Inn
60 Wilcot Road
This traditional local is the brewery tap for World's End which is at the back of the site. It always features at least two of their own beers among the five on offer. The small bar has an attractive stone and brick fireplace in the centre. there is a regular poetry night. They have live music every Thursday including Ukulele on the last Thursday of the month. Food is only served Friday evenings, theme nights and Sunday lunch unless by prior arrangement.
- Royal Oak
35 North Street
Under new management since April 2017, and still very clean and tidy. Friendly 18th century pub with two regular Wadworth beers plus a guest. The lounge and public bar (with the pool table) are now separated by a partition making making effectively a single bar. There is s separate function room. There are lots of charity and community activities as well as music and quizzes. Now has 2 sports TV tucked away from the main bar. Large area at the rear with covered smoking area, ideal for enjoying the afternoon sun.
- Shed Alehouse
20 North Street
A former shop converted to a cosy micropub. The decor is wooden with tools to resemble its namesake. This is a free house with the 5 hand pumps serving a changing range of beers from local and regional brewers. 1000 different beers have been served since 2015. It frequently offers Shed Brewery ales from the same owners. There are also 2 to 4 real ciders and a craft pilsner. There is not much space inside, 20 people will fill the place.so you soon get to know your fellow drinkers. No dogs allowed.
Interesting upstairs bar right by the Kennet and Avon canal in the old Pewsey Wharf buildings. Nice views and great location for watching people messing about on boats from the canal side garden. There are three real ales served from casks under the bar. On Monday night you can have food and a pint for £10. The food is supplied from the Bistro downstairs. On Wednesday all pints sell at £3. First Tuesday of the month is Quiz night and the last Thursday is Open Mic night. There is a Music and Beer festival on the August bank holiday weekend.
- Coopers Arms 37-39 Ball Road Pewsey SN9 5BL moc.liamg@41dleifreppihcimoan(01672) 562495
This imposing old building in the High Street has been completely refurbished. Traditional family pub (children welcome) with community noticeboard. There is a public bar on the right and a restaurant on the left. The additional Arkell's available sometimes includes Donnington beers. Meals feature all sorts of meats and at least nine veg are available. There is also a large function room which has also been refurbished. Pub games include darts and crib.
- Royal George
The Royal George has seen its ups and downs in recent years - they are not related to movements of the sea!
It seems to be taking a steadier course now! Meals are served 12-3, 6-9 Mon to Sat, and 12-5 Sun. They held their first beer festival over the bank holiday weekend, raising money for charity. They hope to hold this annually.
- Angel High Street Purton SN5 4AB moc.liamg@notruplegnaeht(01793) 770248
- Purton Stoke
Stoke Common Lane
Pleasant little country pub with a stone facade and a great display of hanging baskets during the summer. There is a small bar at the front and two dining areas to the right and rear. Arkell's 3Bs and Wilshire Gold are on at all times. Good home-cooked food is served. Outside there is a patio, children's play area and a camping field behind the car park. Children and dogs are very welcome.
- Bell Stoke Common Lane Purton Stoke SN5 4JG moc.liamg@notrupnnilleb(01793) 770434
The Bell is a large, beautifully appointed, building in the centre of Ramsbury. It is part of the Ramsbury estate which owns the nearby Ramsbury Brewery. As well as four Ramsbury beers it sells their Gin and Vodka. There is a bar area, a large restaurant and snug. It has an excellent food reputation. There is a café at the rear (open 8.30am to 4pm) which doubles as a function room in the evening. Sports TV only for major events on terrestrial channels.
- Crown & Anchor
1 Crowood Lane
A 19th Century pub. The pub has had extensive alterations and decoration during the Covid lockdown. The bar has been moved and now has only one hand pump. The decoration is modern but does retain original ceiling beams and some of the former fittings. There are two rooms, one ajoins the bar and contains the seating area and the second has a good quality pool table and a few tables and chairs. Pizzas available, Thur and Fri, 6-9, Sat, 12-3.and 6-9, Sun, 12-3,and 6-8.
- Bell The Square Ramsbury SN8 2PE moc.yrubsmarllebeht@llebeht(01672) 520230
- Royal Wootton Bassett
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett
Completely refurbished in 2010 this hotel and restaurant has an attractive and tasteful interior. Its bar serves two Arkell's beers; 3Bs plus a rotating one. There is also a handpump serving Weston’s cider. There is an extensive food menu specialising in locally sourced steaks cooked over a charcoal grill. There is a courtyard terrace and live music on Friday evenings. They received an AA Rosette for culinary excellence in 2016.
Royal Wootton Bassett
Large Greene King pub/restaurant within extensive grounds. There is a large indoor children's play area towards the back. Very much orientated towards food and children's parties and themed nights - Caribbean and Italian etc. Became a Hardy's House Pub, which is a Greene King pub chain, some time before 2010. It is now part of Eating Inn, another Greene King company. Food is served until 10pm. Check website for special offers.
- Cross Keys
136 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett
A pub with two separate bars and four separate drinking areas. The back bar has a copper top covered in polished old pennies. There is also a pool table and an outside drinking area at the back. The covered hall area has a flag stone floor. A function room is available for free hire. Re-opened 31st July 2015 after a refurbishment following a major fire in 2013. Beer Garden. This pub on the main street opposite the memorial.
- Crown Hotel
131 High St
Royal Wootton Bassett
There is a large bar with a raised area to the right of the front door. This area is wood panelled and is decorated with large brass plates. The bar is basically U-shaped with the two parts of the pub separated by an archway. The accommodation comprises seven en-suite rooms. Thursday night is music quiz night. Various motoring clubs and other societies meet here (Older Bikers etc.) Darts Team.
- Five Bells
Royal Wootton Bassett
Busy and cosy thatched local with a beamed ceiling dating from the late 17th Century and a recently extended the front room. The bar sports seven handpumps for two regular and five guest beers. Westons Old Rosie (cider) is on another pump. Food is served every lunchtime. The pub also has darts and crib teams.
- Phoenix Bar 3-4 High Street Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7BS (01793) 855625
- Red Lion
59 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett
Friendly local. Separate lounge and bar with two hand pumps both have a Courage Best clip. Large TV sports screens. There are football, pool, and darts teams. No hot food, but filled rolls are available Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
- Royal Wootton Bassett
Royal Wootton Bassett
The former Prince of Wales has reopened with the new name. The new landlord offers steak and tapas-style food with elements from all over the world. Food and products will be sourced locally to put investment back into the local economy.
- Sally Pussey's Restaurant
Royal Wootton Bassett
Large and smart Arkells establishment between Wootton Bassett and J 16 of the M4. It is one large area, all tables laid out for food. and a conference facilities. Very much food orientated. Full menu plus baguettes and jacket potato type food at lunch times and specials in the evenings. Apart from the two regular Arkell's beers, there is usually another Arkell's ale available. They all tend to be in excellent condition. Completely refurbished in 2004. Rename in July 2016 to Sally Pussey's Restaurant. Carvey times Friday 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 5.00pm to 9.00pm Sunday: 11.45 am to 8.30pm.
- Waggon & Horses
9 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett
A lively local. The bar has been moved to the right-hand side of the front room and both this and the pool room at the back have been refurbished in late 2017. As well as pool there are darts and a number of TVs showing music videos & sport. There is an outside smoking area at the back. Cheapest pint in Royal Wootton Bassett.
- Wiltshire Golf Club
Lyneham Road, Royal Wootton Bassett
Royal Wootton Bassett
18 hole Golf club for members and guest. Hotel with leisure centre. Friendly South African owners spent a lot of money updating accommodation and course. Former owner used to be Eddie Shar. Anybody can use the bar and restaurant.
- Woodshaw inn
Royal Wootton Bassett
Arkells estate pub with an old fashioned feel about it. Serves one or two seasonal Arkell's ales apart from the regular one. There is a function room with a skittle alley. Live music from time to time. Tuesday is quiz night. OAP menu Mon-Sat 12-2pm. Breakfast served from 9.00. Sunday roast.
- Angel 47 High Street Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AQ moc.sllekra@ttessaBW.legnAehT(01793) 851161
This friendly and welcoming village local features wooden beams and a low ceiling. As well as a large bar area there is a separate restaurant, which can cater for large parties. The food is straight forward and freshly cooked. There are two regular beers plus a changing guest. The pub is frequented by ramblers. Fish and Chips served on Wednesday night. They have occasional open Mic nights. Major work is planned in spring 2020.
- Plough Kingston Road Shalbourne SN8 3QF moc.liamtoh@slianeotkcajnoinu(01672) 870295
- Freke Arms
The Freke Arms is named after local landowners and is very comfortable with three distinct drinking areas. More of an eating rather than a drinking place. Good range of Arkell's beers available. They have their own caravan park with full facilities, although this is only available to Caravan Club members.
- Freke Arms Swanborough SN6 7RN moc.loa@smraekerf(01793) 762297
- Abbey Mead
Large Marston's estate pub with comfortable seating in the much expanded northern part of Swindon. Part of a small shopping precinct with plenty of outside seating and a children's play area. Large bar in the centre with three hand-pumps for one regular beer and a guest from the Marston's range. Meals are served all day. No evening meals Monday. Families are welcome. No under 16's after 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Regular entertainment Sat nights.
- Ashford Road Club
17/18 Ashford Road
Quiz on 2nd Sunday evening of month. The club was founded in 1896 and has been at its present site since 1900 and is commonly known as The Ashford. It dropped the workingmen's from its name 25 years when it provided equal membership to all
- Bakers Arms
121 Beechcroft Road
A busy and popular local with the same landlady for almost ten years. There are pool, darts and crib teams and themed nights. They have country music sessions fortnightly on Thursday evenings. There is a smart dining room extension that also doubles as a function room together with a beer garden with barbecue facilities. Large dining room extension built and opened summer 2013. They are Cask Marque accredited and stock Weston’s ‘Old Rosie’ cider. 'The Bakers' celebrated a century of ownership by Arkell's in 1996, but it was built back in 1847 by William Slade of Moredon. He also owned The Red Lion (now renamed The Boundary House) even though by trade he was a butcher! A major renovation in 1956 and an extension in 1984 & 2013 have brought the Bakers Arms up-to-date - but not too up-to-date. This is a no-frills pub and as such belongs to a rare breed of traditional British locals.
2 Frogden Road
This Marston's pub opened 28-May-12. Beers: Marstons Pedigree +2 rotating beers from the Marstons stable (i.e. Jennings/Ringwood/Wychwood/Banks). Spacious well laid out pub in the same order as the new standard big estate pubs catering for families. Cycle Rack in Car Park and food done from 12-10 Mon-Fri and 12-9 Sundays.
55 Prospect Hill
This multi-levelled, four room pub has retained its quirky charm and layout. There are six real ales including 3 changing guests with a regional focus. A popular live music venue with performances often on Thursday and Friday although other nights are available. The walls are often covered with pictures and other art for sale. Locally sourced pies are available lunchtime until early evening. There are complimentary crisps and snacks from late afternoon, Monday to Friday. Poker every Monday night. Other events include monthly quiz or poetry evenings. There is a world music club on the last Wednesday of the month. Table booking advised. Food not available at present.
- Blunsdon Arms
Opened in December 2006, Situated just off Thamesdown Drive in this forever expanding part of north Swindon. It is an Ember Inns (M & B) house. This large open plan pub has lots of comfortable seating, friendly staff and can get quite busy at times. There are 8 hand pumps for ale, including 2 regular beers and up to 6 guest ales. The six guest beers rotate from a selection of 12 ales which change quarterly. CAMRA members get a 20p discount per pint (exc. Mondays when all ale is £2.49 a pint). There are also 3 real ciders available. Food is served every day from 10am to 10pm. Quiz Night every Wednesday and Sunday. Poker Night every Monday. Live music on the last Saturday of the month. There will be a music festival in the car park and garden during July.
- Bolingbroke Arms
Friendly country pub. The main part is Edwardian stone and brick with a B&B extension dated 1999. Very pleasant interior with comfortable seating. Food orientated with a large and interesting menu. Two of the four handpumps are in use with 3Bs plus an Arkells seasonal beer.
- Boundary House
1 The Street
Comfortable and friendly local with open plan bar and several drinking areas including a conservatory for families & kids. No food, but buffets can be ordered for special occasions. Quiz nights, music, bingo and other events happen in this pub at the heart of the community.
- Brookhouse Farm
Large, busy and popular Hungry Horse pub (Greene King) in West Swindon. This Victorian farmhouse has been vastly expanded. There are several separate rooms. TV screens for sports events. Pool and darts are played. Very food orientated. Meals are served between 11 and 10 pm Monday to Saturday and between 10 and 9pm on Sundays. There are also themed nights and music on the last Friday of each month.
- Carpenters Arms
Old Vicarage Lane
Open spacious pub with two drinking areas and a separate dining area. An old world pub with plenty of artifacts. Garden with lots of facilities for children including Crazy Golf. More of a motel now to cope with changing times.
- Carriers Arms
Two traditional bars at the front and a large restaurant to the side. Karaoke and quiz night on Thursdays. Poker night every other week on Fridays.
28 Prospect Place
Friendly and traditional backstreet local. It consists of several rooms which merge into each other. The front bar has a log burner. The games room at the back has a pool table and a stage. This is used for Karaoke on Thursday and live music on Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings. There is also a large TV screen showing sports in the right-hand bar making it quite a lively place. Apart from pool and darts, cribbage is played. Guest beers are served occasionally.
Friendly local with a large open-plan bar. Re-furbished in October 2018. There are now three Arkell's/Donnington ales and several real ciders available. Large selection of whiskeys and other spirits. Food is now served on site from the pub’s Clifton Street Food operation. Pub quiz on Wednesday.
- County Ground
115 County Road
Large late Victorian Arkell's pub, with some alterations and additions, by the football ground. It has one large open bar - with a recent facelift. It gets very busy on match days, but is a down to earth local otherwise. Draft beer is only available on weekends and match days, otherwise there is a selection of bottled beers. A disco takes place Friday nights and there is karaoke on Saturday & Sunday nights. It has an enclosed garden at the rear and area that can be set aside for functions. Occasional theme nights.
73 Ermin Street
Old coaching inn rebuilt in early part of the 19th century with later extensions. It has a wing with motel type accommodation adjacent to a large car park. The bar is in the centre of the open plan layout. Although the emphasis is on food and accommodation (21rooms), it serves 3B, Wiltshire Gold and another Arkell's seasonal ale. There is also a pleasant outside drinking area with a spring and lots of flowers in baskets (in the summer). Meals are served all day every day.
- Deers Leap
141 Penhill Drive
Newly refurbished community pub with new beers
- Dockle Farmhouse
2 Bridge End Road
Formerly the Greenbridge, this pub is now a Wetherspoons Lloyds No 1 Bar. It is a very extended pub, spreading over several buildings, with various seating areas and separate bars. One bar is the family bar where children are allowed up to 9pm. The other bar is the adult bar where the guest beers can be found. A quiz is held every Monday night, and a beer festival held twice a year. this pub serves up to 5 changing quest beers. Food served until 23.00.
- Dolphin Hotel
177 Rodbourne Road
Large open bar with loud music. Typical suburban pub with large TV screens to show sports events. Live music twice a month. Very handy for the Outlet Village in the old GWR works.
- Duke of Edinburgh
Large bar with pool table round the back and additional seating. There are pool and darts teams. Sports orientated with two large TV screens. Meals can be served when required.
- Eternal Optimist
1st & 2nd Floor, 1-3 Devizes Road
Partnered with the Hop Kettle Brewery this exciting new bar is high above Devizes Road in Swindon Old Town. The entrance is next to the door into Los Gatos. The emphasis is on craft beers, but three real ales are available. Two are sourced from the Hop Kettle breweries with the third being a guest. Bar snacks are available.
- Even Swindon Club
44 Percy Street
Even Swindon Club is a members only club, with affiliation to the club and institute union.
- Fox & Hounds
10 High Street
An Arkell's pub since December 2011. It looks pretty much as before. Traditional two bar pub that has been trading for well over a century in the village of Haydon Wick, that has been swallowed up by Swindon's northern expansion. Food is served 12-2 Tues-Sat and 6-9 Mon-Sat. There are darts, pool, and football teams, emphasizing its importance as a local serving the community.
- Glue Pot
5 Emlyn Square
The Glue Pot is an unspoilt corner pub which is part of the historic stone built Railway Village built in the 1840s and the last open pub there. There are seven Hop Back or Downton ales (some seasonal) and one guest ale. Local CAMRA cider pub of the year for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, it stocks eleven real ciders. A range of sandwiches, wraps and subs is always available. Has an Allsopps logo on one window. Normally a quiet pub, but it gets quite busy at weekend evenings. There is a pub quiz on Wednesday night. On Monday’s there is real ale price reduction. There is a beer festival every Easter weekend.
- Goddard Arms
1 High Street Old Town
This grade II listed building has been owned by Stonegate Pub Co since 2013. The smart interior is spacious with comfortable seating. It features five real ales, 2 of them changing guests, and a real cider. Good value food is available all day 7 days a week making it very busy most of the time. Although there is Sports TV this is in the background. There is a large garden at the back and accommodation and a separate function room upstairs.
177 Faringdon Road
Busy and popular local Victorian pub. Many original feature still there; nice large central bar. Large TV screen for sports broadcasts. Large car park and outdoor seating area behind the pub. Function room and restaurant behind the main bar. Music Saturday night.
73 Station Road
Victorian railway hotel opposite the railway station. Modern interior, inviting visitors to have a drink and a meal. Facilities include accommodation, conference facilities, catering for private parties, and a terrace bar. Two Arkell's regulars plus a seasonal one. A superb station waiting room too, with a departure screen showing next departures and if any delays.
- Hall & Woodhouse
The first thing you notice about this new canal-side pub is the narrowboat projecting through the window. This has been made by a real boat builder and inside has several snug seating areas with a touchscreen and a set of keg fonts, so that you can order beer from your seat! The seating area wraps around the bar. To the left is the narrowboat, an above ground cellar and a large restaurant area with the open kitchen behind. Opposite the entrance is a terrace with tables that runs alongside the canal. There is a wide range of canal memorabilia decorating the pub. There is a large menu that is available all day.
West Swindon Centre
Large estate pub, close to shopping and leisure centres. Friendly staff. Cask Marque accredited pub. Food is served 12-10 every day. Several TV screens. Loads of football banners adorn walls and ceilings. The pub sponsors the local ice hockey team. There is an enclosed beer garden at the back with mature chestnut trees. There is a disco once a month. Quiz nights are on Thursday and Sunday. The Thursday quiz is an electronic one. Recently refurbished Oct 2017.
- Haydon Wick Working Mens Club
10 Blunsdon Road, Haydon Wick
This large. modern club provides 2 real ales in the main bar. As well as the main bar there is a separate function room with a stage and air-conditioning for large events and a skittle alley. No food available apart from filled rolls unless arranged in advance. Membership is open to all for a small annual fee. Non-members can be signed in by existing members.
- Hop Inn
8 Devizes Road Old Town
Having begun the Devizes Road real ale boom, The Hop Inn moved two doors down from its original location in Spring 2019 to larger premises. This free-house now has eight hand pumps, serving six ever changing guest ales and the house ‘Hop’ brewed by Ramsbury. Two box ciders are available. The interior is decorated in an eclectic style, including tables and chairs made from reclaimed wood. Asian-style wings and burgers are available from the Pick Up Point. Live Real ale list at https://taplist.io/taplist-322116
- Hop Kettle Brewery Tap
Unit 4 Newcombe Drive
This is a genuine brewery tap, you can sit inside the brewery itself in touching distance of the equipment. There are 5 sets of tables and benches, and in better weather some of these are moved outside. There are 3 hand pumps serving a changing variety of Hop Kettle beers. There are also 5 craft beers available and a selection of bottled beers. No food, but visitors can bring their own. Only open Friday & Saturday, unless by prior arrangement.
- Jovial Monk
Highdown Way, St. Andrews
Clean, modern, nicely decorated estate pub, owned by local brewer Arkell's. The pub has 6 en-suite rooms. Home cooked food served all day. Two regular Arkell's ales are on and the new manager has installed two additional pumps with a view to bringing in changing guests. Sport shown on several screens and can be split to show Sky and BT at the same time. Large clean conservatory is used for private functions. Pool and Darts teams. Overall a strange mix , hotel, local pub, sports bar, foodies destination, an electric mix but somehow the enthusiastic new host seems to make it all work.
- Kembrey Inn
The Kembrey Inn opened in 2006. It is part of the Brewers Fayre chain. There is a Premier Inn attached to it. Both are Whitbread companies. Very much food orientated with lots of comfortable seating. There are themed food nights throughout the week. Please check the website. The website only has an 08701 number, where the caller pays a premium. Try 01793 522215. Sunday Carvery. Breakfast is served 6.30 t 10.30 Monday to Friday and 7.00 to 11.00 Saturday and Sunday.
20 Wood Street
Large and comfortable Victorian hotel bar in the heart of Old Town. It was refurbished in 2018 and has a very smart interior. During the evenings and weekends the bar can become very busy and live sports are often shown. There is a separate restaurant and a large function room upstairs. There are five handpumps dedicated to Arkell's beers, with a further three for cider and perry - mostly Weston's and Thatcher’s. There is live music on Sunday evenings. There is a public car park at the rear, but charges apply.
This is Arkells brewery tap. A smart and traditional local with a very pleasant garden at the back. It is popular with office workers at lunchtime in need of sustenance to get them through a busy working day! The pub has darts, pool, crib and football teams. Four Arkell's ales are always on hand pump. Meals are served from 12 till 2 and 6 till 9, not Sunday evening. There are Jazz night on the last Thursday of each month.
- Liden Arms
Typical estate pub opened by Arkells in 1980. Used by locals and those working nearby. Live music Friday & TV/Satellite, mainly for football. Apart from 3B, a monthly Arkell's guest beer is featured.
- Little Hop
7 Devizes Road Old Town
A rebirth for Swindon's first ‘micropub’ in association with Arbor Ales from Bristol. Opened as The Little Hop in August 2019 in partnership with Arbor Ales, the pub was the site of The Hop Inn and in a former life was a sex shop. The small, brightly coloured, modern pub has five hand pumps, three of which showcase the latest creations from Arbor. In the corner of the pub there is a well stocked bottle fridge featuring beers mainly from the Bristol area. local art on the walls.
- Longs Bar
86-87 Victoria Road
Busy noisy young people's pub with Sky and BT Sports. It serves real ale again after a long break. Quiz night on Mondays. Food served - Mon-Sat 11am – 8.30pm; Sunday noon - 6pm.
- Lydiard Beefeater
Great Western Way
Large Beefeater pub and restaurant with beer garden. There are usually two real ales from a rotating list of guest beers. A 63 bedroom Premier Inn is attached.
16 Wood Street
Well established Cafe bar in the popular Wood Street area of Old Town. Food is available all day, starting with breakfast which is available until midday. Very busy on weekend evenings with late opening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Although the emphasis is on food, one real ale is available.
Cheney Manor Road
One Large lounge bar with lots of seating areas with a family area and a separate function room with pool table. There is a children’s play area with bouncy castle. Monthly Quiz and Live Music.
- Manor Farm
Manor Farm is a listed 17th century farmhouse with modern extensions, housing the main bar and restaurant. This is a busy "destination" pub and a well supported local trade later in the evening, They generally prefer Marston's beers, as regular, but they now have 35 beers on the list, the six pumps are constantly changing, giving the appearance and fell of a free house. Meals are available every day in the restaurant but give way at 8.30 on Sunday evening to very popular and lucrative quiz night. Situated just behind the orbital shopping centre, easy to locate.
Big open plan roadside pub. Five hand pumps serve three regular beers and two guests. Separate area with three pool tables. There are several TV screens on the walls showing sports. The pub is very popular with away fans when Swindon Town FC play at home. Meals are served 12 - 9 every day and there is a comprehensive Allergen menu available. Themed food nights throughout the week. There is also an upstairs function room for hire.
Large modern estate pub in a shopping precinct. One huge bar on different levels, with separate area for pool. 13 TV screens and three Sky boxes.Quiz nights, pool tournaments and occasional live music and DJs. Food is served 12 - 9 every day. Parking is in the council car park for the shops. Cider available on handpump normally from Lilly's
Large 1930s pub (Arkell's biggest pub) by a busy roundabout in north Swindon. It underwent major refurbishment in 2004. It is now a large and airy L-shaped bar/lounge with strong colours. Several slightly raised areas with banisters exist that have comfortable settees and armchairs. The pub has darts, crib and pool teams. There is a large attractively furnished function room with its own bar at the back, ideal for parties and other events.
- New Century Working Mens Club
5, Bright Street
Friendly back street club. Two pound signing fee for non-members Bingo Thursday and Sunday night from 8.00pm, and Sunday afternoon from 1.00pm Live band every Saturday night.
- New Inn
The New Inn is open again. Ross Morgan, who has been running the Crown at the other end of Stratton for the last five years, has also taken on the New Inn. The New Inn closed early Jan 2015. This is an open-plan pub, which is very lively in the evenings. There is an emphasis on sports, with a strong darts-playing culture. Show live sports.
- Nine Elms
Old Shaw Lane
Friendly traditional Edwardian pub on the western edge of Swindon. Once in a hamlet, now surrounded by new housing. Live sports all year round. Bluegrass jamming session every Wednesday night.
26 Devizes Road
A popular Old Town destination taken over by a mother and daughter team in October 2020 giving it a more relaxed feel. The inside is compact and well laid out with a small additional room at the back. There is a small terrace at the rear overlooking what used to be a railway line. There is only one real ale, Arkell's 3Bs. Food is available on only 2 days - Fish & Chips on Friday evening and Roasts Sunday lunch time. There is a quiz on Tuesday evenings.
- Queens Tap
74 Station Road
Situated directly opposite Swindon railway station this is a convenient stop for commuters and locals alike. Two real ales are stocked from a rotating list of mainly regional brewers. Tastefully refurbished in 2018 it now features a more open bar counter and smarter seating. Good value ‘pub grub’ is available everyday. Hidden behind is a small walled garden with its own bar when required. All major TV sporting events are shown.
- Queenstown Working Mens Club Dudmore Road Swindon SN3 1AF (01793) 521546
- Rat Trap
Large lounge and separate bar. The bar displays photos of sporting events. The Rat Trap tries to serve the full Arkells range of beers. Apart from the two regular beers, three others are on. From time to time there is live music. The pub has pool, darts and crib teams. Loads of other events are happening. There is a safe play area behind.
- Roaring Donkey
6 Albert Street
Part of an attractive row of stone cottages. A traditional back street local with an unusual name. Although called the Rising Sun for more than a century it was always known as the Roaring Donkey; a name it formally adopted in 1999. As you enter the pub there is a small wood panelled bar on the right. To the left is a larger lounge with a free jukebox. There is live music on Wednesday evenings and Poker on Thursday evenings.
- Robins Farm
Opened in February 2016 this modern pub majors on food and is family friendly with a large children’s play area at the back of the pub. There is a large carvery, said to be the biggest in Swindon, and seating for 300 people. Breakfast is served from 8am to 11am, then the main food service runs from 11.30am to 9.30pm. In addition take aways are available from the carvery and there is ‘Cakeaway’ and ice cream parlour. Four real ales are served, but there is not a dedicated drinkers area.
- Rolleston Arms
73 Commercial Road
Victorian pub with large L-shaped bar and pleasant atmosphere. Established as a regular live music venue (Fri & Sat). The music venue 'Level 3' is next door.
21 Regent Circus
Smart bar cum restaurant on two floors with a function room upstair. Interesting menu. Breakfast served all week 9.30 to noon. Main menu served 10am - 9pm Mon - Sat and Sunday lunch noon - 4.30pm. Three real ales from Arkell;s on hand pump. ' £3.60 a pint at time of last visit.
Wootton Bassett Road
This Victorian Arkell's pub was leased to Beefeater Inns in 1985 to become one of their pub/restaurants. It opened again as an Arkell's house in December 2008 and was renamed the Runner as part of a major refurbishment in 2013. The pub caters for all ages and provides food all day 7 days a week.
38-40 Regent Street
Lively town-centre pub, converted from and ground floor of 1930s cinema and is the oldest Wetherspoon in Swindon. Friendly atmosphere and quite spacious on many different levels and separated areas. 1930s cinema photos and information on walls. Only one TV screen in one corner, mainly silent. Toilet facilities on same floor. Handy for theatre, cinema, restaurants and shopping. Very large selection of well-kept beers on long bar. Food served 8am-11pm.
- Shield & Dagger
A large, well maintained estate pub with two rooms. There is a large bar area with sports TV and fruit machines. The separate lounge bar is where food is served and can be hired as a function room. There is food on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, often themed such as steak night. The pub has regular charity events raising money for the NSPCC.
- Sir Daniel Arms
4 Fleet Street
This Lloyds No. 1 bar Wetherspoon pub opened 4-Jun-07 after a complete refurbishment. It is on the site of the original Sir Daniel Arms, a Victorian pub demolished in 2000. Downstairs is a large open bar with varying comfortable seating arrangements and a lot of dark wood panelling creating quite a smart atmosphere. There is a similar bar upstairs with outside balcony seating. Apart from its two regular beers it features six guest beers. At least one real cider is served (bag in box). Meals are served from opening time until 11pm.
- Southbrook Inn
Impressive entrance in to this old stone farmhouse now converted and is now a thriving community pub. Two separate bars, one on the right hand side mainly for eating and left hand bar with two areas with dartboard and cups from competitions. The ale at this pub is perfectly served, also good hospitality from the landlord & staff.e food menu is good. The current landlord is the manager of the Swindon Speedway side, and displays trophies currently held. The pub has a sporty feel, with regular televised events.
- Spotted Cow
Large single-bar food and child-orientated Greene King pub. All alcove seat have their own TV screens.
- Steam Railway
14 Newport Street
Originally a coaching inn, this large pub has a split personality. To the right is a small wood-panelled bar serving four real ales, two of them guest beers. One guest is a national brand while the second is more adventurous. The larger part of the pub is given over to live sports coverage and music. Much improved by a major refurbishment in October 2018, the interior now features Railway memorabilia. There is Karaoke on Friday nights.
- Sun Inn
Large popular open plan food-orientated pub close to Coate Water country park. Extensive garden with thatched summer house and children’s adventure play ground. Please visit the website for regular and occasional events.Two regulars plus one Arkell's seasonal beer available. Meal times are 12-9.30 Mon-Sat and 12-9 Sun.
- Swindon Conservative Club
20 Bath Rd
This large, imposing Victorian building has several linked rooms including a function room for events. Guests can be signed in by a member for a £1 charge. There are 5 hand pumps and normally 4 real ales available, 5 at busy periods. There is always Wadworth 6X and at least one from Arkell's featured. The remaining beers are guests with regional breweries often featured. Food lunchtimes only and not on Monday or Wednesday
- Swiss Chalet
Large single-bar pub with double entrance into bar with wheelchair access via a ramp to one of them. It has several darts teams and sponsors two local football teams. Quiz night on Thu. It has seven TV screens for live sports. It also home to the Swindon Chelsea Supporters Club.
- Tap & Brew
51 Devizes Road
The Tap & Brew is latest addition to the Old Town beer scene and features its own micro-brewery. The inside is plain and functional with a variety of seating options. The 6 hand pumps and 14 keg taps sell a full range of beers from both the Cricklade and Swindon Hop Kettle breweries as well as its own experimental and limited run beers. You can also purchase Hop Kettle merchandise and beers to takeaway.
- Tawny Owl
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Large modern Arkells pub in Taw Hill on Thamesdown Drive. Whilst largely open plan, the pub is cleverly sectioned into traditional sports bar, several eating areas, and a quiet soft seating area for newspapers, reading or quiet conversation. The pub mayors on food and new menus seek to provide a good value package. Popular amongst travellers, there are 5 rooms for guests, and breaksfast is now served to all comers from 10.00. A large car park, extensive grass area with a splendid childrens play park, and the number 15 bus stopping right outside, Unusually for Arkell's, a guest beer alternates with two regular house beers. footpath to "Mouldon Hill County Park" (5 minutes away) crosses the North end of the car park.
- Toby Carvery Friary
Large and popular family carvery with a clean, modern interior and friendly staff. Food is served 8am to 10pm everyday. There are three regular real ales and the pub is Cask Marque accredited. There is a large garden area.
58-59 Devizes Road
The Tuppenny opened in November 2016 in premises formally used as a hairdressers. The emphasis is on craft drinks with a range of keg craft from the likes of Renegade, Electric Bear and others. There are two handpumps on the bar serving real ales from the West Berkshire brewery. The inside has a low ceiling and is quite dark giving it a cosy feel, although it can become a bit of a squash when it is busy. The name comes from the Victorian Tuppenny gin which was a more refined premium product than the infamous “Mother’s ruin” gin. Free WiFi. Open from 8.30 till 12.00 for coffee and cake.
88 Victoria Road
Lively pub with lots of entertainment - music and other events as well. The bar has three hand pumps. There is a raised seating area on the left with comfortable settees and benches. The downstairs bar was renovated in 2006. This is where the entertainment happens - music, DJs, quiz nights, comedy and even films.
Large estate pub in West Swindon - lounge and separate bar with pool table. Meals are served 12-9 every day. Many social activities: life music Friday night, music quiz Thursday night, general knowledge quiz Sunday night, karaoke first Saturday of the month. There are also pool and cribbage teams.
- Waiting Room
59 Fleet Street
Formerly known as the Locomotive and the Mail Coach this historic pub reopened in March 2018 under the new name of the Waiting Room. There is a long single bar with 2 real ales. Live music and live sports shown. No food available.
- Weighbridge Steakhouse & Bar
The Weighbridge Brewhouse is an upmarket brew and gastro-pub in the former home of Archers brewery. The restaurant is a modern open plan setting, serving freshly prepared food, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. It also features a long shiny bar consisting of six hand pumps, dedicated to the real ales crafted on the premises. Three regular ales are joined by a selection of past favourites, together with new and seasonal offerings. A taster trio of one third pints can be ordered if you cannot make up your mind. Take outs are now also available in a variety of sizes. Seating in the bar is limited, although a Bar Terrace is open for the milder season. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Attractive stone building on Ermin Street, one of the major roads in Roman Britain. When the pub was built in the 1830s, this would have been quite a rural setting, now very much part of urban Swindon. L-shaped bar/lounge with a low ceiling. Apart from 3B, another seasonal Arkell's beer is served. Occasional events like a summer party.
32 Newport Street
This large Old Town pub is focussed on real ale. The wooden casks in the front bar do not store beer; this is pumped up by air pressure from steel casks in the cellar. The guest beer comes from the Wadworth guest list. There are two ciders from Westons. The front bar is cosy and quiet while the back bar opens up into a larger area and can get busy on the weekend.
- White Hart
Large roadside pub which was refitted in 2007 at considerable expense. There are many separate parts to this pub including comfortable seating and eating areas. Apart from the Arkells 3B, another two Arkells ales are served. Food is available between noon and 9 (8 on Sundays). This is a very lively pub with numerous sports teams.
Local in modern village - large bars, large eating area, large outdoor area and large TV screens. Very sports orientated. Can get quite noisy when football is on TV. Apart from Greene King IPA,3 beers from the GK stable are available. Now grade 11 listed.
- Woodlands Edge
The pub was built in rapidly expanding West Swindon and opened Christmas 1997. Two bars, a garden and ample parking. Part of the Hungry Horse chain - a Greene King company. It has daily meal offers.
- Wyvern Tavern
49-50 Bridge Street
Large town centre chain pub which unusually has a better than average interest and sale of real ales and ciders. It has 1 regular and 5 changing guest beers. Can be very lively at weekends and later week evenings. They have a number of TV screens and is essentially a sports bar with a number of screens showing various sports and news during the week. Facilities all on one level. Refurbished in 2019 with more seating and name change.
- Abbey Mead Elstree Way Swindon SN25 4YX ku.oc.bupxineohp@nodniwS.sdaeMyebbA(01793) 726208
3 High Street
This historic 18th century coaching inn has had its interior much improved in recent years and is now smart and cosy with large open fireplaces and a separate snug off the main bar. There is a dining room at the back offering traditional meals using local ingredients. There are two Wadworth beers available, plus their seasonal guests. There is accommodation upstairs and in a new separate block making this a popular B&B destination. Food served everyday.
10 High Street
Popular village pub now locally owned and run. Parts of this Grade II listed building date from the 15th century. Inside it combines traditional wooden beams with a light open appearance. The decorations, including a huge model of the Cutty Sark, are of nautical or local interest. There are six real ales with 4 of them being locally sourced guest ales. There is an extensive menu making use of local ingredients when available. Tuesday is ‘Chip Shop at The Ship’ evening and Thursday is steak night. Occasional live music.
- Antelope 3 High Street Upavon SN9 6EA moc.nniepoletnaeht@ofni(01980) 630025
- Brewers Arms
Traditional pub with a new twist. Great food, friendly atmosphere and a fantastic décor for all seasons. Dine alfresco in summer in our extensive grounds, or in our cosy restaurant in winter, where you choose from our homemade classics and locally sourced ingredients. New our waffle and coffee shop is open from 10-3,00 from Monday to Saturday.
- Cross Keys
5 Burycroft Road
Renovated country inn with chic dining rooms serving unfussy food and local ales in a casual vibe.Several drinking areas and separate restaurant all available for eating in
- Harrow Inn
This beautiful listed building retains much of its original charm, dating back to the 18th century, with its thatched roof, exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces that are still used. Homemake good quality food, sourced from local producers and suppliers wherever possible, is available from 11am to 9pm Mon-Sat, and until 6pm on Sun. Live music on Bank Holiday Sundays.
- New Calley Arms
2 Ham Road
Dating from 1847 this popular locals' pub replaced the Old Calley Arms opposite (now a private house) which was named after a local Cavalry officer and MP. It originally had its own brewhouse which is now the darts room, home to two darts teams. The large cellars remain and part form the storage for the modern pub. The pub has a light and airy feel, with an open and a log-burner in use when required.
- Plough Inn
This thatched pub is Grade II listed dating back to 1730, The plough is steeped in history and offers a great range of real ale and an ever changing guest ale. Cask marque received in August 2017. Dog and family friendly with open fireplaces, the Plough is full of Quirky Antiques and knick-knacks. There is a quiz night the second Sunday of each month from 8pm with the pub staying open until 10.30pm
- Brewers Arms High Street Wanborough SN4 0AE ku.oc.smra-srewerb@seiriuqne(01793) 790707
- West Overton
- Bell at West Overton
93 Bath Road
This attractively refurbished Free house is next to the busy A4. There is a strong emphasis on food with dishes using local, and in some case home grown, ingredients. The beer choice features 3 local ales, all from Wiltshire breweries. In the summer there is an outside bar serving a secluded rear patio garden with delightful views across the water meadows and the local countryside.
- Bell at West Overton 93 Bath Road West Overton SN8 1QD moc.notrevotsewllebeht@hannah(01672) 861099
- Golden Swan
This picturesque pub is 300 yards from the Kennet & Avon canal. It reputably has the steepest thatched roof in Wiltshire. Inside there is a small public bar with an open fire, a snug and a lounge where home cooked food is served. All the four real ales are from Wadworth in nearby Devizes. In the summer there is often an additional Wadworth guest. The pub has its own camp site with toilet & shower block. There is a barn for private functions and events and a skittle alley on request. First Sunday of the month is quiz night. Look out for their Oktoberfest with Brass Band each October.
- Golden Swan Wilcot SN9 5NN moc.loa@nawsnedlogehtksa(01672) 562289
This popular village pub near the Kennet and Avon canal (lock 61) has an open and attractive interior. It is close to the Crofton Beam engines and Wiltshire's only working windmill. Real ales are served by a mixture of handpumps and gravity with the beer board displaying the distance to the brewery underlining the commitment to local produce. This is also evident in the good quality food. No evening meals on Sunday.
- Swan Wilton SN8 3SS ku.oc.notliwnawseht@sgnikoob(01672) 870274
- Winterbourne Bassett
This pub was bought by the community and fully refurbished in 2018. Set in the very attractive village of Winterbourne Bassett, which is a just off the A4361 north of Avebury, the pub has several rooms served by a central bar. The pub has a large pleasant garden as well as a car park. The conservatory features a small cafe and informal seating, open from 11am. The pub acts as a meeting place for several local clubs and is accessible from the Ridgeway path which is about 1 mile.
- Winterbourne Winterbourne Bassett SN4 9QB bup.enruobretniweht@ofni(01793) 731257
- Winterbourne Monkton
- New Inn
This friendly local, just off the Swindon to Devizes road north of Avebury, re-opened in December 2018 after it had been closed for approximately 6 years. There are two real ales served on gravity from nearby Broadtown brewery, plus one from Backyard brewery served using a 'KeyCask' dispense. Food is available, including for takeaway. Check their website for details. There is a marquee in the grounds for large events and B&B rooms onsite.
- New Inn Winterbourne Monkton SN4 9NW (01672) 539793
- Wootton Rivers
- Royal Oak
A 16th-century newly thatched building with a bar, small games room next to it, a lounge with a roaring fire in winter and a large separate restaurant. There are low ceilings and exposed beams giving it an appropriate “olde worlde” feel. Conveniently close to the Kennet and Avon canal the pub is dog friendly. There is an extensive menu and Tuesday is pie night. The accommodation consists of seven rooms. Bus service needs to be booked.
- Royal Oak Wootton Rivers SN8 4NQ moc.liamtoh@53kaolayor(01672) 810322
- Brown Jack
1 Priors Hill
Attractive Edwardian red brick pub dating from 1902. Fully refurbished in March 2020 this is a local which is involved in numerous activities and home to many and varied teams. The pub also has a skittle alley. This is the place where the air rifle shooting club meet, practice on Sundays. A new kitchen now offers a good value range of pub favourites and lighter bites such as filled baguettes. Food available all day.
- Carters Rest
57 High Street
This popular real ale pub was refurbished in 2017 to give a it a smart new interior which retains the two room feel although there is only one shared bar. There are 12 handpumps, but currently the beer range is 7 with 8 on the weekend. Beers are mainly sourced from SIBA using breweries within a 50 mile radius, but occasionally beers from further afield are featured. There are Darts on Monday, a Poker night on Tuesday, Crib on Wednesdays, Quiz on Thursdays, and a traditional meat draw on Sunday.
- Check Inn
79 Woodland View
Under new management since late 2019 this Fuller's pub is hidden away down a residential cul-de-sac on the Swindon edge of Wroughton. Old Wroughton photographs decorate the walls. There are three regular beers available, with plans for guests at busier periods. There is live music, mostly on the last Saturday of the month. There is good value food available everyday, including until 7pm on Sundays. There is a Pétanque pitch behind the pub.
- Fox & Hounds
1 Markham Road
This traditional local was completely transformed by a major refurbishment in 2015. The main bar is now open and airy with plenty of tables and chairs and a wood burner. Arkell’s 3B is always available together with another of the regular Arkell’s range and Arkell’s seasonal beers. Meals are served 12-2.30 and 6-9.30. Birthdays, engagements and similar events can be catered for in the Fox's Den dining room. Eight en-suite rooms are available.
- Iron Horse
Large open-plan bar under new management since Jan 2013. It also had a recent facelift. Pleasant modern estate pub with various TV screens showing sports events. There is also a guest beer from the Greene King stable. Pub games include pool, darts and cards. Formerly a Morrells brewery pub. Its original name was Iron Horse changed to Flying Horse for a short time and changed back to Iron Horse.
- White Hart
Ancient thatched pub with a skittle alley/function room. The inside is a large wood panelled area with some partitions and a low ceiling. The pub is quite food orientated. Meals are served 12 to 2.30 and 6.30 to 9. Six handpumps serve four regular Wadworth ales and one guest one. There is live music once a month. A variety of clubs meet there. They have a weekly quiz night.
- Wroughton Club
15 Devizes Road,
The Wroughton Club is a Family Friendly Private Members Club and has featured as the principle social venue in Wroughton being at the heart of the local community for over 120 years. New members and ‘signed in’ guests are welcome, Quiz night twice monthly.
- Brown Jack 1 Priors Hill Wroughton SN4 0RT (01793) 812403