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Where to Watch Sport in Swindon
If you fancy catching a game down the pub with a pint and a couple of mates but don't know where to go, use our handy guide to sports bars in Swindon to ensure that you find the best seats in town. Each one of our recommendations is equipped with large plasma screens, beer on tap and a great match day atmosphere.
Whether you're a European, Premiership or International football fan, an avid rugby supporter, or a keen cricket, snooker or golf spectator, there are plenty of pubs/bars in Swindon to watch the action unfold.
One of Old Town's most popular venues - Longs is the epitome of a trendy bar where patrons can enjoy a pint and a bit of live sport. Large screen TVs are available for all major Premiership football matches, including one outside on the smoking terrace. Lunch time snacks, caffeine fixes and a selection or ales, wines and spirits are all available from behind Longs well-stocked bar.
A: 86-87 Victoria Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3BB
T: 01793 534519
With a large TV screen in the bar showing major sporting events, The Grill is a fantatsic venue to watch the match with a group of mates. Not only are the surroundings plush and the atmosphere great, there in an extensive bar menu available. Why not split a Sharing Platter with your friends, tuck in to a burger, or just sit back and have a couple of drinks while cheering on your team!
A: Fleming Way, Swindon, SN1 2NG
T: 01793 445600
Sample some sporting action from this fine, contemporary pub. The big screens and large plasmas make it popular with sports fans whilst real ales, cocktails and a good wine list are also on offer. Sky Sports is screened on 6 TVs inside and on 3 TVs outside, all in HD. There is also a projector screen in the first floor function that is used for big sporting events.
A: Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BH
T: 01793 979226
Still as fresh and unfussy as the day it opened, Mackenzies is a cool laid back cafe/bar in the heart of Old Town. Fans can watch live sporting events while enjoying light bites, premium draught beers and some great company. The venue's large open plan layout means that there's plenty of space, so you won't have to worry about missing a kick, putt or try.
A: 16 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AB
T: 01793 430111
A family friendly pub serving a wide range of great value pub food and drinks. All of the latest sporting events are shown live on large HD screens, making this traditional pub the ultimate fan zone for all sports.
A: 1 High Street SN1 3EG Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
T: 01793 619090
The Merlin is a great drinking venue for sports lovers and isn't too far away from the County Ground. This fan favourite, offers a fantastic range of ales and wines as well as an extensive pub food menu; ranging from light bites to hearty snacks. If you fancy a bit of half-time entertainment the venue is also home to several pool tables and a dartboard.
A: Drove Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3AF
T: 01793 431496
The Steam Railway
This no nonsense Old Town boozer is renowned for its love of sport, with 15 screens and three sky boxes including 3D, we couldn't think of a better place to get your matchday fix. Multiple matches are broadcast here, so whether you're a football, rugby, cricket, speedway, boxing or darts fan, there's bound to be something on that you'll enjoy watching.
A: 14 Newport St, Swindon SN1 3DX