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Al Fresco Dining in Swindon

Although we aren't blessed with the best weather in the world, Swindon's diners like nothing more than enjoying a meal al fresco, making the most of the hot summer weather in Swindon. Check out Swindon's top al fresco restaurants below and enjoy a delicious meal in luxury outdoor venues.

From beautiful al fresco restaurants to the best pub beer gardens that Swindon has to offer, we love nothing more than enjoying a meal with friends outdoors in the summer sun. Explore the best al fresco dining spots in Swindon below and book your table for the summer...

Rudi's Bar

Rudi's Bar

Location: Swindon

About: Rudi's has plenty of outdoor seating perfect for al fresco dining. Offering a mouth watering lunch menu, Rudi's is the perfect place to grab your friends and family and gather under the beautiful sun! Serving exquisite dishes such as; Pulled Beef Brisket with Root Veg Slaw, Pickles and Hot Mustard, Roast Chorizo with Onion Marmalade and Paprika Mayo with a Brioche Bun all served with French Fries or their Soup of the day.

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Highly Recommend: Lemonade Battered Cod served with triple cooked chips, garden peas and a lemon mayo, £12.00.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 21 Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PN

Telephone: 01793 523892

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The Rose and Crown Ashbury

The Rose and Crown Ashbury

Location: Ashbury

About: This perfect country inn which is nestled in the beautiful village of Ashbury, is known for its superb chef and a really exciting menu which receives some outstanding reviews, whether you fancy classic pub food or some very tempting foodie dishes.

When the weather is on our side, you can vacate to their outdoor garden area where you can enjoy delicious dishes and their outdoor pizza menu.

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Highly Recommend: 3Bs battered fish of the day served with crushed peas, tartare sauce and chips or fries £14

Al Fresco Rating: 5/5

Address: Rose & Crown, 3 High Street, Ashbury, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8NA

Telephone: 44 (0) 1793 378354

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The Red Lion Cricklade

The Red Lion Cricklade

Location: Cricklade

About: Enjoy the sunny weather with a delicious bite to eat and top quality beer at one of the most historic British pubs.

Sit outside and relax with the breath-taking countryside views whilst you indulge in the best meats from H James Butchers, along with other exceptional fresh and locally sourced ingredients that form the most mouth-watering dishes.

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Highly Recommend: Roasts meats of the day Sandwich W/ Tripple Cooked Chips £11

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 74 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 6DD

Telephone: 01793 750776

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The Hatch

The Hatch

Location: Old Town

About: Located in The Globe Pub Garden in Old Town Swindon, they offer delicious seasonal street food menus from Thursdays - Sundays.

For summer they create a specific new menu that features incredibly delicious street food inspired dishes that you will love. From huge juicy burgers to bright tacos, they have a selection of dishes available that you can enjoy outside in the sunny weather.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: The Globe Pub Garden, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LT

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Hall & Woodhouse

Hall & Woodhouse

Location: Wichelstowe

About: The beautiful pub, Hall & Woodhouse is the ideal place to indulge in a selection of delectable dishes. Offering lovely scenic views of the Wichelstowe canalside it's the perfect location to be when the sun is on our side. 

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Highly Recommend: H&W Beef Burger served with triple cooked chips, £14.00.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: Peglars Way, Wichelstowe, Swindon, SN1 7DA

Telephone: 01793 209207

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The Barrington Arms

The Barrington Arms

Location: Shrivenham

About: Barrington Arms Shrivenham are a popular country pub, restaurant and hotel that serve the local area exceptional food and drink.

Come rain or sunshine, this local hotspot is the ideal destination for when you're looking for a traditional Sunday lunch, top quality pint, or a place to get together with friends and family when the weather is on our side. 

Offering a large beer garden where you can indulge in some summer light bites, sunday lunch, or pub grub classics. With an array of comfortable outdoor seating as well as multiple sun shades for when the weather is shing bright.

Menu: View their Facebook page to find all their different menus.

Highly Recommend: Their summer menu features a delicious scotch egg with piccalilli.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 25 High Street, Shrivenham, Wiltshire, SN6 8AN

Telephone: 01793 784692

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Location: South Cerney

About: Take a seat on the outdoor decking at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, and take in the beautiful scenery. Situated on the Cotswold lakes, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind in the modern surroundings and marvel at the picturesque views with a refreshing drink and delicious, freshly prepared food.

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Highly Recommend: Lamb, mint & rosemary pretzel bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles and coleslaw, served with salted chunky chips and a homemade Tzatziki sauce, £16.00.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5FP

Telephone: 01285 864000

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Chiseldon House Hotel

Chiseldon House Hotel

Location: Chiseldon

About: The award winning restaurant at Chiseldon House is the perfect place to dine al fresco. With outside tables set within the walled courtyard and a stunning country garden, where better to enjoy beautifully presented cuisine made from fresh, local and seasonal produce.

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Highly Recommend: Wild Mushroom & Butternut Squash Tagliatelle, £12.95.

Al Fresco Rating: 3/5

Address: New Road, Chiseldon, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 0LX

Telephone: 01793 741010

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The Cricklade Club

The Cricklade Club

Location: Cricklade

About: The Cricklade Club is a rustic and cosy cafe/bar that has a gorgeous outside seating area. They are incredibly friendly and offer a range of delicious and unique dishes that will definitely interest you! They serve a fantastic Rancho Tostada with chilli beans, sweetcorn, red peppers, avocado, poached egg, sour cream, chili sauce which is all placed on a toasted tortilla.

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Highly Recommend: Cauliflower, chickpea and coconut curry served with flatbread and a homemade mango chutney, £10.95.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: The Cricklade Club, 38 High Street, Cricklade, SN66AY

Telephone: 01793 299079

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Jennie's Kitchen

Jennie's Kitchen

Location: Ashton Keynes  

About: Jennie's Kitchen occupies a former derelict farm building which has been beautifully renovated and fully equipped for the purpose of offering delicious food. This cosy restaurant creates dishes that are cooked and prepared on site and they try to use local suppliers wherever possible.

As well as local suppliers they also grow their own vegetables and fruit with the use of their own greenhouse and organic vegetable garden facilities. Whilst surrounded by their beautiful outdoor garden area with flowers and plants they offer plentiful seating with sensational dishes!

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Highly Recommend: Coronation chicken jacket potato or their Simon Weaver brie and cranberry grilled panini.

Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: Wheatleys Barn Farm, Fridays Ham Lane, Ashton Keynes  SN6 6QP, Unitited Kingdom

Telephone: 01285 860048

 

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Longs Bar

Longs Bar

Location: Old Town

About: With plenty of outdoor seating and an extensive food menu, Longs is the perfect place to grab a little sunshine. It gets busy from midday at weekends, so the early birds catch the best seats. We'd reccomend the one of their amazing signature burgers and a refreshing margarita.

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Highly Recommend: Stonebake Pizza £8.95

Al Fresco Rating: 3/5

Address: 86-87 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BB

Telephone: 01793 534519

 

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FAQs

Where are the best places to dine al fresco in Swindon? Our favourites are Jennie's Kitchen, Hall & Woodhouse and The Cricklade Club, but why don't you find out for yourself by taking a look at our Al Fresco Dining in Swindon guide. We've given you an exciting list of divine restaurants that offer the finest dishes that are perfect for when the sun is beaming. Whether you fancy a fresh stonebake pizza, summer salad or an ongoing flow of cocktails, our guide is here to help you find the top spots for when the weather is on our side. 

Which restaurants provide outdoor seating in Swindon? Cast Iron Bar & Grill, De Vere Cotswold Water Park and Longs Bar are just a few but why don't you check out our full list of the best places to dine al fresco style in Swindon by taking a look at our al Fresco dining in Swindon guide. 

What restaurants provide outdoor pods in Swindon? Blunsdon House Hotel & The Dockle

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