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Al Fresco Drinking in Swindon

'Al Fresco' drinking in Swindon is one of our favourite Spring/Summer pastimes. What better way to unwind and relax in Swindon than with a cheeky glass of Pimms and a bite to eat in a garden?

There are beer gardens aplenty around Swindon, so it helps to know where all the good ones are.
We've rounded up some of our favourite Al Fresco and Beer garden venues in Swindon ... 

Magnolia Brasserie

Location: Faringdon

About: If you’re looking for a tranquil al fresco environment then this is just the place. Take to the serene gardens for some al fresco drinking on the large sun-drenched patio comprising stunning views over the grounds. With an extensive wine list and food menu, there’s no better place to unwind and laze the day away. Plus, if the weather decides to take a turn for the worst there is a comfortable bar lounge to take cover in.   

Address: Sudbury House Hotel, 56 London St, Faringdon SN7 7AA

Telephone: 01367 241 272

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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 enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine. If you're feeling peckish, we'd recommend taking a look at the delicious dinner menu, and enjoying a chilled bottle of white.  

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

Telephone: 01285 864000

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Longs Bar

Location: Old Town

About: With plenty of outdoor seating, an al fresco bar and sumptuous cocktail 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. If you're feeling peckish, we'd reccomend the anti pasti and a nice bottle of red. 

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

Telephone: 01793 534519

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The Cold Harbour

Location: Blunsdon

About: Contemporary comforts meet olde-worlde atmosphere in this handsome inn in Blunsdon. When the weather’s warmer, why not enjoy some al fresco drinks the Cold Harbour’s outdoor seating area?  Prettily decorated with flower-filled window boxes, it’s the perfect destination for relaxed drinks in the sun.

Address: Ermin Street Blunsdon Swindon SN26 8DJ

Telephone: 01793 724840

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The Pig on the Hill

Location: Old Town

About: Make the most of those balmy summer evenings and head down to The Pig on the Hill. The sun-blessed, picnic-benched beer garden at The Pig is a real sun trap, and the perfect al fresco spot to enjoy a pint (or two). It's known to fill up fast though, so make sure to head down early. 

Address: Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BH

Telephone: 01793 979226

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Novel Wines

Location: Your garden

About: Novel Wines specialise in delivering luxury wines to your door from the world's finest winemakers. It's that simple. Wine enthusiasts Ben Franks and Gyorgy Zsiga founded the independent online retailer Novel Wines to share wines you haven't tried before. Their range of wine will inspire you to discover your new favourite wine. Take your pick here

Amenities: 100 unique, hand-selected wines at your doorstep! With no need to get ready, simply get the sun lounger out, sit back and relax!

Telephone: 01225 667311

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Baker Street

Location: Old Town

About: One of Old Town's best loved bars; Baker Street has a small but pleasant patio area with an ample number of picnic tables for sunny days. During the warmer months a barbecue cooks up tasty burgers and hotdogs. There are also plenty of heaters and parasols if the sun decides to go in. 

Address: 25-27 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AN

Telephone: 01793 978011

The Old Bank

Location: Old Town

About: The Old Bank's laid-back roof terrace is a popular choice for those looking to unwind with friends over a glass of wine. The delightful and surprisingly spacious patio area gets very busy at the weekend - but there are plenty of seats to go around and even patio heaters for those chilly summer evenings.

Address: 18 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB

Telephone: 01793 527798


Location: Old Town

About: Mackenzies' patio terrace is one of Old Town's best kept al fresco secrets. The bar's extensive summer food and drink menu is sure to be a treat for gastronomers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. There are plenty of seats, so you can easily laze away the hours with a group of friends, a glass of white and a bite to eat. 

Address: 16 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB

Telephone: 01793 430111

The Sun Inn

Location: Coate Water

About: Come summer, families flock to The Sun Inn for it's charming beer garden and adventure playground. Kids run around and play, whilst their parents relax on the benches and while away the afternoon with their favourite tipple. This is a pub garden you can happily spend hours in - just don’t forget the suncream.

Address: Coate Water, Swindon, SN3 6AA

Telephone: 01793 523292

The Lakeside Brasserie

Location: South Cerney

About: For picturesque surroundings and a chilled out atmosphere, you can’t get much better than The Lakeside Brasserie. This waterside retreat has plenty of tables to settle down at, which is why it’s also a firm favourite with tourists and locals alike. 

Address: The Watermark Club, South Cerney, GL7 5TH

Telephone: 01285 862894

Sir Daniel Arms

Location: Town Centre

About: The Sir Daniel Arms is one of the most popular locations in Swindon to kick back in the fresh air and settle down for a night of al fresco food and drink. Although it gets busy at the weekends, pop in for a post-work drink and you should be able to nab yourself a table. 

Address: 4 Fleet Street, Swindon, SN1 1RQ

Telephone: 01793 509270

The Goddard Arms

Location: Old Town

About: The garden at The Goddard Arms is a real al fresco find. Friendly, comfortable and reasonably priced, the large beer garden is always packed out in summer. This is a great place to chill out with a pint on a sunny afternoon or kick-back with a cocktail on lazy summer evening. 

Address: 1 High Street, Swindon, SN1 3EG

Telephone: 01793 619090

Sudbury House Hotel

Sudbury House Hotel is an award winning hotel in Oxfordshire, which boasts two excellent restaurants in Magnolia Brasserie and Restaurant 56.

56 London Street, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7AA

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E: T: 01367 241272

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