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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? With some great Beer Gardens in Swindon, we give you our top picks for where to enjoy a drink with friends outdoors in Swindon.

The hot weather is here, which can only mean one thing, it's time to get outside and meet up with friends and family for some Al Fresco drinking!

So whether you're looking to enjoy an Al Fresco date night in Swindon, or want to meet up with friends for a day session in the sun, there are plenty of great Al Fresco drinking places to choose from in our guide below!

Lydaird Park Al Fresco

Lydiard Park Hotel

Location: Lydiard Park Hotel

About: Lydiard Park Hotel have plenty of outdoor seating for that al fresco experience! The Palm Bar and Restaurant feature a beautiful courtyard garden with seating, perfect for the location. As Lydiard Park Hotel is located on the picturesque grounds of Lydiard Park, this is the perfect place for dog walkers to roam - then why not settle in to the courtyard garden with your furry friend afterwards.

Menu: View both their food and drinks menus here.

Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 464644

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Rudi's Bar

Rudi's Bar

Location: Swindon

About: Gorgeous outdoor seating and a lavish cocktail menu, Rudi's is the perfect place to socalise and relax all while the sun is beaming. If you're feeling peckish, then why not try some of their appetising nibbles. 

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TGts Favourite: Peach and grapefruit G&T, £7.95.

Special Deal: Two identical cocktails, £10 daily from 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Address: 21 Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PN

Telephone: 01793 523892

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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 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.  

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TGts Favourite: Mojito, The Cuban favourite, fresh lime muddled with sugar & mint, Havana Club 3 year rum & lengthened with soda to create this refreshing classic, £9.95.

Special Deal: N/A

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

Telephone: 01285 864000

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Hall & Woodhouse

Hall & Woodhouse

Location: Wichelstowe

About: The beautiful pub, Hall & Woodhouse is the ideal place to catch up with friends and enjoy delicious beverages whilst looking out to the Wichelstowe canal.

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Al Fresco Rating: 5/5

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

Telephone: 01793 209207

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Kioki Cocktail Lounge

Kioki Cocktail Lounge

Location: Old Town

About: Kioki Old Town is Swindon's newest over-21s luxury cocktail lounge and nightclub, featuring a covered outdoor terrace and idyllic outdoor bar perfect for a spot of al fresco drinking in the summer sun. Head over to Kioki and explore their expertly-crafted cocktails, premium spirits, and live music for an outdoor drinking experience like no other in Swindon.

TGts Favourite: Lychee Martini

Special Deal: Two signature cocktails for £16

Address: 28 High St, Swindon SN1 3EP

Telephone: 07874 085432

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Kings Head Hotel Cirencester

Kings Head Hotel Cirencester

Location: Cirencester

About: Soak up the sun and enjoy delicious beverages and light bites at Kings Head Hotel. They have a terrace and a courtyard that provides the ultimate space to relax and catch up with friends and family.

Serving a large variety of drinks, hot and cold, from mocktails, wine, and beers to cocktails, as well as serving light bites and nibbles.

Address: 24 Market Place, Cirencester, L7 2NR

Telephone: 01285 700900


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The Barrington Arms Hotel

The Barrington Arms Hotel

Location: Shrivenham

About: Nestled in the picturesque village of Shrivenham, The Barrington Arms offers an enchanting al fresco drinking experience that beckons locals and visitors alike. 

The serene ambiance, adorned with vibrant blooms and lush greenery, creates a tranquil oasis where one can savour their favourite beverages in the embrace of nature. Whether indulging in a refreshing pint, a crisp glass of wine, or a creatively crafted cocktail, The Barrington Arms ensures a memorable outing with its attentive service, inviting atmosphere, and carefully curated menu.

Unwind and relish the pleasures of al fresco drinking in an enchanting setting that captures the essence of relaxation and conviviality.

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

Telephone: 01793 784692

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Longs Bar

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. 

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TGts Favourite: Cherry Cola Cocktail, £7.95.

Special Deal: N/A

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

Telephone: 01793 534519

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The Red Lion Cricklade

The Red Lion Cricklade

Location: Cricklade

About: Located just off the Thames path, this cosy and clean Inn not only serves delicious pub grub classics but also offers exceptional beers, ales and cocktails.

Situated amongst the most stunning countryside views, when the weather is on our side it's a brilliant destination to head too for al fresco style drinks.

Menu: Click here

TGts Favourite: Hop Kettle Brewery Beers

Special Deal: N/A

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

Telephone: 01793 750776

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Where are the best beer gardens in the Swindon? Why don't you find out for yourself by taking a look at our al fresco drinking in Swindon guide, were we've put together an exciting list of the best spots to catch up with friends for a delicious cocktail, G&T or beer when the sun is shining!

Which restaurants have beer gardens? Some of our favourites are Swindon Marriott Hotel, The Dockle Farm House and De Vere Cotswold Water Park, but take a look through our al fresco drinking in Swindon guide to find out some of the top locations to go and enjoy a divine beverage. 

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