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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 ... 

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.  

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

Telephone: 01285 864000

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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. 

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

Telephone: 01793 534519

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Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hotel

Location: Swindon

About: Enjoy their exquisite selection of cocktails and wine as you sit outside in their picturesque garden. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun with family and friends! If you fancy a little something to eat, then you can take a look at their incredibly delicious menu. 

Address: Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1SH

Telephone: 01793 512121

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Tiffins

Tiffins

Location: Regent Circus

About: Tiffins Swindon is an 'All You Can Eat' Indian Buffet Restaurant offering a wide range of cocktails. From Purple Rain to Tequila Sunrise, there is a cocktails to suit everyone! If the weathers on your side, why not enjoy a drink in their outdoor seating area. With 3 for £10 cocktails you can't go wrong!

Address: Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 3DQ

Telephone: 01793 436208

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Novel Wines

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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Cricklade House Hotel

Cricklade House Hotel

Location: Cricklade

About: Sun beaming? Want to relax with a beautiful glass of wine? Then, why not sit outside at Cricklade House Hotel! Enjoy a gorgeous bottle of wine as you relax and take in the incredible panoramic views over the Wiltshire countryside as the sun shines. Don't worry if the weather doesn't co-operate, they also have a beautiful Victorian styled conservatory perfect for Al Fresco drinking and relaxing.

Address: Cricklade House, Common Hill, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6 6HA

Telephone: 01793 750751

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Chiseldon House Hotel

Chiseldon House Hotel

Location: Chiseldon 

About: An award winning country house hotel set in the stunning Marlborough Downs in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. Sit in their beautifully, picturesque gardens or the beautifully historic house as you enjoy an aray of delicious beverages.

Address: Chiseldon House Hotel & Restaurant, New Road, Chiseldon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 0NE

Telephone: 01793 741 010

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Baker Street

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

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

The Sun Inn

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

Mackenzies

Mackenzies

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 Lakeside Brasserie

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

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

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

Novel Wines
De Vere Cotswold Water Park (general)
Longs Bar
Rays Ice Cream
Mario's Italian Restaurant
Boston Brothers
Franklin's
Chiseldon House Hotel & Restaurant
Soul Shack
The Cricklade Club

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