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Dog Friendly Pubs in Swindon

Swindon boasts an abundance of pubs which welcome you and your dog to come in and relax by the bar or in their spacious beer gardens. Below are just a few of them.

With the weather starting to brighten up and the outdoors becoming a lot more inviting, what could be better than taking your four-legged friend out for a long walk in the sunshine? Ending it with a bite to eat or a quick, cold pint in one of Swindon’s many dog friendly pubs, that’s what!

The Royal Oak Swindon

The Royal Oak

About: The venue focuses on the finer things in life, at a reasonable price, offering you optimum value for money. Whether it's a quiet drink after work or a lovely meal out, Swindon's first champagne, gin and oyster bar caters for all, including your furry friends. So why not work up an appetite and take your pooch for a walk around Old Town Gardens? 

Address: 24 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BQ

Telephone: 01793 977337

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The Old Boathouse

The Old Boathouse

About: At The Old Boathouse, you can enjoy all day dining and drinking with views of the Water Park from the lakeside tables and outside decking. Menus make the most of seasonal ingredients, showcasing a mix of classic British dishes, sharing platters and lighter meals. Over at the bar, there is a range of wines, beers and spirits on offer as well as a selection of classic cocktails, Prosecco and Champagne. Feel free to bring your four-legged friends along when you visit!

Outdoor Area: Beautiful Terrace area

Pub Rating: 4/5

Address: De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Lake 6, South Cerney GL7 5FP

Telephone: 01285 864111

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Jennie's Kitchen

Jennie's Kitchen

About: This cosy cafe offers delicious food in the heart of Cotswold Water Park. They have a beautiful garden that is perfect for your dog to explore! They offer fantastic light nibbles as well as terrific main dishes that incorporate seasonal ingredients. 

Outdoor Area: Beautiful garden with outdoor seating and a space to view their alpacas. 

Pub Rating: 4/5

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

Telephone: 01285 860048

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The Rose and Crown Ashbury

The Rose and Crown Ashbury

About: The Rose and Crown is the perfect country inn nestled in the beautiful village of Ashbury, not far from Swindon. It is known for its excellent chef and a really exciting menu which receives some outstanding reviews, whether you fancy classic pub food or some very tempting foodie dishes.

Enjoying some outstanding walking and cycling country, the inn is a perfect pit stop for those exploring The Ridgeway and Vale of The White Horse - dogs and their owners are very welcome with ‘drop in’ snacks to suit.

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

Telephone: 44 (0) 1793 378354

 

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The Calley Arms

The Calley Arms

About: Nestled in the small community of Hodson, The Calley Arms is just a 10 minute drive from Old Town and boasts an impressive, ever changing menu as well as traditional cask ales, served with a smile. Surrounded by miles of countryside this is the perfect place for a pit stop. To get your appetite going, why not walk there from Coate Water Country Park using the winding country roads of Broome Manor Lane?

Outdoor Area: Outside seating and garden for your little pups to run around.

Pub Rating: 3/5

Address: Hodson, Swindon, SN4 0QG

Telephone: 01793 740350

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The Plough on the Hill

The Plough on the Hill

About: Steeped in history dating back well before 1841, this gem of a pub is just tucked between Swindon and Marlborough. The friendly staff are more than happy for you and your dog to come in and sample some of their freshly prepared, home made food and Arkells ales. While you’re there, have a drink in the beer garden and enjoy brilliant views of the Wiltshire Downs.

Outdoor Area: Small garden with picnic tables and lots of fun for your dog to run around in.

Pup Rating: 3/5

Address: Marlborough Road, Badbury, SN4 0EP

Telephone: 01793 740342

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Hall & Woodhouse

Hall & Woodhouse

About: Situated on the canalside in Wichelstowe, Hall & Woodhouse is the ideal place to enjoy great food no matter what the occasion. Plus, you don't have to leave your little pooch at home they can come with! It's the perfect destination for a lovely walk with your furry friend before stopping for a well earned beverage and delicious meal.

Outdoor Area: Terrace that looks out onto the canalside.

Pub Rating: 4/5

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

Telephone: 01793 209207

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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

About: If you’re looking for a spacious beer garden with plenty of room for the kids and the dog then The Sun Inn at Coate is what you’re after. Right next door to Coate Water Country Park your day in the sun writes itself with paddling pools, play areas and pitch ‘n’ putt. Simple, honest food and a wide range of beers.

Outdoor Area: Outdoor seating area with a massive garden for your little pooch to run around.

Pup Rating: 3/5

Address: Coate, Swindon, SN3 6AA

Telephone: 01793 523292 

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The Red Lion

The Red Lion

About: Situated in the heart of the countryside, The Red Lion is perfect after a long walk around Avebury’s ancient stone circles. Dripping with local history and boasting miles of incredible scenery. Definitely pop in and try their Cheesecake Sharer, five mini cheesecakes served together. You’ve earned it with all the walking!

Outdoor Area: Seating at the front of the pub where you can sit and enjoy some food on their benches as your dog rolls around.

Pup Rating: 3/5

Address: High Street, Avebury, SN8 1RF

Telephone: 01672 539266

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The Runner Swindon

The Runner

About: The Runner is a popular, family and dog-friendly pub situated in Rushey Platt. Known as Swindon's most dog friendly pub, your pooch will certainly be very welcome here to sit by your side whilst you enjoy some delicious pub grub or a pint of your favourite drink. They have a fabulous beer garden and balcony area for the summer months and a cosy vibe indoors, so it's a great option whatever the weather!

Address: Wootton Bassett Rd, Swindon SN1 4NQ

Telephone: 01793 523903

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FAQs

Which pubs in Swindon are dogs allowed in? We've created a Dog Friendly Pubs in Swindon guide that gives you a long list of fantastic pubs that allow dogs to enter that you certainly need to check out. Whether you're looking for a dog friendly pub in Wootton Bassett, Wanborough, Marlborough, Avebury or Swindon our guide lets you know all the best pubs that allow your little pooch to tag along.

Where can I take my dog for lunch? Some of our favourite dog friendly pubs are Hall & Woodhouse, Jennie's Kitchen and Silks on the Downs, they offer delicious dishes for you to enjoy whilst your dog can run around.

 

The Cricklade Club
Mario's Italian Restaurant
Jurys Inn
Chiseldon House Hotel & Restaurant
Hall & Woodhouse
The Royal Oak
De Vere Cotswold Water Park (general)
Longs Bar
Swindon Marriott Hotel (general)
Balance Meals (Affiliate)

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