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Dog Friendly Pubs in Swindon

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 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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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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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 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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Silks on the Downs

Silks on the Downs

Silks on the Downs is a British gastro pub situated just 2 miles outside of Marlborough in the small village of Ogbourne St Andrew. The village pub welcomes families, dogs, and groups of friends to enjoy everything from a freshly brewed coffee through to a three-course meal and all in between.

The Silks has become renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, locally sourced ingredients, variety of menu and a comprehensive cellar of ales, beers, spirits, and wines to complement the local fare. Plus, if you are feeling energetic, the local area is full of beautiful walks.

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Outdoor Area: Fields near that make the perfect little dog walk before you head into the pub for some delicious food.

Pup Rating: 5/5

Address: Main Rd, Marlborough, SN8 1RZ

Telephone: 01672 841229

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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 Wiltshire
Chiseldon House Hotel & Restaurant
Rudis Bar
Longs Bar
Novel Wines
De Vere Cotswold Water Park (general)
Mario's Italian Restaurant
The Cricklade Club
Jurys Inn
Swindon Marriott Hotel (general)

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