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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!

Lydiard Park Hotel

Lydiard Park Hotel

About: Lydiard Park Hotel's bar welcomes dogs! Whilst in the bar with your furry friend, settle in for a cocktail! Their unique cocktail menu is kept short and sweet to ensure that each drink being served up is up to par and a fan favourite. Lydiard Park Hotel offer up perfectly made classic cocktails with a spin, such as a Vanilla Espresso Martini and Passionfruit Bellini, alongside more specialised cocktails such as the Pegu Club; made with Gin, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters and Lime!

Alongside this, they offer up a wide range of white and red wines.

Outdoor Area: Lydiard Park Hotel is situated on the beautiful Lydiard Park!

Venue Rating: 5/5

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

Telephone: 01793 464644

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The Red Lion Cricklade

The Red Lion Cricklade

About: The Red Lion is perfect after a long walk, dripping with local history. Definitely pop in and try their delicious dishes. 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: 4/5

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

Telephone: 01793 750776

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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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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 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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Chiseldon House Hotel

Chiseldon House Hotel

About: Chiseldon House Hotel in Swindon is an award winning country house hotel set in the stunning Marlborough Downs in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.

They provide an array of fresh British dishes that can be enjoyed either in their gorgeous dining room or outside in their courtyard which has a thatched summerhouse, a terrace as well as lawned gardens. 

Whether you would like a celebration meal, afternoon tea or relaxing drinks they have plenty of outdoors space for you to choose from. Plus, if you have a little pooch they don't have to stay at home you can bring them along.

Address: New Road, Chiseldon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 0LX

Telephone: 01793 741010

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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.


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