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Beer Gardens in Swindon

Swindon's Best Beer Gardens

Swindon is jam-packed with great pubs and restaurants to enjoy an evening drink in. But as we get closer to the start of summer and the warm weather that hopefully arrives soon, we've put together our recommendations on the best summer beer gardens in Swindon. Keep reading to find out more.

Hall & Woodhouse Wichelstowe

Hall & Woodhouse is ideally situated with stunning canalside views, making it the perfect place for a relaxing beer on a spring or summer day. It's one of the newer pubs in the town but already loved by many Swindonians, especially during the warmer months. Take your pick of dishes from the alfresco menu, order a Badger beer to go with it and enjoy!

Please note that H&W will not re-open until May 20th. Visit their website here to keep up with the latest updates. 

Address: Peglars Way, Swindon SN1 7DA

Harpers Steakhouse at the Weighbridge

This old Brewhouse has a stunning beer garden for all to enjoy in a lovely setting - the ideal place to sit down and enjoy a steak with your beer! Whether you're having a quick drink with a friend or enjoying a family meal on a hot summer's day, we can guarantee an amazing experience with Harpers Steakhouse (formerly the Weighbridge)!

Find out more about Harpers Steakhouse at the Weighbridge here.

Address: Penzance Dr, Swindon SN5 7JL 

The Royal Oak Old Town

The Royal Oak at Old Town is a favourite of ours not just for the friendly atmosphere and tasty drinks, but also the prime location in Swindon's popular Old Town. Neighbouring the stunning Town Gardens and busy high street in Old Town, the Royal Oak makes the perfect meeting place for friends and family, and their sun-drenched garden is perfect for soaking up the summer sun!

Find out more about The Royal Oak Old Town here.

Address: 24 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BQ

Rudi’s Bar

Located in Regent Circus, Rudi’s Bar is one of our favourite outside Al fresco drinking spots in Swindon. With plenty of outside seating space available, Rudi’s is the perfect spot to kick back and relax with a drink this summer. If you’re just starting your night off then Rudi’s Bar is a great place to stop before hitting the Town for a night out with some of Swindon’s best clubs and late-night bars all within walking distance. 

Address: 21 Regent Circus Swindon, SN1 1PN 
Telephone: 01793 523892 

Find out more about Rudi's Bar here.

Longs Bar

Longs is one of Swindon’s most popular bars with Swindon residents often flocking to the Old Town venue for an after-work drink or a pre-night out cocktail. But did you know it also has one of the best pub gardens in Swindon? With a concrete back garden packed with seating, you’ll be able to mingle, chat, and drink to your heart's content in Longs’ quaint and sun-filled beer garden. If cocktails are your thing then you certainly won't want to miss Longs cocktail happy hour served Monday to Saturday between 5pm and 9pm. 

Address: 86-87 Victoria Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3BB
Telephone: 01793 534519 

Find out more about Longs Bar here.

Blunsdon House 

Stunning views of the Cotswolds are right on your doorstep at Blunsdon House. This peaceful and picturesque setting is the ideal location to sit back this summer and enjoy a drink in the beautiful Blunsdon setting. With the gardens acting as a sun trap, Blunsdon House is the perfect place to watch the sunset across Wiltshire with a glass of fizz in hand. Not sure what to do with the kids? Fear not as Blunsdon House’s outdoor kids play area will keep your little ones busy while you chill out in the sun. 

Address: The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN26 7AS
Telephone:  01793 721701

Find out more about Blunsdon House here. 

Blunsdon Arms

This Blunsdon-based pub is a hit with residents around Thamesdown Drive and is certainly one of the best places in Swindon to enjoy an outdoor drink in the sun this summer. With a vast selection of outdoor tables and seating, the gardens surrounding Blunsdon are usually packed with pub-goers when the sun is shining. You certainly won’t be short of great food and drink if you head to the Blunsdon Arms this summer. 

Blunsdon Arms will be re-opening on April 12th for outdoor only, following the installation of pods around the garden which are totally weatherproof - so you don't have to let the rain spoil your plans! Find out more and book here.

Address: Lady Lane (Off Thamesdown Dr, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon SN25 2NA
Telephone: 01793 729801

Tawny Owl

The Tawny Owl is a family favourite in the summer months, not only because of its extensive outdoor dining area but also because of the popular children's play area too. Let the little ones run off some steam whilst you enjoy some time chatting with friends and family over a beer or alfresco meal this summer! It's also located just a stone throw's away from the popular Mouldon Hill Country Park, so why not tie in your visit with a leisurely walk? 

Find out more about the Tawny Owl here. 

Address: Just off Thamesdown Drive opposite Mouldon Hill - Taw Hill, North Swindon SN25 1WR

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Hall & Woodhouse Swindon Wichelstowe

Hall & Woodhouse Wichelstowe

On the edge of the canalside in Wichelstowe, Hall & Woodhouse is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and great drinks no matter what the occasion.

Peglars Way, Wichelstowe, Swindon, SN1 7DA

The Royal Oak Old Town Swindon

The Royal Oak Swindon

Located in Old Town, The Royal Oak boasts a collection of over 100 world class gins as well as high quality spirits, 10 draught Lagers, Craft Beers, Ales & Cider, and a great selection of wines from around the world and UK.

24 Devizes Road, Swindon , SN1 4BQ

Weighbridge Steakhouse and Bar Swindon

Weighbridge Steakhouse & Bar

Enjoy a premium steakhouse based menu and delicious drinks in the unique atmosphere of the Weighbridge building, originally opened in 1906.

Weighbridge Steakhouse & Bar, Penzance Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7JL

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