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Swindon's best summer 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.

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.

Marriott Hotel

Luxurious setting, amazing drinks, and refined outdoor seating can all be found at the Marriott Hotel Swindon. Whether you’re a large group looking to work your way through the amazing drinks menu on offer or a couple of friends catching up in the sun, the Marriott’s outdoor seating area is the perfect location for outdoor drinks in Swindon this summer. Feeling peckish? Then be sure to try the very best mouth-watering food at the Cast Iron Bar & Grill. 

Address: Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1SH
Telephone: 01793 512121 

Find out more about Marriott Hotel Swindon 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. 

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

Swindon Marriott Hotel

Swindon Marriott Hotel

The stylish Swindon Marriott Hotel, on the outskirts of the historic old town, is known for its outgoing service and outstanding amenities.

Pipers Way , Swindon, Wiltshire , SN3 1SH

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