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Cosy Pubs in Swindon

Cosy Pubs in Swindon offer the perfect place to enjoy a pint with friends, sit in front of a roaring fire, and wrap up warm as the cold weather approaches.

If you're fed up of the cold already, it's high time that you retreated for a bit of warmth and a leisurely tipple in one of the many cosy pubs in Swindon.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Cosy Rating: 9

Fireplace: Yes

About: Situated in the small town of Cricklade amongst the countryside, the Red Lion is a favourite of locals and out-of-towners. The perfect place to escape and enjoy the British countryside.

TGtS Says: With an old British pub vibe, from the crackling fireplace to vintage wooden furnishings, this quaint little venue embodies everything we love about country pubs.

Food: The menu offers a variety of dishes and desserts to satisfy your taste buds, and of course there’s classic fish and chips on offer.

A: 74 High St, Swindon, Cricklade, SN6 6DD

T: 01793 750776

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20 at The Kings

20 at The Kings

Cosy Rating: 8

Fireplace: Yes

About: Situated at 20 Wood Street, this trendy pub may be spacious, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be toasty warm.

TGtS Says: Newly refurbished with a large open fireplace and plenty of soft furnishings, 20 at The Kings is the perfect place to curl up and kick back on a chilly winter night. 

Food: The menu boasts an assortment of winter classics, guaranteed to warm your cockles. Dishes include soups, pies and sarnies.

A: 20 Wood Street, Old Town, SN1 4AB

T: 01793 522156

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The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Cosy Rating: 8

Fireplace: Yes

About: The Crown Inn's cosy interior and impressive drinks menu makes it the perfect place to head following a countryside ramble across the fields – or perhaps a walk up the steep road to the pub.

TGtS Says: With the weather slowly turning to its seasonal damp, dark and depressing self, where better to spend your evenings than snuggled up in this fantastically olde worlde tavern. 

Food: Decent hearty pub food, served in a kitsch but cosy setting.

A: 73 Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret, SN3 4NL

T: 01793 827530

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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Cosy Rating: 8

Fireplace: Yes

About: Located in the heart of Lydiard Millicent, a short stroll away from West Swindon, this pub prides itself on its home cooked meals and extensive range of ales and bitters.

TGtS Says: Packed full with comfy sofas, arm chairs, scruffy wood tables, a traditional fire place and an assortment of nooks and crannies, The Sun Inn is one of Swindon's cosiest pubs. 

Food: All of their food is home cooked, freshly made to order and reasonably priced. 

A: The Street, Lydiard Millicent, SN5 3LU

T: 01793 770886

The Old Spotted Cow

The Old Spotted Cow

Cosy Rating: 9

Fireplace: Yes – TWO of them!

About: Set in generous gardens in the village of Meysey Hampton, The Old Spotted Cow has been in continuous business since 1820. It’s a proper old English country pub.

TGtS Says: ‘The Cow’ boasts a rich, warm ambience with exposed stonework, oak floors, old beams and two open log fires in winter, making it score healthily on our cosy scale! Couple the setting with the plentiful, hearty food and you’ve got a fantastic destination.

Food: This pub is run by its Head Chef, which speaks volumes as to how seriously they take their menu. Eclectic East-African dishes sit side-by-side with classic British dishes like faggots and fish ‘n’ chips.

A: The Street, Marston Meysey, Wiltshire, SN6 6LQ

T: 01285 810264

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What is the oldest pub in the UK? Bardsey, North Leeds England pub is the oldest in Britain. 

Are kids allowed in pubs? Children are allowed to enter pubs which have been granted a Children Certificate. Kids must be with an adult when in a pub, and they must exit the pub by 9pm.

What is the difference between pubs and bars? Pubs are more homely and provide an environment that is more cosy compared to a bar.

What are the best pubs in Swindon? The Red Lion and 20 at The Kings are some of Total's favourite pubs in Swindon but find out for yourself by taking a look at our cosy pubs in Swindon guide.

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