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Where To Watch The Rugby World Cup In Swindon

The Rugby World Cup is once again upon us. And as England look to banish the woes of their last World Cup failure, Wales look to capitalise on a successful Six Nations, Ireland seek to give coach Joe Schmidt the perfect send-off, and Scotland attempt to make a surprise statement, we’ve put together our ultimate recommendations on where to watch the Rugby World Cup in Swindon.

Longs Bar

About: If you’re based in Old Town and looking for a social gathering to rival all others, then why not head to Longs Bar over the Rugby World Cup period to watch the best international rugby teams battle it out for world glory in the comfort of one of Swindon’s coolest bars. 

With large-screen TV’s, including one in the smoking-area, Longs Bar matches fantastic drink with rugby's biggest tournament. Serving a multitude of excellent beers, ciders, spirits, wine, cocktails and more, Longs Bar is one of the best places in Swindon to watch this year's Rugby World Cup. 

Seating/Standing: Both

Location: 86-87 Victoria Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3BB 

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The Cricklade Club

About: Located in Cricklade, The Cricklade Club may not be the first place that pops to mind when you’re trying to find the perfect drinking establishment to enjoy a pint and watch the Rugby World Cup. But with a large bar area and big-screen TV, this club is certainly one that we want to be a part of as Eddie Jones' England squad aim to replicate the success of 2003.

Whether you’re in the mood for a craft ale or perhaps a generous helping of gin, the Cricklade Club can partner you with the perfect drink to sit back, relax and watch the action unfold. 

Seating/Standing: Both

Location: 38 High St, Cricklade, SN6 6AY

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About: Located at the bottom of Old Town near Regent Circus, Rudis is one of Swindon's trendiest bars with its range of exquisite spirits, sumptuous ciders, and brilliant beers certain to keep you entertained as you watch all of the action of the Rugby World Cup unfold on the big screen. So grab your drink, sit back, and cheer England on to World Cup glory. 

Standing/Seating: Both

Location: 21 Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1PR


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The Kitchen @ Jurys Inn

About: The Kitchen at Jurys Inn is situated on the ground floor of the Swindon-based hotel and is certainly one bar that should be at the top of your list if you’re trying to find the perfect location to watch the Rugby World Cup over September, October, and November.

Hotel and non-hotel guests are welcome at the venue which serves outstanding food and drink to partner you through the 80 minutes of emotionally-fuelled rugby entertainment that will take place on the bars big-screen television. 

Once the match is over then why not head into town to celebrate your team's success or simply drown your sorrows.

Standing/Seating: Both

Location: Fleming Way, Swindon, SN1 2NG

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Woodlands Edge

About: The Woodlands Edge is one of Swindon’s favourite and most-visited watering holes whenever big sporting occasions are on. So if you’re looking for an atmosphere like no other to partner your viewing experience for the Rugby World Cup then the Woodlands Edge is the place for you as all eyes focus on Japan. 

With a separate sports room, consisting of multiple televisions and a projector screen, this is one of Swindon’s best venues for watching sport. 

Seating/Standing: Both

Location: Midwinter Close, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 5EZ 

The Merlin

About: The Merlin is a great bar for watching live sports entertainment in Swindon. Located within walking distance of Swindon Town’s County Ground, the Merlin stocks a whole host of different food and drink to accompany you through the promised madness of the RWC. 

A cheap and cheerful public house means the Merlin is one of Swindon’s best-visited bars, so make sure to get their early if you want a good seat for the big matches as the World's biggest rugby tournament kicks-off. 

Seating/Standing: Both

Location: Drove Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3AF

Rudi's Swindon

Rudi's Bar

At Rudi's Bar, Swindon you can enjoy great food and drink during the day and the very best of nightlife at weekends.

21 Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PN

Leonardo Hotel Bowery Restaurant Swindon

Leonardo Hotel Swindon’s Bowery Restaurant

Leonardo Hotel have a contemporary in-house restaurant called, the Bowery Restaurant.

Leonardo Hotel, Fleming Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2NG

Longs Bar Swindon

Longs Bar

A popular Swindon Old Town bar offering great food, drink, cocktails and music, day and night.

86-87 Victoria Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3BB

The Cricklade Club

The Cricklade Club

The Cricklade Club is a quirky cafe, bar and venue space located in the heart of Cricklade.

38 High St, Cricklade, SN6 6AY

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