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Where to Watch Sport in Swindon

If you fancy catching a game down the pub with a pint and a couple of mates but don't know where to go, use our handy guide to sports bars in Swindon to ensure that you find the best seats in town. Each one of our recommendations is equipped with large plasma screens, beer on tap and a great match day atmosphere.

Whether you're a European, Premiership or International football fan, an avid rugby supporter, or a keen cricket, snooker or golf spectator, there are plenty of pubs/bars in Swindon to watch the action unfold.

Are you passionate about the Six Nations? Are you a big Superbowl fan? Make your way to one of the following destinations, where you can savour delightful pints and enjoy the large screens that broadcast all the big sports matches.

And, for all the Rugby fans, make sure to check out Bournemouth 7s Festival! It is the world's largest sports and music festival and it's back for 2024 on Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May.

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Route 66 Swindon

About: Route 66, an American-themed sports bar and grill, is a newly opened bar in Swindon - replacing Woodys! 

This venue will serve as a hub for sports and beer lovers alike! Route 66's appeal is centred in being a venue to watch sport, enjoy an extensive range of draught beers, lagers, and stouts, and dine on an all-American menu showcasing burgers, wings, and irresistible milkshakes!

This venue will be showcasing all types of games; The Six Nations, The Euros, The Superbowl, The Olympics and more!

Address: 25 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4AN 

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Boom Battle Bar

Boom Battle Bar

About: Boom Battle Bar is Swindon's newest competitive entertainment bar. The interactive sports entertainment bar is the first of its kind in Swindon, breaking away from the traditional nightlife experience and offering exciting sporting experiences such as axe throwing, electric darts, nine-hole crazy golf, table tennis and more.

Alongside their crazy cool activities they also show lots of live sport from boxing, football to rugby you'll always be able to catch it at Boom Battle Bar!

Rating: 5/5

Address: Units 4, 5, 7 and 8 Regents Circus, Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1FA

Telephone: 01603 550003

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Cricklade Club

Cricklade Club

About: The Cricklade Club is a quirky cafe, bar, and venue space located in the heart of Cricklade. The friendly cafe and bar are open to all and are the perfect location to enjoy great quality drinks and food with your mates whilst you watch the sport!

Rating: 4/5

Address: 38 High St, Cricklade, SN6 6AY

Telephone: 01793 299079

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The Leonardo Hotel

The Leonardo Hotel

About: The Leonardo Hotel is the ultimate place to go for watching sporting events. They have lots of large TV screens that show various different sports channels. It's a fantastic venue to watch the match with a group of mates. Not only are the surroundings plush and the atmosphere great, there in an extensive bar menu available. 

Rating: 4/5

Address: Fleming Way, Swindon, SN1 2NG

Telephone: 01793 445600

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Kings Head Hotel

Kings Head Hotel

About: The Kings Head Hotel will be showcasing the Six Nations in their wonderful vaulted cellar. Sit back and relax on their comfy leather sofas and enjoy watching the rugby with friends and family.

*Please note: They will not be showing every game, so please call 01285 700900 to check before arriving.

Rating: 5/5

Address: 24 Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 2NR

Telephone: 01285 700900

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DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon

DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon

About: Situated just off of Junction 16 of the M4, DoubleTree by Hilton sits conveniently and easily accessible from nearby towns and cities. With multiple sports channels on offer and 3 TV screens around the 14Twelve Bar.

It's the ideal venue to enjoy the big game with family or friends. For those who want to keep away from rowdy pubs, this is ideal! 

Rating:4/5

Address: Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon SN5 8UZ

Telephone: 01793 881777

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Longs Bar

One of Old Town's most popular venues - Longs is the epitome of a trendy bar where patrons can enjoy a pint and a bit of live sport. Large screen TVs are available for all major Premiership football matches, including one outside on the smoking terrace. Lunch time snacks, caffeine fixes and a selection or ales, wines and spirits are all available from behind Longs well-stocked bar.

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

T: 01793 534519

Steam Railway

Steam Railway

About: Craving the electrifying atmosphere of the stadium but prefer to enjoy the game with a flawlessly poured pint? Look no further than the Steam Railway for live sports action. Whether it's football, rugby, cricket, darts, or horse racing, catch all the excitement on their colossal screens. When the stakes are high, rest assured, they have the expertise to elevate your experience.

Exciting news awaits! The UEFA Euro 2024 Championships are headed to the Steam Railway! Witness Southgate’s squad in action as they face off against Serbia on Sunday, June 16th, Denmark on Thursday, June 20th, and Slovenia on Tuesday, June 25th.

Address: 14 Newport Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3DX

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Rudi's Bar

Open from 8:30am, you can join them to watch any and every match! The games feature on all 6 screens with sound on! Breakfast Burger and Baps available during big matches that are on the morning to help keep you going!

A: 21 Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1PR

T: 01793 523892

The Wiltshire

Overlooking rolling countryside and set on a parkland golf course, The Wiltshire offers the ideal space to watch live sports with friends and family in a relaxed and chilled environment.

TV Screens: 1

Channels: Sky Sports & BT Sports

Beers: Abbots Ale, Becks, Peroni, Thatcher’s gold, Doombar Ale, Bellhaven, Old Mout ciders, IPV

Rating: 3/5

Address: Vastern Wharf, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 7PB

Telephone: Call them on 01793 849999

Mackenzies

Still as fresh and unfussy as the day it opened, Mackenzies is a cool laid back cafe/bar in the heart of Old Town. Fans can watch live sporting events while enjoying light bites, premium draught beers and some great company. The venue's large open plan layout means that there's plenty of space, so you won't have to worry about missing a kick, putt or try.

TV Screens: 4 Large Screens

Channels: Freeview, World cup, 6 Nations, Grand National, Tennis, Olympics, etc

Beers: Morretti, Heineken, Amstel, Guinness, Fosters, Symmonds, Strongbow cloudy and Maltsmiths

Address: 16 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AB

Telephone: 01793 430111

The Merlin

About: The Merlin is a great drinking venue for sports lovers and isn't too far away from the County Ground. This fan favourite, offers a fantastic range of ales and wines as well as an extensive pub food menu; ranging from light bites to hearty snacks. If you fancy a bit of half-time entertainment the venue is also home to several pool tables and a dartboard.

TV Screens: 7 

Channels: BT Sport, Sky Sports & Amazon Prime

Beers: Wadworth, Carling & Thatchers Gold from Somerset

Rating: 5/5

Address: Drove Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3AF

Telephone: 01793 431496

The Royal Oak

About: If you want somewhere relaxed and civilised to watch sports, head to The Royal Oak in Old Town which shows live action from BT Sport and Sky Sports. The bar is Swindon's premier establishment for Champagnes, a wide range of gins, and freshly-sourced oysters & seafood, making it a great destination to watch sports while enjoying delicious food and drinks!

Beers: View their menu here.

Rating: 5/5

Address: 24 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BQ

Telephone: 01793 977337

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