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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.

Cricklade Club

Cricklade Club

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

A: 38 High St, Cricklade, SN6 6AY

T: 01793 299079

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Longs Bar

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

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The Kitchen @ Jurys Inn

The Kitchen @ Jurys Inn

With a large TV screen in the bar showing major sporting events, The Kitchen is 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. Why not split a Sharing Platter with your friends, tuck into a burger, or just sit back and have a couple of drinks while cheering on your team! 

TV Screens: 2

Channel: Terrestrial TV 

Beers: Stella, Becks, Guinness, Cidre, Boddingtons, Budweiser 

Address: Fleming Way, Swindon, SN1 2NG

Telephone: 01793 445600

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Rudi's Bar

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

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The Wiltshire

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

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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

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

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