The Top 5 Best Pubs In Old Town, Swindon 


Old Town is a lively part of Swindon, largely due to the number of pubs, bars and restaurants there are in a small vicinity; perfect for catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion.

There’s something for all to enjoy in Old Town, whether that’s drinking a good beer, eating some delicious food or doing a mixture of the two, you certainly won’t be short of options.

Here are the best 5 pubs to visit in Old Town Swindon:

The Clifton

Address: Clifton Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 3PY
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur: 4:00PM – 12:00PM // Fri-Sat: 12:00PM – 11:00PM // Sun: 12:00PM – 10:30PM
Information: The Clifton Pub

The Clifton is in our opinion the best pub in Old Town to visit if you’re looking to enjoy a catchup with friends or just a place to enjoy a good old chin wag.

Since its recent refurbishment, The Clifton has been revitalised back to its former glory, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

If you are looking for a pub to visit with your family either for a relaxing drink or a catch up with your friends, then The Clifton is where you should visit.

The Hop Inn

Address: 7 Devizes Rd, Swindon, SN1 4BJ
Opening Hours: Mon: 12:00PM-22:30PM // Tue-Thu: 12:00PM-23:00PM // Fri-Sat: 12:00PM-12:00AM // Sun: 12:00PM-22:30PM
Information: The Hop Inn

The Hop Inn has quickly established itself as one of the premier places to find real ale in the Old Town area since opening its doors in October 2012.

The Hop provides locals with an on-going beer festival; well not technically, but as they change beer after every barrel you can try a selection of new beers each time you visit.

They have a great range of lagers, imported beers, ciders and wines and now serving home-made pizzas, it’s a brilliant little venue for enjoying new beers or catching up with friends or family.

The Tuppenny

Address: 58-59 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BD
Opening Hours: Mon: Closed // Tue-Thu: 11:00AM-23:00PM // Fri-Sat: 11:00AM-12:00AM // Sun: 12:00PM-23:00PM
Information: The Tuppenny

The Tuppenny is the best pub to visit in Old Town if you are looking for craft beers, organic food or a cosy place to enjoy some downtime with friends or family.

They have the largest stock and best range of craft beers, on both draft and bottles. If that wasn’t enough for you, they regularly have live music, brewery talks and art events.

The Tuppenny is one of the newest additions to the Old Town pub scene, but it has certainly established itself as the place to enjoy some great craft beer and organic food.

The Goddard Arms

Address: 1 High Street, Swindon, SN1 3EG
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 09:00AM-23:00PM // Fri-Sat: 09:00AM-12:30AM // Sun: 10:00AM-23:00PM
Information: The Goddard Arms

Known locally as ‘The Goddards’, the Goddard Arms has everything you can wish for in a pub; real ales, Sunday roast, Sky sports and BT sport, outside seating area, free Wifi and accommodation.

Their food menu has a wide variety of options, making it the ideal pub for family meals, a catch up with friends or somewhere to grab a bite to eat before heading to some of the nearby bars and nightclubs.

The Goddards can cater for all occasions from quick food and drink after work to family meals and parties with canapés and prosecco.

20 at The Kings

Address: 20 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 08:00AM-23:00PM // Fri: 08:00AM-03:00AM // Sat: 09:00AM-03:00AM // Sun: 09:00AM-23:00PM
Information: 20 at The Kings

20 at The Kings is right in the heart of Old Town, situated half way up Wood Street.

The Kings offers something slightly different compared to the other pubs in Old Town. They provide a large bar, terrace and outdoor seating area, which means you can enjoy a drink no matter the weather or the occasion.

Friday and Saturday night there is a resident DJ playing music till late and every Sunday night there is live music.

There really is a pub for all occasions, interests and weather conditions in Old Town.

This guide to pubs in Old Town is designed to help you make finding the perfect pub that much easier and with this much choice, why not just visit each one and see which you enjoy the most!


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