The 10 Best Pubs To Visit In Swindon

Just like restaurants in Swindon, you will never have to think too hard to find a decent pub to visit in Swindon.

Whether you fancy a quiet drink with friends, a Sunday roast with the family or a lively pub to enjoy catching up with your friends or family, Swindon has a pub for you.

1 The Tawny Owl Pub Swindon

The Tawny Owl

Address: Taw Hill, North Swindon, Swindon, SN25 1WR
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am – 11pm // Friday-Saturday – 8am – 12am
Google Reviews: 528 (rated 4.1 / 5)
Phone: 01793 706770
More Information: The Tawny Owl

The Tawny Owl is at the heart of the Taw Hill community in North Swindon. It offers everything you would expect from a modern British pub.

Rock & Roll Bingo is a firm favourite for locals and is one of the busiest nights of the month. With excellent home-cooked food and full Sky Sports & BT sport, it’s an ideal place to visit as a family or with friends.

The Tawny Owl has one of the biggest outside seating areas adjacent to a large play park for children, making it one of the most popular pubs in Swindon to visit when the sun is out!

2 The Savoy Pub Swindon Town Centre

The Savoy

Address: 38-40 Regent St, Swindon, SN1 1JL
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am – 12am // Friday-Saturday – 8am – 1am // Sunday – 8am – 12am
Google Reviews: 601 (rated 4.0 / 5)
Phone: 01793 533970
More Information: The Savoy

The Savoy is known as the place to go if you want a quick drink with your friends that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

It might be the cheapest pub in Swindon to eat and drink at and is positioned towards the top of the Town Centre, which makes it the ideal pub to visit before heading up to Old Town for an evening with friends or family.

3 The Sun Inn Pub Swindon - Coate

The Sun Inn

Address: Marlborough Roadd, Coate, Swindon, SN3 6AA
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am – 11pm
Google Reviews: 523 (rated 4.1 / 5)
Phone: 01793 523292
More Information: The Sun Inn

The Sunn Inn at Coate Water is one of the best pubs to visit in Swindon if you have children as they offer a large garden with an inviting playground.

Situated a stone’s throw from Junction 15 of the M4 and the popular country park ‘Coate Water’, it’s the ideal place for families to enjoy a relaxing afternoon eating freshly cooked food and local beers and ales.

4 The Blunsdon Arms Swindon

Blunsdon Arms

Address: Lady Lane, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon, SN25 2NA
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am – 12am // Friday-Saturday – 10am – 12:30am // Sunday – 10am – 12am
Google Reviews: 603 (rated 4.0 / 5)
Phone: 01793 729801
More Information: Blunsdon Arms

The Blunsdon Arms is another popular and busy pub in North Swindon.

With a huge inviting beer garden, an extensive menu, and a warm atmosphere, you can be sure of a good time when visiting the Blunsdon Arms, whether that’s for lunch or the evening.

It is an exceptionally busy pub in Summer time when we have warmer weather.

5 The Cold Harbour Pub Swindon
Roger Cornfoot / The Cold Harbour, Blunsdon

The Cold Harbour

Address: Ermin St, Blunsdon, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon, SN26 8DJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 7am – 11:30pm // Saturday-Sunday – 8am – 13:30pm
Google Reviews: 391 (rated 4.0 / 5)
Phone: 01793 724840
More Information: The Cold Harbour

If you’re looking for a classic, cosy and contemporary pub to visit in Swindon, The Cold Harbour is where you need to be.

During warmer weather, the Cold Harbour’s outdoor seating area, which is prettily decorated with flower-filled window boxes, attracts al fresco diners.

6 The Dockle Farmhouse Swindon

The Dockle Farmhouse

Address: 2 Bridge End Rd, Swindon, SN3 4PD
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday – 8am – 11pm
Google Reviews: 1,039 (rated 3.9 / 5)
Phone: 01793 838910
More Information: The Dockle Farmhouse

The Dockle Farmhouse was formerly known as The Greenbridge. It’s now a large, multi room Wetherspoon pub that is popular with all Swindonians looking for a cheap and cheerful experience.

There are various separate rooms for families and adults to all enjoy, which are spread over separate buildings. The Dockle is everything you’d expect from a Whetherspoons pub.

7 The Sir Daniels Arms Pub Swindon

The Sir Daniels Arms

Address: Fleet St, Swindon, SN1 1RQ
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday – 8am – 12am // Friday – 8am – 1am // Saturday – 8am – 2am // Sunday- 8am – 12am
Google Reviews: 528 (rated 3.8 / 5)
Phone: 01793 509270
More Information: The Sir Daniels Arms

Another Whetherspoons pub makes our Top 10 Best Pubs in Swindon list; This time it’s the Sir Daniels Arms, which is located in the middle of the Town Centre.

A warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere where all are welcome to enjoy affordable food and drink.

It’s a popular spot on the weekend for football fans or those heading out of Swindon on the train that are looking to grab a quick pint or full english breakfast.

8 The Woodlands Edge Pub Swindon

The Woodlands Edge

Address: Midwinter Close, Swindon, SN5 5EZ
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am – 11pm // Friday – 11am – 12am // Saturday – 10am – 12am // Sunday – 10am – 11pm
Google Reviews: 392 (rated 4.0 / 5)
Phone: 01793 887635
More Information: Woodlands Edge

The Woodlands Edge, a hungry horse pub in Peatmoor is one of the busiest pubs in Swindon when sporting events are on or when the weather is nice and warm.

If you are looking for big comfort food at affordable prices then you have found the ideal pub to visit; there is a special deal on food every day of the week for you and your friends and family to enjoy.

9 The Glue Pot Pub in Swindon

The Gluepot

Address: 5 Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BP
Opening Hours: Mon: 4:30pm – 11pm // Tue-Thu: 12pm – 11pm // Fri-Sat: 11:00am-11pm // Sun: 12pm – 10:30pm
Google Reviews: 196 (rated 4.5 / 5)
Phone: 01793 497420
More Information: The Glue Pot Pub

Situated in the heart of Brunel’s railway village, the Glue Pot is a fantastic small traditional pub, which won Local CAMRA cider pub of the year for 2016 & 2017.

It’s an old fashioned pub with friendly staff and customers who come to enjoy a great selection of real ales and ciders.

The Glue Pot is certainly worth a visit if real ales or ciders are your tipple of choice.

10 The Clifton Pub Swindon Old Town

The Clifton

Address: Clifton Street, Swindon SN1 3PY
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm – 11pm // Friday-Sunday – 12pm – 11pm
Google Reviews: 100 (rated 4.5 / 5)
Phone: 01793 523162
More Information: The Clifton Pub

The Clifton has in recent times undergone a £20,000 refurbishment to restore it back to it’s previous glory days.

Old Town is full of places to eat and drink, but there’s nowhere better than The Clifton to relax, enjoy a drink or catch up with friends.

Have we missed something?

We’ve visited a lot of pubs in the last 12 months to ensure that the information we provide is up to date and accurate.

The ratings are based on our personal experiences, the value for money, the atmosphere and business reviews online of each pub from TripAdvisor, Google and Yelp.

Let us know if you think a certain pub should be listed in our list of the top 10 best pubs in Swindon and the reasons why and we’ll review your recommendation.