Al Fresco Dining
Where to enjoy a bite to eat whilst out in the sun
Stanton House Hotel
The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon, SN6 7SD
Telephone: 0843 507 1388
A beautiful spot for a browse of the menu come summer with views of Stanton Park.
20 at The Kings
20 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AB
Telephone: 01793 522156
Featuring its own enclosed terrace with private bar & barbecue facilities right in the heart of Old Town. Excellent 2 for £15 dining offers from Monday to Wednesday.
The Kingsdown, Upper Stratton
Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7PE
Telephone: (01793) 824802
Drive past The Kingsdown and you'll only catch a small glimpse of its wonderful 'secret' pub garden, a space on closer inspection you'll find has a very nice shaded marquee area perfect for taking cover for eating and drinking when the temperature's rising.
The Bolingbroke Hotel, Hook
Hook, Near Swindon, SN4 8DZ
Telephone: (01793) 852357
A very wide lunch & evening menu ideal for enjoying on the patio.
The Old Boathouse, South Cerney
Lake 6, Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney, Nr Swindon, GL7 5FP
Telephone: 01285 864000
Just 5 miles down the road and off the A419, The Old Boathouse offers a spacious terrace ideal for enjoying the lakeside view. Food served all-day too.
The Royal Oak, Bishopstone
Cues Lane, Bishopstone, Swindon, SN6 8PP
Telephone: (01793) 790481
With eating out tables at the front & a new terrace at the rear, we'll leave it to the Michelin Guide to sum up this organic pub in north Swindon: 'One thing's for sure, this pub is a real find, a gem in the Wiltshire countryside'.
The Saracens Head Hotel, Highworth
High Street, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7AG
Telephone: (01793) 762284
New in 2017 is a refurbished terrace & garden featuring a nicely decorated, covered tunnel area (candlelit in the evening) for drinking & dining.
The Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames
Park End Wharf, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AQ
Telephone: (01367) 252534
Right on the River Thames at Lechlade, with views of Halfpenny bridge. Open all day for food.
Common Hill, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6HA
Telephone: 01793 750751
The Dining Room set in a Victorian-style conservatory opens up to a patio with outside tables & panoramic views across the Wiltshire Downs.
The Runner, Swindon
Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon, SN1 4NQ
Telephone: (01793) 523903
At The Runner on Wootton Bassett Road you'll find a covered patio area overlooking the meandering River Ray below, so it's no wonder that Al Fresco dining at The Runner is proving such a popular pastime for lunch-breakers, families and couples alike.
The Sun Inn, Swindon
Coate, Swindon, SN3 6AA
Telephone: (01793) 523292
A stone's throw from Coate Water Country Park, with a garden big enough for everyone and food served all-day.
The Red Lion, Castle Eaton
The Street, Castle Eaton, Swindon, SN6 6JZ
Telephone: 01285 810280
Excellent-value food and a Thames riverside view. Not many pubs offer that.
The Gateway Cafe
The Gateway Centre, Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney, GL7 5TL
Telephone: 01285 862627
Situated at the ‘Gateway’ to Cotswold Water Park, just 5 miles down the A419 from Swindon. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea with a lake view. Open everyday 9am to 4pm.
The Tawny Owl
Taw Hill, North Swindon, Swindon, SN25 1WR
Telephone: (01793) 706770
The Tawny Owl offers everything you'd expect from a modern pub - good food, a wide selection of drinks, entertainment and a nice place inside and out to enjoy them. Its garden terrace provides the perfect summer space to savour their excellent food incl. tapas.
The Sally Pussey Inn, Royal Wootton Bassett
Swindon Road, Just off Jn16, M4, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8ET
Telephone: (01793) 852430
Brilliant when the sun's out and not half bad if you prefer the shade - they've got large umbrella's & shady trees to keep you cool.
16 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AB
Telephone: 01793 430111
Large outside terrace offering an eclectic bar menu for lunch and dinner, with outside bar.