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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

DINE

A beautiful spot for a browse of the menu come summer with views of Stanton Park.

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20 at The Kings

20 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AB

Telephone: 01793 522156

DINE

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.

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The Kingsdown, Upper Stratton

Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7PE

Telephone: (01793) 824802

DINE

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.

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The Bolingbroke Hotel, Hook

Hook, Near Swindon, SN4 8DZ

Telephone: (01793) 852357

DINE

A very wide lunch & evening menu ideal for enjoying on the patio.

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The Old Boathouse, South Cerney

Lake 6, Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney, Nr Swindon, GL7 5FP

Telephone: 01285 864000

DINE

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.

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The Royal Oak, Bishopstone

Cues Lane, Bishopstone, Swindon, SN6 8PP

Telephone: (01793) 790481

DINE

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'.

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The Saracens Head Hotel, Highworth

High Street, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7AG

Telephone: (01793) 762284

DINE

New in 2017 is a refurbished terrace & garden featuring a nicely decorated, covered tunnel area (candlelit in the evening) for drinking & dining.

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The Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames

Park End Wharf, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AQ

Telephone: (01367) 252534

DINE

Right on the River Thames at Lechlade, with views of Halfpenny bridge. Open all day for food.

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Cricklade House

Common Hill, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6HA

Telephone: 01793 750751

DINE

The Dining Room set in a Victorian-style conservatory opens up to a patio with outside tables & panoramic views across the Wiltshire Downs.

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The Runner, Swindon

Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon, SN1 4NQ

Telephone: (01793) 523903

DINE

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.

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The Sun Inn, Swindon

Coate, Swindon, SN3 6AA

Telephone: (01793) 523292

DINE

A stone's throw from Coate Water Country Park, with a garden big enough for everyone and food served all-day.

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The Red Lion, Castle Eaton

The Street, Castle Eaton, Swindon, SN6 6JZ

Telephone: 01285 810280

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Excellent-value food and a Thames riverside view. Not many pubs offer that.

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The Gateway Cafe

The Gateway Centre, Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney, GL7 5TL

Telephone: 01285 862627

DINE

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.

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The Tawny Owl

Taw Hill, North Swindon, Swindon, SN25 1WR

Telephone: (01793) 706770

DINE

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.

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The Sally Pussey Inn, Royal Wootton Bassett

Swindon Road, Just off Jn16, M4, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8ET

Telephone: (01793) 852430

DINE

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.

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Mackenzies

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

Telephone: 01793 430111

DINE

Large outside terrace offering an eclectic bar menu for lunch and dinner, with outside bar.

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