The Duke of Edinburgh
Cricklade Road, Gorse Hill, Swindon, SN2 1AE
Telephone: (01793) 523643
This popular pub is the home of darts in Swindon, with former PDC Professional player Mark Thomson behind the bar providing well-kept ales and playing the odd game himself when any one of 23 resident teams are short. Despite outside appearances, 'The Duke' is one of Arkell's more down-to-earth pubs, still popular with workers on their way home during the week and it is still easy enough to imagine how the pub was in earlier days when Swindon's trams trundled past.