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Let's Go Al fresco!


And make the most of the summer while we can! Here's the best in Swindon

The Village Inn, Liddington

Bell Lane, Liddington, Swindon, SN4 0HE

Telephone: (01793) 790314

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A brand-new terrace awaits you for al fresco dining & tippling at The Village Inn, Liddington. The reviews for the food say it all - recommended.

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The Fox and Hounds, Wroughton

Markham Road, Wroughton, SN4 9JT

Telephone: 01793 815415

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Dome dining and a great covered, shaded area makes this one of the best pubs in the area for food & drink in the great outdoors. Outside live music regularly, too.

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The Sun Inn, Swindon

Coate, Swindon, SN3 6AA

Telephone: (01793) 523292

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Just the place for all the family, especially before or after visiting neighbouring Coate Water or the Richard Jefferies Museum. The garden includes a children’s playground and on sunny days the barbecue area is busy. You may even catch a live band playing outdoors in the thatched shelter.

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The Brewers Arms, Wanborough

High Street, Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0AE

Telephone: (01793) 790707

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Terrace with its own outside garden bar open in the summer + large grass area behind too with kids play area. New pods open at the front.

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The Runner, Swindon

Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon, SN1 4NQ

Telephone: (01793) 523903

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Terrace by the river in Swindon town centre?... Yes! Possibly Swindon's most dog-friendly pub offers a great menu and a big garden, too.

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The Carpenters Arms, South Marston

South Marston, Swindon, SN3 4ST

Telephone: (01793) 822997

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Super-duper pub food here and a lovely, spacey terrace. Just off the A420, past Sainsburys in Stratton.

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The George, Kempsford

Kempsford, Near Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ

Telephone: (01285) 810236

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How much fun do these look, eh? And very cosy we hear when the sun goes down. You'll find this garden just a little north of Swindon but well worth the drive or cycle ride.

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The Kingsdown, Upper Stratton

Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7PE

Telephone: (01793) 824802

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Drive past The Kingsdown and you'll only get a sneak peak of their wonderful pub garden.

It's one that locals and visitors in the know have enjoyed for years - whether that's a quiet drink with family and friends, a live music event or the chance to enjoy the pub food al fresco.

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The Saracens Head Hotel, Highworth

High Street, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7AG

Telephone: (01793) 762284

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Plenty of room outside here incl. a NEW COVERED patio area with an outside screen. Proper pub food, too.

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The Crown Inn, Broad Hinton

Broad Hinton, Swindon, SN4 9PA

Telephone: (01793) 731302

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Head south-east just a few miles outside Swindon for this lovely spot. The food matches the great view. Fish 'n chips served from their 'Get Battered' van every Friday & Saturday evening, too.

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The Tawny Owl

Taw Hill, North Swindon, Swindon, SN25 1WR

Telephone: (01793) 706770

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Lots of tables in the sun & undercover - or pop up the umbrella - and drink & eat from a menu full of pub classics. Good kids' menu.

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The Kings Arms

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

Telephone: 01793 522156

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RE-OPENS 17 MAY. A hidden gem with its own real ale bar at the back of one of Old Town’s busiest pubs. Good food as well + ideal for small private parties.

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The Plough on the Hill, Badbury

Marlborough Road, Badbury, Swindon, SN4 0EP

Telephone: (01793) 740342

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Just off Junction 15, M4 and with a lovely view of Liddington Hill. Very good food here.

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The White Horse at Woolstone

Woolstone, Near Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7QL

Telephone: (01367) 820726

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Head to the hills (or the White Horse Hill to be precise), ladies & gents, and you'll find one of the cutest pubs in old England where you can enjoy homemade pizza in the garden (Thursday & Sunday evenings) & drinks!

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The White Hart, Stratton St. Margaret

Oxford Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4JD

Telephone: (01793) 822272

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Whether it's an evening pint or a lunchtime soft drink, the new decked terrace at The White Hart is the ideal place to unwind with friends and family.

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The Old Boathouse, South Cerney

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

Telephone: 01285 864000

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RE-OPENS 17 MAY. This terrace & lakeside view make the short drive down the A419 from Swindon well worth it. Food served all-day.

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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

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Just the right mix of sun & shade on the terrace at Sally Pussey's. Ideal for al fresco dining!

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The Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames

Park End Wharf, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AQ

Telephone: (01367) 252534

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Right on the Thames at Lechlade with food served all day, plus a very useful quick-service garden bar at weekends with bottles on ice.

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Mackenzies

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

Telephone: 01793 430111

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We couldn't do a guide to Swindon's top places to enjoy a summer drink without including Mackenzies because it's been one of the best and most popular locations when the sun's out for over twenty five years. Ideal as well come evening and night time with its very own bar open 'til late.

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The Fox & Hounds, Uffington

High Street, Uffington, SN7 7RP

Telephone: 01367 820 680

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With views of the White Horse at Uffington on a summer's day, this pub take a lot of beating. Garden room very handy if it starts raining.

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The Royal Oak, Bishopstone

Cues Lane, Bishopstone, Swindon, SN6 8PP

Telephone: (01793) 790481

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A genuinely unspoilt and much-loved pub which the Michelin Guide recommend for its good food. But it has even more to offer in the summer months because of its front terrace & friendly little garden where you can enjoy weekend barbecues - and even camp with pigs in late August!

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