swindonweb®  home    make this my homepage
myswindonweb   LOGIN / REGISTER  

Al Fresco Dining 2017 

Enjoy a bite to eat whilst out in the sun
 

Nothing beats a sunny day or a beautiful summer's evening enjoying a bite to eat with your friends, does it?

And dining al fresco is perfect for really making the most of the great outdoors.
 
So check out our guide of the best places to eat!...
 
Where to go...

20 AT THE KINGS
(Old Town)

Featuring its own covered terrace with private bar & barbecue facilities right in the heart of Old Town.

 
THE KINGSDOWN
(Upper Stratton)
 
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.

01793 824802

STANTON HOUSE
(Stanton Fitzwarren)
 
A beautiful Cotswold stone house with patio dining overlooking Stanton lake and park.
 


0870 084 1388
 
THE ROYAL OAK
(Bishopstone)
 
'One thing's for sure, this pub is a real find, a gem in the Wiltshire countryside' - Michelin Food Guide 2009


01793 790481
Royal Oak Bishopstone
 
THE SARACEN'S HEAD (Highworth)
 
The Saracen's is one of Arkell's oldest pubs and well-known for its good pub food. Its rear terrace also faces just the right way to catch the heat of the sun but with plenty of canopies to stay nice and cool for sipping and serving lunchtime lite bites.

01793 762284
 
THE RIVERSIDE (Lechlade)
 
Arkell's pub right on the river at Lechlade. Open all day for food.
 
BBQs at weekends.
 
 
THE RUNNER (Swindon)
 
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
 
A stone's throw from Coate Water Country Park, much loved by walkers, boaters and fishermen alike.


01793 523292
 
THE TAWNY OWL
 
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.

01793 706770
 
CRICKLADE HOTEL (Cricklade)
 
Patio and Victorian-style glass conservatory with wonderful panoramic views over Wiltshire countryside.
Cricklade Hotel Swindon
 
SALLY PUSSEY'S INN (Royal Wootton Bassett)
 
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.
 
MACKENZIES (Wood Street)
 
Large outside terrace offering an eclectic bar menu for lunch and dinner, with outside bar.
 

01793 430111
Mackenzies Swindon
 
CALLEY ARMS
(Hodson)
 
The Calley Arms is a charming country pub set in the picturesque village of Hodson, just a short distance from Swindon.
 


01793 740350
> Calley Arms - website
 
BREWERS ARMS (Wanborough)
 
Covered terrace, extensive garden and childrens' play area.

01793 790707
 
 
Fancy a picnic?...
 
If pubs aren't your thing, but you still fancy a leisurely day in the open air, then a picnic could be the perfect answer.
 
Fill a cool bag with a few sandwiches and sausage rolls (or something a bit posh if you're trying to impress) - and hey presto, it's time to find a spot in the sun for the day.
 
And why not take a stroll through one of Swindon's parks and gardens...
 
MORE IN THIS SECTION
Al Fresco August at Arkell's
myswindonweb
Wheatleys
Thameswood Vets
Mackenzies Cafe Bars
Tree Nightclub
Bathstore Sale, Swindon, bathroom specialists
Jolly Roger
The Weighbridge Brewhouse
Swindon Rendezvous
Karoliina Saunders
The Brunel Shopping Centre Swindon
The Hair Group, Old Town, Swindon