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Al Fresco Dining 

Swindon Summer 2008
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...
 
 
STANTON HOUSE (Stanton Fitzwarren)
 
A beautiful Cotswold stone house overlooking Stanton lake and park - the perfect place for enjoying an al fresco lunch, whether for business or pleasure.

0870 084 1388
Stanton House near Swindon
 
 
JESMOND HOUSE (Highworth)
 
Jesmonds of Highworth boast a tranquil Italian courtyard - the perfect spot to sample their award-winning menu.
 
And enjoy a meal, tea & coffee from as little as 10!

01793 762364
Jesmonds of Highworth
 
 
THE RIVERSIDE (Lechlade)
 
After a major refurbishment by Arkell's brewery, The Riverside is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing drink and fine food - at one of the best locations along The Thames.

01367 252534
Riverside Lechlade near Swindon
 
 
CRICKLADE HOTEL (Cricklade)
 
Standing in over 30 acres of peaceful, secluded grounds on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Cricklade hotel boasts a Victorian-style glass conservatory with wonderful panoramic views over Wiltshire countryside.
Cricklade Hotel Swindon
 
 
MACKENZIES (Wood Street)
 
Enjoy a freshly prepared eclectic bar menu in their large garden.
 
And you don't have to move too far for a drink either - with their perfectly positioned outside bar.

  01793 430111 
Mackenzies Swindon
 
 
CHISELDON HOUSE HOTEL
 
Relaxing dining experience. Served any time of day. Set within the walled courtyard and decorative garden.

01793 741010
 
 
THE FAT DOG (Shrivenham)
 
Enjoy a romantic meal for two, dinner with friends, or Sunday lunch with the family.

01793 783443
The Fat Dog Shrivenham
 
 
BREWERS ARMS (Wanborough)
 
With covered terrace, extensive garden and childrens' play area - it's the perfect location for families.

01793 790707
Brewers Arms Wanborough
 
 
THE GW (Station Road)
 
A traditional railway exterior with a chic interior - The GW is a great place to relax after work.
The GW Hotel Swindon
 
 
ROSE & CROWN (Ashbury)
 
Nestled at the foot of the White Horse Downs, the Rose & Crown is perfect for Ridgeway walkers and families.

 01793 710222
Rose & Crown Ashbury
 
 
LOS GATOS (Wood Street, Old Town)
 
Swindon's first and only traditional Spanish tapas bar, situated in the popular hub of Old Town

  01793 488450
Los Gatos Tapas bar Swindon
 
 
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...
 
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