The Hop Inn is everything you’d expect in a proper pub. There are sixteen beers on tap, wines and spirits (a lot of gins), bar snacks, and teas and coffees. From Wednesday 21st July Hop Nosh will be serving you great, tasty food. We’re back to good old-fashioned bar service as Covid restrictions end. We’re keep the bar free of bar stools, so that you can order your drinks with a bit more social distance. Hand sanitiser and check-in are still available. Wearing a mask when you move about is a good idea, as well as respecting others’ distance. Our sister pub, The Little Hop,  re-opens at 4pm on Thursday 22nd July.

Today’s Beer

8 cask ales and 8 keg beers on tap everyday

Think of us as an on-going beer festival. There’s an ever-changing selection of 12 guest brews – stouts, sours, bitters, IPAs, wheat beers, saisons and pale ales, and 4 permanent favourites – our self-named Hop Bitter by Ramsbury Brewery, Freedom’s lager and pale ale, and Weihenstephaner Bavarian wheat beer.

We’re west-country folk so can’t forget the cider – there are always 2 still guest ciders, and 2 on draft, AND we have around 30 niche, craft ales in cans (mostly with groovy can designs), AND bottled European beers.

Basically, you have the choice of around 60 real ales, craft beers, ciders and lagers every single day of your life. Most of our staff know their beer and breweries and are all too happy to guide you through the what’s on offer.

We’re open from 12 noon to 10.30pm on Sundays and Mondays, and until 11pm every other night of the week.

Knowledgeable bar staff. Friendly ambience.
A great pub! An oasis in Swindon!

Mr S, November 2019 via Facebook

The Little Hop

Opened as a micro-pub years ago at No. 7 Devizes Road in Swindon, The Hop Inn was the first pub in Swindon to focus on craft beers. We moved two doors down in 2019 to 8 Devizes Road. Not a big move, but a bigger pub. No. 7 is now our
(imaginatively named) sister pub, The Little Hop.