In the centre of Old Town, Swindon, The Hop Inn is everything you’d expect in a proper pub. There are sixteen beers on tap, as well as wines and spirits (a lot of gins), bar snacks, teas and coffees. Great, tasty food is served from our Hop Nosh kitchen. We’re a bit of a community hub too, hosting artisan markets, comedy nights, quizzes, live music and art exhibitions.

Our sister pub, The Little Hop, is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Friends of Old Town members get 10% off all food and drink on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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 also have around 30 niche, craft ales in cans (mostly with groovy can designs), and bottled European beers.


We’re west-country folk so can’t forget the cider – we’ve tripled our offer to 6 still guest ciders, with 2 on draft, AND we have a good range of Lilley’s bottled fruit ciders too.

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.