The Great Outdoors

The Hop Inn has a good-sized, beer garden. It’s marvellous in good weather, and great for anyone who’d rather enjoy a drink outdoors. We’ve got six 6-seat ‘rainproof’ tables undercover – plus more with umbrellas.


Comedy at The Hop

Every last Monday of the month, upstairs at The Hop, we host a comedy night showcasing new material by established comedians and those just starting out. Advanced tickets £3 from the bar, £5 on the night. The final comedy night for 2021 is on Monday 29th November. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

Artisan Local Makers’ Market

Monthly ‘Shop Small Swindon’ markets with 20+ stalls upstairs and in the beer garden. New stall-holders every month to keep it interesting –  ceramics, cakes, authors, designers, glassware, homeware, floristry, jewellery and a whole lot more! Keep updated by following Shop Small Swindon on Instagram and Facebook. Upcoming markets on Sundays 21 November and 19 December… book early and combine your browsing with a Hop Nosh Sunday Roast!


Every first Tuesday of the month is quiz nights. Six rounds of questions, music and picture rounds. Quiz masters, our Gary and our Jim, host alternate months of general knowledge and themed quizzes. £3 per person – half the money goes to the victors, and half is donated to a local charity.

Art at the Hop Inn - Old Town, Swindon

Art is Life and Life is Art

Not really, beer is (but it is a great quote). To brighten up the pub, The Hop Inn’s walls are a gallery for local artists to display their work.  We take payment for art bought in the pub in cash. Keep updated on the exhibitions on our social media.

Team member Emily’s artwork adorns the walls from the kitchen to the garden doors – she also painted our ‘Soviet Muriel’ mural (poster copies are on sale); exhibitions by local artists in the front of the pub change every 6 weeks.

The 2021 art calendar is full but, if you’d like to exhibit at The Hop Inn next year, send a couple of photos of your work to [email protected].

Info For Artists

Hop Art posters

An edition of three A2-size Hop posters, celebrating our beloved selection of wines, beers and lagers, have been printed. They’re on our walls – could also be on yours too for £10 each. On sale in the pub and here.

On the walls now