The Hop Inn has a good-sized, beer garden with some tables under cover and with heaters – the ‘Rule of 6’ stands during Covid restrictions. It’s marvellous in good weather, and handy for a quick smoke or an awkward private chat even when it’s pelting down.
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. 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. We take payment for art bought from the pub in cash. Keep updated on the exhibitions on our social media.
The next exhibition (from whenever we can re-open) is by artists at local mental health charity, Ipsum.
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].
An edition of three A2-size Hop posters, celebrating our beloved selection of wines, beers and lagers, have just been printed. They’re on our walls – could also be on yours too for £10 each. On sale in the pub and here.
Where We're At
8 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BH