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. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

Artisan Local Makers’ Market

Monthly ‘Shop Small Swindon’ markets start again in March 2022. Each market upstairs and in the beer garden has 20+ stalls, with 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. Combine your browsing with a Hop Nosh Sunday Roast (book by calling 01793 613005).


Every first Tuesday of the month is quiz night. 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 art calendar is full until July 2022, if you’d like to exhibit at The Hop Inn from that date, 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