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

From Sunday 24th October we’ll be hosting ‘Shop Small Swindon’ markets with stalls upstairs and in the beer garden. News of the stall-holders is yet to come – keep updated by following Shop Small Swindon on Instagram. Markets on 24 October, 21 November and 19 December… all Sunday Roast days!

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