WHAT’S ON AT THE HOP

Right in the centre of Old Town, we’re a bit of a community hub. The Hop supports local artists and artisan makers, giving them space to showcase their work; gets people thinking and laughing with pub quizzes and comedy nights, and we are a nice little venue for live music. Happy to hear from anyone with good ideas for events that bring people together.

comedy at The Hop Inn, Swindon

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.

Hop Inn Pub quiz, first Tuesday each month

TUESDAY QUIZ NIGHTS

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.

Pub Quiz, Hop Inn, Old Town

LIVE MUSIC: THE LEYLINES

Saturday 12th February, doors 8pm, upstairs at The Hop.
The Leylines national tour: “something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk but 100% heart-pounding revelry”. Supported by local band Splat the Rat.
Go to See Tickets for info and tickets

Benji Kirkpatrick

LIVE MUSIC: BENJI KIRKPATRICK

Friday 18th February, doors 7.30pm, upstairs at The Hop.
Solo gig supported by Canute’s Plastic Army. Benji plays with Bellowhead, Faustus, Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span.
Go to See Tickets for info and tickets

hop art, art exhibitions

ART EXHIBITIONS

Our walls are a gallery for local artists to display their work, with exhibitions changing every six weeks.  Keep updated on the exhibitions on our social media.

If you’d like to exhibit at The Hop Inn, send a couple of photos of your work to [email protected]

Info for Artists

Team member Emily has a permanent exhibition in the back of the pub, and we sell our own uniquely designed posters and t-shirts too.

Shop Small Swindon, artisan markets, Hop Inn Swindon

ARTISAN MARKETS

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. 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).