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


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


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.

10% discount!

On Wednesdays and Thursdays members of the Friends of Old Town scheme get 10% off food and drinks.

hop art, 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


‘Shop Small Swindon’ one Sunday a month. Each market – upstairs and in the beer garden –has 24 stalls, with new stall-holders every month to keep it interesting. Combine your browsing with a Hop Nosh Sunday Roast (book by calling 01793 613005).

2022 Artisan markets are on: 12th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November and 11th December