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The Tap & Barrel, Swindon

Manchester Road
Swindon
SN1 2AJ
Phone: 01793432587

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Quinno _ left this review about The Tap & Barrel

An Irish pub near the County Ground, in an area with little else pub-wise. The inside is an opened-out V shape with a fairly decent feel - cream banquette seating, low beam bowed ceiling and a ton of Swindon Town memorabilia. It all fell apart at the bar which had just multi-national keg offerings, so I went for what should have been a home banker in the Guinness; but what I got was a far cry from the real deal - a dark red thing with not much in the way of taste at all. Who knows what it really was but if Guinness really are churning this out as standard then I'm in trouble in these kinds of places going forward.

On 11th February 2020 - rating: 4
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Steve C left this review about The Tap & Barrel

The Tap and Barrel is a long and thin L shaped Irish themed pub. Directly to the right of the entrance is a small stage area for live music which is hosted here weekends. Televisions are located throughout for showing Sky Sports and I spotted a jukebox which was off. During my recent Thursday afternoon visit the handful of boisterous locals were watching horse racing. Seating runs up the left of the pub where a pool table and dartboard can be found. Another dartboard is located behind the right of the bar where access can be gained to an enclosed tarmacked beer garden that houses some picnic tables.
As my visit was four days before Paddy’s day the pub was decked out in green. I got the sense that it can get very lively in here.

On 27th March 2019 - rating: 5
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Sat Nijjar left this review about The Tap & Barrel

Under new management food coming soon. currently being re decorated although still open

On 5th February 2012 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Tap & Barrel

Substantial, if rather basic, Irish pub. The original layout must have opened out at some stage to provide various seating areas equipped with functional wooden furniture. A friendly-enough atmosphere, but with no real ale on offer it was quick pint of the delightful (ahem) John Smiths Smooth and I was off...

On 6th November 2010 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Tap & Barrel

This is one of the closest pubs to the bus station so i nipped in for a quick drink while waiting for my bus.
The pub has an irish theme and is very down to earth there are no real ales here so it was a Guinness which was ok,probably not a pub to take your mother in!

On 28th July 2010 - rating: 5
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an_ ecumenical_matter left this review about The Tap & Barrel

Less than salubrious place but excellent Guinness for £2.75.

On 23rd January 2010 - rating: 4
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