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The Glue Pot, Swindon Central, Swindon

5 Emlyn Square
Swindon
SN1 5BP
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Quinno _ left this review about The Glue Pot

Popped in for a swift one before my train. Intrinsically the same as my previous review four years back; still plenty of ale and cider to choose from, with Hop Back and Downton majoring. I plumped for an Entire Stout which was decent (NBSS 3). Akin to Aqua's visit, there were a few locals who looked like they’d been in there most of the afternoon - the conversations about cheese were odd.

July 2015
Traditional Hop Back alehouse (ignore the Archers brewery sign that for some reason still hangs outside), in a fairly basic square room. Wood-heavy interior, with a selection of high-backed seating booths to the right side. Also, unusually for Swindon, a small amount of exterior bench seating. Rock music for background noise. Eight ales; 5x Hop Back, 2x Downton and B&T Mild (good shape). Also a good selection of ciders. Should be the default stop for the railway village part of Swindon. Rated 8

On 11th February 2020 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Glue Pot

This is a pub I've visited a few times before not just as a Hop Back outlet but also as an Archer's pub. It's a basic single room which on my Saturday evening visit had a few locals who looked like they had been there all afternoon and a coffin-dodging cycling group from nearby Wanborough.
The bar has eight hand pumps which had Hop Back Melony Sippit, Summer Lightning, Entire Stout, Crop Circle & Citra, Downton New Forest & Apple Blossom and Ilkley Hanging Stout. I went for the Summer Lightning (£3.30) and Ilkley Stout (£3.50) which were both in excellent nick.
I'm not sure why but it didn't seem quite as good as I remembered but is still well worth a visit.

On 12th May 2016 - rating: 9
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Spinko Spinko left this review about Glue Pot

Seems to be the Hopback brewery tap although I'm not sure if it's the official one. Several Hopback beers on and some from Downton too. Otherwise quite a bare kind of pub, wooden seats, barrels for putting drinks on. They serve pickled eggs which always makes me a score a pub one point higher.

On 7th January 2013 - rating: 8
[User has posted 38 recommendations about 38 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Swindon, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Kemble, 16.22 miles, 5 hr 13 min walk (show)
Bedwyn, 17.92 miles, 5 hr 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Glue Pot, Swindon
11th Feb 2020, 19:13
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
8th Jan 2020, 22:15
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Easter weekend - last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - outside benches - last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No - Sandwiches etc - last updated 12 May 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
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