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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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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Swindon, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Kemble, 16.36 miles, 5 hr 15 min walk (show)
Bedwyn, 17.85 miles, 5 hr 44 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tap & Barrel, Swindon
14th Apr 2020, 16:55
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14th Apr 2020, 16:49
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - More smoking area than actual garden - last updated 01 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi - last updated 27 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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