Branch area pubs selling real ale
- White Hart
Friendly and well run village pub that has a good reputation for quality food. Now has three rotating guest beers. Various events held including a monthly charity quiz night and regular live music. Old coach house now houses a skittles alley that doubles as a function room where food is available. There is a boule court and extensive outside seating.
- White Hart Bath Rd Atworth SN12 8JR ku.oc.htrowtatrahetihw@ofni(01225) 702274
- White Horse
Originally an 18thC coaching inn, the pub has three smallish rooms which provide family-friendly carpeted cosiness, while a large rear garden gives the children space to run around. Four-legged friends are just as welcome. Food includes good Sunday lunches. It is situated close to the village pond in the middle of this photogenic village which has featured in the recent Agatha Raisin TV series.
- White Horse The Green Biddestone SN14 7DG (01249) 713305
- Quarrymans Arms
A Butcombe Brewery pub in a hamlet off the A4 between Box and Corsham. Over 250 years of history with views over the Bybrook valley towards Bath. It is very popular with locals and visitors. A high quality varied menu is offered in restaurant, bar and garden. There is a car park, but disabled access is limited although assistance is happily provided. By public transport it is a steep walk up from the bus stop but worth it. Kitchen is open for breakfasts 8am to 10am every day
- Queens Head
Two bar community pub. One bar has pool table and TV screens and the other is a quieter bar with places to eat. Music orientated with regular live performances in stage area at back of pub.
- Quarrymans Arms Box Hill, Box SN13 8HN moc.sbupebmoctub@smrasnamyrrauq(01225) 743569
- Cross Keys Inn
Friendly and well run local pub with a large single roomed bar with areas off for diners. Special food nights and quiz nights help to draw in locals and visitors alike. Interesting outdoor covered patio area.
- Cross Keys Inn 65 Bradenstoke Bradenstoke SN15 4EL moc.liamg@8102syekssorc(01249) 892200
- Dumb Post Inn
Dumb Post Hill
The Dumb Post is a free house in an elevated position between Chippenham and Calne with a very large terrace looking south over the Bowood Estate and beyond. Plenty of tables for customers to eat dishes from the award winning traditional pub and gastropub menus. It is believed the inn got its name from the custom of post men on carrier wagons pinning letters on a post outside the inn for the local people, in the days before the Royal Mail.
- Dumb Post Inn Dumb Post Hill Bremhill SN11 9JZ (01249) 813192
- Three Crowns
Re-opened under new management in July 2023 Single bar but with lots of comfortable and welcoming areas off the bar for diners. Pub food available.
- Three Crowns The Street Brinkworth SN15 5AF (01666) 846337
- Greyhound Inn
Welcoming family friendly pub, food all day. No separate drinking area in this food pub but large garden for summer use.
- Greyhound Inn High St. Bromham SN15 2HA ku.oc.mahmorbdnuohyergeht@ofni(01380) 850241
- Broughton Gifford
- Bell on the Common
Very traditional country inn offering home cooked food. Two separate bar areas, with one being a delightful copper bar that dates from 1959 and the other a highly traditional rustic affair that seems to have been untouched for generations. The two ales are regular Wadworth stalwarts and can be enjoyed in the large garden on a sunny day. Homemade pies are available. A weekly quiz night is held with proceeds benefiting local charities.
- Fox & Hounds
After several changes of name, the Fox and Hounds has, thankfully, returned to its original moniker, refurbished, and is now back to being a proper village pub, welcoming the locals back in.
Good normal 'pub grub' is served from Thursday to Sunday. See the web page for the menu.
Inside there is plenty of seating, with tables, a pool table and darts. The garden, which is excellent, is out at the back of the pub.
There are now at least three ales on, including, when visited, 'Winter Fox', brewed specially for the pub.
- Bell on the Common The Common Broughton Gifford SN12 8LX (01225) 782309
- Old House at Home
Large restaurant, pub and B&B in village centre in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Old House at Home The Street Burton SN14 7LT ku.oc.ynapmochho@emohtaesuohdloeht(01454) 218227
- Bug & Spider
121 Oxford Rd
Friendly pub & hotel on the edge of town. Change of licensee July 2018 and improvements still taking place.
- Jenny Wren
36 Lickhill Rd.
Reopened Nov 2016 after a well received refurbishment. This is a friendly, unassuming community pub, boasting a large garden and an open-plan design that is nevertheless divided nicely into very pleasant and distinct areas.
- Lansdowne Strand Hotel
16c Coaching Inn with woodpanelled bar & old brewery courtyard. Sympathetic and impressive refurbishment took place late 2016.
- London Road Inn
85 London Rd.
Two bar community pub on main road through Calne with large function room, skittle alley and garden. Also evidence of a brewery in bygone days. Was called Holly's Brew House for a few years.
- Piggy Bank Micropub
The Old Bank House, The Strand
Calne's first micropub opened 13/8/21 located in a former bank in the centre of the town. Backed by Stealth Brew Co. of Melksham who provide both cask ale and craft keg beers. They normally have over six of their own beers on tap, plus guests, and a cider. Emphasis is on community atmosphere - no loud music or TV. Note that pub is payment by card only.
Good community pub with popular beer garden.
3 Curzon St
Friendly community pub with pool, darts and free wii
- Bug & Spider 121 Oxford Rd Calne SN11 8AW (01249) 248304
- Castle Combe
- Castle Inn Hotel
The Castle Inn traces its origins back to the 12c. Cosy hotel with dining and bar areas, and open to non-residents. Planning application approved in May 2020 to install a micro brewery in the pub. However, the arrival of Covid caused the implementation of the plan to be put on hold. They serve an interesting range of light bites and main meals - but booking is advised for weekend evenings from June to September,
- White Hart
Pleasant 14th C pub situated in the picturesque village of Castle Coombe. Courtyard garden. Bar and dining areas.
- Castle Inn Hotel Market Place Castle Combe SN14 7HN (01249) 783030
- Horse & Groom Inn
Re-opened 26/8/21 following refurbishment. Fronted by a tree-sheltered lawn and surrounded by its own paddock, this early 18th Century property’s interior is entirely in keeping with its grade II listed building status, where none of the charm or country inn feel has been compromised. The cosy bar with original flagstone floors has an open log fire.
- Horse & Groom Inn The Street Charlton SN16 9DL email@example.com(01666) 823904
- Black Horse
Following brief closure, re-opened under new tenant in May 2019. 18th c coaching Inn (London- Bristol). Traditional bar area and separate section for food service. Close to the white horse chalk figure on the hill and local monuments. An extensive refurbishment in May 2017 has revitalised the pub. 2020: Planning permission granted to build houses on car park, but pub remains.
- Black Horse Main Rd Cherhill SN11 8UT (01249) 819069
- Angel Hotel
Large town centre 3* Hotel (Best Western). Although this is a hotel, bar is open to non-residents and normally has cask beer.
- Black Horse
62 New Rd
Re-opened in December 2019 after short closure. Completely re-furbished in May 2019.
- Bridge House
Re-opened December 2021 following flood damage. Purpose-built modern pub in the Borough Parade shopping centre, off the High Street. It adjoins the River Avon and has outside tables. Although one of the smaller Wetherspoons, it has an upstairs lounge away from the bar which also serves as a function room. In the bar is a panel about US rock and roll pioneer Eddie Cochran who was killed in a road accident at Chippenham whilst on tour in 1960.
54 New Road
Modern open plan bar attracting younger clientele. Incorporates one of Brunel's engineer's houses. Back left of the pub is the original main room of the old house.
- Cepen Park
West Cepen Way
Pub specialising in family-friendly value meals. Associated with the Premier Inn that is next to it. Breakfast available from 6.30am on weekdays, 7am on weekends.
- Chippenham & District Constitutional Club 3 Foghamshire Chippenham SN15 1HB ku.oc.bulcitsnoc@ofni(01249) 652387
- Chippenham RFC
Allington Fields, Frogwell
Rugby clubhouse bar, located just outside Chippenham's by-pass, but approached via the A420, although there is a more direct route for pedestrians over a footbridge. Note that on First XV match days an entry fee applies. Real cider is kept in the cellar so may not be obviously available. No dogs at any time as this is a sports facility. Can be very busy on Sundays during the rugby season.
- Flying Monk
6 Market Place
Situated beside the historic Buttercross, the pub also offers Belgian and craft beers and three draught ciders. The main bar is open plan with a small lounge up a short flight of stairs. There are periodic live musical and other performances and a twice monthly meat raffle. The annual Chippenham Folk Festival at the end of May has performances outside the pub. Not normally open on Sunday evenings.
- Fortune Inn
Large 1930s pub now with a Chinese restaurant to the side rear. Good community feel. Large rooms off the bar area.
- Gladstone Arms
34 Gladstone Rd
This popular pub is conveniently situated just off the town centre, near the bus station. Real ales are served in the bistro styled bar, which has a variety of musically influenced photographs on the wall. High quality food is served in either the bar or restaurant, or in the largest pub garden in town, during the summer.
Refurbishment completed in May 2017 has given this pub a new lease of life. Still attractive to the local community, but now with a broader appeal due to the newly added food offering. Weekly Bingo nights.
- Old Lane
Re-opened 1/5/19 after major refurbishment. Friendly and popular community estate pub with good value pub food, now owned by Marston's and converted to their corporate style.
- Old Road Tavern
Well-kept ales are dispensed by welcoming staff at this 140-year old Grade II listed community pub close to the railway station. A diverse mix of locals ensures lively conversation. There is a large garden with plenty of seating and a cabin with heated seats. Bar snacks are available. The pub is home to local folk music and is a venue for the annual Chippenham Folk Festival in May.
- Pack Horse
104 London Rd.
L shaped pub with large garden. Good value food served between 12 noon and 8pm. Up to three cask ales, usually local. Football matches often shown. A popular community pub.
- Pheasant Carvery
Old pub with a separate open plan bar and large modern extension housing the popular carvery and restaurant. The carvery is available every day with three roasts to choose from alongside a normal menu featuring pub classics, a gluten free menu and daily specials. Note that dogs are not allowed.
- Rowden Arms
Friendly value for money food pub
- Three Crowns
18 The Causeway
25.05.23 Re-opened under ownership of Broadtown Brewery. Originally built c.1700 the Three Crowns has been a pub since the early 18th Century, There is a main bar with a real fire plus a cider/snug bar. It has an excellent range of real ales, with at least two dark ales always present. At least three ciders and one perry are served from a separate bar. As a "proper" pub with few noisy distractions, it's a popular destination for quiz nights, darts, cheese and a chess clubs. This multiple CAMRA Award winning pub has quarterly beer festivals which extend the range to 12 ales and 8 ciders. Food is limited to good old fashioned pub snacks, filled rolls and pork pies at the weekends.
- Angel Hotel Market Place Chippenham SN15 3HD ku.oc.mahneppihcletohlegna@noitpecer(01249) 652615
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- Rising Sun
9/5/22 Re-opened by licensee of nearby Foxham Inn. Full update to follow. 25/10/21 Licensees have surrendered lease due to poor trading post-covid. The local community came to the rescue of this lovely 19th century freehouse when a group of 17 villagers took on the lease following the previous tenants retirement. Following a refurbishment the pub quickly opened their doors again as a fully operational pub. Tastefully decorated, with a fine garden area and dedicated restaurant area, the pub works hard to produce a high-quality food and drinks offering.
- Rising Sun Station Road Christian Malford SN15 4BL ku.oc.droflamnaitsirhcnusgnisir@tcatnoc(01249) 721571
- Colerne Constitutional Club
One real ale is stocked
- Colerne Liberal Club 22 High Street, Colerne Colerne SN14 8DD (01225) 742443
- Fox & Hounds
9 High St.
Welcoming community orientated pub. The bar separates two rooms in this cosy hill top pub. Three ales generally avail;able. Renowned for its fish dishes. Live music twice a month.
- Six Bells
Comfortable Grade II listed village pub with one large main bar area. Mainly 17th C, although parts are earlier. Pizzas or other food may be available Thursday to Saturday evenings- check facebook.
- Colerne Constitutional Club High Street Colerne SN14 8DB (01225) 742197
- Compton Bassett
- White Horse
Award winning and welcoming village pub set in the Malborough Downs. Close to the heritage site of Averbury. Provides three regular ales and a guest during the spring/summer months and one draught cider. Recent refurbished restaurant serves both oub meals and al a carte in the restaurant. B & B available in a separate building.
- White Horse Compton Bassett SN11 8RG ku.oc.ttessabnotpmoc-esrohetihw@ofni(01249) 813118
- Corsham Club
Founded in 1936, the club is a well-run concern offering many events and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
- Flemish Weaver
63 High St
A 17th century Ale House which gets its name from the Flemish Weavers that fled from religious persecution which in turn enhanced the town's woollen industry. This charming building is situated in the oldest part of Corsham near Corsham Court . Refurbished in 2022, the Flemish Weaver is an intriguing yet traditional pub full of character with many nooks and crannies. They rightly pride themselves on the quality of their food and beer. Garden area currently unavailable due to building work but will hopefully return in mid-2023.
- Great Western
21 Pound Pill
Friendly community 3 roomed pub on the inner edge of town. Re-opened after major refurbishment in November 2018.
- Hare & Hounds
Large late 17th C two bar pub with separate dining area. Reputed to have Dickensian connections, being in the Pickwick area of Corsham, on the London to Bath coaching route.
- Methuen Arms
2 High St
An imposing and historic coaching inn at the start of the High Street, The Methuen Arms is now a upmarket hotel, pub and conference centre all in one. The spacious interior is replicated in size on the exterior with an impressive and interesting garden, including a herb and vegetable patch that is used by the kitchen. Well known on the foodie circuit there is understandably a heavy focus on high quality food, but it remains welcoming for the casual drinker too - and their four-legged friends.
- Royal Oak
72 High St.
Right in the centre of the town this Wadworth pub carries a good range of Wadworth ales, two bars and and an upstairs function room. There is a beer garden to the rear, and a large car park The two distinct bar areas and the accommodation have been recently refurbished. Regular slots are given to live music. In the evenings and weekends the Royal Oak tends to be one of the livelier venues in the town.
- Three Brewers
51 Priory Street
Welcoming traditional community pub, serving real ale, bar snacks and coffee and cake. Two good sized rooms - one bar area and one snug, both with tables and seating. A games room with a skittle alley, pool table, darts and board games also serves as a meeting room. There is a pleasant beer garden at the rear. No meals yet but high-quality snacks - hot and cold - at all times. A menu will be introduced later in the year. Pub was a runner up in the 2023 Wiltshire Life awards and hosts multiple community events. Note the entrance is to the side of the pub.
- Corsham Club Newlands Road Corsham SN13 0BH firstname.lastname@example.org(01249) 713909
- Radnor Arms Inn
The Radnor Arms is a 400 year old privately owned, family run village Inn. Cosy pub on main road. Large car park. Refurbished after March 2013 flood damage. Friendly warm welcome and 1 well kept ale. rising to three in full season.
- Radnor Arms Inn Corston SN16 0HD (01666) 823389
- Mayfield House Hotel
Hotel was as a veterinary apothecaries for 200 years. Converted to a hotel in 1968. One ale is dispensed by gravity from a jacketed cask on the bar.
- Potting Shed
Large but cosy pub with low beams and several rooms. Large gardens open to customers and home to the pubs vegetable gardens.
- Wheatsheaf Inn
24/9/20 Re-opened following re-furbishment. Village pub with food, coffee and the local post office. Food including take-away service. Garden and seating area to front of pub.
- Mayfield House Hotel The Street, Crudwell SN16 9EW ku.oc.letohesuohdleifyam@noitpecer(01666) 577409
- Dauntsey Lock
- Peterborough Arms
Saved by the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust and restored by their volunteers, the pub now offers real ales and good pub food. Winner of a CAMRA Design Award in 2020, it is home to both skittles and darts teams. There is a beer garden and a log burner for the winter. The pub is alongside the former Wilts and Berks canal. Note that the road down Lyneham Bank is likely to be closed well into 2024 due to major subsidence, but the road from the west (Chippenham and M4) is open.
- Peterborough Arms Dauntsey Lock SN15 4HD moc.smrahguorobretep@ofni(01249) 247833
- Derry Hill
- Lansdowne Arms
Part of the Lansdowne Estate this large pub is leased by Wadworth. One large L shaped roomed pub with eating and drinking areas. Known locally for good food (2013) and a range of Wadworth ales.
- Lansdowne Arms Church Rd Derry Hill SN11 9NS (01249) 812422
Now owned by Butcombe, this remains mainly a gastro pub. No real places for just drinkers. All tables are set out for food. few seats at the bar.
- Crown Tolldown Dyrham SN14 8HZ moc.sbupebmoctub@nwodllotnworc(01225) 891166
- White Hart
Picturesque pub in the tiny hamlet of Ford. Main bar with small rooms off. Large restaurant areas. Refurbished in April 2013 and now owned by Marston's. Good reputation for food and a lovely garden.
- White Hart Ford SN14 8RP moc.drof-trahetihw@ofni(01249) 782213
- Foxham Inn
1/7/21 Re-opened under new ownership. Family-run countryside pub a bit off the beaten track, but with top quality food & ale. Also offering guestrooms with en suite bathrooms, WiFi and breakfast included.
- Foxham Inn Foxham SN15 4NQ ku.oc.nnimahxofeht@ofni(01249) 740665
- Harp & Crown
Plant-based gastro pub - 100% vegan.. This is a large comfortable village pub, offering a warm welcome and an interesting range of vegan food. Focus is on seasonality, minimum waste and sustainability.
- Harp & Crown Velley Hill Gastard SN13 9PU moc.bupnworcdnaprah@olleh(01249) 591838
- Great Somerford
- Volunteer Inn
The Volunteer Inn is a delightful 19th century classic stone building full of warmth, character and history. Selling a range of Arkell's ales and serving traditional pub food, with many locally sourced ingredients,
- Volunteer Inn Top Street Great Somerford SN15 5EL ku.oc.nnireetnulov@ofni(01249) 720316
- Neeld Arms
Popular and friendly village pub with a good range of real ale and excellent food.
- Neeld Arms The Street Grittleton SN14 6AP ku.oc.smradleen@ofni(01249) 782470
The Ivy Inn at Heddington is a picturesque 17th century timber framed and thatched inn with a large garden, owned by the brewers Wadworth. Two ales are served on gravity. Real cider is available. In July, the Heddington and Stockley steam rally takes place in the field behind the pub. The Ivy is a traditional country village inn at the heart of the community.
- Ivy Stockley Rd Heddington SN11 0PL (01380) 859652
ku.oc.notnihtallubeht@ofni(0117) 937 2332
Friendly village pub noted for food. The interesting and inviting building dates back to the 17th century. In its time it has been an inn, a farm and a dairy. Like all buildings of this age it also has its fair share of ghosts. It has several eating areas, an extensive terrace, and gardens. The pub feels like it is in a remote village but is only five mins drive from J18 of the M4, and 20 mins from the centre of Bath.
- Bull Hinton SN14 8HG ku.oc.notnihtallubeht@ofni(0117) 937 2332
- Flying Monk Cafe & Tap
Bradfield Manor Farm
Brewery tap for adjacent Flying Monk Brewery located in a 200 year old Cotswold stone barn which has been restored and converted retaining many old features. The bar serves two of the brewery's cask beers and a range of keg. Breakfast is available from 9am on opening days.
- Flying Monk Cafe & Tap Bradfield Manor Farm Hullavington SN14 6EU ku.oc.yrewerbknomgniylfwen@ofnI(01666) 838415
- Swan Inn
Sept 2021: Irregular opening hours. Likely to be open Fri/Sat/Sun but best to call if travelling from a distance. Dating back to the end of the 18th century, the Swan is chained to the hill as the ground slopes very suddenly beneath the foundations of the old Inn, and visitors will see a large iron strap running along the back of the Inn with one end round either corner. The bolts, are fastened to girders in between the rocks of a disused quarry over the road.
- Swan Inn Kingsdown SN13 8BP moc.liamg@35ogajaicirtap(01225) 742269
- Kington St Michael
- Jolly Huntsman
Kington St Michael
Situated on the high street, at the heart of the village, you can be sure of a friendly welcome at this free house, with an open log fire in winter. A varying range of real ales and ciders in always on offer. The excellent food menu features regularly changing chef's specials as well as themed evenings. Accommodation is en-suite with free Wi-Fi. Note restricted opening and food hours.
- Jolly Huntsman Kington St Michael SN14 6JB moc.loa@namstnuhyllojeht(01249) 750305
- Holford Arms
Large single roomed 16th C pub but with separate areas. Inglenook fire place, B&B rooms, luxury en-suite chalets, glamping, camping and caravan spaces. Popular for weddings. Home of the Knockdown Boys (Bluegrass band). Sherston Cider Co and Knockdown Brewery are located on the site. Real ciders and Key Keg beers can usually be found on the bar, and beer from the on-site brewery is sometimes available.
- Holford Arms Knockdown GL8 8QY ku.oc.smradrofloheht@ofni(01454) 238669
- Bell Inn
A popular Free House outside Lacock village, it lies to the south-east towards Bowden Hill. The friendly and welcoming staff and a good and varied wholesome food menu complement the Beau Bell and guest ales. The pub has extensive seating both indoors and outdoors. Two beer festivals are held each year. During the summer an overflow bar may open outside or can be hired for functions. This is located in the barn which has a comfortable drinking area around a wood burner, as well as tables for dining, Ideal finishing point for walks around Bewley Common and Bowden Hill.
- George Inn
4 West St.
Dating back to 1361, The George sits in the National Trust village of Lacock, famed for it's abbey and Fox-Talbot museum. The pub still has its old oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace with a dog driven spit still in place. The full range of Wadworth beer is rotated along with a guest ale. Locally sourced food served with a friendly service is available. Real cider and perry is always available. A beer festival is held in the summer.
- Red Lion
1 High St
Georgian red brick fronted coaching inn in National Trust village, originally built in 1722. Good food & ale. Large public car park behind the pub, separate dining areas. Welcoming although limited room for the casual drinker.
- Rising Sun
32 Bowden Hill
Re-opened in April 2020, but as a take-away, due to Covid 19. There will be a full update later! Traditional country pub about a mile up Bowden Hill from Lacock. One room pub with conservatory and large garden with fine views across the Avon valley.
- Bell Inn The Wharf Lacock SN15 2PJ ku.oc.kcocaltallebeht@tcatnoc(01249) 730308
- Langley Burrell
- Langley Tap
41 The Common
21/8 22 Temp closed Weds as well as Mon. 19/6/21 Re-opened 8/6/21 with new tenants. The Langley Tap is a traditional village pub and boasts a spacious bar with wood burner, and two dining areas.
- Langley Tap 41 The Common Langley Burrell SN15 4LQ ku.oc.patyelgnal@seiriuqne(01249) 736449
- Rose & Crown
Built as a pub in 1891, but if it seems to have changed little since then on the surface, rest assured that the Rose and Crown is geared up for the demands of modern pub-goers who expect, great food and drink, and a warm welcome for all. A single bar pub which is split up into intriguing alcoves and corners, the pub specialises in quality Home cooked food with a varied menu in the evenings with lighter meals and snacks at lunchtime.
- Rose & Crown The Street Lea SN16 9PA email@example.com(01666) 822053
- Little Somerford
- Somerford Arms
A warm and welcoming pub with a large rooms & dining area. Small separate bar at back and conservatory and covered outdoor seating. Three or four ales generally available. High quality food with seasonal menus including vegan, gluten free and dairy free options. Advisable to book for food via website.
- Somerford Arms The Hill Little Somerford SN15 5JP moc.smradrofremos@gnikoob(01666) 826535
- Old Royal Ship
This tastefully refurbished and expanded country pub is at the heart of the community, hosting the village shop, a skittles alley, a coffee shop and fabulous food. Helen, landlady for over 30 years, has done a great job to create a popular, friendly and welcoming pub that’s surprisingly roomy yet cosy. With a focus on local ales, it has inside and out seating areas, a function room and serves food every day, from breakfast at 8.30am to dinner.
- Old Royal Ship Luckington SN14 6PA ku.oc.pihslayordlo@neleh(01666) 840222
2 Calne Rd
Re-open 26/8/20 following 8 month closure. Sports bar type pub. Close to MoD Lyneham training facility.
- Mallard 2 Calne Rd Lyneham SN15 4PL (01249) 892445
- Kings Arms Hotel
29 High Street
Late 16c coaching inn, it is situated in the centre of Malmesbury. The hotel has two bars, both open to the public - a residents bar and the King's Bar, which has handpumps.
- Old Bell Hotel
Established in 1220 this Hotel/bar is reputedly Englands oldest hotel and is situated right next to Malmesbury Abbey. Upmarket hotel bar which is open to the public. Purchased by Texan Whim Hospitality in March 2021, together with Abbey Gardens nearby.
- Red Bull Inn
Main road pub with large car park and beer garden. The one roomed bar has function/dining room off. Local ales stocked. Very unusually, the pub boasts an outdoor Boules Piste as well as a skittles alley! Opening hours may vary- advisable to call ahead.
- Rose & Crown
102 High St
Large one room pub with two bar area. Naturally split between pool, bar area and comfy seating area. Has a skittle alley and the largest beer garden in the town. Jukebox with discerning list of tracks available.
- Three Cups
90 The Triangle
Re-opened 20/11/23 following change of management and refurbishment. A range of events and activities is planned.
- Whole Hog
8 Market Cross
Wood-panelled bar and dining establishment overlooking the historic market cross in the town centre. To the rear is the partially ruined 12thC abbey where the monk Elmer attempted flight from the roof with wings he had made. Wholesome locally sourced food is served in the separate dining room while the bar is for drinking, conversation and observing everyday life in this busy hilltop town. A pub central to the community, it offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.
- Kings Arms Hotel 29 High Street Malmesbury SN16 9AA firstname.lastname@example.org(01666) 823383
- Catherine Wheel
39 High St
The Catherine Wheel is an impressive example of "provincial baroque" architecture, much of it dating back to the 17th Century, although some interior features look older. Simple, sympathetic décor complements the exposed stonewalls and large open fireplaces. Inside it feels like a traditional Cotswold pub. Good ale, good food and a warm and welcoming interior. Large cosy bar area with rooms off and a courtyard-style garden with a covered area.
- Lord Nelson Inn
1-2 High St.
Welcoming family run 17c Inn on the edge of the Cotswolds. Large bar area with a variety of seating and a covered patio. Interior may pre-date the frontage.
- Catherine Wheel 39 High St Marshfield SN14 8LR ku.oc.leehwenirehtaceht@oor(01225) 892220
3 Bath Road
Opened in 2012 by JD Wethersppons. Photos and posters on the pubs and local tyre production adorn the bar. Every change range of ales including some from local breweries. Beer festivals throughout the year enhance the range. large family seating area to rear of the pub.
- Foresters Arms
87 Sandridge Rd
Local community estate pub that has had a new lease of life with a full refurbishment in early 2017.
For those into a bit of traditional pub sport, there are 3 dart boards, and 3 pool tables where those with long memories might recall a skittle alley. BT and Sky sports are on shown on one of the many screens and there are various special events throughout the year.
- Hiding Place Micropub
15 High Street
Two storey micropub with tables downstairs in a bright and welcoming open plan area, and comfortable sofas upstairs. It is run in conjunction with nearby Stealth Brewery whose beers are found on the bar, as well as guest beers from brewery swaps. Real cider is served by gravity from a chilled cellar directly behind the bar. There are also keg beers, wines, spirits and snacks. Note limited opening hours and card payment only.
- Kings Arms Hotel
20 Market Place
Sept 2021: Re-opened following extensive refurbishment by new owners Butcombe. Traditional market town hotel with large outside patio area. Old coaching inn that has had a tasteful refurbishment that includes the rooms.
- Market Tavern
18 Market Place
Re-opened in 2021 following change of ownership and a major refurbishment in a traditional tavern style. The attractive building has parts dating from the 18thC with many booths, a quirky layout and decor, and no less than three log burners. Hops, hanging from the ceiling, are a major feature, along with comfortable chairs and seating. Outside there is a fantastic courtyard. The quality food, an array of frequently changing ales, and friendly staff make it well worth a visit.
- Melksham Conservative Club Bank Street Melksham SN12 6LE (01225) 702886
- Melksham Liberal Club
26 Bank Street
Melksham Liberal Club is a members club situated in the town centre. The club offers live entertainment including music and sports. There is a function room available that is regularly used by local pool, darts and skittles teams. There are also two snooker tables tucked away in the basement.
- Melksham Rugby Club
Oakfields Stadium, Eastern Way
Newly opened clubhouse in 2017 to go with new playing pitches. A very friendly club with well kept ale and open to non-members. Great view of the rugby pitch for games.
- Melksham Town Football Club
Oakfields Stadium, Eastern Way
New clubhouse opened in 2017 along with new pitches. Well designed with terrific view of the main pitch. Outside terrace especially pleasant on sunny days.
- Milk Churn
Large family-friendly pub opened in 2014 primarily concentrating on food trade. Open-plan set-up, but with zoned areas. Contemporary design, heavily adorned with pictures and items celebrating the dairy heritage of Melksham, the name of the pub itself being chosen from a competition of local entries. Food served all day, including breakfast.
- New Inn
Splendidly renovated pub that reopened in Aug-2022. A huge amount of energy has gone into this makeover and it has a very different vibe to it than it's previous incarnation. There has been an extension and bi-fold doors open up onto the garden area, a completely designed interior makes for a relaxing space and there is a focus on quality food.
Te path of the proposed Wilts and Berks Canal is passing directly behind the pub, so perhaps in time there will be another way to get the pub, but for now a large car park adajent to it or a pleasant cycle will work fine..
- Parsons Nose
30 High St
Town-centre pub with an interesting layout, having various sections including an unexpected outside area to the rear. The pub has had an excellent makeover following the transfer to Craft Union in 2019 and is now firmly positioned in the the adult sports bar market, attracting a large and diverse following in a short space of time. Very welcoming, comfortable, and great value; it is easy to while away time here.
- Pig & Whistle
1 Woodrow Rd
Just 15 minutes walk from the town centre, the Pig & Whistle is a friendly community pub. Its large single room is divided into separate areas: The bar, a snug area with an open fire, and a pool table/TV area.
56 Blenheim Park, Bowerhill
Friendly open plan estate pub kept busy during the week due to various events such as Bingo and Quiz nights, and at weekends with live music and TV sports. In particular rugby is well supported by the pub and clientele. In 2019 the freeholders have taken on the running the pub directly, as they did some years ago. An ongoing refurb is underway, the garden is being extended by making public what was previously a tenants' private area, and there is a promise of an improved food offering once the kitchen refit is complete. See if you can find the hidden skittle alley!
- Spencer Sports & Social Club
Long-standing social club, formerly associated with the old G.E.C factory, that members had to fight to keep running after the factory closed down in the 1980s. Currently hosts many teams covering Skittles, Darts, Cribb, Bowls. Also hosts regular Dances and has themed food nights. Membership is for a nominal annual fee and gives a discount to drinks.
- Water Meadow
Food oriented pub in Marston's family-friendly Two-for-One format opened in 2016 in new housing estate. Pizza kitchen on-site. Fenced children's play area outside, and a small play area inside also. Typical Marston's ales available.
- West End Inn
Large open plan drinks led pub with two distinct areas.
- Whitley Golf Course Corsham Road, Whitley Melksham SN12 7QE moc.bulcflogyeltihw@ofni(01225) 790099
- Bear 3 Bath Road Melksham SN12 6LL (01225) 792690
- Vale of the White Horse
Restored large historic inn overlooking a large pond. Renowned for its excellent food prepared from fresh local produce and cooked to order. Home smoked and cured meat, fish, poultry and game. This establishment offers a unique blend, being both a destination gastronomic restaurant and the village pub. Although clearly majoring on its food and fine wines, it also offers a village bar serving real ales as well as hosting skittles, live music and quizzes and private parties in its large lakeside function rooms. Five open fires in the winter. Large terrace and gardens overlooking the lake in summer. Large Car Park.
- Vale of the White Horse Station Rd Minety SN16 9QY (01666) 860175
- Neston Country Inn
25 Pool Green
Friendly traditional village pub. Two rooms. Bar has a cosy "Living room" feel. There is a large garden at the back and comfortable bedrooms are available.
- Neston Country Inn 25 Pool Green Neston SN13 9SN moc.notseneht@ofni(01225) 811694
- Vine Tree
A gastro pub with no real seats for drinkers. Table of 6 up against the bar. Formerly an old mill, serving beverages through the front windows to travellers in passing carriages, The Vine Tree is a now a Freehold Inn, nestling in the tiny picturesque traditional English hamlet of Norton. Flag stone floors and old beams add to the atmosphere.
- Vine Tree Foxley Rd Norton SN16 0JP ku.oc.eerteniveht@ofni(01666) 837654
Re-opens 25/11/22. Check social media for new hours. A welcoming family-run Cotswold stone free house. The light and airy bar offers 3 real ales and a good range of tempting food, including special nights. There is outdoor seating to the front and sides. Opening hours are limited.
- Wheatsheaf Wheatsheaf Lane Oaksey SN16 9TB moc.liamg@yeskaotafaehstaehw(01666) 575077
Re-opened in August 2021 following comprehensive refurbishment inside and out. Welcoming old roadside pub with good food and ale. Separate function rooms and a conservatory giving access to a very large garden with various areas including a children's play area. Open as a coffee shop from 7am except Sunday, with alcohol available from 9am. Website is under development.
- Pewsham Pewsham SN15 3RU (01249) 247836
- Sandy Lane
- George Inn
Re-opened 14/10/21 following long closure, but with limited hours. 18th century country pub, part of the Lansdowne Estate but leased by Wadworth. Now being run by licensees of nearby Greyhound at Bromham. Good reputation for food which feature a daily carvery and pub classics, but very welcoming to those who just want a drink as well.
- George Inn Sandy Lane SN15 2PX (01380) 850403
- Seend Community Centre
Exceptionally well run and popular community centre that puts on many events throughout the year. There are a number of function rooms available for hire, catering can be organised. Skittle matches are regularly hosted, and hours are extended in include Sunday Lunch in the summer. When the weather is right the garden is in a wonderful setting, and last but not least, the beer festival is rightly a fixture for many a local!
- Seend Community Centre Rusty Lane Seend SN12 6NS (01380) 828796
- Seend Cleeve
- Barge Inn
Situated on the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal The Barge Inn offers excellent food, great Wadworth beers, an extensive wine list and much more. As beautiful in the summer to spend lazy afternoons relaxing by the water, as it is in the winter next to the cosy log fires with a cup of coffee or tea. The Barge Inn really is a pub for all seasons.
- Brewery Inn
A well run and welcoming popular pub with a strong community focus. The outside area is utilised with dining pods, a decking area and a large hidden lawned beer garden. The inside of the pub primarily consists of a bar area and a pool/TV room that contains a pool table that can also be used for dining when necessary. Always two cask ales, with a third on Fridays.
In recent times the pub has been an excellent resource for the local residents, and was the recipient of the CAMRA branch Community Help award during the pandemic for the branch. The pub is now all-day opened throughout the year, and dining has been extended. There are regular quiz nights and it hosts and supports local traditions such as the annual pumpkin competition and the inter-village cricket match.
- Barge Inn Seend Cleeve SN12 6QB ku.oc.htrowdaw@nniegrab(01380) 828230
- Sells Green
- Three Magpies
Attractive roadside pub near K & A canal, good food & camp site. Good range of well kept Wadworth ales.
- Three Magpies Sells Green SN12 6RN ku.oc.htrowdaw@seipgameerht(01380) 828389
- Golden Fleece
Reopened in March 2016 as a combined pub/Italian restaurant, hence the alternate name of "Il Vello D'Oro", which is Italian for the Golden Fleece. There is a bar area and drinkers are far from discouraged. One well kept ale, and now rather celebrated for it's high quality food and good service. Building itself is a charming old one, with low ceilings and sloping walls.
- Golden Fleece Folly Lane Shaw SN12 8HB ku.oc.orodollevli@sgnikoob(01225) 702050
- Rattlebone Inn
A well-managed classic old Cotswold village pub, with rambling rooms, perfectly conditioned ales and a warm welcome. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the building dates from the 17th century and the comfortable décor with lots of cosy nooks gives it a relaxed ambience. The traditional pub food is sourced locally. Of special note are the double garden and terrace with boules pitches as well as a skittle alley and other pub games.
- Rattlebone Inn Church St Sherston SN16 0LR ku.oc.enobelttareht@tae(01666) 840871
- Black Dog Inn
Pub re-opened Oct 2018 as a Nepalese (Gurkha) restaurant - Gurkha Banjan but retains a proper bar area with real ale.
- Black Dog Inn New Rd Studley SN11 9LX moc.liamg@najnyabahkrug(01249) 249131
- Sutton Benger
- Bell House Hotel
47 High St
Cosy hotel bar with leather seats, low tables and a real fire. Open to non residents.
- La Flambe & Vintage Bar
French restaurant with a separate bar selling real ale The main focus of our food is French cuisine with Spanish and Italian influences throughout the menu. Originally built by the grandfather of Joseph Fry of chocolate fame.
- Wellesley Arms
10 High St
Large comfortable family-run, traditional village pub that welcomes all, with a very good reputation for food and quality ales. Children's play area, real fire in bar and log burner in restaurant area. Disabled access in readily available.
- Bell House Hotel 47 High St Sutton Benger SN15 4RH ku.oc.letohesuohllebeht@sgnikoob(01249) 720401
- The Gibb
- Salutation Inn
A wonderful village pub that dates from the 16th century. In days gone by the pub has been used as a toll gate and as a coaching inn, the stables being part of the wonderfully restored Tythe barn that is now used as part of the restaurant and for private functions. The pub itself is well-zoned and there is a sizeable beer garden to enjoy on sunny days. Pub changed hands in March 2018 and now has even greater emphasis on local ingredients- both food and beer.
- Salutation Inn The Gibb SN14 7LH moc.nninoitatulaseht@ofni(01249) 782083
- Upper Seagry
- New Inn
The New Inn is a traditional, family run village pub in the picturesque village of Upper Seagry. It is well supported in the village, hosts various local groups, and has a good reputation for quality food. A pub garden is accessible at the rear.
- New Inn Henn Lane Upper Seagry SN15 5HA ku.oc.liamtoh@yrgaesnniweneht(01249) 721083
- Westbrook Inn
Good food-orientated pub with large garden situated on the edge of the Spye Park estate. It is family friendly with a dedicated play area for younger children and a comfortable marquee for the warmer months. Fully refurbished recently and has a deserved reputation for high quality, good value food. There is a glazed-over well in the dining room floor.
- Westbrook Inn Westbrook SN15 2EE (01380) 850418
- Pear Tree Inn
Sympathetically refurbished in 2015, this 17th century former working farm is now a large pub restaurant with accommodation and a strong emphasis on sourcing both food and drink locally. There is a small, comfortable rustic bar area with a large open fire, stone walls and flagstone floors. Three local ales and a local real cider are available. Large areas at the rear of the pub form the restaurant where a wide range of fine food is available. The pub has extensive gardens with fragrant plants to the front and rear, and a vegetable plot providing produce for the kitchen.
- Pear Tree Inn Top Lane Whitley SN12 8QX ku.oc.yeltihweertraep@olleh(01225) 704966
- Yatton Keynell
- Bell Inn
A large traditional pub on the old road from Castle Coombe to Chippenham that manages to be spacious yet cosy at the same time. This 17th Century Inn is situated in the centre of the village close to the Post Office, village shop and 13th Century church.Two bars can take large groups eating and drinking, plus the conservatory has nooks and crannies for couples. The large garden has plenty of seating where you can also watch the chickens at play.
- Bell Inn High St Yatton Keynell SN14 7BG (01249) 782216