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The G W Hotel Bar and Grill, Swindon - pub details

G W Hotel Bar and Grill

Address: 73 Station Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1DH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30219) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Swindon (0.1 miles)

Brewery: Arkell's Brewery

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Popped in yesterday just after noon with 3 mates on a bit of a re-union. �25 each in the kitty .

One person serving - quite a few in eating. Eventually got served after about 10 minutes from the choice of Arkells 3Bs or Moonlight. When that round was finished, we were completely ignored by the barman who though it more vital to put serviettes on tables and restock sauces! We left and the Queens across the road got the rest of the �100 kitty.

Very poor - or perhaps they just don't like drinkers?
cheshirecat - 12 Sep 2012 08:36
Popped in for a swifty while waiting for a train from the station opposite. Fairly pleasant, spacious venue with wooden flooring - no riff raff loitering at all. There were 3 beers on, one of which I can't remember, but the others were Arkells products - Moonlight and 3B. The 3B was in good, if not great, form and a surprising �2.80 a pint - pleasing.
Not worth going out of your way for, but fair enough for a quick pint while waiting for the trrains...
The_evil_doctor - 16 Jun 2012 16:11
Well known Arkells pub opposite the railway station in Swindon, it does what it does quite well without being spectacular. Having had a refurbishment around ten years ago to wooden floors etc., it's beginning to look a little in need of some new furniture, though not desperately so. Was called the Flag & Whistle for many years before that. As with many pubs, not as busy as it once was. Arkells 3B for �2.80 a pint this week... not too bad considering the �3+ pint is rife elsewhere.
PhilR - 3 Feb 2012 11:54
Firstly the beers, Arkells, the beer was in good nick and the Moonlight beer I had was tasty. The pub (bar?) itself is, quite frankly, a bit weird. Harsh lighting, decoration that is all over the place, some crazy flowery wall paper on one side, walls painted in a sort of shocking pink on the other. TV screens that no-one seems to watch, busy(ish) on a Satuday night full of mainly blokes all dressed the same and probably all within about 3 years of being 30, with a few fat middle-aged blokes in the corner. I only realised the bar was so big when I went to the bogs as it carries on around the back of the bar, there are magazines laid out for people to read. The music too was all over the place, with Stereophonics, Oasis and then an R&B track. I quite like this place!
Abteilung - 6 Feb 2011 18:03
A spacious, airy and modern renovation of the old Great Western Hotel, and as such part of Swindon's railway heritage. The atmosphere was lively and the staff was pleasant, if a little amateurish. All that aside, the beer was well kept - Donnington Brewery Founder's Day was most enjoyable. There were also two Arkells on, but I didn't have time to try them as my train was due. Well worth dropping in while waiting for a train, or a good place to start/end a town crawl.
ETA - 5 Aug 2010 06:32

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