Swindon GBG 2023 Pub Walk 

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 Sat 11 Mar 2023


Swindon GBG 2023 Pub Walk Saturday 11th March 2023

In the 2023 edition of the GBG the Swindon branch included 6 pubs located in Swindon, all within walking distance of Swindon Railway station but to make things easier it is better to use a bus to get to the first pub which is the furthest from the station.

The pubs are:

Goddard Arms, 1 High St, Swindon SN1 3EG. 90 min stop.

The Hop Inn, 8 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BH.  50 min stop.

Hop Kettle Tap & Brew, 51 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BG.  50 min stop.

The Beehive, 55 Prospect Hill, Swindon SN1 3JS.  50 min stop

The Wyvern Tavern, 49-50 Bridge St, Swindon SN1 1BL. 60 min stop to allow for eating.

Glue Pot, 5 Emlyn Square, Swindon SN1 5BP.

Out-bound Train:

StationDept. TimeReturn CostNotes
Sunningdale10:08£33.40Super Off-peak Return.  Valid on other trains.
Ascot10:13£19.20Advance single x2.  Travel on specified train.
Martins Heron10:17£19.20Advance single x2.  Travel on specified train.
Bracknell10:20£19.20Advance single x2.  Travel on specified train.
Wokingham10:27£18.40Advance single x2.  Travel on specified train.
Winnersh10:31£18.40Advance single x2.  Travel on specified train.
Crowthorne10:14£31.30Super Off-peak Return.  Not valid on all returning trains.
Sandhurst10:18£31.30Super Off-peak Return.  Not valid on all returning trains.

The ticket costs here were obtained on the 26th January.  Some may be limited availability or will increase in cost nearer the date of travel.

To do the journey today between Bracknell and Swindon the standard return fare would be £32.00.

If you have a railcard you will get a discount at the appropriate percentage.

11:23am Arrive Swindon Railway Station

Walk to Swindon Bus Station (about 200m).

Catch the No. 9 bus at 11:35am.  Get off at Prospect, 4 stops.

If the train is late catch the No. 22 bus from outside the station (Stop R, by the taxi rank) at 11:44am.  This is run by the Swindon Bus Company and uses credit/debit cards for tap-on/tap-off as payment.  Get off at Prospect, 5 stops.

Walk to Goddard Arms

Have lunch at the Goddard Arms

13:30pm Leave Goddard Arms to walk to the Hop Inn

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2:25pm Leave the Hop Inn for the Hop Kettle.

This pub is on the opposite side of the road.

3:15pm Leave the Hop Kettle to walk to the Beehive.  This is a half mile walk.

3:30pm Arrive at the Beehive

4:20pm Leave the Beehive to walk to the Wyvern Tavern.  This is a half mile walk.

4:35pm Arrive at the Wyvern Tavern.  This pub also does food if further sustenance is needed.

5:35pm Leave the Wyvern Tavern to walk to the Glue Pot.  This is a quarter of a mile walk.

5:45pm Arrive at the Glue Pot

7:00pm Leave the Glue Pot to walk back to Swindon Railway Station. This is a half mile walk.


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7:15pm arrive Swindon Station 

Trains from Swindon to Reading: 6:41pm, 7:11pm, 7:21pm, 7:41pm, 7:48pm, 8:04pm, 8:21pm, 8:41pm

Note: Not all return trains may be valid for the ticket you hold.