‘Swindon's lost pubs’ feature on database

This Is Wiltshire: The Pig On The Hill The Pig On The Hill

A DATABASE of lost pubs in Swindon shows the town is beating the blues with several having re-opened.

They include the former Fountain, which is now the Pig on The Hill, and the re-opened Globe Inn and Goddard’s Inn.

The page also includes a list of pubs which have closed or fallen by the wayside over the years.

They include the Artillery Arms in Regent Street, which was demolished to make way for Woolworths, the Bridges in Bridge Street and the Bulldog in Queen's Drive.

The website has been set up to ‘chart the decline of the British pub’ and says 50 pubs are closing per week.

To see the full list visit www.closedpubs.co.uk

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4:50pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

It was the Pipers Arms prior to being Pig On The Hill. That place has had so many different styles and names over the past 20 years, but I don't think it's ever been 'lost' for anything but a few weeks for refits and relaunches.
It was the Pipers Arms prior to being Pig On The Hill. That place has had so many different styles and names over the past 20 years, but I don't think it's ever been 'lost' for anything but a few weeks for refits and relaunches. Tim Newroman
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4:51pm Wed 9 Jan 13

twasadawf says...

You are havin a larfffffffffff hardly a week goe's by without a pub shutting ,mind you there are plenty that shouldn't be left too survive with the poor management that's running them, they wouldn't know customer service if it jumbed up and bit them on the arsseeeeeeeee
You are havin a larfffffffffff hardly a week goe's by without a pub shutting ,mind you there are plenty that shouldn't be left too survive with the poor management that's running them, they wouldn't know customer service if it jumbed up and bit them on the arsseeeeeeeee twasadawf
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5:32pm Wed 9 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

I think the largest loss of pubs was along Westcott Place-starting with the Gardeners-demolished with houses to make way for the flats there. Another is now a restaurant and another being converted to flats--not too far away the Park Hotel was another casualty-plus the Ship converted to a part-time music venue--up for sale now.
I think the largest loss of pubs was along Westcott Place-starting with the Gardeners-demolished with houses to make way for the flats there. Another is now a restaurant and another being converted to flats--not too far away the Park Hotel was another casualty-plus the Ship converted to a part-time music venue--up for sale now. itsamess3
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7:05am Thu 10 Jan 13

bampi says...

One of the best that has recently opened from new is the Hop Inn next to the Arts Centre in Old Town.
One of the best that has recently opened from new is the Hop Inn next to the Arts Centre in Old Town. bampi
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8:05am Thu 10 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

bampi wrote:
One of the best that has recently opened from new is the Hop Inn next to the Arts Centre in Old Town.
Definitely. It's proven to be a great addition to Old Town and just seems to get better and better.

The Hop Inn is proof that, when done correctly, pubs can still thrive, even in today's climate.

If anything, its only downside is that it's a bit too small.
[quote][p][bold]bampi[/bold] wrote: One of the best that has recently opened from new is the Hop Inn next to the Arts Centre in Old Town.[/p][/quote]Definitely. It's proven to be a great addition to Old Town and just seems to get better and better. [p] The Hop Inn is proof that, when done correctly, pubs can still thrive, even in today's climate. [p] If anything, its only downside is that it's a bit too small. Tim Newroman
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