The Savoy, Swindon   11 comments

We were in Swindon to find a house to rent having tried two weeks earlier and suffering a crash, the loss of our car, and several days hospitalisation. We saw dumps, bad neighbourhoods, and dumps in bad neighbourhoods plus one fairly decent place in a fairly decent buurt that we were on our way to put down a deposit on when, very tired and aching from still healing injuries we spotted the Savoy and thought that a burger and a Guinness would not go amiss (and would help wash down a bit of Tramadol for me).

The Savoy is a cavernous place built into what was once an old movie palace.  This is the kind of Wetherspoon pub I really like, where they have refurbished a bit of interesting local architecture and retain a lot of its character (good art deco features everywhere in the Savoy) and still have a cheap menu of good food and a line of taps at cut rate prices.  I imagine the place is fairly roudy on the weekend evenings, but it was a good resting spot before tackling the rental paperwork.

Posted 2011/01/26 by Drunken Bunny in pubs

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