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Eternal Optimist

1st & 2nd Floor, 1-3 Devizes Road
Old Town

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Opening Times


Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday5.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Saturday5.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Sunday5.00 pm - 8.00 pm



About the Pub

Partnered with the Hop Kettle Brewery this exciting new bar is high above Devizes Road in Swindon Old Town. The entrance is next to the door into Los Gatos. The emphasis is on craft beers, but three real ales are available. Two are sourced from the Hop Kettle breweries with the third being a guest. Bar snacks are available.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Hop Kettle (Cricklade) --varies--
  • Hop Kettle (Swindon) --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Tiley's --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Hop Kettle.

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Eternal Optimist

1st & 2nd Floor, 1-3 Devizes Road
Old Town

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51.552269, -1.776843


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Eternal Optimist

1st & 2nd Floor, 1-3 Devizes Road
Old Town

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Close to Bus Routes

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