The Boundary House, Swindon
The Boundary House is one of Arkell's oldest pubs, and offers a traditional pub atmosphere that has proved popular for over a hundred years.
If you're looking for a pub to enjoy a well-kept pint with friends or family - or some healthy banter at the bar - then this is the place for you.
- Family Friendly
- Fresh filled rolls and bar snacks available
- Live music, quiz nights, bingo nights - please ring or see boards outside for more information
Built in 1877, The Boundary House has had the best of both worlds. It is - on the outside at least - one of those old-fashioned, solid, three-storey pubs, complete with smart upper storey gables and even tall, impressive chimneys.
If that wasn't grand enough, it was treated to a thorough refurbishment in 1990 which included the addition of a conservatory extension and an ironic change of name.
It once marked the boundary with the hamlet of Moredon, which had long since been absorbed as a suburb of Swindon when it was re-christened The Boundary House.
The first pub here was called The Red Lion and the premises also featured a brewery and a butcher's shop. Built some time before 1861, it was owned by the Slade family until 1877 when they sold it to Arkell's.
John Arkell immediately closed the brewing plant and built a new pub to the south of the original, converting the old building to three cottages, which still exist.