The Curriers Arms, Royal Wootton Bassett
As pubs go, there is none more traditional and friendly than the Curriers Arms in Royal Wootton Bassett, just outside Swindon.
Your hosts, Roger & Julie, have a deserved reputation for offering a warm welcome, the finest Arkells Ales and budget accommodation ideal for contractors.
Expect to hear live music at The Curriers as well; the pub being a popular venue for local and touring bands of some quality.
Hidden from view, you'll find a beer garden which boasts a great area for kids to play incl. a grassed area with a goal.
A covered decking area is also an ideal summer location for enjoying a drink.
- Budget accommodation ideal for contractors
- 3 Twin Rooms and 1 Single
- SKY SPORTS
- Large Beer Garden
A little bit of history...
Like its Arkell's counterpart, The Royal, on the other side of Royal Wootton Bassett High Street, The Curriers Arms is an extremely old building - so old that no records exist to confirm when it was built. But we at least know that it was called The New Inn before it received its present name.
Like many pubs in the 19th century, The Curriers Arms was a home brew pub, but, unusually, it was mineral waters that were produced on the premises, not beer.
In 1894 The Curriers Arms was owned by the short-lived Beaufort Brewery in Wootton Bassett and from 1897 to 1951 it was the property of the Osborne Brewery of Yeovil.
It then passed to Arkell's who extensively modernised it in 1953 - presumably to the liking of the pub's resident ghost. The Curriers is one of several Arkell's pubs whose landlords are convinced it is haunted.