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  • Host:
  • Dave Rogers
  • Where:
  • Highdown Way
  • St Andrews Ridge
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire SN25 4YD
  • Telephone:
  • (01793) 728636
  • Facilities:
  • Car Park
  • Garden Or Patio
  • Children Welcome
  • Pool And/Or Snooker Table
  • Pub Food
  • Live Music
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Map:
  • Click Here for a Map to The Jovial Monk, Swindon

The Jovial Monk, Swindon

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One of Arkell's and Swindon's newest pub opened its doors to the public on 15 November 2000. The Jovial Monk, at St Andrew's Ridge on the new Abbey Meads estate, is an all-new building and therefore includes all the amenities expected of a 21st Century pub.

- overnight en-suite accommodation with disabled access
- just off A419 Swindon-Cirencester road
- easy access to M4 & M5
- regular social evenings; live music and quiz nights

But it takes more than bricks and mortar to make a pub, and Arkell's have drawn on their 160 years of experience to ensure that the Jovial Monk has a warm and friendly atmosphere that is proving quite a focal point for local residents.

The Jovial Monk also offers overnight accommodation, with six bedrooms - all with en-suite facilities.

Disabled visitors will be pleased to see that Arkell's have paid particular attention to their needs. Access to all areas has been extremely well thought out. This includes the bedrooms which are accessible via a stair-lift.

A little bit of history....

The name "The Jovial Monk", came from local resident Andrew Batch after Arkell's asked the wider Swindon community to come up with an appropriate name. Andrew e-mailed the brewery with his suggestion, which makes reference to the local history - the area was reputed to have had a monastery, and the brewery felt that the name would bring a smile to it's customers' faces.