WE asked for your favourite places to pick up a pie in the Swindon area and received plenty of suggestions. Here are seven of the best...


Swindon Advertiser:

THE Brewers Arms in Wanborough stood head and shoulders above the competition by receiving the most recommendations.

Rachel Williams told us: “The pies at the Brewers Arms in Wanborough are lush.”

Debbie Bird Rachel Williams said: “I have to agree with you there.”

On reader who wanted to remain anonymous said: “The Brewers Arms does great pies, with a huge selection for meat eaters and vegetarians. The smoked tofu pie is wonderful, and the veg that goes with the pies is good too.”

It’s open from 11am to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10.30pm from Monday to Friday, 10am to 11pm on Saturdays and 10am to 10.30pm on Sundays.


Swindon Advertiser:

G W Hunt and Son Family Butchers on Rodbourne Road got the thumbs-up from one commenter.

Website user Birdperson said: “They sell the best pies by far for me, always chock full of good quality meat and they’ve got a good range of fillings.”

The business describes itself as a “high class family butcher providing top quality meat, homemade pies, sausage rolls, pasties, curry sauces, cheese, pickled onions, eggs, the list goes on.”

The butchers is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, open 8am to 5pm on Saturdays, 8am to 1pm on Wednesday, and closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Call 01793 535198 or email gwhuntbutchers@gmail.com


Swindon Advertiser:

ANDREW Hisock Family Butchers in Purton is also worth a visit.

Jacki Edwards said: “The best place to buy a pie is Andrew Hiscock’s. They are all homemade daily.

“My favourite is steak and kidney pie.”

Glowing feedback from other customers who have visited the butcher’s for many years say it has good value meat packs, friendly staff and “never disappoints”.

Based on The Parade in Pavenhill, it’s open from 7.30am Tuesday to Saturday, closing at 1pm on Saturdays, 4pm on Wednesdays, and 4.30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Call 01793 770687 or email info@swindonbutchers.co.uk


Swindon Advertiser:

THE Beehive pub on Prospect Hill in Old Town got a lot of love from our readers.

‘Arry’ Chave said: “Got to be the Beehive! Lovely deep-filled pies - with my favourites being the wild boar and chorizo and the gammon tartiflette.”

Shona Penny agreed. She said: “The Beehive Swindon has the best pies. Locally sourced and delicious.”

All its meat pies are made by the pub’s local butcher and served with mash and gravy.

Options include Aberdeen Angus shin of beef, Breton chicken, and a veggie option of golden beet and bean.

The longstanding local is open from 12pm to midnight every day, closing at 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Call 01793 523187 or visit bee-hive.co.uk


Swindon Advertiser:

VEGAN pie lovers have plenty of tasty options to choose from at The Veeg Shack.

Amy Smith from Moredon set up the mobile catering van in 2018 to offer plant-based meat-free and dairy-free pastries at events and festivals as a side-project to her full-time job.

Speaking to the Adver at the time, she said: “I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t own their own business. I just want to get to the point where I can work for myself and can make a difference in the world.”

She, rather cheekily, recommended her own business for this feature. Happy customer Anna-Louise Liston agreed, saying: “The food is delicious from The Veeg Shack”.

Call 07969 371674 or email theveegshack@hotmail.com


Swindon Advertiser:

THE Hall and Woodhouse bar and restaurant on Peglars Way serves up perfect pies.

Adver website commenter Birdperson said: “When eating out, Hall & Woodhouse does a decent pie - and not one of those fake ones in a dish either.”

The new addition to Wichelstowe from owners Dorset Brewers sits along the canalside and has already proved popular with locals and visitors to Swindon.

It received a good review from the Adver when it first opened in February 2019.

It’s open from 9am every day, closing at 11pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30pm on Sundays.

Call 01793 209207 or visit hall-woodhousewichelstowe.co.uk


Swindon Advertiser:

LAST but by no means least, the Sun Inn pub in Lydiard Millicent is worth a visit to sample their pies.

Gordon Moore enthusiastically recommended visiting on Monday nights for a scrumptious supply of pie.

The pub is open from 12pm every day, closing at 11pm Monday to Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 7pm on Sunday.

Food is served from 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 4pm and 5.30pm to 9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday.

Call 01793 770202 or visit thesuninn.info