SCOTCH eggs apparently count as 'substantial meals' (who knew?) which means that pubs in Tier 2 areas that offer the bitesized delicacy could serve alcohol from tomorrow.

The savoury favourites could be a saviour for the town's taverns that want to find a way to pull pints for punters without having to offer a full menu.

So the Adver has rounded up a list of boozers from around the Swindon borough and beyond that serve up the egg and sausagemeat combination, in case you fancy a tipple or two to wash it down.

They include:

The Weighbridge Steakhouse and Bar

The Plough on the Hill

The Cross Keys

The Crown

The White Hart Inn

The Sun Inn

Hall and Woodhouse, Wichelstowe

The Five Bells, Royal Wootton Bassett

The Village Inn, Liddington

When lockdown lifts, please check that the pubs are open before popping over.

There has been some confusion about the dietary definition, as what the government considers a 'substantial meal' usually only applies to main courses, but George Eustice MP suggested that a breadcrumb-coated egg would count as filling food, too.

Michael Gove then said the opposite during a radio interview before going on telly to change his mind and agree with his Cabinet colleague.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman refused to spell out the difference between a “bar snack” and a meal.

Pressed on whether the rules permit pints being served alongside sausage rolls, pork pies, or a ploughman’s lunch, he said: “I’m obviously not going to get into the detail of every possible meal.

“But we’ve been clear: bar snacks do not count as a substantial meal but it’s well established practice in the hospitality industry what does.”