The daughter of the landlady of Swindon’s oldest pub has joined the ranks at the family-run pub.

Holly Waiters started working at The Plough Inn on Devizes Road in Old Town one month ago, joining mum Tracy Davis who has been landlady there for three years.

The pub is the oldest operating watering hole in the town and Holly is relishing the opportunity to be behind the historic bar.

“It is a family-run business and it was my turn to step up,” she said.

Swindon Advertiser: The Plough Inn has a wide selection of drinks on offer.The Plough Inn has a wide selection of drinks on offer. (Image: The Plough Inn)

“Both I and my mum have previously worked in pubs before across Swindon but this one is completely different.

“The regulars and atmosphere are different in a good way as Old Town is a nice area with nice people.

“It is nice to work here as you can interact more with the customers rather than it being really busy because if it does get busier you cannot build that relationship with the regulars.

“I like when you get to see people having fun, as it makes it so worth it and enjoyable because it is lovely to see other people so happy and supporting their local businesses.”

The 23-year-old has only been at the watering hole for a month but is already well-versed in the pub’s past.

Swindon Advertiser: The Plough Inn is located in Old Town.

“It is the oldest pub in Swindon which is still running and the railway tracks used to run behind it years ago.

“It is a very old and cute pub, you know, a proper pub-pub and we even have a beer garden which is a proper sun trap in the summer.”

There are a whole host of pubs in Old Town but Holly does not see the businesses as being competitive with each other.

“We definitely help each other [with other Old Town pubs] but we are all quite different so I wouldn’t say there is competition.

“We do like to support the other local businesses too because there is quite a community attitude here.”

Swindon Advertiser: The pub also has a picturesque beer garden.The pub also has a picturesque beer garden. (Image: The Plough Inn)

The pub is owned by Arkell’s Brewery and provides visitors with a wide selection of drinks and snacks.

“All of our stock is Arkells so we have their ales on tap but other drinks available with a great cocktail selection including a bit of everything which are two for £10,” added Holly.

“We don’t do food as we are quite a small pub without a kitchen but we do have a brilliant snack collection.

“There are crisps, nuts, chocolates, pickled eggs, all sorts.”