Brews & Eats
Brew Shop and bar is latest addition to Old Town in Swindon

The newest business to join Old Town’s growing independent trade quarter opens its doors on Friday 18 November at 8.00pm as The Tuppenny commences trade in the premises formerly occupied by hair salon Talk of the Town.

The brainchild of Old Town residents Linda Gulliford (former manager of The Victoria) and Jamie Stapleton, The Tuppenny will be Swindon’s first and only specialist on trade purveyor of craft drinks, a fabulous emporium of brewed, distilled and fermented greatness.

The business will stock the largest and best range of craft beer on tap and in the fridges that you will find in Old Town, alongside some of the finest wines and best quality spirits available – served crafted into stone-cold classic cocktails or simply served as they come. For those daytime chill out moments they will also be brewing up a range of classic teas and some great coffees and serving delicious cakes and sandwiches.


The Tuppenny will also be Swindon’s only beer Growler supplier, so all hop fans can take great draught beer home in a beautiful glass bottle, then bring it back for a top up the following weekend!

Customers will be able to relax and enjoy some downtime in a unique, cosy and quirky space featuring repurposed and up-cycled furniture with a personality. Board games and some vintage reading material will be available for your enjoyment.

The Tuppenny will always champion smaller, independent craft producers and will avoid carrying any mainstream brands on or behind the bar as they seek to become a destination venue for the more adventurous palate. They will be working closely with local craft brewers Renegade Brewery & West Berkshire Brewery to provide a high class “house beer” range and will feature an ever changing selection of brews from other independent brewers.

Non-beer drinkers will be well looked after with a range of classical cocktails; the selection of Martini’s, Old Fashioned’s, Sazerac’s and Sours will remind customers of what a mixed drink should be about – the finest ingredients lovingly crafted into a exemplary beverage. Wine fans will not be forgotten either with a small but perfectly formed selection of wine available by the glass or bottle.

For those who are designated drivers or on the wagon, The Tuppenny will be offering a really fabulous selection of soft drinks from producers who share the fiercely independent craft values that The Tuppenny themselves strive for.

The Tuppenny hope to add to and build upon the reputation that Old Town has become known for

in recent years - relentlessly independent, offering greater choice and higher quality across the board, from Tea to tequila, and everything in between. The Tuppenny have got your favourite tipple waiting for you.

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  • Brew Shop and bar is latest addition to Old Town in Swindon
  • Brew Shop and bar is latest addition to Old Town in Swindon