Legendary Swindon venue will rise again!

©Calyx Picture Agency Darren the new owner /landlord of the Rolliston pub in Commercial Road

One of Swindon’s landmark venues is set for a new lease of life – in a move that will be music of the ears of Swindon’s gig scene.

The Rolleston Arms pub and associated basement bar Level 3 closed doors on 20 January this year with singer Frank Turner playing to a sell-out crowd.  

But now the landlords of Swindon’s Victoria Pub, Darren Simons and Violet McLaren, have stepped up to the plate to run the venue – which is set to open at the end of the month.

Darren explained: “I’m really excited. The whole venue is being renovated by the brewery and we are all ready for the re-opening. 

“This will be a great opportunity for us, where we can use the expertise we have built up from running the Vic for five years and apply that here. 

We will be continuing to promote great local bands and support Swindon’s thriving music scene.

“We’ve got some ambitious plans which will be announcing in the near future.”

The Rolleston Arms will open doors on June 29 with a big launch earmarked for June 30 featuring a host of local bands including Rotten Aces, Two Sick Monkeys, Street Outlaws, Ian Dozer and Falls on Deaf Ears. Definitely good news for Swindon’s music scene.