Anglicana, Music hall, Circus music, Urban Celtic, Psychedelicatessan, Allotment Rock, Biscuit stomp
Kid Calico & the Astral Ponies make a joyous racket, wet and grubby from the musical ground from which it’s dug up, brushed off and thrown to the wind with delightful abandon. Chasing the shadows of an off-key E street band, they’ll stumble sideways into a drunken Dr John shuffle one moment, copy Jonathan Richman covering Tom Waits then lose themselves in a stoned Floydian blur (tuned to frequency Radiohead), and throw coins into the hat of The Band busking on suburban Desolation Row.
Always there, holding the reins, the sartorial wonderment of Kid Calico, politely guiding his charges and balancing their unbridled enthusiasm with classic songwriting and singalong melodies to die for.
This is a band for people seeking foot tapping thrills, heart tugging anthems, daring circus ditties and Mexican waltzes proven to cause ankle injuries.
Tucked away behind what used to be the Swindon College, within yards of the new Regent Circus development.
We now serve up to six quality Real Ales and an exciting new range of Craft Beers. We even have a wine list too!
We have a very simple menu. There is a selection of Pies with mash and gravy. All meat pies are made by our local butcher and perfect with a pint!
We have maintained the character of the pub, but given it a new lease of life. We’re sure it’s a pub that is perfect for meeting friends, listening to music, grabbing a quick bite to eat or just stopping in for a pint on your way home! Also a great place for a beer before or after a visit to the new cinema.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.