The Swindon Summer Bowl

Quary Road, Swindon SN1 4EN
$ No Food Recommended New

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Quary Road, Swindon SN1 4EN
  • Cross Street: Old Town
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Event Venue
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01793 467656
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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The Swindon Summer Bowl - Summer Bowl

Business Hours

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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 314 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 02, 2020
William M.
We had no food - hence zero rating. Excellent social distancing observance. A new chapter in entertainment for Swindon - well done to the organisers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2020
Paula L.
The staff are excellent and the venue is so well run. We loved it here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2020
Daisy P.
EXCELLENT.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 02, 2020
Ali S.
We didn’t have food so ignore that section

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Emma G.
fantastic idea and a really enjoyable evening with great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Lauren M.
Had the best time. Everything was exceptionally well organised. We’ll definitely be back next year

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Julie D.
Well organised, staff friendly, good lovely. A great experience and time had by all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Karan P.
Visited twice and it’s been fantastic on both occasions! Well worth a visit, we will visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Michelle R.
Had a wonderful family day at the bowl watching circus tricks! Staff wonderful and the kids absolutely loved the show!!! Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Ali B.
Lovely staff and host. Pizza was amazing. The venue was quieter than we’d all hoped, hence not rating full marks for the ambience. Such a lovely idea and evening though - we’ll be back for sure.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Heather N.
Absolutely loved our experience. All the staff there were fantastic and really friendly. The entertainment was brilliant and used the space well. All the Covid measures made us feel really safe without spoiling the enjoyment of the event. Thanks to all involved

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Hannah D.
Fantastic well organised event. Lovely friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Julie C.
This was my second visit to the summertime bowl. Two very different events. Very impressed with how well run the event was. Two of our party have reduced mobility and the host pointed out uneven ground and offered help in terms of using the one way system to the toilet. Both of them commented on how nice that was. The pack lunch was just what we expected and delicious. Finally the entertainment was fantastic. We really hope the summertime bowl returns next year.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 09, 2020
Jonathan H.
A very well managed event. Clear division between tables and one way systems to keep everyone distanced. The cleanest port-a-loos I’ve ever seen! Fun entertainment and good staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Anna B.
A lovely experience for all the family.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Chloe A.
Had a really fun, enjoyable evening. Staff were exceptional and the food was fantastic. Felt like everyone's safety was considered and prioritised.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 07, 2020
Sue M.
We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Hamlyn D.
Very well put together event. Staff were superb and we felt very well looked after. Lovely vibe, great food and beautiful venue. Would definitely come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Shaun P.
Great fun night, lovely safe feeling.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Zoe v.
Amazing relaxing show with a lot of variety. Brilliant to see the bowl being used in that way. Please keep doing these events.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Georgina B.
We had a fantastic time at the pizza night, the staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful, the pizzas were absolutely lovely and and venue was great, the facilities were good and the toilets were extremely clean. We will definitely be visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Lesley B.
Great evening, pizzas were fab with excellent DJ set in very safe environment

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Angela M.
Both the kids and adults loved the Circus family day. There was a great energy brought to proceedings by the performers and everyone was very much made to feel included and encouraged to get up and dance at one point! Great way to relax people. Loved it and would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Magda K.
A wonderful event in a beautiful park scenery. We obviously loved the performance, but also the old school circus design and the organisers eye for detail. We were impressed by the hand made tables, space dividing ropes, rugs and safety signs. Well done, we cannot think of anything that could be improved.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2020
Crystal B.
Food/drinks were limited and quite expensive, but everything else was fantastic. One way system was well thought out, facilities were good, staff were friendly. An excellent venue

Overall: 10/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2020
Nicki H.
Great event, really well planned and executed! The seating areas are great and made us feel extremely safe and comfortable. Staff were really welcoming and friendly! Food was extremely limited. A wider range of snacks would have been appreciated!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Lauren A.
Had a lovely time in the sun enjoying some Rock the Tots with my children. It was nice to be out again and feel comfortable that everyone was keeping safe and abiding by the guidelines set in place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Laura B.
Had a fantastic time and had a great table. Any possibility of choosing tables when you book ?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Rebecca H.
I felt very safe here, the whole experience was very COVID safe, everything was very organised and clean and I was very impressed. Would definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Deborah R.
Loved it all! Friendly staff, contained area for toddler management

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 26, 2020
Elizabeth M.
We had a lovely time at the family event. Everything had been so well thought out and we felt entirely relaxed and safe. It was great having our own roped off section which really helped our children understand the boundaries. We loved the personalised welcome, being shown to our table and having the rules explained. The entertainment was great, just right for a family event. The entertainers were very engaging and had a lovely interaction with the audience. The food was a good last minute addition. The majority of parents would assume there would be food available for a session running 11.00-1.00 aimed at children. The online ordering for drinks was faultless. So much nicer than queuing at a bar. Maybe this is the future! Thank you to all the staff for all their hard work. Even the rain didn't dampen any spirits!! We hope this will happen again. It was so nice to have something different to do.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 21, 2020
Shirley G.
Although the food was excellent ,I felt it was expensive for the quantity supplied.Also 2 of our party don't drink alcohol so only got a Diet Coke each included in the price .The Staff were brilliant and very helpful as our party included a wheelchair user.The band were also very good and the organisation for social distancing was very well thought out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Barbara C.
Well organized event. Attention to detail concerning social distancing was outstanding. Tasty food and great entertainment. Better advertising may have improved attendance?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 21, 2020
Imogen W.
Lovely night out, the staff were very friendly, I personally thought it was a bit expensive although the food was nice it was all the same but in different formats

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2020
Suzanne B.
A very well organised evening, with delicious food and great entertainment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Andy L.
It was such a lovely evening! Great to be out after being on lockdown for so long. We felt incredibly safe, so many excellent measures were in place for everyone’s safety. We attended on the pizza night, the pizzas were amazing. Such quick service! We hope to return again for the vegan night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Sarah K.
Such a well organised and safe event! Great addition to Swindon for the summer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Anna H.
What a wonderful night! Highly recommended!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2020
Carol G.
Really good experience, thank you. The set up was brilliant; we felt really safe and looked after. The food was good, but the portion was a little small. A little side of popadoms or something could really have made the difference. The band were brilliant, but from where we were sitting the singer was a little lost in the rest of the music (it was still good! but it could have been just a bit better). Great night. Thank you very much.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Louise T.
Social distancing measures were excellent, the staff and entertainment were excellent but the food wasn’t as atm as we would have liked and we would have preferred a better selection of drinks but we really enjoyed the evening and would love to do it again!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Raquel W.
The above is not applicable, as I attended a yoga session.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Peter F.
Excellent food, music and beer on Friday night.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
John S.
Staff and food were great. Thoroughly enjoyed the night and had a lovely time. Shame it wasn't a little busier. The online ordering page refused to let me pay and could use improvement. Felt safe at the venue due to the well implemented one way system. Will certainly look to revisit soon. Thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 03, 2020
Lynne C.
Very good experience, didn’t eat so can’t review the food. Felt like a very safe environment , service was speedy. Great entertainment . We will be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Irene F.
It was a really great day, would highly recommend it!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 02, 2020
Tiki E.
Excellent event! Food and drink selection was very limited but we had a great time!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 26, 2020
Joanna J.
The experience would have been even better if there were proper food options available, otherwise a great event.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 24, 2020
Colin M.
More people would have made for a better vibe, the music was great, the pizza was OK and the beer was good. Drinks took a while to be delivered on one occasion. All in all though my friends and I had a fun evening and we would be returning had it been happening again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 07, 2020
dave g.
Loved it.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Simon T.
Overall an excellent night. Well done to all.