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Gibson's Swindon

The newest bar in Old Town is Gibson’s on Victoria Road, a fairly straightforward (and brightly lit) watering hole that may or may not be serving up Greek treats in the near future.

I had a perfectly presented (and perfect) Wadworth 6X and took my glass to the seat in the storefront window. The venue was either a salon or a vintage furniture store just a few months ago and, much earlier, Richard Jeffries‘ house from 1875-77 where he wrote and published Restless Human Hearts, a novel decades ahead of its time (and place).

The bartender appeared beside me and slid a tray of peanuts my way before returning to the other punter (it was fairly early, yet) and putting on a CD of standards by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong who are still decades ahead of the game.

Watching the post work foot traffic with a beer and some peanuts, Ella singing in my ear, and the threat of mezza appearing from the kitchen are more than most of us have ever earned.

 

Gibson's Swindon bar

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Posted October 15, 2015 by Drunken Bunny in Pubs

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