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The Bank

18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
+44 1793 527798
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (6 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“pudding” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a respectable 51 year old I went to a leaving do. During that do I went to the bathroom to wash my face as it was one of the hottest days in the UK. For no apparent reason the bouncers decided to walk me...More

Thank help53
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Nice lòoking place, degraded by an entry policy that requires no coats without specifying a drop off point. Bouncers will kick you out if you are found to be with a coat within two minutes after entry. Beware.

Thank Penniless P
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This review is for the upstairs bar and venue, not the street level restaurant which is separate. What an utter dump, a balanced review here will be almost impossible. The door staff insisted I must remove my coat as it had a hood and hoodies...More

1  Thank IanJon01
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My Daughter had Her 30th Birthday Party on the 9th December 2017. What wonderful venue in the night club. Everything was just right for the trendy 30 year olds. And the sixty year olds enjoyed the evening to. The bar staff were brilliant and kept...More

Thank ccampisan0
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

What a dreadful experience! Took over 2 hours for our main course to arrive. In short, don’t bother. It wasn’t worth it. People tried hard. Food was unreally delayed and not that good. 😰

Thank sheilabryant
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We have now visited this restaurant 4 times over the last couple of months and have been very impressed each time with the service, quality of food, the music and general feel of the place. The quality of the interior fit out is amazing. Where...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Used to love the downstairs cocktail bar with live music, with a great atmosphere, but now just a bog standard chain restaurant with poor food, pushing people upstairs to a disappointing bar, I'm sure lots of people agree and avoid this placeMore

3  Thank Paul M
Swindon1313, Owner at The Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Sorry you feel that way. Shame you won't be coming anytime soon. The bar is still busy and is as always upstairs. The restaurant is performing really well all week. We changed it as it wasn't working before. And no they don't agree with you...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Old bank used to be the place to go, but since Bardolino's has opened this place has gone very much down hill. Old Bank has 3 levels, and the only toilets are on the top floor therefore if you are at the bar on level...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My family went on a weekday, and it was 3/4 full. That's saying something. I can't really fault this place. The food and service is amazing, the food is great, freshly cooked. You could tell the difference. The service was super, they seemed to know...More

Thank Ramrap10
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Second visit, first visit disappointing but decided to give another go! Big mistake. Starter bread was one smal piece of bread looked silly on the board. Sharing platter enough for a very small person. This time was no better, lasagne runny needed a spoon to...More

2  Thank Bjb9554
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Vicky249
30 May 2016|
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Response from RobHop72 | Reviewed this property |
There is paid parking spaces on wood street. There is also parking behind wood street off Newport street. There may also be parking available in the co op superstore.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$40
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 527798
  • E-mail
Description
The Bank is set over two floors. The first floor is a lounge and bar area leading to a roof terrace where can enjoy a enclosed area to drink. Its great as its off the street and private. The second floor is a for lively area with a boutique club with some great sounds and DJ's entertaining you. We are a late venue with a 3am licence. please come in and enjoy your evening with friends and enjoy your evening. We are a smart casual place with a strict entry policy as we want all of our guests to enjoy the evening. Everyone is welcome in this bar.
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