Still outwardly looking every inch a railway hotel in the grand tradition, this large and imposing pub in the shadow of Swindon railway station is now a vibrant bar and grill that is the perfect location for relaxing after work or enjoying a meal from their extensive menu.

Ideally situated in Swindon town centre opposite the main train station, The GW's modern facilities include:

- double, single and family accommodation rooms
- menus ideal for business lunches and quick-bites
- Cask mark quality beers
- superb terrace bar
- conference facilities incl. catering for private parties
- private car park

Arkell's originally purchased the land in 1869 and on it erected their first purpose-built pub, which they called The Great Western Hotel.