The Choptank Old Town

The Choptank Old Town

So the last week I paid a visit to the The Choptank Old Town, Swindon. I’d heard that the place had a new chef and a new menu – now doing small plates – that I was keen to try. So last week an opportunity presented itself. Hurrah.

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27. Vodka

27. Vodka

Vodka – one of the few spirits that I’ll drink on the odd occasion. Though, in general, I’m more about the wine, the beer and the Champagne. In my youth I’d often have a vodka and lime when I’d had enough beer. Blimey – I couldn’t do it now. I can’t bear gin, so if I’m in a cocktail mood then it has to be vodka or rum based.

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Pour Over at Pour Bois

Pour Over at Pour Bois

Well – I’ve already done coffee in my Swindon in 50 Drinks series but my chum Chris Eley assures me that Pour Bois is worthy of mention. So, with thanks to said chum, here’s a post about this as-yet-unvisited-by-me coffee place. But I’ve decided to keep it top level eating/drinking/coffee.

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24. The Drink Valley Swindon

24. The Drink Valley Swindon

Before anyone says it, I’m aware that The Drink Valley is a venue not as singular drink. But:

1. It’s an independent business in the town centre deserving of a mention.
2. I’ve covered an individual drink that I often buy there to drink at home in this post: https://swindonian.me/2021/08/26/13-hercule-belgian-stout/ I flipping love that stout.

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23. Napo Lemon and Vodka

23. Napo Lemon and Vodka

Okay – this Napo lemon and vodka drink is a bit of a Swindon in 50 drinks cheat in that this business is based in Trowbridge. Buuuut I did meet Robert Hobbs of Four Friends Drinks at The Foundry launch event in Workshed. And that’s very much in Swindon and it’s something different so …y’know. Here we are. With something that’s not bloody gin – Lord I hate that stuff. I had a bad experience with it once – ’nuff said. And I don’t like tonic either.

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21. Limoncello Italian Liqueur

21. Limoncello Italian Liqueur

I’m not going to lie, I’m not keen on this stuff at all. A shot of grappa I’m partial to but not Limoncello Italian liqueur. Anyway, the bottles of the yellow, lemony stuff you see here are on the shelves in DaPaolo’s deli on Commercial Road in Swindon town centre. But I’m sure you’d get it in any of the many Italian eateries dotted around Swindon.

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20. Jamaican Rum Punch

20. Jamaican Rum Punch

A recent visit to Moshan Island Grill on Swindon’s Devizes Road, provided the perfect opportunity to enjoy a cheeky Jamaican Rum Punch. And then to do a cheeky Swindon in 50 Drinks blog about it.

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West Swindon – What the eye doesn’t see

Swindon In 50 Buildings

Swindon – A Born Again Swindonian’s Guide

Dona Bradley Architectural Illustrator

https://dona-b-drawings.co.uk/?ref=zulDs2fHXqWHq

We Are Swindon