REAL ALE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE


This page is part of a prototype web-based CAMRA guide to Gloucestershire pubs.
The pub information has been supplied by the Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Bristol and District
& North Cotswold branches of CAMRA and thus these pages are
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CIRENCESTER

BAR HAVANA  See Map
12, Bishops Walk, Cricklade St., GL7 1JH
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653355

No Real Ale!
2001
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BEAR INN  See Map
12, Dyer Street, GL7 2PF
SP0244901989
Sat Nav: 51.716616,-1.965950
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653472
BRAINS Bitter (H)
BRAINS Rev James (H)

Refurbished gastro-pub, Cirencester's
oldest coaching inn, with pavement-cafe
type area where you can sit and watch
the world go by. A new Brains pub.


2012
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BEES KNEES  See Map
133, Watermoor Road, GL7 1LF
SP0299201158
Sat Nav: 51.709142,-1.958097
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 652112
e-mail:beesknees@arkells.com
website:http://www.beeskneescirencester.co.uk/
ARKELL'S 3B (H)
ARKELL'S Moonlight (H)

A locals' pub in a cul-de-sac created by
new ring road. A true centre of the
community. Lounge bar almost unused.


2015
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BLACK HORSE  See Map
17, Castle Street, GL7 1QD
SP0222001997
Sat Nav: 51.716689,-1.969265
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653187
Fax: 01285 659772
BANKS'S Mild (H)
WYCHWOOD Hobgoblin (H)
MARSTON'S Pedigree (H)
RINGWOOD Boondoggle (H)

Popular town centre pub, recently
refurbished.


2012
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BREWER'S ARMS  See Map
70, Cricklade Street, GL7 1JN
SP0238901761
Sat Nav: 51.714566,-1.966820
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653763
website:http://www.arkells.com/pubs_more2.php?id=590
ARKELL'S 3B (H)

Small lounge and large public bar
dominated by a pool table. TV in public
bar. Good range of malt whiskies.


1996
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CORINIUM HOTEL  See Map
12, Gloucester Street, GL7 2DG
SP0211402399
Sat Nav: 51.720304,-1.970797
Off A435 to the north of the town centre
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 659711
Fax: 01285 885807
website:http://www.coriniumhotel.co.uk/
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced regionally; often Wickwar)  (H)

This agreeable 2-star hotel has a
discreet frontage entered via an
attractive, narrow courtyard; which
leads into a slightly idiosyncratic
interior, with a comfortable lounge area
complete with woodburner. The varying
thickness and layout of the walls hint
at its heritage as an Elizabethan wool
merchant's house. Three guest ales
usually include at least one LocAle. A
modern vestibule leads into a smart
dining room and the pleasant suntrap of
a garden at the rear of the premises.


2015
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CROWN  See Map
17, West Market Place, GL7 2NH
SP0224102071
Sat Nav: 51.717354,-1.968961
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653206
BATH ALES GEM (H)
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)

Lively, crowded town centre pub with
character, very noisy but with some
quieter areas. Food good but relatively
expensive. Pub wishes to be known as
Slug & Lettuce but there is a
preservation order on the 600 year old
name "The Crown".


2012
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DRILLMAN'S ARMS  See Map
34, Gloucester Road, GL7 2JY
SP0162503200
Sat Nav: 51.727507,-1.977872
On old A417, 200 yds from A435 junction
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653892
SHARP'S Doom Bar (H)
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced regionally)  (H)

Lively Georgian Inn, perched beside the
main road, with small convivial lounge,
public bar and skittle alley. A
freehouse run by the same couple for
over twenty years. The low beamed
ceilings, open fire, horse brasses,
brewery pictures and excellent beer,
more than compensate for the slightly
obtrusive fruit machines. Pool table in
rear bar. Fresh flowers grace the
immaculate toilets. Very reasonably
priced standard pub fayre. Summer beer
festival. Outside seating plus small car
park at the front. Live music is
performed on Saturday evening. A haven
for skittles teams. Buses to Cheltenham
and Gloucester stop close by. CAMRA
Cirencester sub-branch's Pub of the Year
2013.


2015
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FLEECE HOTEL  See Map
41, Market Place, GL7 2NZ
SP0243202031
Sat Nav: 51.716994,-1.966196
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 658507
website:http://www.fleecehotel.co.uk/
THWAITES Wainwright (H)
THWAITES Nutty Black (H)
THWAITES Original (H)
THWAITES Lancaster Bomber (H)

Smart comfortable former wine-bar
attached to prominent mock-half-timbered
hotel at the end of the Market Place.
Food available in the bar and hotel.
The first "Thwaites Inns of Character"
outside their northern heartlands.


2012
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GOLDEN CROSS  See Map
20, Blackjack Street, GL7 2AA
SP0216302065
Sat Nav: 51.717300,-1.970090
Near Corinium Museum
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 652137
website:http://www.arkells.com/pubs_more2.php?id=619
ARKELL'S 3B (H)
ARKELL'S Moonlight (H)

A real pub without gimmicks, relying on
good beer, friendly and efficient
service, and good company. Appealing to
all age groups. Arkells seasonal beers.
Full-sized snooker table. Families
welcome in skittle alley when not in
use.


2007
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GOLDEN FARM INN  See Map
Upper Churnside, GL7 1AR
SP0317401736
Sat Nav: 51.714338,-1.955458
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 652927
JOHN SMITH'S Bitter (H)
WADWORTH 6X (H)

Large popular pub with interconnecting
rooms festooned with bric-a-brac.
Quieter further away from the pool
table. Camp site at rear.


1996
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HARE  See Map
3, Gosditch Street, GL7 2AG
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 658957
e-mail:info@theharesmokehouse.co.uk
website:http://www.theharesmokehouse.co.uk/
BATH ALES Special Pale Ale (H)
BATH ALES GEM (H)

Formerly the Harry Hairs restaurant now
a Bath Ales pub in the heart of the
town.


2012
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


MACKENZIES CAFE-BAR  See Map
34, Castle Street, GL7 1QH
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 656567

No Real Ale!
2001
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


MARLBOROUGH ARMS  See Map
1, Sheep Street, GL7 1QW
SP0207201895
Sat Nav: 51.715772,-1.971408
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 651474
e-mail:info@malborougharms.co.uk
website:http://www.malborougharms.co.uk/
BOX STEAM Piston Broke (H)
NORTH COTSWOLD Windrush Ale (H)
GUEST BEER Six Ales (sourced nationally)  (H)

Opposite the old GWR Station, and local
CAMRA Pub of the Year, this wooden
floored pub has been transformed into a
real ale haven. Offering eight beers
(and ciders) sourced from regionals and
microbreweries; for the discerning
drinker, it's a rare outlet for Corinium
Ales. Brewery memorabilia adorns the
walls, with pews and a deep-set
fireplace adding character. The ceiling
is slowly disappearing behind the
encroaching pump clip collection. The
small patio at the rear is used for
BBQ's during their beer
festivals.


2015
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NELSON INN  See Map
70, Gloucester Street, GL7 2DH
SP0202702499
Sat Nav: 51.721203,-1.972056
NNW up Gloucester Street. 5 mins from town centre.
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 652402
website:http://www.thenelsoninn.co.uk/
WICKWAR BOB (Brand Oak Bitter) (H)

Comfortable local with a bar in the
shape of a Man-of-war. Live music
Sundays. Menu with a nautical flavour.
Occasional guest beers.


2012
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ODDFELLOWS' ARMS  See Map
12-14, Chester Street, GL7 1HF
SP0267401663
Sat Nav: 51.713684,-1.962696
Left at traffic lights off A417 roundabout & 2nd right
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 641540
website:http://www.oddfellows-arms.co.uk/
HOOK NORTON Hooky (H)
HOOK NORTON Old Hooky (H)

Many make the effort to find this
sensitively refurbished back-street pub.
Now moved upmarket with a good range of
food and two frequently changing guest
beers. Large garden at rear. Good family
room. Live Irish music most Friday
nights.


2007
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SOMEWHERE ELSE  See Map
65, Castle Street, GL7 1QD
SP0208501913
Sat Nav: 51.715934,-1.971220
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 643199
STONEHENGE Pigswill (H)

Town centre pub converted into a single
bar.


2003
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TALBOT INN  See Map
14, Victoria Road, GL7 1EN
SP0272201787
Sat Nav: 51.714799,-1.962000
Left at traffic lights off A417 roundabout
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653760
website:http://www.talbotinncotswolds.co.uk/
ARKELL'S 3B (H)

Friendly comfortable local. The recent
refurbishment has rearranged the pub but
retained a smart public bar.


1996
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TWELVE BELLS  See Map
12, Lewis Lane, GL7 1EA
SP0247201742
Sat Nav: 51.714395,-1.965619
Straight ahead at traffic lights off A435 roundabout
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 652230
e-mail:twelvebells@fsmail.net
website:http://twelvebellscirencester.com/
CIREN ALES Bells Bitter (H)
WYE VALLEY Butty Bach (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

Pub named after the church across the
road that unusually has twelve bells.
Entirely refurbished in Autumn 2010 and
under new ownership, the pub has moved
upmarket. Two changing beers and an
interesting food menu. Home of the Ciren
Ales Brewery.


2013
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VAULTS  See Map
5, Beeches Road, GL7 1BN
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 885706
website:http://www.thevaultslive.co.uk/
BASS Draught Bass (H)
GUEST BEER Regular (H)

A pub with an established music venue.
The Barn Theatre and Ingleside House
nearby.

2012
CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


WAGGON & HORSES  See Map
11, London Road, GL7 2PU
SP0272901958
Sat Nav: 51.716336,-1.961898
On road to town centre from A435 roundabout
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 652022
e-mail:thewaggon@hotmail.co.uk
website:http://www.thewaggonandhorses.co/
GUEST BEER Three Ales (sourced locally; often Prescott, Ramsbury)  (H)

Showing off its well thought out new bar
layout, this pub has transformed itself
once again, striving to find the right
balance between the dining and drinking
sides of this classy, modern pub. There
is a formal dining area and separate
function room at the rear. The
wood-burner and some subtle decorating
make this a cracking location to spend
an evening. Their range of Thatchers
ciders available on handpumps is growing
due to increasing demand.

(855,861)
2015
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WHEATSHEAF  See Map
79, Cricklade Street, GL7 1HY
SP0237201831
Sat Nav: 51.715196,-1.967066
Tel. Cirencester (01285) 653674
BUTCOMBE Butcombe Bitter (H)
HOOK NORTON Hooky (H)
WICKWAR Bankers Draft (H)
GUEST BEER Two Ales (H)

Town pub with courtyard which has
undergone much-needed refurbishment -
exposed beams and stone walls. The
skittle-alley is used as a public bar
with two pool tables.


2012
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CAMRA's WHATPUB entry


©Campaign for Real Ale Ltd. 2019.
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Last updated on 28/01/2019