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The Twelve Bells, Cirencester

12 Lewis Lane
Phone: 01285652230
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Twelve Bells

12½ years since our last visit to the town of Cirencester, we returned to visit the 3 pubs that have appeared in the Good Beer Guide over the past few years. The Twelve Bells was our first stop, to the southern end of the town centre.

It was quiet on arrival, with just a few others in. We were soon served by the landlady, who shortly after disappeared and was replaced by the landlord. The poor chap had barely walked in when a group of around 15-20 walked in looking for Jagerbombs. He had to wander off to source a fresh bottle, whilst the pub had suddenly become very busy. But alas, these pub crawlers were gone in no time after consuming their drinks, restoring some serenity to precedings.

The regular beer here is Wye Valley Bitter. Guests were Wye Valley HPA & Milestone Black Pearl. The latter washed down the Chinese takeaway I'd just had quite nicely.

The pub itself consists of a room at the front and further rooms out back, where the toilets can also be found.

On 1st January 2022 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about The Twelve Bells

I remembered seeing this place when cycling through Ciren (without stopping) on a previous tour in this part of the Cotswolds, so went looking for it when I stayed here recently. I'm glad I found it (it's not difficult) because it's a really nice back street local. My visit was not at a foody time of day, so perhaps I'd have a different view if it had been, but what I found was a place where regular customers were meeting for a beer and a chat, and greeting a returning member of the darts team as though he'd won the World Cup.

The Ciren Bells Bitter is brewed on the premises and was a very gluggable best bitter. Other beers were from Wye Valley and the rather more local Ramsbury brewery. This one would be on my return visit list.

Date of visit: 10th May 2018

On 1st June 2018 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Twelve Bells

Another great pub.

This came up good for Sunday Lunch on Tripadvisor - so we came mainly for the food.

Which was excellent.

The beer quality was an unexpected bonus. Its a free house, with a chalk board advertising the brews. A couple from Wye Valley but I went for the Uley Bitter. Superb condition.

Great service. Everything about this place was excellent.

On 25th September 2017 - rating: 10
[User has posted 989 recommendations about 981 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kemble, 4.12 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Stroud (Glos), 12.73 miles, 4 hr 5 min walk (show)
Swindon, 15.11 miles, 4 hr 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Twelve Bells, Cirencester
1st Jan 2022, 11:34
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
1st Jun 2018, 19:31
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 January 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
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