The Bell at Sapperton | Pub in Gloucestershire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Bell at Sapperton - Pub in Gloucestershire

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Sapperton, Cirencester, GL7 6LE, Gloucestershire
England, United Kingdom

This 300-year-old Cotswold pub, the hub of picture-book Sapperton from which there are glorious walks, is a superb place to eat and stay

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Find a series of very comfortable beamed dining rooms around a cosy bar, with old flagstones, rugs on boards, blazing winter log fires and a happy mix of locals and walkers with their dogs – it's a bustling, happy place. Top-notch local food evolves with the seasons and includes home-baked bread, beef from the Cirencester Park herd of cattle, venison and lamb reared just fields away. Summer evenings in the charming courtyard garden will be memorable.

Bedrooms upstairs have calming colours, large beds, smart TVs, sound-proofed floors and mini kitchens but you won't want to miss the food downstairs. Breakfast is a feast of all the usual culprits plus smoked mackerel with scrambled eggs, oyster mushrooms and spinach with cream cheese on toast, porridge with honey. Ale lovers will find plenty of local beers and there's a wine wall for buying or drinking here.

Stride out on glorious Cotswold walks or potter along the canal tow path.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"While I was in Sapperton to look for arts and crafts places some local mentioned the pub for good food and drink. I was really overwhelmed by the beautiful setting, bees humming around the lavender bushes, friendly service, the sandwiches were very tasty and so was the cider. What a lovely pub and village! I really enjoyed my stay."
July 2013

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Lunch from £9.95. Bar meals from £4.95. Dinner from £10.95. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £29.


2.30pm-6.30pm (3pm-7pm Sun). Open all day Sat (& Sun in summer).


Sapperton, Cirencester, GL7 6LE, Gloucestershire


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