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Cirencester - Places to eat

Cirencester has a number of restaurants, pubs serving food and cafes/coffee shops where you can grab a quick snack or a full meal.

If you are wandering around Cirencester and just want a snack on the run then the West Cornwall Pasty Co. in Cricklade Street serves a selection of pasties, pizza slices and the like to takeaway.

If you want a sandwich on the go then Boots in Cricklade Street and the newsagent in Dyer Street both sell sandwiches and drinks. Or pop into Marks and Spencer, also on Dyer Street.

Restaurants in Cirencester

A new establishment called Graze opened recently in the Gosditch Street premises vacated when Harry Hare's closed.

The press release said:

Bath Ales Opens Graze in Cirencester

Locals and visitors to Cirencester are in for a real treat this month with the opening of the brand new Graze Bar, Brasserie and Chophouse.

Bringing something completely new to Cirencester, Graze is a vibrant, stylish bar and eaterie with something of a sophisticated city feel to it. It is situated on Gosditch Street in an exquisite building formerly occupied by Harry Hare’s.

Graze is a new launch from independent South West brewer, Bath Ales. There will be a range of specially-crafted cask ales on offers, including its flagship brand, Gem, and a range of specially selected fine wines from local merchants.

Bath Ales already has a Graze in Bristol, which has built up a reputation for serving delicious steaks. Likewise, Graze Cirencester will offer the same great quality meat cooked on a Josper charcoal oven.

Meat cookery is central to the menu but by no means the only option and there is a wide range of classic dishes as well as a regularly changing seasonal ‘specials’ board, featuring the best of local produce. The menu at Graze has been created to offer wide appeal. Diners looking for a light bite can ‘graze’ on a choice of homemade bar snacks, tuck in to simple hearty lunches, or take their pick from a range of sophisticated meals.

Meat will come from a range of top notch butchers and will always be dry aged, well matured, grass fed beef from a variety of breeds including Aberdeen Angus, Longhorn, White Park, South Devon and Dexter.

Customers will be able to enjoy Bath Ales own cask ale beers including S.P.A. and Barnsey, as well as seasonal brews, which this month is Summer’s Hare. The varied and interesting selection of wine comes from up-and coming boutique producers and includes some cutting-edge natural, bio dynamic and organic styles of wine.

The building, which features an ornate gothic façade, is believed to date back to the 17th Century. Bath Ales appointed Simple Simon Design, who also designed the brewer’s recently-opened venues Beerd in Bristol and The Grapes in Oxford, to create a sophisticated ambience in keeping with the period building.

Special attention was devoted to a much-loved enclosed court-yard garden at the rear of the bar, which has had a complete make-over and now offers the perfect sunny spot for drinkers, while diners can enjoy eating al fresco.

Commenting before the launch, Bath Ales retail director, Robin Couling, said: “Opening Graze in Cirencester is an exciting addition to our growing estate. Our aim is to bring a new, vibrant and welcoming bar and restaurant to the town.

“We’ve taken inspiration from the great steak restaurants in London and New York and given the bar a modern make-over to offer customers a great pint of cask ale and the best quality dining under one roof."

The Crown, which can be found in West Market Place serves a range of food in pleasant surroundings.

If you fancy a curry, Thai or pizza then head towards Castle Street where you will find a number of restaurants of this type.

The Corinium Hotel & Restaurant

Whether dining in the stylish restaurant, enjoying a light snack in the cosy bar or eating al fresco in the delightful garden, all of the food is prepared using the freshest of ingredients and sourced from local Cotswold suppliers wherever possible.

Address: 12 Gloucester Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2DG
Telephone: 01285 659711

Other places to eat in Cirencester

Other places to eat in Cirencester include:
Le Beaujolais - 37 Castle Street, Cirencester - 01285 644 440
Made By Bob - Unit 6, The Cornhall, 26 Market Place, Cirencester - 01285 641818
The Fleece - Right in the centre of Cirencester - 01285 658507
Pizza Express - 28 Castle Street, Cirencester - 01285 655655
Mayflower - 29 Sheep Street, Cirencester - 01285 642777
Chinese Experience - 27 Castle Street, Cirencester - 01285 658885
Jacks - 44 Black Jack Street, Cirencester - 01285 640888
Jesse's Bistro - "Quite simply, fresh food cooked brilliantly with style, imagination and flair" - The Stableyard, Black Jack Street, Cirencester - 01285 641497

The Cake House, Unit 4, Bishop's Walk, Cirencester
During the early part of 2009 The Cake House opened in the premises previously occupied by Maby's.

The Cake House has a large seating area inside and a few tables outside in Bishop's Walk itself and boasts the following services:

Homemade cakes
Light Lunches
Afternoon Teas

West Cornwall Pasty Co.
Mention Cornish Pasties and The Cotswolds isn't eactly the first place you would think of, but the West Cornwall Pasty Co. has an outlet in Cirencester which can be found in Cricklade Street as mentioned earlier on this page.

Coffee Shops
Keith's coffee shop in Black Jack Street is also worth a visit. If you don't know where Black Jack Street is, just follow the scent of roasted coffee!

If you just fancy a coffee and a cake you could also try the coffee shop (Costa) at the rear of the Waterstone's bookshop, and a cafe in the area of the News Brewery Arts Centre.

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