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New Brewery Arts

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Good good, lovely arts, noisy cafe

It’s easy to miss this place, hidden in a square, but make an effort to find it! The ground floor... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
664RachelH
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Best value for money ever!!

Had a delicious lunch of one and a half sandwich rounds and gorgeous side salad for £6.50. I'm... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Tumi58
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“glass blowers”(4 reviews)
“local artists”(5 reviews)
“cafe upstairs”(3 reviews)
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New Brewery Arts is the home of craft and making in the heart of the Cotswolds, Based in the only three remaining Cirencester Brewery Buildings, New Brewery Arts houses galleries, makers' studios, café and shop, and an extensive programme of courses...more
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Brewery Court, Cirencester GL7 1JH, England
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All reviews glass blowers local artists cafe upstairs home made exhibition space grayson perry warm cheese scone for sale cakes well worth a visit wonderful setting interesting things to see great place to visit coffee shop wide range workshop gallery
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to miss this place, hidden in a square, but make an effort to find it! The ground floor has some wonderfully unique and classy crafts, jewellery, pics, sculptures, and some fab cards. The cafe upstairs does good good but is exceptionally noisy. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AliceC4541, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

I'm not sure which day you visited; it was exceptionally busy (and noisy) on Saturday 1st December because we were hosting Etsy Made Local Cirencester Christmas Market, but perhaps it was another day. I'm glad you pointed out so many of the wonderful things here...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Had a delicious lunch of one and a half sandwich rounds and gorgeous side salad for £6.50. I'm gluten intolerant so bread was gluten free-suspect it was shop bought but none the less delicious. Couldn't resist a gluten free peanut cookie also delicious! They also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AliceC4541, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Yes, we do try to have a good selection of allergen-tolerant products for sale so do come back and eat with us again! Best wishes,

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Perfect central location in the heart of Cirencester. Comfortable. Great staff. Clean. Lovely blankets. Thoroughly recommend. Lots to do and great shops. Parking super cheap.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AliceC4541, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Lorna Glad you enjoyed your visit and the blankets (fyi they are from www.cotswoldwoollenweavers.co.uk if you ever want to buy one!). James (the Manager) works hard to make you welcome and I'm glad his team did their job to make your birthday go so...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

As well as a really interesting shop,a cafe and they have some good exhibitions. You can walk round the workshops and watch the craftsmen at workMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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AliceC4541, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Pippa Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the exhibtion, shop and cafe. Do come back when Crafted for Christmas, our craft buying exhibition, is on (27 Oct-31 Dec) and find some great Christmas...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is an excellent Centre for teaching arts and crafts and selling the products of local artists and craftspeople. The cafe is brilliant, with a great menu, high quality food and drink and reasonable prices.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AliceC4541, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Andrew Many thanks for leaving such a great review; glad you love the Cafe! Do come back and visit us when our craft exhibition, Crafted for Christmas is on (27 Oct-31 Dec) as it's a good place to find unique craft. Best wishes,

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Dazzling collection of crafts - jewellery to pottery, automata to sculptures. Also includes an excellent café serving snacks and lunches/ teas. High class crafts...a highlight is visiting craftspeople in their workshops esp the glassblowers...so you can see how they work/ produce their artworks. Easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ArmenianJames
Alice C, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi James Thanks for this nice review of New Brewery Arts - good to hear that you managed to fit it lots of what we have to offer, including visiting Loco Glass. Come back again soon and have something more in the Cafe! Alice

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Very friendly staff and a delicious lunch . The Arts and Crafts fabulous from a lot of very talented people. Make sure you visit when in Cirencester

Date of experience: June 2018
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Alice C, Marketing Manager at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Hi and I'm so sorry that we've taken such a long time to respond. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and please come back again for another good lunch!

Reviewed April 29, 2018

Plenty to see,& a Cafe ... Well worth the time to visit. The Glass Blowers had some really lovely pieces,

Date of experience: April 2018
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Alice C, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Hi Thank you very much for leaving such a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit; do come back and see our regularly changing exhibitions, and we also have a new maker who's just arrived in the courtyard. Best wishes, Alice

Reviewed April 26, 2018

We stayed at the YHA next door and had breakfast here the following morning. What a lovely place this is with excellent food and very friendly staff.More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Alice C, Marketing at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hi Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - you can review The Barrel Store if you like as well by searching for it on Tripadvisor. Glad you enjoyed the food in the Cafe and that...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018

One can find art and/or craft shops anywhere, but rarely do you find ones with the craft workers in residence. They are freindly and welcoming and happy to discuss their work which is clearly for sale. In addition the shop has a wide range of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Alice C, Guest Relations Manager at New Brewery Arts, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Hi John Thank you for giving such a complete review of your visit; we do also run over 200 courses and workshops should you feel the need to come and learn a craft yourself! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Alice

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