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The Bell at Sapperton

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Sapperton $$ - $$$ , British,
1 Sapperton | Cirencester, Sapperton GL7 6LE, England
+44 1285 760298
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea bream” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Sapperton | Cirencester, Sapperton GL7 6LE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the most delicious meal at The Bell in Sapperton. The food was utterly delicious and very well presented. The staff were attentive, efficient and charming 10/10

Thank pepperleaf2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really great pub with splendid menu, charming staff and lovely atmosphere. A real gem of the Cotswolds.

Thank reubenthompson1995
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friends and I often have meals at The Bell and it is always superb. the food is mouthwateringly good, the service is first class and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. I could not rate this place more.

Thank Eleanor F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at The Bell to a very friendly barman ordered our drinks and sat outside ordered our food 2 ploughmans with side of chips arrived in good time but soft bread served no butter crusty on ploughmans please cheese very little taste limp bagged...More

Thank Sarah B
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sarah, Are you sure you visited the right Bell? We do have Ploughmans on the menu, yes, but I'm afraid without the tasteless cheese and limp bagged lettuce you refer to. Also, I agree, the Bell you visited and refer to seems to charge...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this place and went for a special family meal. Sadly we were made to wait for over an hour for our meals. It was good when it came and they offered to take money off the bill, but by then the shine had...More

Thank Joe L
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Joe, Have just seen your review. One hour? Crikey! -that's a very rare but awful glitch in the system and no wonder the Duty Manager at the time offered to take something off your bill, as this really never happens. Will look into that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I don't write many reviews but in the case of The Bell I just had to. Don't know why but my wife and I have never been to The Bell even though I have lived in cirencester for nearly twenty years and she has lived...More

Thank andrewclements7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews below when our experience was so excellent. We organised our visit over email as we were having a family gathering and we were traveling from Dubai - the communication was brilliant. When we arrived we...More

Thank Joanna P
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Joanna, Many thanks for your kind words and for being one of our best parties ever in the Garden Room, even if the shirts were positively awful (hence winning the Sunday Roast prize by a country mile, hee hee!). Rosie looked after you throughout...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lovely meal in the private room for 10 of us!! The food was delicious! Alain was delightful and very helpful! Brilliant!! Highly reccommendedMore

Thank Imogen E
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, thank you Imogen E. Alain has been receiving a lot of praise recently and we like to think that he and his front of house team deserves it! Glad you liked the Private Dining Room / Garden Room and please don't be strangers....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find- in the beautiful Cotswolds. The fish and chips were huge. Great service and the food was lovely.More

Thank ShellMcG2013
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks ShellMcG2013! We're lucky to have a beautiful pub in a stunning part of the world - you're right! The fish comes up daily from Brixham, which really helps also. Thanks ever so much for the kind words and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

crabmeat was dry and caesar salad was a few limp leaves , 2 croutons , a very small piece of anchovy and so little dressing I could not taste it,I cannot eat ginger so requested a different dressing on the crab and said if that...More

2  Thank blossom49
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Blossom49, Thank you for the useful feedback. Oh dear! We obviously did try to please you by making up a couple of things 'off' the usual menu as requested. We don't serve a Caesar Salad usually (but what a good idea, must look into...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $52
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sapperton | Cirencester, Sapperton GL7 6LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Sapperton
  • Phone Number: +44 1285 760298
  • E-mail
The Bell has just scooped the 'Best Pub' award in the 2017 'Western Daily Press' Food and Farming Awards and we're over the moon!

Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds in the beautiful village of Sapperton, we are a busy yet beautiful old pub. Frequented all year round by walkers, riders, bikers and discerning diners and locals alike.

We pride ourselves on consistently being one of the very best pubs in the Cotswolds (and the country, according to our lovely regulars!) for food, drink and relaxed but professional hospitality. The Bell was one of the first real 'gastro' pubs in the early 2000's. We continue to serve up the very best of fresh, regional and seasonal produce, specialising in British dishes, regional beers, cocktails and wines personally and painstakingly selected by ourselves on our many wine trips around the globe.

Although we're famous for our top notch food, we're not just a rural restaurant. We welcome well behaved dogs, horses and children for either a casual pop in visit or a pre-booked meal.
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