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Address: Brewery Court, Cirencester GL7 1JH, England
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+44 1285 657181
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

New Brewery Arts is the home of craft and making in the heart of the...

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 and workshops (over 200 each year). It is a place to explore craft and creativity, and to see unique items created by extraordinary craftspeople. Whether you are a collector of craft, or simply looking to find something truly inspiring, New Brewery is a unique experience. Our studios offer a rare opportunity to meet makers and buy beautifully crafted work direct from independent artists. You can browse an exceptional selection of work by some of the UK's leading craft makers in our galleries. Our Craft Shop sells beautifully hand-crafted items for the home and individually designed jewellery and textiles. Make more of your visit to New Brewery Arts by dropping in to our Café, we serve great coffee and a delicious lunch menu, we use local, organic and fairtrade ingredients wherever possible. You can now make your visit into a holiday and stay with us in our new visitor accommodation. Stylish and affordable, The Barrel Store is not only a great base for our workshops and classes but you can make it a springboard for exploring the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Barrel Store opens in spring 2016.

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Fantastic crafts

Visit this center several times and I always find the skills and knowledge of the individual craft specialists amazing, this visit the glass blowers were very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
Dave M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little shop selling various art. Is small and packed with a variety of items at a variety of prices. There is a coffee shop as well and some artists at work.

Thank Clare D
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visit this center several times and I always find the skills and knowledge of the individual craft specialists amazing, this visit the glass blowers were very friendly and informative. The two young girls explained and demonstrated their skills in glass blowing very well. The only disappointing element of the center is the shop as I find the prices very expensive... More 

Thank Dave M
Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is the opposite of tacky souvenir -- here you can find high quality, locally made crafts -- some beautiful pottery, glass, textiles and jewellery. Perfect for a gift for someone special, or as a momento of a lovely town.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We travel around the country often looking for places like the Brewery Arts and in particular looking to pick up local pieces of art for reasonable prices but unfortunately we found that there weren't many bargains to be found and that lots of things (in our opinion) were over priced and expensive. The cafe menu was also a little uninspiring... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I love visiting the Brewery. There is always a something good on and at the moment the Christmas exhibition is superb. The quality of the crafts and art is always extremely high. It is hard to resist and if you do, then the shop will completely weaken your resolve. This is always my first port of call when visiting Cirencester.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We called to see the exhibiytion by local artist Debbie Stirling and her students. Brilliant examples of ceramic art- many for sale at reasonable prices. Only o until Sat 29th October -don't miss it.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am very lucky to live within range of Brewery Arts, where I have had lunch and bought ceramics, jewellery and cards for well over a decade (most recently last Saturday). Very attractive range of crafts and jewellery, all very eye-catching and delectable stuff, and original designs. Upstairs is mouth-watering food, especially the 'big salad' - lots of interesting veg... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Brewery arts is a very pleasant place to pass the time they have a nice selection of arts and crafts for sale and they sometimes have exhibitions of art in the gallery, They also have a very popular café.

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

First visit to Cirencester and heard about this place in the "Rough Guide to Britain" (would recomend this book to anyone touring UK!!).Loads of different studios with art,pottery,textiles etc-most items not cheap but great to browse!

Thank PFogg7
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had a look around the shop and exhibitions, great ideas and use of space, but the cafe is letting the side down and could do better. Only had tea and a hot chocolate so can't comment on the food, but the server spilt the chocolate all down the mug when making it and would have left it had I not... More 

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