Proud to have Cirencester’s widest choice of real ale, Belgian ales, craft beers and ciders.

Sitting opposite the old GWR Station this sometime local CAMRA Pub and Cider Pub of the Year has been transformed into a real ale haven. Offering up to five beers (and ciders) sourced from regional and microbreweries: for the discerning drinker, it’s a rare outlet for Corinium Ales. There is also a well socked fridge with interesting cans and bottles in conjunction with its sister shop, Phoenix Wines. Brewery memorabilia adorns the walls, with pews and a deep-set fireplace adding character. The ceiling is slowly disappearing behind the encroaching pump clip collection. The small sheltered patio at the rear is used for BBQ’s during their beer festivals.

Good Beer Guide 2023

Thank you so much for making me so welcome when I came up from Devon to stay in Cirencester last Thursday & Friday night. The Marlborough Arms is definitely one of the best pubs I have ever visited, great selection of well-kept ales & such friendly locals too. I will definitely be back up again for a visit very soon. 🙂

Dave Hearne (via Facebook)


A classic ale-house style pub in Cirencester.

Just good beer, cider & conversation.


A pub since at least the mid-1800s, and formerly part of the original Stroud Brewery estate in the early 20th century. Now a vibrant freehouse.


One of the top-rated Cirencester pubs on Google, we pride ourselves on providing a great experience. Our great ale and cider selection also means we’re a Good Beer Guide regular!