We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Bell at Sapperton

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Sapperton | Cirencester, Sapperton GL7 6LE, England
+44 1285 760298
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

572 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 570: English reviews
Wiltshire UK
Level Contributor
64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I ate at the Bell last week, after a gap of some years. The place feels as friendly and welcoming as ever, with a good choice of beer and cheerful hosts. My partner chose a liver main course, which was excellent - and served on a plate. I had haddock and chips, which was served on a... More 

Thank Jerry1953
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Hi Jerry, Thank you for the marvellous and totally constructive comments. Glad you enjoyed the place, the food and booze. We need customer feedback, especially as us British are usually too reserved to give any opinion at all! It looks as though the serving boards let the side down on this occasion and we're really sorry. We can totally understand... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great evening at the Bell, everything was perfect and our waiter, Alain, went out of his way to make the evening seamless - he even managed to order a cab home for us when we couldn't get one. We were a group of ten, so we had our own room but it was a very relaxing but enjoyable... More 

Thank firsttimer2015
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Bell at Sapperton today, outstanding food, reasonably priced, in a lovely location. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Deac1
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Hi Deac1, Many thanks for visiting us - and for recommending us to others also. Look forward to seeing you again soon, missing you already...(actually, we so wish we knew who these Tripadvisor reviewers like you really are!!!) More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a fantastic experience. Six of us stayed in Cirencester last weekend to celebrate my daughter's 21st & my mum's 80th birthday, both falling on Saturday 15th April. We were looking for somewhere to eat dinner on the Saturday evening & my husband came across the Bell at Sapperton on Trip Advisor. It turned out to be a perfect... More 

Thank Vicky1188
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Hi Vicky, You were fabulous customers too. What an incredible coincidence that your lovely mum was born on the same day as the lady on the table next door - exactly 80 years before last Saturday night! It was a very special occasion for all of us and both parties concerned were perfect guest also, so thank you. I hope... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After quite a few disappointing food experiences, The Bell was just what we needed. They welcomed our booking last minute, allowed our dog to lie down next to us whilst we ate inside. Food was tasty, example of 'gastro pub' food & reasonably priced. I had sharing platter to myself as a main & Banoffe pot whilst my husband had... More 

Thank Emma J
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Phew! When you mentioned "after a few disappointing food experiences", I thought you were referring to here - thank Lordy you weren't Emma! Anyhow, just to say thank you ever so much for being our guests and lovely to look after. Don't leave it too long before your next visit. More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a group of 12 including children. We all enjoyed our food and the staff were very helpful. There was a small kids menu and a good size adult menu. I had the specials and they were lovely. We were recommended this place as we were staying near for the weekend.

Thank JennaEngland
U1325MRchrisw, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Hi Jenna, So glad you had a great visit and we were able to cater for small kids and 'good size adults' alike! Please can you let us know which party you were and who recommended us to you, so that we can treat them to an After Eight mint or two next time they're in?! Thanks again and please... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the bell at sapperton! Been looking for the best roast in the area for a long time and you can't better it here. Meat is cooked perfectly not over cooked or dry which is rare these days (no pun intended) as a roast dinner seems to have turned into a get out as many as possible kind of... More 

Thank bespokestone
Chris W, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Thank you Bespokestone. What's your real name?! "A proper Cotswold pub doing things right", is as good as a review gets in our minds, so we're really grateful for your kind words. The roast sirloin is going down a storm at the moment...so it should do...bloomin' butcher just down the road costs us more than our rent each year!!! More... More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't fault any of the food served at this great pub in delightful Sapperton. The burger was the best with perfect pickles + crispy bacon. And the other two mains of sea bream + pasta were unusual and delicious. All followed with fab puds. Very good service too. Don't miss it if you are in the area

Thank gezzabella
Chris W, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Wow!, thanks gezzabella. You're welcome anytime after a review like that, so please don't restrict yourself to just visiting mid-week. Our aim is to be just a little bit more informal nowadays and to entice people like you out to see us in beautiful Sapperton at least twice as often. Please introduce yourself and let us know how we are... More 

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have just had the most amazing experience at the Bell. After a mix up with our booking that turned out to be my fault, the staff were so kind and helpful to find us a table on a busy Saturday night. My parents shared the chicken platter, which was the best chicken dish they had ever tasted. My vegetarian... More 

Thank 493joanne
Chris W, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

OH MY WORD!! Thank you Joanne and for your lovely email that night - apologising that you mistook us for another Bell (I will remain discreet on that one) when you turned up. We were so worried that we had let you down and had double booked you, but our Resdiary system rarely gets it wrong. Anyhow, having squeezed you... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Good wholesome food starting with an all time fav of a jug of prawns with mayo. Shame the crab was off the menu but plaice was very good and husband was so impressed with the liver that we will return just to have this again. Such a lovely venue - think it can get busy and noisy but early Friday... More 

Thank amandaBuffy66
Chris W, Owner at The Bell at Sapperton, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda - kind words indeed. The fires are still going, as are the pints of shell-on prawns - come back and get them while you can! BTW - we have a new chef starting this week who is one of the best with fish we've ever had. He can 'Russell' up a mean calves liver and bacon with... More 

Travellers who viewed The Bell at Sapperton also viewed

Cirencester, Cotswolds
Cirencester, Cotswolds
Barnsley, Cirencester

Been to The Bell at Sapperton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 52
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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
The Bell is an 'away from it all' gem in the heart of the Cotswolds. In the beautiful village of Sapperton, we are a busy yet beautiful 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 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Bell at Sapperton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?