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The Barrel Store - Exterior
The Community Room - Seating for 14-16
Kitchen in the Community Room
Family / Triple Room
A bathroom
The Barrel Store - Entrance
Bunk Room
Double Bunk Room
Double Room
Walking Downstairs
Family Room
The Community Room - Seating for 14-16
Hand crafted throws in each room
Double Room
Hand crafted chairs in the Community Room
Family in the Community Room
Family / Triple Room
Cafe at New Brewery Arts next door to The Barrel Store
Children's craft workshops at New Brewery Arts
Stonecarving at New Brewery Arts
Stained Glass workshop at New Brewery Arts
New Brewery Arts, adjacent to The Barrel Store
Painting workshop at New Brewery Arts
Exhibition at New Brewery Arts
Cirencester Market Place
Naunton, Cotswolds
Cirencester Park
Black Jack Street, Cirencester
Cotswold lavender fields
Westonbirt Arboretum
Cotswold Stone farmhouse in winter
The Community Room - Seating for 14-16
Kitchen in the Community Room
Family / Triple Room

The Barrel Store, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds

Sleeps 2 - 40 14 Bedrooms 21 Dining

Great value stylish hostel sleeping up to 40, ideal for hen and stag weekends and family holidays in the Cotswolds

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Barrel Store, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, sleeps 2 - 40 in 14 bedrooms.

Available for exclusive hire except during July and August.

Beautifully warm Cotswold stone on the outside, light and airy inside. The Barrel Store is an environmentally-minded hostel; built to rigorous environmental (Passivhaus) standards, we are an ultra-low energy building.

Our 14 rooms are well-appointed with beautiful craft features throughout. From locally-made warm woollen throws to wrap up in, to artisan-made chairs and light shades, this is a hostel which makes the most of its association with New Brewery Arts next door to create a hostel with a real difference.

We have a Community Room with self-catering kitchen, communal table and comfy chairs to relax in. You’ll have access to free wi-fi and a selection of games. Although we do not provide catering ourselves, we can provide you with contact details of outsider caterers if required; please ask us.

The Barrel Store is brilliantly located, right in the centre of Cirencester. All of the amenities you need and everything you’d expect of an historic market town are right on our doorstep, but quiet and peaceful with no through traffic to disturb you.

For visitors wishing to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by car, cycle or walking, we are perfectly located. Cirencester is on national cycle network routes and walking trails, and we have we have lockable cycle stores allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If it's an activity holiday you're after, Cotswold Water Park is right around the corner with water skiing, sailing and a beach.

Looking for something a bit more leisurely? The Cotswolds has an enormous amount on offer. If you love heritage, there is an abundance of wonderful stately homes, manor houses, churches and museums to visit nearby. Or why not book a craft workshop for you and a few friends at New Brewery Arts and make a weekend of it? Go home with something you’ve made and a new skill.

The Barrel Store can be booked for various sized groups, so whatever your situation, whether you’re coming with a big family or getting together with friends, contact us with any special requests and we can discuss booking out The Barrel Store exclusively.



Free WiFi at The Barrel Store.

Disabled Facilities

We have one ground floor room suitable for guests with special access needs, including wheelchair users, which has an accessible shower room.

Dog Friendly

Assistance dogs only.


The Barrel Store has community room with a small self-catering, communal kitchen. We do not provide catering but can recommend external caterers.

Dining Room

The Community Room has a large table seating 14-16 people. Handcrafted chairs and tables reflect the craft heritage of New Brewery Arts.

Sitting Room

The lounge area is part of the Community Room. There are comfy chairs and a small selection of games.

TV and Music Facilities

There is no TV available.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

The Barrel Store is built to Passivhaus standards, with excellent thermal performance and exceptional environmental credentials.


Guest accommodation over two floors in 14 rooms, with single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite bathrooms; exclusive or shared use.


All linen and towels are provided at no extra cost.


12 en suite bathrooms; 2 rooms have shared bathrooms.

Children's Facilities

High chairs; family rooms sleeping 3 or 4 people available.


Based in central Cirencester, there is no garden, but New Brewery Arts with its craft facilities, gallery and Cafe is right next door.

Swimming Pool

There is no swimming pool.


Free parking from 6pm-8am Monday to Sunday; Pay & Display at other times. 298 spaces, 6 disabled. Nearest space 20m to Barrel Store.


Non-smoking throughout.

Booking Information

Sleeps up to 40 guests. Prices shown are for the whole of the Barrel Store on exclusive hire. 25% deposit on booking, 75% 8 weeks before arrival. Damage deposit £200 refundable after inspection. Ask about prices for smaller groups.
Check-in 4pm-10pm. Please enquire about availability.

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The Barrel Store

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Weekly Price
From £6400
2 Night Weekend
From £2250
3 Night Weekend
From £3200
Midweek per night
From £975


Centrally located in Cirencester, adjacent to Brewery Car Park and alongside Cricklade Street. Opposite Independent Bikeworks. In the Cotswolds AONB, easily accessed from M4 and M5.

  • London Road/Beeches Car Park - 0.4 miles (8 min walk).
  • Kemble - 5.5 miles (12 min drive).
  • Cirencester.
  • 50m to supermarket. Full range of high street shops within 100m.
  • Thai Emerald, Made by Bob & Somewhere Else (restaurants), 200m. Black Horse (pub) 100m and many others.
  • Bristol - 50 miles (1h 15min drive). Heathrow - 80 miles (1h 20min drive).

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