Top 10 Student Bars in Cirencester

Top 10 Student Bars in Cirencester

At the heart of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is often considered a boring and somewhat sleepy town. But home to the Royal Agricultural University, it’s teeming with lively students yearning for a place to let themselves go, have a drink, some fun and maybe even a boogie – but with no idea where to go. If you find yourself stuck in this situation, then this is your answer. You’re welcome. Here are the best student bars in Cirencester!

17 Black

Bar by week, nightclub by weekend,  17 Black is the place to be if you’re looking to let off some steam. Located on Castle St, the wine bar and club, host to live music and DJing, boasts a huge drinks menu including giant sharing cocktails, £3 Prosecco (yes, you read that right) and happy hour every day from 5-11pm! With free entry on Saturdays (before 12pm)  and drinks deals throughout the week – like Gin Thursdays –  it’s the perfect place to let your hair down with your friends truly one of Cirencester best student bars. 

Bees Knees

Fancy a mid-week pint or searching for a place to watch the footie? Then the Bees Knees really is… the bees knees! This quaint little pub, located on Watermoor Road, has been newly refurbed and offers screening of all the live sports games, pool tables, dart boards and is dog friendly – ‘coz everybody loves dogs (BONUS!). This bar is truly one of Cirencester’s best student bars!

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Reva is Cirencester’s biggest club, therefore the only place to head if you’re yearning for a big night out! With two dance floors playing a range of genres, drinks promotions all night on Saturdays and Wednesdays and events scheduled throughout the week, this is the student go-to for a night of partying.  

Tithe Barn – SU Bar

It sounds obvious but a lot of people underestimate how good a night they can have in their uni bar. The Tithe Barn is the perfect place to meet fellow students and to make new friends and is host to student nights throughout the week including Club Nights on Fridays, live music events and sports evenings.

The Nelson Inn

A humble pub, loved by students. Simple. 

Black Horse

This restaurant and bar, located on Castle St, offers up a huge menu of drinks including classic and signature cocktails, spirits, beer and wine – all for prices that will suit your student budget. They also propose brilliant drinks deals throughout the week including happy hour every day from 5p.m., 2 for £5 beer on Tuesdays and 2 for 1 shots on Friday – the perfect recipe for fun, any day of the week.

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Somewhere Else

So it’s a Tuesday night and it’s already been a tough week – you fancy letting your hair down with your mates. Somewhere Else offers a fantastic 2-4-1 Tuesdays deal that includes all drinks except cocktails which are 2-4-£10 – the perfect way to catch some mid-week relief!

The Tunnel House Inn

The Tunnel House Inn is a firm favourite with RAU students, serving great value drinks (and food) and home to events such as live music. A famous local landmark but also a local hotspot to pop for a relaxed drink and a laugh with your friends – that is when it’s not hosting parties, as it does often, run by the SU! Best of both worlds…

The Golden Cross

All the features of the perfect drinking spot, The Golden Cross has a beer garden for the summery Cotswolds days and a comfortable lounge with a log burning fire for those chilly winter months.  No matter the weather, this pub in the centre of Cirencester will fulfil your needs!

Mad Hatter Wine Bar

Live music, karaoke, wine, beer and a 4.7 star review on trip advisor – what more could you want?

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