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30th May 2012

Bath Ales Opens Graze in Cirencester

Independent brewer and pub operator, Bath Ales, has opened its second Graze, this time in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Bringing something completely new to the town, the Graze Bar, Brasserie and Chophouse is a vibrant, stylish bar and eaterie with something of a sophisticated city feel to it. There will be a range of specially-crafted cask ales on offers, including its flagship brand, Gem, and a range of specially selected fine wines from local merchants.

Bath Ales already has a Graze in Bristol, which has built up a reputation for serving delicious steaks.  Likewise, Graze Cirencester will offer the same great quality meat cooked on a Josper charcoal oven.

Meat cookery  is central to the menu but by no means the only option and there is a wide range of classic dishes as well as a regularly changing seasonal ‘specials’ board, featuring the best of local produce. The menu at Graze has been created to offer wide appeal.  Diners looking for a light bite can ‘graze’ on a choice of homemade bar snacks, tuck in to simple hearty lunches, or take their pick from a range of sophisticated meals.

Meat will come from a range of top notch butchers and will always be dry aged, well matured, grass fed beef from a variety of breeds including Aberdeen Angus, Longhorn, White Park, South Devon and Dexter.

Customers will be able to enjoy Bath Ales own cask ale beers including S.P.A. and Barnsey, as well as seasonal brews, which this month is Summer’s Hare.  The varied and interesting selection of wine comes from up-and coming boutique producers and includes some cutting-edge natural, bio dynamic and organic styles of wine.

The building, situated on Gosditch Road, features an ornate gothic façade and is believed to date back to the 17thCentury.  Bath Ales appointed Simple Simon Design, who also designed the brewer’s recently-opened venues Beerd in Bristol and The Grapes in Oxford, to create a sophisticated ambience in keeping with the period building.

Special attention was devoted to a much-loved enclosed court-yard garden at the rear of the bar, which has had a complete make-over and now offers the perfect sunny spot for drinkers, while diners can enjoy eating al fresco.

Commenting before the launch, Bath Ales retail director, Robin Couling, said: “Opening Graze in Cirencester is an exciting addition to our growing estate.  Our aim is to bring a new, vibrant and welcoming bar and restaurant to the town.

“We’ve taken inspiration from the great steak restaurants in London and New York and given the bar a modern make-over to offer customers a great pint of cask ale and the best quality dining under one roof.”

Graze Cirencester is Bath Ales’ tenth venue.  It currently operates eight pubs and bars in Bristol and Bath – The Hare on the Hill, The Hop Pole, The Live and Let Live, The Salamander, The Swan, The Wellington, Beerd and Graze Bar & Chophouse and recently opened a new pub, The Grapes, in Oxford.





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Graze Bar, Brasserie & Chophouse

3 Gosditch Street





T: 01285 658957


Twitter: @grazeciren

Open from Friday 25 May 2012 at 7pm.

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