The Seven Tuns was once tied to the Cirencester Brewery. When the Cirencester Brewery was acquired by Simonds the beers were supplied from Reading. Simonds was then taken over by Courage with beers sourced from the old Georges’ Brewery in Bristol.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Courtesy Michael Wilkes

In 2000 the Bristol brewery was closed down and the pub was sold off by Courage. Smiles of Bristol then acquired the Seven Tuns. Smiles was a highly respected small Bristol brewery which was established in the 1970’s. Unfortunately their rapid expansion of their tied estate caused financial problems and an announcement was made on 10th November 2000 that Smiles was to sell its pub estate to Young & Co’s Brewery of Wandsworth, London.


In the last two decades or so there have been many changes at the Seven Tuns, including a period of closure and changes of ownership. The story will be brought up to date with more information on the pub in a future update.

Map Reference: SP 053122

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Cripps & Co., Cirencester Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.  (includes two acres of land)

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Cirencester Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £12.15s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Seven Tuns include:

1851 Robert Wilson

1861,1881 (William Glover Wilson in 1871)

1891 William Bridges

1903 Mildred Bridges

1939 Arthur Pinchin

1978-1998 Brian Eacott (died Christmas Day 1998, aged 59)

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