Stay on-site at the Barrel Store and turn your workshop into a short break. We have a range of workshops which stretch over one to three days.

When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester right next door to New Brewery Arts.

Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike.

As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.

To book a residential break please call us on 01285 657181



residential workshops INCLUDE:

Ceramics Summer School - Abi Leach
(Mon 10th - Tues 11th July, 10am - 4pm, £160 / £220)

Leather Bag - Jeremy and Carla Bonner
(Wed 12th - Fri 14th July, 10am - 4pm, £250 / £370)

Body Art - Tim Gratton
(Sat 15th - Sun 16th July, 10am - 4pm, £160 / £220)

Goldwork and Silk Embroidery - Deborah Wilding
(Fri 21st - Sat 22nd July, 10am - 4pm, £160 / £220)

Stone Carving Masterclass - Ann-Margreth Bohl
(Fri 21st - Sun 23rd July, 10am - 4pm, £225 / £345)

Pottery for All Abilities - Jo Sterrick
(Tues 1st - Wed 2nd Aug, 10am - 4pm, £160 / £220)

Words for Wellbeing Summer School - Sue Mayfield
(Wed 2nd Aug - Sat 5th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £300 / £480)






New - online shop

Give a workshop as a gift! Our courses make the perfect gift, and gift vouchers are available to buy in our shop and online.


Make a break of it and turn your workshop into a UK short break in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. You can stay overnight with us in our new guest accommodation – just select ‘residential’ when you book.