A little bit of history...
The Bee's Knees has been owned by Arkell's since 1871, but until very recently it was known as The Plume of Feathers.
From a century ago, Cirencester had a locomotive and carriage works, just like Swindon (though on a much smaller scale), and the The Plume of Feathers was just a stone's throw away, making it a popular watering hole with railway workers.
The Midland and South Western Junction Railway's Cirencester (Watermoor) station was also close by, bringing custom from Cheltenham and Swindon. The trains have long since gone and these days the bulk of The Bee's Knees' customers are local.
But, following a recent refurbishment in 2013, you'll also find people from further afield seeking out this pub for not only its weekday pub food but also live sports on the big screen and the Bees Knees function room for gatherings, celebrations, skittles and , more recently, a number of high profile darts tournaments.