An opportunity presented itself to make a trip to Cheltenham so the run from there to Cirencester took me to the Colesbourne Inn. The only real problem with this is now I have to find a new pub to serve as the 1000th (updates soon at this link — leaning toward the Bear in Devizes, though).
No matter, the landlady was welcoming and the building was a marvel. The beer, Wadworth Boundary, was precisely what I needed to ensure my innards were as wet as the rest of my body (drenched as I was from the summer downpours. A successful pause on the paths to Cirencester, I would say.