Owned by The National Trust and

Run with a Love of Tradition

The Fleece Inn is a pub steeped in history, originally built in the early 15th century, and bequeathed to the National Trust in 1977. A vibrant part of the community and just a stone's throw from the beautiful Cotswold hills the pub attracts loyal locals and visitors from all over the world.

Why not take a virtual tour? Our walkthrough means you can explore the pub online. When you come and visit us the Landlord, Nigel Smith, is happy to talk about the history (to anyone who’ll listen!).

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Bar Snacks/Meals
    Bar Snacks/Meals
  • Three Cheese Fondue
  • Homemade Pie of the Day
  • Cheese & Meat Platter
  • Traditional Ploughmans
  • Fladbury Porkpie
Real ales & Ciders
    Real ales & Ciders
  • Wye Valley Bitter
  • Uley Brewery Pigs Ear
  • Thatchers Cheddar Valley
  • Local Guest Ales
  • Our Own Ark Cider
Free House
    Free House
  • Heritage Pub
  • Function Facilities
  • Orchard Seating
  • Families Welcome
  • Dog Friendly
Continental Charcuterie

We locally source our drinks & food from the Worcestershire area

Locally Sourcing drinks & food
Continental Charcuterie

Sourced by our local butchers at the very best European food markets.

Simon Weaver

We locally source our drinks & food from the Worcestershire area

Locally Sourcing drinks & food
Simon Weaver

The Weavers have been farming in the Cotswolds for three generations and in the South West since before 1570! They proudly follow a traditional method of organic farming and their Friesian cows produce milk for some of the best organic Brie in the world.

www.simonweaver.net
Ansteys

We locally source our drinks & food from the Worcestershire area

Locally Sourcing drinks & food
Ansteys

Ansteys started cheese making 28 years ago at their family farm, just south of Worcester at Broomhall Farm, beneath the famous Malvern Hills. They specialise in traditional artisan cheeses and several are still made in the dairy using rich milk from the Severn valley.

www.ansteys.com
Fladbury pies

We locally source our drinks & food from the Worcestershire area

Locally Sourcing drinks & food
Fladbury pies

Made at The Butchers Shop in the small village Fladbury, near Evesham, butcher Simon Taylor began his devotion to good food in Cape Town, South Africa. His scrumptious pork pies are award-winning and made using the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients.

www.fladburypies.com
Handmade Scotch Egg Company

We locally source our drinks & food from the Worcestershire area

Locally Sourcing drinks & food
Handmade Scotch Egg Company

The Handmade Scotch Egg Company is a family-run business based in Bishops Frome, Herefordshire. Luckily for us they have their only retail outlet just over the road from us in Friar Street! With a mission to reinstate the humble Scotch egg as Britain's favourite snack food, this enterprising company has so far developed 53 tantalizing varieties of Scotch egg. Each Scotch egg is handmade with tender free-range pork sourced from Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. This award-winning company also supplies our vegetarian quiches and often makes appearances at farmers' markets and other events around the country.

www.handmadescotcheggs.co.uk

We came to the Fleece on Tuesday night, me, my husband & my Mom & Dad. Its the first time we've ever been & I must say we had a fantastic time.We went for the Christmas by candlelight meal & the food was really good! The service ...

Simone Freeman

One of my most favourite places! Originally fell upon this gem due to being National Trust members and after falling in love with it, decided to have our Civil Partnership Ceremony here.

I cannot fault the place - such a cosy and rela...

Hayley Leek & Katie Holtham

Oliver and Risa have left today on their honeymoon after a wonderful day on Saturday. No doubt they will be in touch with you. I'd just like to thank you myself for putting on such a terrific show for us all. The atmosphere in the barn was great...

Oliver and Risa

Dear everybody at the Fleece.Thank you for making my wedding day perfect! I don't even know where to begin. The venue is beautiful, the guests loved it and you have many new customers now coming to eat and drink! Your food was amazing! The brown...

Mrs & Mrs Holder

We attended The King and Corpse in the barn at your venue last night and were so impressed with everything that we felt the need to express our thanks. The Fleece is a wonderful old pub (our first ever visit) the Barn was a really nice venue for such...

Rob Stanton

Thanks so much for hosting us at your beautiful pub - and such amazing food & cider! We enjoyed ourselves so much and really hope to see you again soon.

The Teacups (artist)

The Teacups

Thanks for a fabulous Valentines dinner, excellent food, great service! Xx

Helen Holding

Helen Holding

Thank you to all at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton for hosting our birthday party. The Barn is such a fabulous venue and the evening was fantastic thanks to the landlord and staff xx

Julie Sparling

Julie Sparling

Just had an amazing Sunday lunch drink at the fleece, Nigel Smith and Tash had live music, a flamenco guitarist. ....bliss...

Sara Springett

Sara Springett

Had our reception here last April, it was a fantastic day and the food as well as the atmosphere and staff was amazing

Lisa Handford

Lisa Handford

Thank you to The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Edward Johnson, Ross Grant and the rest of the band, and caller, for such a fabulous Ceilidh last night. Amazing playing!!

Julie Sparling

Julie Sparling

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help with Haych and Kate Holtham-Leek's wedding. Certainly the friendliest venue I've worked with. Merry Christmas all. X

Anna Stimpson

Anna Stimpson

I just wanted to email you to thank you and your team for my 40th Birthday Party on Saturday 23rd February. It all went very well and all the guests commented on how smoothly the day went. It was a fabulous day- if not a little cold.

E...

Louise McLeod

Thanks very much for everything you and everyone did at the Fleece for our party on Sat 9th Feb.

We all had a great time, everything ran so smoothly, the food was delicious and all of our guests had many compliments for you and the ven...

Corrie McCallum

Karl and I just wanted to say a massive Thank You for making our special day the best day of our lives. From the moment we walked into the venue, we knew it was exactly what we wanted and you worked so tirelessly with us to help us create a memorable...

Siobhan and Karl

Wow! what a fantastic weekend ! Many thanks for looking after us so brilliantly. Please thank chef for cooking excellent food for such a large party.
All the staff were so helpful and friendly and it makes for a great atmosphere.

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Linda Pound

Just to say many thanks for a lovely evening at The Fleece.

After a little searching in the dark (we really were only yards from you), we parked in the square by the Church, found the entrance and not only did two local gents say good...

Mike and Carol

Just a note to thank you for your spectacular efforts on our wedding day that took place on 18 August this year. Everything was absolutely perfect! The food was excellent, the barn looked gorgeous, and the festivities went by so smoothly that clearly...

Rosie & Alan

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help before and during our wedding reception on 11th August. We had an amazing day and all our guests have commented on what a lovely venue The Fleece is.

The food was delicious! T...

Clare and Martin Evans

My sister got married here on Sunday 26th August. The staff were amazing. So helpful and extremely friendly. The food that was served (pork cobbs with stuffing and apple sauce and a variety of salads) was fresh, cooked well and really tasty.
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Suzie Banny

The other week (1st August 2012) we had our wedding reception at the Fleece's barn & i would just like to say what a wonderful day it was & how well run too.I must also mention the great organisation,the fantastic drinks (especially the ...

Nick and Charlotte Ludlow

Amazing ! We had just the best wedding day at The Fleece due mostly to Sadie's robust planning and organisation, endless patience with a neurotic bride, and first class catering.

Our friends were more than suitably impressed by th...

Lynsey & Tony

Thanks so much for helping to make our wedding day extra special. Our friends are still talking about what a great day it was. You made things so easy for us on the day which went far too quickly and thanks to Nigel for help with the de bunting!

Adam & Melissa Lowndes

Thank you for organising our amazing day on 9th June 2012. We loved every second.
Thank you to everyone for looking after us so well and for the fantastic food. Thanks Sadie for organising it all and putting up with all the questions.
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Rachel and Andy Tindall

I've stayed at this pub several times. I can't think of a better pub that I have been to ever( and that's coming from a rep who stays away regularly in the week for the last 25 years.) The beer is excellent, with a great choice on offe...

Nigel Ace

A truly magical setting for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding. The food, service and venue were all superb. The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thanks to Nigel and Sadie for their support and to the staff who ...

Elaine and Graham Labrum

We just wanted to say a great big thank you for helping our wedding on May 26th 2012 to go so brilliantly. We loved every minute and The Fleece Inn was the perfect setting (perhaps helped along a little by the amazing weather we had!). Your staff wer...

Alexa and Tom

Thanks again for our amazing wedding day on the 19th May. You helped make it such a stress free experience from the first meeting to the day itself, and I was so overwhelmed by how beautiful the barn looked when the door was opened for me to walk in ...

Krissie and Anthony

We got married at the Fleece Inn in September 2011 and had our whole day there. The barn was perfect for the ceremony as it has a warm intimate feel to it, and it is a fantastic choice for a wedding reception as it is very relaxed and picturesque. We...

Kate and Gavin

A few years ago, I was browsing thru an estate sale in East Anglia, near Waterbeach, and came upon a print of the The Fleece Inn. I purchased it and it has hung in my guest bedroom in Tyronza, Arkansas since then. I love it…

My husba...

Freda Kirk

We got married at the Fleece Inn in June 2011 and we can’t thank the Fleece Inn enough for such a beautiful wedding day. Sadie and her colleagues created the vision we had for our wedding day perfectly. It was really lovely that we were able to be ...

Sherril Bunting

What a fantastic pub, a piece of old England, everything about it is perfect, beer, food, setting and Nigel and staff are brilliant.

Lynsey
November 30, 2011

Lynsey

We are staying at the nearby Fox Cottage and popped in for a bite to eat last night. Some rural pubs can be unwelcoming for out of towners but the Fleece could not have been further from that stereotype. Not only the staff but the punters made us fee...

Ben & Kelly

Well it’s a wet and cold Monday morning at my home in bucks but my spirits are still high (mainly the apple’y ones) after a wonderful first experience of the fleece inn.

Nigel made me and my boyfriend very welcome and even when run...

Laura

We got married at the Fleece on the 26th August 2011 (at time of writing, not yet divorced). The weather was atrocious and we had a crazy drunk northern woman in attendance. Despite these obstacles, the day was amazing. The barn was beautiful, the fo...

Andy Johnson

Thanks to Sadie, Nigel and everyone else at the Fleece who made our wedding day in August so wonderful. Everything on the day went so well and we had so many positive comments from guests about the day. The Fleece as a wedding venue is beautiful to b...

Jo & Jordan Stevens

We got married at The Fleece Inn on 6th May 2011 and had the most amazing day! Sadie & Nigel had listened to everything we asked for and the day couldn't have gone better. All our guests loved the setting, and luckily for us the weather held...

Alex & Liz Jones

A big hello to Sadie and Nigel! Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect. We couldn't have been more looked after from the planning of our big day, to the wedding and then the breakfast that followed! The Fleece Inn is a magical place to ...

Shell and Steve

I was in your pub weeks before and I thought it was great.

Thanks for all.

Michael Schreiber
Mayrhofen / Austria
August 15, 2011

Michael Schreiber

What can I say that would adequately cover our thanks for what you all did for us on Saturday. It was FAB-U-LOUS. Everyone was completely blown away by the whole day. From the moment Alice arrived until she and Lee left the following day it was perfe...

Julia & Paul Woollins

Thank you for providing such a splendid breakfast on 28 May for the Pembleton owners' Cotswold Tour. Everyone was really impressed and it looks like we may have to organise the event again next year. I'll be in touch if we do.

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Nicki Parr

We had the perfect day and this was thanks to your planning, coordination and hard work not only on the day but leading up to it. Many of our guests have commented on how great the staff were and those who have been more involved in the planning stag...

Sherril and George Bunting

We had our wedding at The Fleece Inn on 14th May 2011. The day was absolutely perfect and more beautiful than we could have ever dreamed.

Right from the start Sadie and her team listened to all our ideas and managed to create exactly t...

Becci and Matt Dibble

We had a great time staying at the Fleece last week! Thanks to Nigel, Sadie, Freddie and the Folkies in the back room! See you again in December.

Paul & Laura from Wirral
May 27, 2011

Paul & Laura

Thank you so much to Sadie, Nigel and everyone at The Fleece for giving us the best wedding day imaginable. It was literally perfect in every way.

Sadie was an absolute delight to plan and organise with and we were just so happy with t...

Tom and Kaytie

Just a quick note to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everything from talking to Sadie about all of the arrangements to Amelia looking after everyone at the wedding, to the meal, to the party, to the breakfast the next day c...

Ruth and Craig

A great overnight stay. Everything was fantastic - the food, beer, accommodation, staff and atmosphere. A great birthday outing for Phil. We will definitely be back soon.

Cat & Phil
February 20, 2011

Cat & Phil

Our wedding reception at the Fleece Inn was absolutely perfect! The planning experience was made easy and stress free by staff, where nothing was too much trouble and everything was tailored perfectly to meet our needs. The venue and decorations were...

Britt & Lee

It goes without saying that we both had a fantastic day, and I know our guests were delighted with the day, from the intimate ceremony to the delicious food and the excellent selection of real ales at the bar, everyone had a superb time. Thank you to...

Jamie and Becky

Our wedding at The Fleece Inn was the most amazing and memorable experience. Right from the day we booked it, the staff were nothing short of fantastic and so accommodating with our ideas. On the day everything went perfectly and the staff were fabul...

Fran