The Fleece Inn

4.4
839 reviews
£25 and under
Home cooking
Welcome to the Fleece Inn!
The Fleece Inn is the perfect rural retreat. Just a stone's throw from the beautiful Cotswolds and boasting roaring open fires for the winter months, open garden and apple orchard for the summer sun and a friendly welcome all year round. With real ales and ciders aplenty this historical pub is a favourite with Real Ale lovers, and the welcoming atmosphere and good food attract visitors from all over the world.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 839 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleA
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely setting, with a great atmosphere - dog and child friendly. Food was OK, both the plant based and meat burger were a bit dry but we loved the camembert starter. I would definitely go back and try more from the menu. I've had a roast there before and that was lovely.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Together with friends we use this pub regularly and are never disappointed.

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Keengardener
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

When we booked our lunch with friends, we asked for a table in the garden. Assuming that the pub team had had 15 months or so to get the garden up to scratch and looking worthy of being a National Trust property and having a recommendation from Alastair Sawdays, we were quite shocked to find a tatty garden with old and grubby gazebos providing shade and old fashioned garden furniture providing the seating.

The food wasn’t bad but wouldn’t bother to revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The setting is very pretty and the pub has been very clever creating novel ways to seat people apart from other groups i.e. Little secluded arrangements inside horse boxes. The food was pleasing but not outstanding, although we only ate starters and pudding. The staff were very friendly and made us a salad although it wasn’t on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food , great portion and well served , will be going back here again soon . Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great lunch with the family on the occasion of my mother-in-law’s birthday. Main courses good, as usual. However, let down by the desserts. Two of us had the chocolate cremeaux, but the rhubarb and ginger crumble advertised on the menu was absent; also, the strawberry parfait was served on a piece of slate, which was impractical as the compote ran-off and stained my wife’s dress!

Service good, but didn’t feel our complaints about the deserts were listened to.

Irrespective of the issues we had, we will be back (and would recommend to others)!

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Foodielocal
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and well presented Sunday lunch with friends. Beautiful surroundings with lots of shaded dining areas. Staff very good and working hard in the heat. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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CarolT
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak pie is absolutely amazing, the best I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Having seen good reviews online of The Fleece for gluten-free food I was looking forward to dining there whilst on holiday. Being a coeliac it is a joy to see a menu that has numerous dishes to choose from. My husband and I both chose roasts and I informed the waiting staff that I was coeliac so needed gluten free. The meals arrived and I was reassured that the Yorkshire pudding was missing as I knew it wasn’t gluten free. My husbands meal had an item
missing and the waitress fetched it for him. A little way into my meal I found i lump of stuffing which rang alarm bells as it is usually not gluten free. When checking with the kitchen I was told that they were sorry but it shouldn’t have been on my meal. As I had not eaten anywhere near there a replacement plate arrived. This time the cauliflower cheese was missing too, on checking I was told that had gluten in it. I had already eaten some from my original plate. At this point a member of staff came over and apologised to both myself for and my husband for the error. Our meals were left untouched and the bill was cancelled.
Being coeliac is not a lifestyle choice it is an autoimmune condition which means that when you eat even a small amount of gluten your body starts attacking itself and you become unwell quite quickly. If you do eat here and are gf please double check your food and don’t be reassured by the previous reviews. The member of staff did say they would talk to the kitchen.

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GeoffreyP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I have been many times and never disappointed.

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RichardH
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had light lunch with friends - two different sharing boards, but full menu available. Excellent food which came promptly, and good service. Very hot and sunny, so were under the canvas shelter - not as nice as in the open air in the orchard. Recommended

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Lesley
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing. The staff were fantastic. The pub is brilliant and the beer garden is fabulous. Took family that have never been before and they loved it.

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ElizabethS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal, food very good and staff very accommodating

SG
SusanG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, lovely place. Service just a bit slow and couldn't get a bill for love or money!!

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PamH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to stay and eat at the Fleece, probably one of the best little pubs in England

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ClareE
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals as usual. Chocolate creameaux dessert was delicious :)

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HelenW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly, the outdoor seating was really lovely, and the food was good. Overall a really good place to spend a Friday night.

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NormanH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to dine outside in the orchard, would sit there post covid.

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Beee
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal place to catch up with friends for lunch. Plenty of outside seating with undercover options. Friendly service and delicious food. Drinks a little pricy, however wouldn’t stop me visiting again.

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GeoffD
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat whether inside or out in the garden where there are interesting table options! Beatiful setting - a real pleasure.

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David
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A beautiful old pub where we sat in a horse box! Local silver band practising in the orchard and folk musicians playing in a tent.
Excellent pie and chips!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Outstanding al fresco dining experience located in picturesque village

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PhilA
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a great little pub - definitely recommended. The food was a bit pricey but was really tasty and well presented. One thing though - why do restaurants insist on serving salads in soup bowls? A plate would make much more sense.

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JohnL
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and lovely food. Cost was what you would expect.

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MikeC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Beautiful pub lovely to see the Morris dancers. But. The food was poor value for money and the food didnt fit the description on the menu. If I order fried chicken breast I don't expect it covered in onions and gravy.! Portion size was too small. My partners mashed potato was so small he almost missed it. We were disappointed as we had come on recommendation.
However the desserts were nice but small and my chips were lovely.

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EmmaG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was amazing and good selection of local beers. Unfortunately service was slow and we were forgotten a few times, having to chase for our meals and drinks. We also requested a table outside when we booked but we’re seated inside where there was no atmosphere

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ColinC
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Staff helpful.

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RoyB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub! We had our wedding here a few weeks ago and come here regularly to eat. Great choice of food and drinks. Brilliant staff and the most lovely setting. Go and treat yourself to a proper pub lunch/dinnerz

KJ
KateJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and well priced food. Good and drink delivered very quickly

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kathryne
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a great meal Saturday evening. (4 of us). We all chose the Cotswold pies and we couldn’t have hoped for more delicious pies- packed full of meat. The starters were also good- beetroot mushrooms & poached egg on toast.
Obviously the setting is exceptionally pretty - lovely garden, orchard - the horse boxes with seating and heaters are also a great idea if the weathers being unpredictable. Will definitely be going back to the Fleece soon.

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TonyR
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and lovely garden as usual. The meat, however, in the steak and ale pie was tough and overcooked. It seemed to have been casseroled and then cooked again in the pie.
Poor especially as three of the party had this dish. The pizza was reasonable.

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Byrdy
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food looked great.
The pies delicious and the wood fired pizzas were also excellent .
This pub is quirky with a great ambience well worth visiting.

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PennyG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great- and unexpectedly wonderful discovery of good place for gluten free sticky toffee pudding !

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SarahFinch
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, with amazing surroundings. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, the chicken and ham pies were incredible! Will definitely visit again. Thank you.

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RichardW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabbbbb uuuu lous!! The perfect quintessential English evening pub meal.

A classic car outside, a small wedding reception, a brass band playing in the garden, perfect real ale and award winning pies.........what else could you ask for??!!!

We WILL be back!

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MiPs
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely old pub, with rustic interior and great out door space. Very good food selection, catering for a variety of dietary requirements. Friendly service. Would recommend

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MarjorieK
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much trouble has been taken to comply with Covid restrictions without spoiling the ambience of this lovely place.

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LindsayR
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, very good value. Pleased that we booked ahead .

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JackieGiraffe
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food let down by poor service. Pub was not busy but waited 45 mins for food. Mains not cleared for 45 mins after we had finished. We had to find a member of staff to order more drinks and dessert, Disappointing as we were there for a birthday celebration. Draught beer was also flat. The used to be a great pub was has happened here?

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Susieq
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a fabulous venue to eat in but you need to book early to get a place inside. There were a choice of outside including converted horse boxes which we had have chosen had we known! We’ve been coming here for years when we visit the area. Great atmospheric pub!!

FAQs

The Fleece Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Fleece Inn also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01386 831173.

The Fleece Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.