The Fleece Witney

4.6
188 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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The Fleece overlooks the expanse of Witney’s beautiful Church Green. Since we took it over ten years ago it has twice been voted one of the top twenty pubs in the UK. Loyally supported by the people of Witney we are one of the few places in town where you can sit outside on sunny days, eating, drinking & watching the world go by.

We also have a private dining room for meetings or parties & 10 comfortable en suite bedrooms.

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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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gilly
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to be able to sit outside in the sunshine. All staff were very friendly and attentive. We had the pork ribeye and the sea bass specials. Delicious.

The Fleece Witney
Responded 6 days ago

Haven't we been lucky with the weather lately! Thanks for your great review- we hope to see you again soon!

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Barbz
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Beautiful dining experience
But food was blunt had fish and it was rather plain not much seasoning
Service was great overall

The Fleece Witney
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Barbz. We're pleased to hear the team looked after you, however we are very sorry to hear about your meal. We will of course take you feedback onboard. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Mangetout
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely day, perfect spot outside, excellent service and great staff.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you for the lovely review and the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon Mangetout.

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NavinC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...will be back!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Navin. Glad we will be seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon catching up with a colleague and friend I hadn’t seen for a long time due to Covid restrictions. Great food, friendly service and still good Covid controls.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you both again!

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Gt49
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal at the Fleece. There was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere but service was efficient. Great choice of food and the meals we chose were tasty, fresh and hot.
Good social distancing and it felt COVID safe.
We’d definitely eat there again.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 24 May 2021

Its good to be back! Thanks Gt49, we hope to see you again.

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CharlotteC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my 93 year old grandmother in law. The waitress understood her needs and served soup and chips whilst the rest of the group has their starters. Then served her pudding when she had finished her own meal. It appeared to be no issues with serving her differently to the rest of the table.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 May 2021

Thanks for your review Charlotte. So pleased to hear the team looked after you and your party. We do hope to see you again soon!

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AndrewS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with friendly service.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 May 2021

Great news- thanks so much!

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ChanteH
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the pub to be really well decorated, with a cosy outside seating area. I did sit inside purely for the fact that we are now allowed to sit indoors. The food was amazing and the staff were so lovely! We didn't even have to call anyone over as they were all keeping an eye for indications that we were ready to order or had finished with our meals.
It was overall just a really lovely experience and I will definitely be going back!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again

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vipWineFan
London
70 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly and very good service. Food was tasty and fair value.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you for your support- we do it for guests like you! We hope to see you in the pub soon, Cheers!

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AliceK
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, covid safe and staff really friendly. Outside rain cover was a nice touch and dog friendly too

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 16 May 2021

We love meeting out guests four legged friend! Thanks for your review- we're so pleased you enjoyed.

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madamjojo
London
89 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place so much that we've made it a regular haunt.

Lunch outside in the sunshine was lovely; my lunch of fresh spring asparagus with smoked salmon and a poached egg was cooked perfectly. My husband had the croquettes followed by the curry. We finished with coffee and a large pot of smarties delivered by our waiter.

A delightful lunch on a delightful afternoon, thank you

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 14 May 2021

Thank you Madam Jo Jo (Great name by the way!) Really pleased you had a good time and that we have become a regular place for you to visit. Thank you for your loyalty! We appreciate your feedback- noted your comment on the curry privately (😉 ) We hope to see you again soon

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Rhys
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, a nice place to eat and to chill and enjoy food

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 12 May 2021

Thank you Rhys- great to hear you enjoyed!

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WitneyPunter
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic friendly, and waiters quick on their feet and forward thinking :)

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 12 May 2021

Thanks for the lovely feedback- great to hear the team looked after you. We do hope to see you again soon!

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Anna
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favourite local pub for a nice bite to eat. Brunch menu very appealing. Well thought out menu with a few different foods and alternative drinks. Quite healthy and locally sourced.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 8 May 2021

Thanks Anna- we're so glad you enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipEzgiA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service !
We came from London for the long weekend and this was our last evening around. Best meal we had during our holidays!!! ❤️

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 4 May 2021

Aww thanks so much! Next time you're in the area please pop by!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 2 May 2021

Cheers for the fantastic review and recommendation.

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AnneB
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely birthday meal for my daughter. The food was really good and the staff both friendly and helpful.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 2 May 2021

Aww thanks AnneB- Happy Birthday to your daughter and we hope to see you again soon!

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VioCF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place in a nice very town on a big green. The food was amazing. I had the miso cod and it was DELICIOUS

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 2 May 2021

Great to hear- thanks for the fantastic review!

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AndyC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of good outside seating with heating. Good service and excellent food.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thanks Andy glad you had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch with a couple of my friends here and I was blown away!

The service was great, the setting outside was sweet and the food was fabulous - only complaint being there wasn’t more of it to eat as it was so nice!

Definitely recommend the breakfast gin (as suggested by the waiter!)

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 May 2021

So glad you had a good time, we appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon. Breakfast Gin with friends what a treat!

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WildMum
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lovely outdoor brunch with friends in The Fleece's lovely marquee in front of the pub. A delightful way to spend the morning.

The Fleece Witney
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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madamjojo
London
89 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out in the sunshine and enjoyed a delightful lunch of the beef pie and the grilled cheese sandwich. Food and service were outstanding.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 29 April 2021

Good times- we are so glad the sun shone for you and you enjoyed yourself. Please come back again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely get together with my brother and nephew! I would like to say a big thank you to the staff that served us.
We’ll definitely come back again xxx

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 27 April 2021

Thank you very much, is so lovely to see families back together again- roll on the road map so we can see more family reunions. Come back soon

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PennyP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back having a Sunday roast at the Fleece! Sitting outside in the sunshine looking out onto Church Green was a bonus! Thank you for helping us get some normality
Back.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 21 April 2021

Its so good to be back Penny- hopefully thinks will get more normal by the month. So glad you had a good time- we are very fortunate of our position that is for sure! We hope to see you soon

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MattG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a quintessentially English country green. Food and Service spot on!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 April 2021

Thank you Matt!

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Natal13d
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice first meal out of lockdown. The service was great. My first choice of dish was not available but I had the cap steak and it was tasty. While they have done as much as they can with the outdoor area on chilly nights they need more blankets or hot water bottles for guests. We were the furthest away from the heaters so didn’t benefit from them too much.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 April 2021

Thanks for the feedback- we will get some more! Sorry about the first choice being absent, few stock issues due to the popularity of the dish- but hopefully we have resolved. We hope to see you again soon

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ColleenS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location, nice staff, good menu, food good,

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 19 April 2021

Thanks for visiting us and your lovely comments. Come back again soon!

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TraceyJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team put on an amazing lunch today. Excellent customer service and they were all buoyant despite the circumstances looming. Lovely, friendly atmosphere. It was very busy which was great and the food was really good! Great wines as usual and excellent table service. The team were all well informed and the venue itself felt totally safe. They have done an amazing job with all the criteria needed and you do feel that everything is covered in terms of safety. We very much look forward to an early re opening as we are spending more and more time at this venue.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 27 December 2020

Aww this is lovely to hear - thanks so much. We hope you and your family had a great Christmas and fingers crossed we will see you soon!

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madamjojo
London
89 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We requested a table in the bar for 3 adults and 2 children.... they put us in the corner on a big table which was very helpful with the 2 little ones. Lovely service and delightful brunch food. We love this place and will always go back.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 7 December 2020

Thanks for visiting with your family, we are so pleased that the team were able to offer a large table to suit you. Glad you all enjoyed lunch with us. Thanks for your continued support and we shall look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

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Moya
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice restaurant, great staff. Felt very safe.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 30 October 2020

Thank you Katie!

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Mangetout
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly staff, really good food and service.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you, we really appreciate this and hope we can welcome you back again soon

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Motherbear
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a great atmosphere and the staff worked really hard to make it safe and enjoyable. Thank you

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 19 October 2020

It's great to hear you enjoyed dinner with us and the team looked after you well. Hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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madamjojo
London
89 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch with the grandchildren...... nice food, attentive staff and off-menu ordering for a six and three year old made the visit delightful.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 19 October 2020

It's great to hear you all enjoyed lunch with us and do hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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IanS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service with a wide choice of drinks. Recommended.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 28 September 2020

Great to hear and cheers for the recommendation Ian. Hopefully see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The services seemed a bit slow, took a long time to get our drinks, I think was because they were taking walk ins and didn’t have enough staff to caterer for the number of guests.

I had the Pork Leg, which seemed a big undercooked and tough, the food was warm and not hot, roast potatoes tasted like they’d been cooked and reheated.

Lovely setting but, the food was overpriced and not value for money.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 September 2020

We are sorry to hear your were disappointed with your recent visit. We would love to pick this up direct with you, please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubscom. your feedback is important to us

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, friendly staff
The food was excellent

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 September 2020

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the team looked after you! Thanks Alex.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Friday night and it was excellent.
We had a great time and will return again.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 September 2020

Great news- Thanks for the lovely review!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice lunch, good service

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 13 September 2020

Glad you enjoyed lunch with us and hope we can welcome you back again

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EdwardF
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good but somewhat over priced. The drinks were equally over priced and remembering the current climate, the staff didn’t wear visors or masks, nor instruct us to hand sanitise upon entry. I think that’s rather disappointing hence the rather low rating. I have to say I shan’t be going back until this is rectified.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 2 September 2020

Sorry Edward you thought we were over priced, we use free range, sustainable ethically sourced products where possible so this does come with a price tag, and our suppliers have put their prices up so we have had to do the same. We are not required to wear face masks by law- but do have them available if the team would like to wear one. There are plenty of hand sanitiser stations in the pub with signage asking our guests to use it. We hope you change your mind and come back!

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FAQs

The Fleece Witney offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01993 892270.

The Fleece Witney is rated 4.6 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

The Fleece Witney does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://peach-pubs.vouchercart.com/category/the-fleece-2720.

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.