The Fleece Witney

4.6
171 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Casual
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 171 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEzgiA
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend.

The Fleece Witney
Responded 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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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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madamjojo
London
86 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
86 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
6 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
86 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
3 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
1 review
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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YvonneD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 2 September 2020

Thanks Yvonne, we hope you will come back and visit us again soon

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LynnM
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent, my food was served cold and when I mentioned it the staff were really apologetic and rectified the issue immediately. They were great! When it arrived the food was very good!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 2 September 2020

Thank you for the review- I am very pleased we got that right for you in the end. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 26 August 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars and lovely comments

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Jimmyemm
London
32 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super-friendly and competent staff, tables all nicely spaced out, food was genuinely very very good. The pie and chips was superb.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 August 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars and for taking the time to review us, we are so happy you enjoyed yourself! Did you know we do take away now- so you can take one of those delicious pies home if you fancy. We hope to see you soon.

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samanthab
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the fleece. Sat outside with our three dogs which wasn't a problem at all. Very accommodating, great service and food.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 17 August 2020

That is good to hear- thank you for your kind review. We love dogs- they are always welcome in our bar area and outside. We hope to see you again soon

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CharliD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fab meal in a lovely place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, we

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Cate
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Squid very dry and tiny portions. Staff good in dealing with. Overall food not to standard used to at fleece

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Wild
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary meal, delicious food, great drinks and super service!

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madamjojo
London
86 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love The Fleece for a Saturday or Sunday lunch. The new layout felt a bit like a goldfish bowl but nothing that we can complain about due to Covid. We shared a starter and then had a pork roast and the Sri Lankan curry which were both absolutely delicious.

Our only real complaint was the messing with an icon! The prawn cocktail was really disappointing. There was a guacomole in the bottom topped with lettuce and prawns with a crab mayonnaise which made the dish mushy and ever so slightly weird tasting (crab mayonnaise is almost gritty like baby porridge). Please don't fall into 'style over substance' menus - PLEASE give us our great prawn cocktail back!

Always love the place and will always go back....

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good pub grub with outstanding service

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YvetteG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was freshly prepared and a fairly high standard but we were impressed with the desert saying it was eton mess when it didn’t have any merengue at all

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Yvette Thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your puds. I actually have to agree with you, i had one myself and although there was meringue in it, it had dissolved into the coconut cream meaning it was more Eton Less than Eton Mess. I can assure you that we have now fixed the recipe and method and it is now tastier than before. We hope to see you again soon. Mike

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MikeP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved everything about the Fleece! Thank you.

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vipDianeS
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family lunch to celebrate a birthday..... the restaurant was busy so service was a little slow, but we still had a nice time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch in a nice friendly atmosphere

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CarolineB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was nice but nothing special. But on the pricey side for what you get. Had the sweet potato curry, was tasty but literally just wet the bottom of the plate so there just wasn’t enough! Expensive. Wouldn’t rush back I’m afraid.

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Catullus
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Main course looked fantastic but was not heated properly, staff put right, offer to ‘amend’ bill didn’t materialise....

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 171 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.