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The Fleece Witney, Witney, Oxfordshire

The Fleece Witney

4.6
4.6
222 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 07:30–23:00 Fri 07:30–00:00 Sat 08:00–00:00 Sun 08:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01993 892270

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Fleece has a versatile private room. Weddings, Christenings, 40th's, 50th's, 60th's, book-signings and wine-tastings. You name it, the Green Rooms been used for it. Accommodating from 8 to 24 seated, it holds more for drinks.

  • Area

    Witney

  • Parking Details

    The car park for our Witney restaurant is through the arch of the pub and can hold about 20 cars. If this is full there is some on-street parking around Church Green.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Child Friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff were great, food was extremely good. We had an outside courtyard table which was nice apart from 2 nearby tables whose occupants decided to share their conversations with everyone(so rude and inconsiderate) but that wasn’t The Fleeces fault of course Will certainly go back again, been several times before

    The Fleece WitneyResponded today

    Thanks for your kind words on the food and team, we are sorry to hear your visit was disturbed - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  2. DI

    DavidI

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and service, but more competitive, equally as good food, service and ambiance can be found locally.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 1 May 2022

    Thanks for the 4 stars David, we are very proud of our food and what we do, we do take extra care to ensure we are sourcing top quality ingredients which can come at a slightly higher price point. We use artisan producers, ethically sourced, free range, and sustainable produce where possible.

  3. m

    madamjojo

    London

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful lunch of soup and sandwich [salmon on sourdough which was delicious] and the Coq au Reisling which was delicately flavoured. It took a little while for our drinks to arrive but that's just nitpicking minor things. The lunch was so enjoyable and we will obviously return.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 20 April 2022

    Thanks for the great review! We do apologise for the wait but appreciate your understanding, we hope to see you again soon.

  4. M

    Markc

    Cambridge

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place with nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. Whilst food very tasty, a few extra vegetables on the Sunday roast would be welcome given the price.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 11 April 2022

    Thanks Mark for taking the time to share your positive feedback, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team had been helpful and the food lovely, this is great to hear!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 28 March 2022

    Thanks for the 4 stars anon.

  6. m

    madamjojo

    London

    92 reviews

    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious (we shared a mackerel pate to start and had the duck shepherds pie and a mac & cheese for mains) but most notable was the amazing, friendly and attentive service. Will always go back as we love the Fleece and are so pleased that it's back to the way it was BC!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 27 February 2022

    JoJo this review has made our morning! Thank you for your kind words about our pub, food and fabulous team. We would love to welcome you back again soon.

  7. HH

    HilaryH

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall, we were very pleased with our evening out. It was very busy with a nice atmosphere and the service was very attentive.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 24 January 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we value all guest feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team helped you feel right at home. this is great to hear! We would love to welcome you back again very soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Slow service and then rushed us before dessert. We would have finished in time if we hadn’t had to wait so long for the main course. Despite this lovely place

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 5 January 2022

    We are sorry to hear this visit did not rise to the occasion and this is not how we would like our guests to leave us, we always strive to take all comments on board and we would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look into this and make amends!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    Large party next to us DJ very noisy and couldn’t hear hear ourselves speak.. nobody’s fault as Christmas

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 31 December 2021

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you were disturbed by the DJ, we hope this does not deter you from joining us in the future.

  10. z

    zeus

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Exceptional service , one meal was not as expected however there was no drama and no issue , an immediate replacement and no charge for the meal left - could not have asked for better service and support - a must go back to in the New Year ..

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 20 December 2021

    This is a very kind review and we are smiling ear to ear reading your wonderful words regarding your experience with us on Saturday and thank you for the 5 stars.

  11. JG

    JulieG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Fleece was great ! Lovely rooms .Staff were adorable so happy friendly and helpful. It was our 1st anniversary and they made us a Special cheesecake and prosecco. Will definitely return.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 11 December 2021

    Thank you for such a kind review Julie, we are over the moon to hear the team made your special occasion one to remember. We hope to see you again in the near future.

  12. C

    Crufty73

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Safe, efficient and attentive staff. What more could you want?

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 4 December 2021

    Thank you so much your lovely comments and the 5 Stars!

  13. AH

    AileenH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We have eaten here many times before and just had an ‘off’ day. However our concerns were dealt with excellently by the staff and we would not hesitate in coming back.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 25 November 2021

    Aileen, thank you so much for leaving a review on your visit, we are sorry to hear we slipped up on this occasion but overjoyed to hear that it was sorted in a timely and efficient manner.

  14. MT

    MonicaT

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Fleece is a special place in Witney. It worths a visit even if one has nothing else to do in this charming town. The food is always tasty and carefully prepared and staff is exceedingly friendly.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the smashing review Monica! we are so glad you find us so special.

  15. S

    Steph

    Buckinghamshire

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A great find. Good quality food and excellent friendly service. A very nice touch bringing extra gravy and an extra little bowl of crispy roasties. Delicious pie! And great to offer a taster (generous) size of pud or cheese with coffee. A neighbourhood gem for sure.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 10 November 2021

    Steph, Thank you so much for such a positive review, we are so glad you were wowed by our team! we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. The host was excellent, offering us a choice of tables. The food was epic and the whole experience was very good. Recommend

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 10 November 2021

    WOW Thank you so much for such an outstanding review! we are so glad your experience with us was so amazing.

  17. DJ

    DeanJ

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always first class service and food.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 26 November 2021

    Thanks for this great review and the 5 stars Dean

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great decor and atmosphere. Lovely service and warm welcome. Will defo come back

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 31 October 2021

    Thank you so much for the kind comments regarding the great service and lovely atmosphere, we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My brother and I had a lunch meal, and we both enjoyed it. Thank you. We will definitely come again! Carolyn Scaysbrook

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 8 October 2021

    Thank you for the 5 stars! We cant wait to see you again soon.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff, good menu, delicious food, dog friendly and nice outside space - perfect for a sunny September afternoon. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely service, it was j

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely evening meal. Attentive service despite a very busy pub. Serena our server was great. Wonderful ambience - outside seating. Thanks the Fleece

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 17 August 2021

    Thank you for the lovely review and the 5 stars. Serena is great isn't she! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  23. ME

    MichaelE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and beer, perfect service in a lovely location. Thank you!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 17 August 2021

    Thank you for the lovely review Michael and the 5 stars. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  24. S

    Sheilric

    Oxford

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed lunch with my friend. Will be back! Great service; friendly people. Love the outside space and the car park Good value for money Thank you

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 5 August 2021

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

  25. MS

    MattS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, especially the bannoffee cheesecake! And the service was perfect; attentive without becoming interfering. Can't recommend enough!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 31 July 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.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience with the outdoor dining right by the main Church Green. Really friendly service from all of the staff. The starters were amazing as was the Sea Bream main. My wife’s Roast Beef was also great only spoiled a little by a sub par Yorkshire pudding and cracklings which both seemed like reheated from the lunchtime session and were not tasty. That said, apologies from the chef and a free dessert meant they took feedback seriously. Overall a lovely evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary and would highly recommend a visit

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 24 July 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 wedding anniversary meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

  27. LK

    LaurenceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perhaps some lighting on outside tables on front green area

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 18 July 2021

    Thank you for the lovely review LaurenceK and the 5 stars! Thank you for the feedback on the lighting. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  28. SW

    SarahW

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food, knowledgeable staff, well looked after.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 14 July 2021

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

  29. S

    Sheilric

    Oxford

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Friendly, agreed to seating changes requested by my friend. Enjoyed the sea bass and the Smidge of cheese with coffee Definitely will be back

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 7 July 2021

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

  30. J

    Jules

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Nice evening, staff helpful. Just wanted both my dishes to taste of garlic as described on the specials board! Sauces were bit bland, sorry. But I would go there again.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 3 July 2021

    Oh no Jules- I'm so sorry to hear everything was not right. Please get in touch direct at reservations@peachpubs.co m, we would love to chat more about your experience. Thank you for your feedback and hopefully speak soon.

  31. PG

    PeterG

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, good service, a great experience

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 24 June 2021

    Thank you for the 5 star review PeterG!

  32. KA

    KenA

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely location. Food was excellent, but prices were a little expensive in comparison to what I would normally pay for a lunch. Staff were friendly and attentive,

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 24 June 2021

    Thank you for your review KenA we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always lovely here, great friendly service, lovely menu lots of choice and great value. I had the Lamb special today, although it was nice not my favourite dish I have had. Will always come back.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 19 June 2021

    Lovely to hear- thank you, we hope to welcome you back soon!

  34. G

    Gilly

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2021

    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 WitneyResponded on 9 June 2021

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

  35. B

    Barbz

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    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 WitneyResponded on 9 June 2021

    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!

  36. M

    Mangetout

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 3 June 2021

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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The setting, staff and plentiful food choice was amazing. Will definitely be back again soon

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 15 February 2022

    Thank you so much for your kind review! See you again soon.

  38. NC

    NavinC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent...will be back!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on 3 June 2021

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

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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 WitneyResponded on 25 May 2021

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

  40. G

    Gt49

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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 WitneyResponded on 24 May 2021

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Fleece Witney is rated 4.6 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Fleece Witney

11 Church Green Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4AZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Witney

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 07:30–23:00 Fri 07:30–00:00 Sat 08:00–00:00 Sun 08:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The car park for our Witney restaurant is through the arch of the pub and can hold about 20 cars. If this is full there is some on-street parking around Church Green.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01993 892270

  • Private party facilities

    The Fleece has a versatile private room. Weddings, Christenings, 40th's, 50th's, 60th's, book-signings and wine-tastings. You name it, the Green Rooms been used for it. Accommodating from 8 to 24 seated, it holds more for drinks.

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