The Fleece Inn
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The Fleece Inn

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#1 of 1 inn in Bretforton
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Fleece Inn is the perfect rural retreat just a stone's throw from the beautiful Cotswold's 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 traditional ciders aplenty this historical pub is a favourite with CAMRA members and the welcoming atmosphere and good food attract visitors from all over the world.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Historic Hotel
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Sherry🍒 wrote a review Oct 2020
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom91 contributions11 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are staying ten minutes walk at the Hydrangea holiday let and had this place earmarked for visit. Glad we did it sooner rather than later as it is a mere stones throw from us and is simply breath taking! It is owned by the National Trust and is a quirky, old build complete with open fires, wonky doors and exposed beams.
We were able to book a table that morning and had read previous reviews about the pies so were excited! The staff were extremely friendly and completely put us at ease with their COVID protocols. We opted for the Cotswold steak and ale pie and were not disappointed! This was a proper pie: not those pies that come in ceramic pots with a pie top, but a pie encased in a pastry! And it did not disappoint. The mash was tasty amd the minted peas were sublime! We had the fish cake starter... Not a generic fish cake tossed in a fryer but all clearly made on site including the scrumptious tartare sauce! Wow! Had we had room, we would have tried dessert... But two courses and two bottles of exquisite white wine later we were busting at the seams!
This is definitely worth a visit not only for the food, but the friendly and welcoming staff and the oldy worldy vibes of an ancient pub. We are already booked in for a meal before we go home from our holiday!
Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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458lee wrote a review Sept 2021
Boston, United Kingdom30 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the outside looks amazing from a scene of a period drama. A warm welcome a lively atmosphere a wedding outside in the barn and grounds with wood Burners going felt like a film set. Inside felt like being transported back into a different world. Staff were great food was great the price surprisingly great was expecting a lot more expensive. As a package this is one of the best places atmosphere food and service I’ve experienced.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stephen H wrote a review Jan 2020
Broadway, United Kingdom205 contributions126 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So first time here and really looking forward to it. It’s made clear on the web site that there is no car park so had to park around 500 yards away on a street, which maybe a struggle for those with a disability. Entrance takes you into the bar which was packed and no obvious indication of how to get to our table, but once things cleared a bit we managed to attract staff attention and got to our table. I think we were in the snug, whatever it is a lovely old room full of character with a huge, if a little smoky, fireplace. Menu is quite extensive but as the place was very busy it took a while to order. I had a goats cheese crostin as a starter which was very good, mains were faggots and mash, excellent and my wife had calves liver, again excellent. Portions are large and come complete with no real need to add side dishes. No deserts, we were too full. Add a really good beer and a nice red wine and overall it was very good, we will certainly go again and hope it isn't as busy!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jemnjohn wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed after reading pretty good reviews, my husband, daughter and I visited for dinner.
Firstly parking is a Nightmare, there is no parking.
We were seated on a tiny wobbly table in the corner, the staff were questionable, the food was dreadful, cold and inedible.
When we finally had to go to the bar to pay the bill, they asked reluctantly if it was ok, I said not really (never complain but felt I had to say something this time) and explained that the lamb shank was just a cold hard lump that was completely inedible, my daughters garlic bread was stone cold which is why all food we ordered was left and all I got was ‘yeah I suppose it’s hard to reheat lamb from cold’ no apology and still charged full price.
I was pretty gob smacked at the level of reluctancy To give any customer service here at all and agree with me that they didn’t really care about how their food was served.
Needless to say we would not recommend and will never return.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hannah wrote a review Jun 2021
Cheltenham, United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I really don’t know where these people are going for this amazing service…We arrived at 6:30, after ringing 15 minutes before to see if we could be accommodated for a table outside. They said yes. We arrived and was shown to our table, all good, nice area. The tables look worn out and like they just need a refresher. Our table was wobbly, not just the table, it was quite literally in a ditch and sunk into the floor so we couldn’t move the table. Our drinks nearly spilt all over us as soon as the table moved, so I placed the table marker under the Table leg. 2 people came to take our drinks order within 2 minutes of us sitting, very good. We had high hopes at this point. 30 minutes after receiving our drinks, we were then told ‘oh I can’t take your order for another 20 minutes as they’re struggling in the kitchen’…. Okay, you could’ve told us. Another drink is ordered, this arrives 15 minutes later. It’s now 8pm by the time we eventually order. So longer than they told us it would be. We ordered 2 burgers, garlic bread and onion rings. Not a difficult meal. 9:05pm we get our food and my partners is wrong. It’s laughable at this point, no longer hungry and just angry in all honesty. No real apology, other than ‘oh umm’. We both work / worked in f&b, we get it but if you’re struggling or at capacity you don’t take new tables / walk ins. The garlic bread was just stale bread with some garlic sauce. The onion rings had more grease than a chip fryer. The burgers were mostly hard bread…not worth the £14 each. We did mention to our waitress that we’d been there since 6:30 and did t get out 1 course until 9:05pm. She offered to take the drinks and sides off. Okay, all good. We asked for the bill….20 minutes later no bill. 10 minutes on, finally the bill. But still drinks on it?

We ended up paying £28 to waste our night being hungry and not receiving any decent apology or decent food.

Maybe we’d come back and eat inside next time as this might change what we receive? Also; your staff need to be aware that they can be seen when rolling there eyes at children and mouthing swear words. We found it laughable but the parents of those children may not.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t sit in the garden when it’s busy.
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Harry M wrote a review Apr 2021
Worcester, United Kingdom3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited this lovely looking pub at the weekend and were so disappointed. It had been recommended by a friend so we were really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, it was nothing like the picture we had envisaged. The place was so busy that the staff just couldn't cope. I don't know how they were allowed to have so many people there. I'm not aware of any changes to restrictions just yet. There appeared to be some kind of party going on with clearly more than 6 people and there were also tables of people who were obviously all together as they were stood around chatting in close proximity. We were sat under one of the marquees which was dirty and the chairs on our table were all cheap plastic ones that didn't even match. Rustic maybe? The food was ok (but it took ages to arrive) nothing to write home about but nice enough. The service unfortunately was dreadful. I'm not sure what the issues were but the staff members we saw seemed really unhappy to be there at all. I didn't get any names but we were served by a lady with reddish hair in a short ponytail. We were a party of 4 and ordered some drinks on the app and all was fine, initially thought it was a great idea as we could pay upfront and so much easier, however.... we later decided to order more drinks which we did on the app, they never arrived. The other couple with us then ordered some more drinks and they did arrive. When I queried where our drinks had got to with the waitress, she told me that we just had to wait as they had to do them all in order and there was a queue. I tried to explain that others who'd ordered after us had had theirs, it seemed to fall on deaf ears. It was at this point that we realised that we had no confirmation from the app of our order and the bar had seemingly 'lost' our order so not a great system. The whole place just seemed to be chaos. The table next to us got so fed up that they left to go and eat somewhere else. We've visited a number of places since we've been able to and they all seem to have great, new procedures in place with clean, modern outdoor furniture and friendly staff. I don't know if this was just an off day or whether they just re-opened before being anywhere near ready. Either way, we won't be returning unfortunately.
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Date of stay: April 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nigel Smith, Owner at The Fleece Inn
Responded 2 May 2021
Hi Melissa Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and my apologies as landlord that your visit fell short of the mark. You raise a number of important points, which I hope you will understand we are very much aware of following a less than successful start; and are working towards resolving. None of what I write is an excuse, as you paid good money and should have received what you expected at the least, and on a good day a little magic too! Firstly, the app, and our epos system generally. This is a new system, borne of a need to offer seamless table service in these covid times. We spent a lot of time selecting our provider, based on discussions, set requirements, third party references and a generally comprehensive approach. Sadly the first couple of weeks proved difficult due to inevitable teething problems, but I am very glad to say that through relentless detective work on behalf of my team, the epos people and the specialist WiFi provider, we are now through this pain. This should mean we can no longer lose orders in the ether as was initially happening. This will mean our customers will now receive their food and drink in a timely manner, regardless of which method they ordered through. It will mean my staff will regain their confidence, knowing that we are not missing things. It will mean my staff are able to resolve any remaining problems more effectively because they have significantly less of them. It will mean we are able to look after our very highly valued customers in a positive and friendly way. With regards to furniture, we have taken an approach in keeping with our historic nature, but can assure you that cleanliness and covid safety are paramount. You're right about the plastic chairs by the way. They were a short term fix and have now been replaced. You were unfortunate enough to encounter a difficult group on your visit. Please be assured this is a very rare thing. In this instance we resolved the situation by stopping serving them and asking them to leave. My team are fully trained in this critical area of our business. Thanks for taking the time to read my response , and if there's anything else I can help with or you wish to discuss , please let me know. You can contact me direct through the website. With kind regards Nigel Smith Landlord
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Roadwarrior1000 wrote a review Sept 2020
Wokingham, United Kingdom414 contributions165 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This pub is worth a visit given how old it is. However we were very disappointed in the food. I ordered the daily special, a pork and chorizo pie. This came with chips swimming in the gravy so they were soggy. The pie had no discernable chorizo so lacked taste. My wife had the smoked salmon and prawn fishcakes. No smoked salmon to be found, and only two tiny prawns. Mostly mashed potato. This was served with gritty spinach which clearly had not been washed before cooking. The egg on top of the fishcakes was okay.
Frankly we were very disappointed, particularly given the prices here are not cheap.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ChocoloverSpilsby wrote a review Jan 2022
Spilsby, United Kingdom309 contributions108 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed a great lunch in this particularly characterful pub: very hospitable and a super lamb casserole as a special. For a Wednesday lunchtime the Fleece was very well supported, so their great offering is known to many! Park in the square (cross) and then walk off your full tummies around the lovely village, visiting the church, the community shop and Ark antiques (sorry, we didn't have time to visit). Thank you to all staff concerned and we hope to return.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Paul M wrote a review Sept 2021
Frome, United Kingdom573 contributions152 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying in Evesham and we took a taxi out to Brettorton. We were not disappointed. We were shown to a table under canvas and we were served very quickly. We started with drinks followed by olives and fresh bread. The mains were very good and varied. The weather turned chilly and we moved into the pub for warm drinks. National Trust own the area including The Fleece. Incidentally they often have entertainment. It was Morris dancing when we visited.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BenJ2505xc wrote a review May 2021
Evesham, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a table booked at the fleece for my partners birthday, looking forward to enjoying our evening we turned up ( 2 people ) and were seated on a 8 seater table.. we were seated by a kind lady with a pony tail who had excellent manners, however we did not see this member of staff again and for the rest of the night were faced with waitresses who looked like they were being forced to work there, after waiting 45 minutes for our food despite people ordering after us and receiving food before us we had a waitress who didn’t smile all night and just dumped the food on our table, we then had to raise the point that we didn’t have any cutlery.. so after another few minutes once our food had gone cold the waitress returned with our cutlery that was dirty, I tried to get staff attention but weren’t the slightest bit interested so I cleaned the cutlery myself and ate my cold meal. We were going to stay for dessert but after waiting for 20 mins after finishing our mains we decided that we would eat dessert elsewhere and spend our money where it would be appreciated... After waiting another 5 mins I decided we could’ve been there all night so decided to go in and ask for the bill myself. When asked if the service and food was okay I said “no”, the waitress clearly wasn’t listening as she then smiled and asked if I wanted to pay cash or card!
Our friends who had bookings later on in the week have since cancelled after hearing about our experience.
Food tasted good however the rude and uninterested waiting staff meant that the nice birthday meal we were expecting never happened.
Wont be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephanie D asked a question Sept 2019
5 contributions
Hello, are dogs allowed?
Answer from Janette P
Swansea, United Kingdom32 contributions17 helpful votes
We were fortunate that the weather was dry and sunny, so we sat outside with our two black Labradors. You would have to check with The Fleece Inn, the food was excellent, I will add!
C Scott asked a question Sept 2017
Wales, United Kingdom24 contributions16 helpful votes
Do you allow dogs?
Answer from DayTrippers08
London65 contributions34 helpful votes
I think they are everything friendly!
Answer from carneygr
Cape Town Central, South Africa55 contributions10 helpful votes
Yes there is plenty of room and the grounds are big. also place inside the inn!!
K.Robinson wrote a tip Mar 2024
18 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely book a table for food. "
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Kathryn B wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probably best to book in advance."
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Charlie2702 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom33 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would advise booking a table"
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David C wrote a tip Dec 2023
22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wonderful place. Perfect village pub. Beams, open fires, flagstone floors, good food and beer"
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jennyfood39 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be careful if wearing heels or wedges. Book in advance for food Enjoy to the max"
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PRICE RANGE
£101 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fleece Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Fleece Inn?
Nearby attractions include Honeybourne Pottery (1.3 miles), The Regal Cinema (3.2 miles), and Kiftsgate Court Gardens (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fleece Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Fleece Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Fleece Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buongiorno Cafe, Ellenden Farmshop & Cafe, and Delicious.
Is The Fleece Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Bretforton.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fleece Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kiftsgate Court Gardens (4.8 miles), Almonry Museum (3.6 miles), and Evesham Bell Tower (3.6 miles).
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