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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Went for a quiet drink in the evening spolit by barking dog . Ironically, children not welcome at bar....but barking dogs always welcome. Man, if you want to share your evening with sounds of a kennel, this is the pub for you.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

Just enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Fleece Inn - Hillesley today comprising of a Croque Monsieur and a Croque Madame - both were very well-prepared, tasty and satisfying. Along with a cosy log fire and great hospitality it was a very pleasant way to...spend a Friday lunchtime. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

We stayed at the Old Granary in Hillesley for my surprise weekend away for my sixtieth birthday. My wife had secretly booked us in for dinner at the Fleece. What a wonderful pub, with a great atmosphere, delightful staff and serving amazing food. The birthday...banner was a lovely surprise too. Can't speak highly enough of the Fleece. Thank you for a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rebecca Cameron, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it means a lot ro us and the team!

Reviewed 18 November 2023

Taken to The Fleece Inn by friends who lived in the area and wanted to show us what a proper village pub should be like. And it was fab. Extremely friendly and welcoming staff, lots of choices of real ales (Trooper was our favourite), a...good menu to choose from with lovely food served up at reasonable prices. What was not to like. If only we lived closer.....More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rebecca Cameron, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2023

Thank you for such a lovely review! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 8 November 2023

Called in for a pint with a friend. Unfortunately the beer we were drinking was taken off even though it had just been put on. There was nothing wrong with the beer, infact it was excellent. So why would the landlord want to throw away...three pints of perfect beer just to have a empty pub. The Fleece should be removed from the GBGMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rebecca Cameron, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

Thank you for taking the time for leaving us feedback, all be it not positive in this instance! On that particular day we were prepping the cellar pre line cleaning and getting new beers ready to come on. That particular beer was put on when...More

Reviewed 25 October 2023

Visited for first time today. Warm welcome, great food and really good value. Barmaid was attentive and helpful without being intrusive and nothing was too much problem. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Great beer festival with good music, fantastic atmosphere and tastiest pizzas I've eaten outside Italy!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

We came off the cotswold way on a detour after a morning of continual rain. Wow, what great service and perfectfood. I needed a very large latte coffee and the waitress leant me her pint mug for it…. ! Best coffee ever! The beef and...horseradish sandwich was more than full of properly cooked pink beef! Meat feast or what! Such kind and helpful staff. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

We were staying in the village so we walked down for a drink on the Friday evening to do a recce as to whether we wanted to eat there on the Saturday night. As everyone was very friendly we booked and thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Fabulous old style pub; real ales, friendly staff and locals, great Sunday lunches with a choice of foods and not silly prices (rest of weekly menu looks great too) , different areas with tables so everyone not herded in together, easy to find, dog friendly...(actually more than friendly they loved dogs!) and great walks on the doorstep. What more do you need? The addition of a horse tied up outside when we arrived just added to the experience!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

After hearing a lot of good things about this pub, we booked a table for small group of friends for a Saturday night. We were asked to preorder, which wasn’t a problem. We arrived at the booked time and ordered some drinks. Starters were very...slow to come, probably over an hour. They looked like they had been bought from Iceland and weren’t very good. We then waited..and waited for our mains, even asking at the bar how much longer they would be. They eventually came and we’re ok, but considering we’d pre ordered the wait was way too long with no apologies And who puts a pie in a bowl? Only once we’re we asked if we wanted any more drinks, each time we had to go to the bar and ask for someone to come and take out order. So, poor service, a long wait for food and just ok food. Hope this was just a one off.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

Soup and sandwich, BRILLIANT. Delicious hearty soup, meat or vegetable sandwich. Excellent beer. THE place to stop. On foot to Wotton 1 hour, Cotswold Way, 2 hours. Well worth the visit.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

Having booked a table for 7.15 and arrived promptly. There was a table for 20 celebrating an eightieth birthday that seemed to be ordering when we arrived. By 8.30 there was no sign of our food which we had ordered an hour before so we...decided to call it a day . We explained to the Land Lady who seemed surprised at our decision to leave. As were departing, the Land Lord was apologetic and said he would contact us the following day with the offer of a complimentary meal. As yet there has been an ominous silence so we may never know how good the food is.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing time. The locals were really friendly, atmosphere great. Food delicious. We had beef pie, pasta, fish and chips and curry. All meals arrived together, well presented and tasted amazing. Can't fault it, we are going back tonight. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

We visited the fleece whilst accompanying my brother and his new wife on their ‘mini moon’. We (my family and my sister in laws family) stayed at Grindstone mill which is just down the road. We walked to the pub and enjoyed a few drinks...in the garden, we got chatting to the land lord & land lady who were incredibly friendly. There was no umbrella at our accommodation and it was so hot, we asked to borrow one from the beer garden and there was no hesitation at all, this really helped us as it was such a hot weekend. Fabulous location & even better people, if every village had a pub like this then they would be very lucky. We shall definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Dogs are allowed in the pub if kept on a lead, they do put out water for them, but dogs are not allowed in the restaurant area.
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The Fleece Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4