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Public House



Mr Nigel Smith


The Cross,
WR11 7JE


Enjoy traditional English cooking and a wide selection of real ales and traditional ciders whilst soaking up the historical atmosphere of the Fleece Inn.

Surrounded by the Cotswolds, the Fleece Inn nestles in the centre of the village of Bretforton. Originally built as a long house in the time of Chaucer by a farmer named Byrd, the Fleece remained in the ownership of the same family for the whole time until 1977 when Lola Taplin, a direct descendant of the man who built it, bequeathed the Inn to The National Trust.

After a devastating fire in 2004 the Fleece was restored to its former glory and continues to take great pride in its traditional English roots. Home to one of England's oldest pewter collections and many more historical features and stories the Fleece houses countless memories, old and new.

During the summer months, the Inn is a hive of activity, being an ever more popular Wedding venue, our thatched barn is the perfect place for receptions, parties and corporate events. During the colder months, the roaring open fires create a cosy place to enjoy a meal with friends or even a spontaneous glass of mulled wine.

With a strong Folk following the Fleece hosts many music events throughout the year including Rural Arts performances and an open acoustic night every Thursday.

It has to be said the Fleece Inn is one of the few places that you can call in on and always be welcomed by a smiling face and genuine Real Ale, whilst it is not unusual to come across Morris Dancers, War re-enactments and spur-of-the-moment folk sessions. This quintessential English pub is run with a love of tradition and offers an experience never to be forgotten.

Our Medieval thatched barn lends itself perfectly to Wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties. Our apple orchard and courtyard area allows us to host many events during the warmer months from Apple and Ale to Asparagus festivals. The Fleece Inn is a hot spot for Classic Car meets, Morris Dancing festivals and Cyclist groups.

Our charming countryside setting provides the perfect getaway and our enthusiastic approach to celebrations of all kinds makes the Fleece an ideal place to host any event.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 1 Nov The Ghost Stories of M.R.



By Road
M42 J3 - head towards Evesham on the A435. At the Evesham roundabout with the Somerfield Petrol Station on your left, take the first exit onto the A46 towards Cheltenham. At the next roundabout take the first exit - B4035 signposted to Badesy. This road then leads into the village of Bretforton. Once in Bretforton, take the right-hand fork signposted 'The Fleece Inn'. Follow the road into the village, with the church on your right, the Fleece is in the centre of the village.

By Public Transport
Bus: Henshaws 554 from Evesham to Chipping Campden

Train: Evesham Train Station 2½ miles

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit

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