The Fleece Inn
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.
The Fleece prides itself on its wide range of Real Ales and Traditional Ciders available all year round. Keen on supporting local produce all our ingredients are sourced from local businesses, Fleece Inn chocolates, handmade locally make a great souvenir and our extensive range of fruit wines, plus our own cider made at the premises offer something a little different for everyone.
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
The Fleece Inn facilities include:
- Event Venue
- Dogs restrictions
- First aid facilities
- In countryside
- Indoor event/attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor event/attraction
- Smoking permitted in some areas
- Village Location
- Guided tours available for groups
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for young children
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
- Parking (free)
- Off site parking
- Groups accepted
- Max group size
The Fleece Inn accessibility includes:
- Ramp/level access
- Toilets for disabled visitors
- All areas accessible to disabled visitors
- Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
- Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
- Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant