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Full Postal AddressThe Fleece Inn, The Cross, Bretforton, EVESHAM, WR11 5JE [Map]
Telephone Number01386 831173Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11-15, 18-23 MO-FR; 11-23 SA; 12-22.30 SU
FacilitiesEvening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Historic Interior, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Fleece Inn, September 1998

A very famous pub dating back at least 500 years and you can certainly believe it when you enter the National Trust owned Fleece Inn. You'll find the pub situated a few miles east of Evesham off the main road (B4035) in the corner of the village square. The dimly lit rooms retain much of the original antique furnishings. There's a priceless set of Stuart pewter on view as well as a very old grandfather clock. The ceilings are beamed and low, the floor covered with worn flagstones. Seating wise there's an interesting curved settle beside one of the inglenook fireplaces.

They serve a good range of beers from mainly local breweries and there were certainly a handful of hardened drinkers by the bar that seemed to have enjoyed a fair few of them!

Foodwise the service is known to be slow, but this is because the kitchen is small and there is no real way to increase the size of it. The menu is fairly standard with a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, ploughmans and main courses like scampi and lasagne for around 5 pounds.

There's also seating outside in the large orchard which soon fills in Summer. They've also a restored timbered and thatched barn that you can hire out for functions.

Certainly a very unusual pub that's been seen in films on TV with good beer and history oozing out of every crevice.

Lee outside the pub during restoration after the
large fire that nearly destroyed it, July 2004

Inns and Pubs of the Cotswolds,
M Turner, 2007
The Cotswolds are home to some of England's finest and much-loved historical inns and pubs. This A-Z covering Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire is a delightful tour around the most interesting pubs in the area.

Worcestershire's Historic Pubs,
K Turner & J Dobrzynski, 2007
With well over 500 establishments to choose from, in this quintessentially English county.

Pocket Pub Walks Worcestershire and Malverns,
R Noyce, 2007
This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes near Stourport, Bromsgrove, Malvern and Pershore, with maps and photographs.

Adventurous Pub Walks in Worcestershire,
R Woodcock, 2006
This volume provides details of 20 circular walks varying in length between 7 and 12 miles and each based on a good local pub, including routes at Alfrick, Chaddesley Corbett and Inkberrow.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: Heart of England,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Pub Walks in the Malvern Hills,
R Woodcock, 2003
Twenty circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes routes near Welland, Ledbury, Upton on Severn, Great Malvern and Hanley Swan.

Pub Strolls in Worcestershire,
R Noyce, 2001
Thirty short circular walks based around good local pubs and pleasant countryside. Includes maps and colour photographs.

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