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Fleece

Bretforton, Worcestershire

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Fleece, The Cross, Bretforton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7JE

(01386) 831173

www.thefleeceinn.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 10.30am-11pm

Saturday: Contact pub for details

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Marvellously unspoilt medieval pub owned by the National Trust; bedrooms

For 500 years, this lovely former farm was owned by the same family and many of the furnishings are original heirlooms; it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1977. The fine country rooms include a great oak dresser holding a priceless 48-piece set of Stuart pewter, two grandfather clocks, ancient kitchen chairs, curved high-backed settles, a rocking chair and a rack of heavy pointed iron shafts, probably for spit roasting in one of the huge inglenook fireplaces; two other log fires. As well as massive beams and exposed timbers, there are worn and crazed flagstones (scored with marks to keep out demons) and plenty of oddities such as a great cheese press and set of cheese moulds and a rare dough-proving table; a leaflet details the more bizarre items. Uley Pigs Ear and Wye Valley Bitter with guests such as North Cotswold Moreton Mild and Purity Mad Goose on handpump, nine wines by the glass, a similar number of malt whiskies and four farm ciders; board games. The lawn, with fruit trees around a beautifully restored thatched and timbered barn, is a lovely place to sit, and there are more picnic-sets and a stone pump-trough in the front courtyard. There's always something going on here from the yearly asparagus festival to folk sessions to morris dancing and vintage car gatherings ? check their website for details.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

Price Award

Price Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Garden

Garden

Interest

Interest

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

4 / 5 - 38 votes cast


Iceman

23 September 2017

Had a good meal on our first visit, but a very tough steak on the second. A great pub with loads of character.



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