The Fleece Inn
The Fleece Inn is a pub steeped in history, originally built in the early 15th century, and bequeathed to the National Trust in 1977. A vibrant part of the community and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Cotswold hills the pub attracts loyal locals and visitors from all over the world.
National Pub & Bar Awards – County Winner 2018. Shakespeare CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018 (Worcestershire Branch). Country Pub of the Year 2016 (Good Pub Guide). Visit England Tourism Pub of the Year 2016.
It remains largely unchanged, although it now serves delicious pub grub and most famously pays homage to the locally grown vegetable Asparagus during May and June.
During the winter months traditional English favourites feature largely on the menu such as our famous Pies and locally made Faggots.
When the summer months roll around the seasonally changed menu features popular choices such as traditional Ploughmans and the legendary Fleece Inn burger.
With its roots in rural England the Fleece Inn celebrates all things traditionally English at any opportunity. During the year the pub hosts various annual festivals the most famous of which is the British Asparagus Festival Day at the end of May. Thousands visit the grounds of the National Trust property situated in the centre of the village of Bretforton to sample some of the local produce and enjoy family entertainment and traditional rural activities. During October the annual Apple and Ale festival takes place sporting over 40 real ales and ciders to sample.
The Fleece Inn is the perfect rural retreat just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Cotswold’s boasting roaring open fires for the winter months, open garden and apple orchard for the summer sun and a friendly welcome all year round. With real ales and ciders aplenty this historical pub is a favourite with Real Ale lovers, and the welcoming atmosphere and good food attract visitors from all over the world.
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