Places To Go: The Fleece Inn, Bretforton

Places To Go- The Fleece Inn

As I live in such a beautiful part of the country, that is much visited by tourists, I’ve decided to share with you here on this blog, the places I’ve been going to. This post is all about food. Now I have your attention! Today I’m here to tell you all about The Fleece Inn, in Bretforton near Evesham in Worcestershire.

A couple of weeks ago it was the husband’s Birthday. We hardly ever go out, just the two of us, so we thought we would grab the opportunity to go out for a nice evening meal. We didn’t want to go too far, so we opted for The Fleece Inn. We had been there before but never for food. If my memory serves me correctly, we last visited on a scorching hot Summer’s day when the little man was around six months old. We sat in their packed beer garden. It was lovely.

So that was almost four years ago and we didn’t get to sample the food. We’d heard great things and on visiting their website we discovered that last year they had won The Good Pub Guide’s Country Pub Of The Year. It was a done deal.

If you’re after somewhere welcoming and rustic and typically Cotswold, then this is your place. It was originally a farmhouse, since converted and now belongs to the National Trust. It was dark when we arrived but with it’s open fires in every restaurant room, there was an instant cosy feel. There are three seated eating areas, each with it’s own log fire. With historical memorabilia everywhere, there certainly is lots to look at. From my seat I learnt about witches and why there were markings on the floor in front of the fire!

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The food didn’t disappoint. With lots to choose from, from a menu full of locally sourced food. I opted for Beer Battered Cod and Twice Cooked Chips. What can I say? I’m a sucker for chips! The husband had a Rump Steak, cooked rare.

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The Mr always asks for his steak cooked rare. Personally I don’t know how he eats it like it, but I can honestly say in the almost nine years we have been together, I have never known him to get one just the way he likes it. Until now. The steak at The Fleece was cooked perfectly, with no horrible, unedible fatty bits whatsoever. To say he was impressed was an understatement.

My Cod was also perfect. It fell to pieces when I cut into it. So you can guess how nice it tasted. And the chips? Well. They were double cooked. Of course they were going to be good!

For dessert, despite being well filled from the main, we had to have something from the menu. It all looked too good not to. I had Apple Crumble and homemade Custard and Mr J had the Chocolate Brownies.

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

It looks delicious doesn’t it? It was. Blimmin’ gorgeous in fact. I was so disappointed that I couldn’t finish my Crumble. There was a very generous amount, in fact I’m not actually certain the bowl had a bottom to it. I’m not a food critic, so I’m not going to go into detail about the food. It was just really tasty! I did have a cheeky taste of the Brownie too – for the purpose of this review, of course. It was gorgeous. Some Brownies can be too rich. This was just right.

We had a lovely evening and will definitely be going back next time our hectic lives as Mummy and Daddy allow us to. The staff were so welcoming and the pub itself was so cosy. It’s the kind of place I could quite easily sit in all night having drinks with friends. A real home from home feeling.

The Fleece Inn Bretforton

So if you’re in the area, I would highly recommend a visit. They have lots of events going on throughout the year so it’s well worth checking out their What’s On page on their website. You’ll also find details there about the accommodation they offer and how they can help you with the perfect wedding venue!

All that’s left to say is a big thank you to the staff at The Fleece Inn for a lovely evening. We will be seeing you again soon.


You can check out other places to go in and around the Cotswolds by clicking on Shakespeare’s England. Come and visit my beautiful local area!

We were gifted the food and drink during this visit in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Elizabeth Cole
    4th February 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Those puddings look so amazing – I love a traditional pub!


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      5th February 2017 at 5:16 pm

      They were pretty incredible!

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    4th February 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Some fab places you have visited and the food looks yummy Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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      5th February 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Will do and thank you 🙂

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    5th February 2017 at 7:26 pm

    The food looks lush. I hate it when I can’t finish a desert! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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      5th February 2017 at 7:34 pm

      It was prettt amazing!

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    7th February 2017 at 4:46 pm

    These definitely looks like my kind of pub – I love open fires and historical info! The food looks delicious too. Glad you enjoyed a night off! #DreamTeam

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      7th February 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks. It was short lived as I had a poorly little man ah home but it was nice while it lasted 🙂

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    Kate Holmes
    8th February 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Looks like the best sort of English pub and got very distracted by that pud pic!

    1. Reply
      10th February 2017 at 9:48 am

      It was incredible. So much choice on the menu aswell. 😊

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    Twicemicrowaved tea
    9th February 2017 at 9:34 am

    This sounds like a lovely pub and I love the fire! I’m sure I’d manage to finish that apple crumble too! #familyfun

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      10th February 2017 at 9:47 am

      Oh I tried real hard, believe me!! 😄

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    Emma - Me, The Man & The Kids
    9th February 2017 at 4:09 pm

    That cod looks amazing! The Fleece is practically on our doorstep so we are going to have to go and check it out 😀

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      10th February 2017 at 9:46 am

      It was amazing! Definitely check it out – tell them I sent you! 😄😄

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    Stephanie Robinson
    9th February 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Sounds a great place – love the look of the food, and Evesham is on my list – mostly for plums though (I think it’s plums!) One day! Thanks for sharing with #pocolo and happy belated birthday to your OH

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      10th February 2017 at 9:41 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

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    10th February 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Oooh I love a good log fire. Looks like a fab experience

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      12th February 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Wonderful! 🙂

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    11th February 2017 at 9:48 pm

    That steak sounds delish and and my god those brownies. I could kill for one of them now. That’s not too far from us actually so perhaps one day we might get to check it out. The fire place looks fab too! I’m glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

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      12th February 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Ah you really should, it’s a lovely place 🙂 xx

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    Rhyming with Wine
    12th February 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I love a pub with character and this place looks amazing. You live in such a beautiful part of the country. It’s a shame that we live quite a distance away as with brownies like that I would have to become a regular there! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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      13th February 2017 at 10:04 pm

      You should make it day trip – visit the area and sample the brownies! I’ll meet you there to share! 🙂 x

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