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The Fleece at Cirencester - Pub in Gloucestershire

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Market Place, , GL7 2NZ, Gloucestershire
England, United Kingdom

Philip Mehrtens
+44 (0)1285 658507(landline)

A classic Cotswolds inn that’s open all day, super-smart and delightfully friendly, with a plush bar and restaurant, and super pub menus

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Charles II once stayed at this pretty coaching inn, posing as a manservant, so the story goes. Now it's had a refurb in classic English style, and bar, lounge and restaurant glow. Open all day, the Fleece has quite a buzz. Drop by for a wake-up coffee and eggs on toast; choose a tasty platter at lunchtime and a pint of Thwaites. There are daily specials and Sunday roasts; our smoked chicken sandwich was delicious. You can indulge in some truly wicked puddings and fine local cheeses, perhaps with a glass of port. As for the staff, they're charming, well-trained, and cheerful. The golden Cotswolds await: hike with the dog, browse the antique shops and the chic little delis, then return for a meal with a proper pint or a glass from their well-chosen wine list. The super Fleece is a crowd-pleaser from start to finish.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Philip Mehrtens:

Local points of interest from
Philip Mehrtens:

  • Cirencester is known as the Capital of the Cotswolds. It is a market town full of history and Roman heritage
  • We have a wide range of independent shops and lively market square on our doorstep; perfect for retail therapy.
  • The 3000 acre Cirencester Park is filled with avenues of horse chestnut trees perfect for good walks, and a polo field. Nearby is the tallest hedge in Europe and an open-air swimming pool and paddling pool- only for the brave!
  • Our inn is an ideal base for trips to Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford and Bath.
  • In March each year thousands flock to nearby Cheltenham to try their luck at the first-class racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival.
  • The Corinium Museum is filled with local history; with fascinating reconstructions of dining rooms, kitchens and gardens for the Romans times. A must for Roman history fanatics!
Points of interest

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"Right at the heart of Cirencester's pretty market town, the Fleece is abuzz with colour and country charm. Whether you've popped in for a coffee or a feast with the family, there's a comfortable corner where you can settle or spread out. The feature rooms are a delight, ask for Number One with its fabulous wallpaper, or opt for one of the big rooms with the super-sized bathrooms. A real treat."

Sarah - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

April 2019
"My husband and I had a very enjoyable short break at The Fleece in September and found the staff helpful, polite and friendly at all times. The breakfasts were delicious and a pleasant start to the day. We stayed in a character room which was warm and comfortable. We were not aware that as guests we had to book a table in the restaurant on the Saturday evening, therefore had to be squashed into a small table opposite the bar which I found noisy, however the food was enjoyable and plentiful. We would definitely recommend The Fleece to others when visiting this wonderful Cotswold town."

Miranda - Watford, United Kingdom

September 2015

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Lunch from £6.95. Bar meals from £4.95. Dinner from £8.95. Sunday lunch, 2 courses, £11.95.


Open all day.


Market Place, , GL7 2NZ, Gloucestershire


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