IT’S BACK! 24th Sept 2022 – save the date!
The Book of Nigel will still be at the pub for future Nigels to sign, and we’ll be adding the non-attending Nigels that pre-registered over the next few days.
Thanks all for supporting the British Heart Foundation – more details on the final total raised soon.
A free drink for all Nigel’s! With a Nigel-based playlist and entertainment.
To say we’ve been overwhelmed by the response is probably an understatement, it’s going to be a great evening. I don’t know about the largest gathering of Nigels – it’s probably the largest ever gathering at the Fleece of people with any name!!
We’ve partnered with the British Heart Foundation to try and raise some money for charity throughout the evening, do bring cash for the donation buckets if you can.
Where to Park
Usually parking is on street in The Cross and village, we have additional Nigel Night parking in a farmer’s field on Back Lane – follow the signs.
(Just a heads up – we’re a rural location and there are no street lights on Back Lane, worth bringing a torch if you can. It’s been raining so the field will be a little muddy)
Please can all Nigels come to the Registration desk (horsebox) on arrival (with Nigel id!) to get their free drink voucher and badge. T-shirts, raffle tickets & rock’n’roll bingo cards will also be available to buy and The Book of Nigel will be there all evening for you to sign. All profit from merchandise will go to the British Heart Foundation.
We are serving our usual pub menu all day. The pub itself is fully booked (with Nigels!) but you can order at the bar and eat in the barn or marquee. We are also selling food from 3pm til late in the orchard: wood-fired pizza, hog roast and our friends at Purple Cauliflower are serving delicious plant-based pan-asian cuisine.
We’ve set up 4 bars to serve thirsty Nigels!
The main Pub bar (renamed the Smith)
The Barn barn (Mansell Bar)
The Marquee bar (Havers Bar)
The Orchard bar (Lawson Bar)
All will take cards, and can offer cashback.
We have four special Nigel beers, brewed specially for the night we have:
Nigel (Church End Brewery)
NigALE (Uley Brewery)
Mad Nigel (Purity)
Nigel’s Best (North Cotswold)
Our own homemade cider, the Ark, has been rebranded as Narky Nigel for the night!
All will serve a selection of alcoholic & soft drinks.
Hot drinks will be available at the Pub bar and instant tea/coffee from the Marquee bar. Food from our pub menu can only be ordered at the main bar.
Breakfast (£7.50 full English) is available 9.30-10.3am in the barn Sunday morning to pre-booked Nigels – sign up at the Main Bar.
What’s Happening (entertainment times are approximate)
11am pub opens
12noon main food service starts.
3pm The others bars & food options open
from 4pm live music with busking Nigel and Nigel Walton
Pebworth Morris will join us late evening
from 7pm Nigel (The Man in the Bowler Hat) comedian
8pm The Nigel count introduced by John Raphael, Town Crier of Evesham
We’ll ask everyone to leave the marquee then count the Nigels in. Non-Nigels can join once everyNige is counted! PA
followed by the Nigel Awards
More live music & DJ in the barn
11pm – music curfew for the Barn
Pub stays open, acoustic music sessions welcomed.
Throughout the evening: Nigel Photobooth, Nigel speed dating (2 mins with a new Nigel!), Rock’n’Roll bingo,
The Book of Nigel
This will be at the Registration desk (horsebox) for all to sign & add stories / photos. We’ll then add the messages we’ve had from non-attending Nigels and keep at the Fleece for future Nigels to sign.
The code for the pub wifi is Thefleeceinn1400
We’re on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter if you want to tag us
Cloakroom / Dress code
We don’t have a cloakroom or dress code – come dressed for the weather! The orchard might be a little muddy, the courtyard is cobbled.
Well-behaved dogs (especially those named Nigel) are very welcome – please keep them on a lead.
Register to get all the latest info here
Can we set a new World Record for the largest gathering of people with the same first name!?
With Nigel’s becoming extinct (no babies were named Nigel in the 2017 National Statistics report, but let’s face it, that’s not too surprising!) we felt we ought to have a gathering of fellow Nigel’s – before it’s too late!