The National Trust

For Festive group visits see our Christmas page.

The Fleece Inn was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1977 by the last descendent of the man who build the original longhouse, Lola Taplin. It has been licensed since 1848 and was the first public house to be owned by the charity.

Our medieval barn has projector & wifi facilities and you could even book our local morris side for a team building exercise with a traditional twist!

The National Trust


The Fleece Inn is a short drive from Evesham Country Park, Stratford, Broadway and other North Cotswold destinations. The pub itself offers a range of facilities that make it an ideal choice for Groups visiting the area. These include:

  • Hot and cold drinks available all day
  • Toilets, on-road parking, close to A4
  • Extensive Orchard Garden
  • Real log fires
  • Historic talks
  • Separate dining area in medieval barn
  • Throughout the year and on request: Morris dancing and folk sessions


On behalf of our Probus Club Members who attended the presentation on the history of The Fleece and Lunch yesterday, I wish to express our thanks for what was both an interesting and enjoyable visit. Nigel, you brought over 600 years of local history alive with your talk and the lunch was excellent. The beer tasting session was an opportunity for the few who participated to try something different.
Probus Club Visit 2015

We had a fantastic meal in the thatched barn and the talk Nigel gave on the history of the Fleece and barn was tremendous, it really rounded off our tour of the Cotswolds.
Black Country Museum Tour, February 2015

Annual events at the Fleece and surrounding area

March – The Festival
With early breakfasts and live racing on screen throughout Cheltenham Festival, the Fleece provides an ideal stopping off point before or after your race day.

March to May – The Blossom
Get lost in the enchanting blossom on the illustrious Blossom Trail, this AA signposted route includes some of the most delightful scenery, villages and countryside the area has to offer.

May to June – The Asparagus
The annual celebration of the Worlds finest “gras” starts on St George’s Day at the Fleece Inn.

Annual events at the Fleece and surrounding area

Numerous events and activities then take place during the two month long festival that honour the growing, harvesting and eating of this sumptuous delicacy, including the famous Fleece Asparagus Auctions, a special menu, and Evesham’s Asparafest Music & Food Festival. A must-visit for true food connoisseurs!

June to August – The Lavender
The lavender fields at nearby Snowshill showcase this beautiful and fragrant flower at its best. Just a short drive from The Fleece Inn.

June – The Morris Dance
The National Morris Festival fills the Vale with the colour and music of this most traditional of English dances.

July – The Battle
Commemorating 750 years since the Battle that shaped the birth of democracy, including re-enactments of the Battle of Evesham.

August – The Plums
The Plum Orchards in this area produce tons of popular plums every year such as Victoria, Monarch, Pershore Purple, Pershore Yellow Egg Plum and Pershore Emblem. To celebrate, the area turns “plum crazy” with festivals and special dishes throughout the Vale.

October – The Apples
Featuring over 100 rare and unusual apples, cider making, local ales and traditional English mumming, the Apple & Ale Festival provides an perfect backdrop to an Autumnal visit to the Market Garden of England.

Local Food
    Local Food
  • Smoked Haddock Risotto
  • Homemade Pie of the Day
  • Beer Battered Fish & Chips
  • Asparagus & Mushroom Pie
  • Traditional Faggots & Mash
Real ales & Ciders
    Real ales & Ciders
  • Uley Brewery Pigs Ear
  • Wye Valley Bitter
  • Local Guest Ales
  • Local Trad Ciders
  • Our Own Ark Cider
Free House
    Free House
  • Heritage Pub
  • Function Facilities
  • Orchard Seating
  • Families Welcome
  • Dog Friendly