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~ The Fleece Inn ~

at Chapel Lane, Hillesley


01453 520003


What's On

What's On

Vinyl Party Night

Tomorrow 7pm

Join us for one of the great Fleece fixtures - our bi-annual Vinyl Party! Lights, twin decks and dancing - with you as DJ for up to 30 mins. Can you get us dancing?

Music; Earl Grey And The Biscuits

Wed 20th Dec 8pm

The welcome return of Ann Summers & friends for more bluegrass, folk & country

Christmas Party With The Stories

Sat 23rd Dec 9pm

The return of this excellent local trio bringing a country rock vibe to our Christmas Party.

Christmas Jumpers Rule!

Sun 24th Dec Evening

It's time once again to dig out those festive favourite pullovers - however weird, wacky or fashion-less - yes, it's Christmas Jumpers at The Fleece on Christmas Eve!
Vinyl Party Night
Music; Earl Grey and The Biscuits
Christmas Party with The Stories
Christmas jumpers rule!

Special Quiz Night December 3rd

We are pushing the boat out for our regular Quiz this December, with great prizes including a fantastic Christmas hamper. Let's try and fill the room for Quiz Master Pete's last quiz of the year!

Book Now

Call now on 01453 520003 to secure your table for CHRISTMAS. Download our Christmas menu by clicking on the image above - we have fantastic choices for each course, including excellent vegetarian options. We have also provided a menu selection form for you to download and complete with your booking.

Live Music At The Fleece

Even more great music coming up at The Fleece - and all events are FREE! Click on the image above for more information. On Thurs Nov 30th Singer Songwriter Billy Magerison will be playing live. On 1st December Harry Round returns with covers and originals, on the 13th local swing band the Hillesley Rooftop Orchestra perform a Christmas concert from 7:30, on the 15th British Americana band The Rosellys return, and on 23rd The Stories will be back to lead the Christmas Party, Keep checking Whats On for more music announcements.

Christmas Opening

Our opening hours over the festive period are as follows: Christmas Eve; normal Sunday lunch. Don’t forget your Christmas jumper in the evening! Christmas Day – open 12-2, no food service. Boxing Day – open 12-8, we will be offering a hearty stew. Rest of the week; normal opening hours with limited food service. 30th December; full food service resumes. New Year’s Eve; Buffet and Disco. New Year’s Day; open 12-8.
Opening Hours
Monday & Tuesday 16.30–22:00
Wednesday & Thursday 12.00–23.00
Friday & Saturday 12.00–23.30
Sunday 12:00–22.00

Food Service Hours
Bar snacks are available during opening times
Lunch menu available Weds - Friday
Full Menu and Specials Board available:
Thursday & Friday Evening,
Saturday lunch & evening
Sunday lunchtime

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Rod Undy and Karen McGeoch took over running the Fleece on 5th September.  This is an exciting new chapter in the story of our community pub, and we are all excited to welcome them.

A welcome from Karen and Rod

It’s hard to believe that a short while ago Rod and I were contemplating life here at The Fleece Inn and now it’s actually happening. We’re in, and things are finally taking shape.

The kitchen and all the kitchen equipment is undertaking an overhaul that will improve the way we work and hopefully provide a better workspace to create the lovely wholesome pub food we look forward to delivering – consistently. The cellar has been reorganised to operate efficiently with new adaptations that will improve the quality of the beer we sell and provide a more effective workspace. We want to increase the choice of ales as well, so that we can introduce a more extensive range of guest ales.

We are also preparing for a visit from Oakham Ales - who extend the ‘Oakademy of Excellence’ Award to those pubs that deliver their ale in ‘tip top’ condition with regards to temperature and clarity etc. Our little Ale House in Mumbles scored a massive 99% and was the second pub in Wales to achieve this award. So we’re also hoping to do well here at The Fleece.

Rod and I love the community spirit here in Hillesley and our commitment to making The Fleece Inn the hub of the village is top of our list. We have a great team behind us and truly appreciate the welcome we have received from everyone particularly our staff all of whom have made the transition as seamless as possible.

A Warm Welcome guaranteed

The Fleece is a traditional, friendly Cotswolds village pub serving local real ale and meals seven days a week.The Cotswold Way passes very close by, making The Fleece a popular stop off for walkers.  Also nearby are Westonbirt Arboretum and Badminton, home of the famous Horse Trials.

Food & Drink

We pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome and the friendliness of our team. Our meals are home made and feature locally sourced fresh produce.  We aim for consistently good quality at reasonable prices.

We serve a variety of real ales, alongside a range of ciders, lager and soft drinks.  We offer an extensive wine list and freshly ground barista coffee.

An inclusive pub

We welcome all comers including families.  Dogs are also welcome so long as they are under control and on a lead.  We request that you do not take dogs into the lounge.  Walkers are asked to leave muddy boots outside or in the porch.

We run activities all year round, including celebrations of high days and holidays, as well as major cultural and sporting events.

See the What's On page for details, and join our mailing list ('Get Involved') to be kept abreast of the constant developments

We guarantee a warm welcome and a friendly ambience whether you are a regular, a passing visitor, or just dropping in for a good cup of coffee (we also provide free WiFi).  We’d love to see you.