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~ The Fleece Inn ~

at Chapel Lane, Hillesley

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01453 520003

 
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
Tuesday & Wednesday - Bar snacks only
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - Bar Menu and Specials Menu available
Sunday - Bar menu with Specials available until 3pm

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The Fleece Inn is located in beautiful Cotswold countryside. Here are some of our local attractions:

Westonbirt Arboretum

This popular attraction, the National Arboretum, is less than four miles from The Fleece, housing an internationally important tree and shrub collection that is managed by the Forestry Commission.

It is a fantastic place to visit all year round, but is especially spectacular in the autumn.  Open air concerts are staged there frequently.

 http://www.westonbirtarboretum.com/

 

 

The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a 102 mile (164 Km) long-distance footpath running along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills.  It was officially inaugurated as a National Trail in 2007. 

The route passes through the parish of Hillesley & Tresham, within a mile of The Fleece, making our pub a popular stop off point along the trail.

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way

Badminton Horse Trials

In April or May each year Badminton plays host to the world famous three-day event that has been run since 1949, having been inspired by the 1948 Olympics.

Together with the four-star rated Rolex Kentucky Three Day and the Burghley Horse Trials, Badminton forms the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. The only person ever to win the Grand Slam is Pippa Funnell.

The cross country day at Badminton attracts crowds of up to a quarter of a million, which are the largest for any paid-entry sport event in the United Kingdom, and the second largest in the world (after the Indianapolis 500).

Badminton is about five miles from The Fleece.

http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/

 

Newark Park

Newark Park is a Grade I listed country house of Tudor origins located near the village of Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The house sits in an estate of 700 acres (2.8 km2) at the southern end of the Cotswold escarpment with views down the Severn Valley to the Severn Estuary. The house and estate have been in the care of the National Trust since 1946.

Newark Park can be walked to from The Fleece.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park

 

Nearby Towns and Cities

The Fleece is almost equidistant (circa 20 miles) from some of the most historic, attractive and lively cities in the UK.  To the North lie Cheltenham and Gloucester.  To the South are Bristol and Bath.

We are also very near to Tetbury and Highgrove, the home of the Prince of Wales.

Whether you are looking for an area as the base for a West Country tour, or looking for a country pub to visit from one of these cities, The Fleece is ideally placed.

 

The Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham race course is not far away, and is the home of the annual festival of horse racing, described as "the shining jewel in Jump racing's crown".  Over 220,000 make the annual pilgrimage in March for some great racing, culminating in the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup.

http://www.cheltenham-festival.co.uk/