The Fleece at Cirencester

“Cotswold dining pub with royal links”



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This is a 17th-century coaching inn, once visited by Charles II. The bar, restaurant and lounge retain their original charms with wooden beams, a log fire and an outdoor courtyard for long summer days. A range of excellent Thwaites ales is offered. The extensive menu features deli boards; chargrilled steaks; and mains of roasted butternut squash risotto; or blade of beef cooked in ale with parsnip and potato mash. There are 28 bedrooms if you want to extend your visit and explore the Cotswolds.

The Fleece at Cirencester
41 Dyer Street, Market Place, CIRENCESTER, GL7 2NZ


About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.


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