The Fleece at Cirencester
“Cotswold dining pub with royal links” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
we are supporting NHS test and Trace app with QR code. For those with a telephone without those capabilities we are recording securely in line with GDPR. Face coverings are being provided for guests that attend without. Guests not prepared or refusing to provide details and wear face coverings will be denied access. Rooms are disinfected after a deep clean using a fogging machine.
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.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Open all year
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About the area
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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