Location: Cotswolds
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The Fleece Inn

Distance from the centre of Cotswolds: 12.77 miles
The Fleece Inn
  • Historic Cotswold wedding venue
  • Half-timbered 15th-century village pub
  • Located a few miles east of Evesham
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 57 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 90 guests
  • Talented in-house catering team
  • Bridal suite in Master Bedchamber
  • Romantic bow-top Gypsy caravan

Having hosted civil ceremonies for over seven years, this truly sublime traditional Cotswolds pub, restaurant and inn makes for a rather excellent place to get married and then host your reception. Oozing medieval charm, this National Trust-owned pub and its medieval thatched barn are ideal for quirky events, but really can host wedding parties of any shape, size or type.

Nestled snugly in the historic heart of Bretforton, near the 12th-century St Leonard's Church, the unique Fleece Inn boasts its own apple orchard, charming maintained gardens, and is home to a wide variety of regular rustic events including the country's only Asparagus Festival (Asparafest)! It has its own supremely talented in-house catering team to prepare and serve delicious wedding cuisine, and can provide limited accommodation in the form of the master bedroom, plus an unusual bow-top caravan.

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  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
  • The Fleece Inn - Venue - Cotswolds
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History

This beautiful timber-framed 15th-century dwelling-house was originally built by a farmer called Byrd. It stayed in the family for generations, becoming a hostelry at some indeterminate point before 1900. The last owner, the formidable Miss Lola Taplin, passed away in 1977 and gave the inn to The National Trust.

Today the pub is a vibrant centre of the local community, often hosting traditional or folk events including music sessions in the pub and Morris Dancing outside, and even pays regular tribute to the wonderful vegetable that is asparagus by organising and celebrating its own dedicated festival, 'Asparafest', once a year.

Facilities

The Barn

This beautiful space was originally created in the 17th century, and today hosts licensed civil ceremonies under its lovely oak roof-beams - all intertwined with festive hops and fairy-lights!

Enjoy drinks and canapés in the gardens or the main pub whilst The Barn is turned around for a cosy formal wedding reception.

After the wedding breakfast, when the speeches have finished, it's time to clear tables and cut some moves on the dancefloor!

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 90 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 57 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 90 Guests

Catering

As a traditional pub, The Fleece Inn has its own catering team and well-stocked bar at its disposal, so you won't be short of a drink or two. They even brew their own in-house brand of cider!

Your wedding breakfast is also in safe hands. With the talented chef team sourcing local fresh produce whenever possible, you and your guests can indulge in canapés, three-course wedding breakfasts, country picnics, hog-roasts, buffets and lots more!

Accommodation

The inn has one luxurious bedroom, the Master's Bedchamber, that can serve as the bridal suite on the night of your wedding.

Bow Top Caravan

The Fleece even offers a rather unusual (but awesome) form of wedding accommodation in the Bow-Top Caravan. Typically associated with travelling Gypsies, this stunning, iconic vehicle, which contains a comfy double bed and a wood-burning stove, could make for a wonderful stargazing glamping experience.

Other Accommodation

The Fleece Inn team recommends the Evesham Hotel, located just 10 minutes down the road. If 10 or more rooms are booked here by your guests, they will all be entitled to group discounts.

Get in touch with Charlotte or Jackie at The Fleece Inn by using the contact details found at the bottom of the page.

Address
The Fleece Inn
The Cross
Bretforton
Near Evesham
Worcestershire
WR11 7JE

What our customers say

  • Ruth and Iain Trethewey – 09/2016

    I wanted to say a massive thank you to the team at The Fleece. Our wedding day was very special and exactly as we had planned. All the way through the planning process you have looked after us and made us feel welcome. The venue was decorated beautifully with the odd special touch and the food was amazing. All of our guests commented how beautiful the place was. Thank you very much.

  • Keri and Dave – 07/08/2015

    Myself and Dave just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did for our amazing wedding day on 7th August this year. We both had the best day and all of our guests commented on how wonderful everything was, particularly the venue. All of the staff were absolutely fantastic and the venue looked perfect. So thank you very much!

  • Mr & Mrs Skinner – 07/2015

    We cannot thank you enough. We had an absolutely amazing day! It was an incredible day, still feels like a dream, such a beautiful venue. We are so happy we found you.”

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