Old school timbered pub in beautiful surroundings with courtyard/beer garden and barn attached.
I visited the Fleece for a friends wedding in 2009 so my experience is perhaps a little atypical.
the place oozes olde worlde charm and aside from the wedding function itself (in a small marquee in the garden) the pub was pretty packed with drinkers and diners. half a dozen cask ales from local midlands Micros were on offer all in fine fettle. a morris troop stopped by and did a few dances mid afternoon. got chatting to the landlord and he kindly gave me a lift back to honeybourne station to save me getting a taxi! great pub well worth a detour to if in the area!
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
The website pretty much says it all. Only pub owned by the National Trust. Favorite pub on earth.
"The Fleece Inn is a half-timbered medieval farmhouse which originally sheltered a farmer and his stock.
The Inn was first licensed in 1848. Fully restored to its former glory, with witches circles and precious pewter collection, it has developed a reputation for traditional folk music, morris dancing and asparagus."