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~ The Fleece Inn ~

at Chapel Lane, Hillesley


01453 520003


What's On

What's On

Music; Earl Grey And The Biscuits

Wed 12th Dec 8:30pm

The welcome return of Ann Summers, Jakey and Chris (& possibly their fiddler friend) for more bluegrass, folk & country.

Coffee Morning

Wed 12th Dec 10:30-12:00

Join us for a cuppa & cake 2nd Weds each month. Good company & charity raffle.
£3.50 tea/coffee + cake

HRO Christmas Cracker

Sun 16th Dec 3:30pm

Our very own Hillesley Rooftop Orchestra performs post-lunch with a medley of Christmas favourites

Vinyl Party Night

Sun 16th Dec 7pm

Join us for one of the great Fleece fixtures - our bi-annual Vinyl Party! Lights, twin decks and dancing - with you as DJ for up to 30 mins. Can you get us dancing?
Music; Earl Grey and The Biscuits
Coffee Morning
HRO Christmas Cracker
Vinyl Party Night
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
Bar snacks are available during opening times
Full pub menu available Wednesday to Saturday
12.00 - 15.00 & 18.00 - 21.00
Specials available from Thursday
Sunday lunch menu

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Welcome to The Fleece, Hillesley. We hope you will be delighted with our quintessential Cotswold pub. Our commitment to our customers is first and foremost and as a team we strive to ensure that your experience here will be the best possible.

An inclusive Pub

Our aim is to offer an inclusive and friendly environment to both our local community and visitors’ further afield. Whilst we welcome families we kindly request that children are supervised and respectful of the pub environment.

Your four legged friends are welcome too – fresh water and dog treats are always on tap. We require dogs to be kept on a lead and clear of walkways so as not to a cause a trip hazard to other customers.  We do not allow dogs in the restaurant areas.

We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with the Cotswold Way just minutes from our doorstep. Walkers are kindly requested to leave muddy boots outside or in the porch.

Food and Drink

Our passion for Real Ale sits high on our priority list and is a strong contributing factor to winning the Dursley and District CAMRA pub of the year 2018 that was announced just 15 months into running the business - not a bad accolade!

We have up to seven Real Ales available at any one time and amongst the line up are our regulars: The Wye Valley Brewery’s, Butty Bach (Welsh for ‘little friend’) and Sharps Atlantic. The remaining line up showcases some of the best ales from around the UK and we actively encourage customers to sample them – or even try a Paddle of 3 Thirds.

Our passion extends into all aspects of our products: our wines are carefully chosen to cater for every palate and whilst our range of Gin and Vodka includes brand favourites, we also stock a selection of smaller bespoke distilleries such as Cotswold Gin.  Even our Non alcoholic range has something to suit all tastes - young and old:  non drinkers and drivers will appreciate the more grown up flavours such as Hot Ginger Beer or Kiwi Lime and Mint; we also reckon to have found one of the best non alcoholic beers – ever!

With drinks comes food and we want you to enjoy our menu. We aim to deliver tasty pub food at reasonable prices, sourced locally where possible and from the best food producers’ money can buy.  We do not want to be a ‘Gastro Pub’ – we are a pub with strong community values that serves great pub food – consistently!

A brief History

Like many other village pubs up and down the country The Fleece was originally owned by a Pub Co that went into administration in 2011. The vibe of the village was noticeably altered; some felt quite bereft at the closure. So the local community formed HCPL (Hillesley Community Pub Ltd) and bought the Freehold. 

In July 2012 The Fleece Inn re-opened as a Community Pub and although the concept worked initially, the pub started to falter and was on a downward spiral.  HCPL decided that the format wasn’t working and the best course of action would be to lease the business.

On September 5th 2016 Karen McGeoch and Rod Undy took over as Landlords, and here we are today!