The Fleece Inn, Bretforton
Reconstruction of fire damaged public house
Fleece Inn is a quintessential English country Inn located
in the village of Bretforton, to the east of Evesham.
The Inn, a grade II listed building, dates
from the 16th Century and is timber framed with a Cotswold stone
and part thatched roof.
It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1978
together with an important collection of 17th century pewter
and largely 18th century furniture.
The Inn is physically at the heart of the
village as well as being a hub of its life. It also enjoys a
much wider, international reputation and draws visitors not
only from the
United Kingdom but also abroad, particularly from the United
States and Japan.
The Inn suffered a major fire in 2004, which
destroyed the roof, first floor and the southern end of the