Contents Introduction and History
Buffet Menu A and B
Standard and Premium BBQ Menus
Mediaeval Banquet Menu
Hog Roast Menu
Bed and Breakfast
2011/ 2012 Tariff Guide
The Next Step
The Fleece Inn The Fleece Inn is a historic quintessential English Pub with a Medieval Barn & Orchard Garden set in an idyllic country village. The fifteenth century timber framed mediaeval farmhouse now owned by the National Trust nestles on the edge of the Cotswolds within the picturesque village of Bretforton, next to the beautiful church of St Leonardâ€™s in the village square. Set out in this information folder are some of the services that we are able to offer. From a birthday party to a Christening, from the traditional to the unusual we are always happy to discuss your individual requests too, so if what you have set your heart on is not included in our function information do please ask. The rustic mediaeval thatched barn offers a unique location for any function, with a capacity of up to, 60 for sit down meals, and up to 80 â€“ 100 for more informal celebrations. Some examples from previous functions we have arranged are: Ceilidh dancing, Storytelling, Morris Dancers, Street Performers, traditional fire basket, we can also arrange acoustic live music of your choice. Please note: Due to our central village location and therefore in consideration to our neighbours, should you wish amplified music of any kind to be played or performed at your wedding celebrations, this must agreed with ourselves prior to the booking of any potential performer.
History of The Fleece Inn The Fleece Inn is without equal in England and has played an enormous part in six centuries of Cotswold history. It was originally built as a longhouse in the time of Chaucer by a farmer named Byrd and remained in the ownership of a single family for virtually the whole time. It has remained largely undisturbed in its architecture since the mid 17th century. The building was already 71 years old when the Lancastrians marched by on their way to final defeat in the Wars of the Roses at the Battle of Tewksbury, and it was 200 years old when the Gunpowder Plotters rode past on their ill-fated attempt to blow up Parliament. But it's the people who make a pub and its last private owner, Miss Lola Taplin, whose character is most stamped on The Fleece (or 'The Ark' as is was known to the local folk). A direct descendent of the man who built the inn, she lived in it for all her 77 years until she passed away. Lola bequeathed the inn to The National Trust making it the first pub in the country to be owned by the charity.
Buffet Menu A Sliced Ham Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef Sides of Hot-Smoked Salmon Goats Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Pizza Tomato and Herb Quiche New Potato, Green Bean and Olive Salad Coleslaw Rocket and Tomato Salad Mixed Leaf Salad Bread Rolls Pickles and Sauces Strawberry Syllubub Chocolate Brownies ÂŁ16.50pp
Buffet Menu B Sirloin of Beef with Wholegrain Mustard and Herb Crust Loin of Pork Roasted with Fennel Seeds Sides of our own Hot Oak Smoked Salmon Roast Rump of Lamb with Port and Redcurrant Sauce Roast Aubergine stuffed with Tapenade, Provencal Sauce and Cheese Roast New Potatoes with Butter and Mint Roast Carrots with Thyme and Anise Glaze Tomato, Roast Beetroot and Olive Salad Coleslaw Sweet Potato, Orange and Feta Salad Mixed Leaf Salad Raspberry Frangipane Sticky Chocolate Torte Whipped Vanilla Cream ÂŁ18.50pp Version 2011/2012
Alternative Buffet Menu Chicken Curry, Tandoori chicken pieces in Creamy Masala Sauce Lamb Kofta, Spicy Lamb Kebabs with Pistachio Tzatziki Spicy Roast Pork Belly, slow cooked with Plums, Soy and Anise Side of Salmon Roasted with Saffron Honey Jam Hot and Sour BBQ Beans Fragrant Basmati Rice Bombay Style Fried Potato Grilled Green Beans with Lime, Soy and Toasted Coconut Prawn and Rice Noodle Salad with Sweet Chilli Dressing Sweet Potato Salad with Orange and Cumin Glaze Pickled Cucumber and Iceberg Lettuce with Daikon and Black Sesame Assorted Chutneys Sauces and Accompaniments Yoghurt, Honey and Pistachio Cheesecake with Oranges in Cardamom Syrup Gooey Chocolate and Caramel Torte with Raspberries and Vanilla Cream
ÂŁ22.50pp Version 2011/2012
Standard BBQ Menu Homemade Burgers Pork and Fennel Sausages Chicken Breast marinated with Ginger, Orange and Moroccan spices Lamb Leg Steaks Flavoured with Red Wine, Rosemary and Garlic Smoked Flat Mushroom with Rocket and Grilled Haloumi Corn on the Cob with smoked chilli, garlic and coriander butter Roast New Potatoes with Mint Tomato, Basil, Roast Beetroot and Haricot bean Salad Crunchy Coleslaw Salad freshly mixed with Orange and Wholegrain Mustard Dressing Potato, Green Bean and Olive Salad with Roast Garlic Aioli and Fresh Herbs Cous Cous Royale Mixed Garden and Green Leaf Salad Selection of Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter Relishes and Sauces White Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake served with Strawberries in Spiced Syrup and Whipped Cream ÂŁ18.50pp Version 2011/2012
Premium BBQ Menu Whole BBQ Spatchcock Chickens, flavoured with Cumin, Cinnamon, Orange, cardamon Honey and corriander, cooked golden brown and finished with toasted almonds and chopped herbs, very fragrant Lamb Leg Steaks marinated with Olive Tapenade, Basil and preserved lemon, cooked medium to medium rare and served with whole olives and toasted pinenuts Spicy Beef Sausages Smoked Mushroom, Hallomi, Polenta and vegitable Skewers Roast Aubergine Stuffed with tapenade, sauce Provencal and mozzarella Potato Crispy fried with chorizos, rosemary and red onion Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables in tomato, olive and herb sauce Prawn, baby spinach, avocado and pink grapefruit Salad Roast Beetroot, Chick Pea, Feta and Basil Salad Cous Cous Royale Rocket, Roast Pear and Parmesan Salad Hummus, Tzatziki, Garlic Aioli, Red Pepper pesto to accompany served with Homemade Foccacia and Flatbread White Tiramisu, made with mascarpone, white rum and crushed meringue or Chocolate and Beetroot Fudge Cake served with berries in spiced syrup and vanilla cream ÂŁ21.50pp Version 2011/2012
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Mediaeval Banquet (This generally works best when served as a mix of to table & buffet, with the mix of these options being based upon your guest numbers)
Sallat of Hearbes - A Salad of Lettuce, Eggs, and Herbs, Tossed with Cider Vinegar & Oil Mortrews - Meat Pate with Breadcrumbs and Ale Funges Patye - Mushroom Pate served with Bread and Pickles (V) Cormarye - Roast Pork Loin with Coriander and Caraway Chickenes Endoryed - Roast Chicken Glazed with Egg Yolk Beef Y-Spywyz – Beef Ribs Baked with Wine, Currants and Onions Sowce Fyssh - Salmon Cooked with White Wine and Vinegar Tart de Bry - Cheese and Egg Tart (V) Buttyrd Wortys - Cabbage with Leeks, Bread Pieces, Butter and Spice Compost of Pasternak & of Rafens - Carrot and Radish with Anise, Thyme and Butter served with Roast New Potatoes and Gravy
Payne Foundow - Bread Pudding Wade with Wine Perys in Confyte - Pears Cooked in Honey Sauce Sauce Gingyuer - Ginger Sauce Custarde – Traditional Custard Cheeses, Fruit and Breads Tea and Coffee £29.75pp Version 2011/2012
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Hog Roasts & Chilli Hog Roast We offer a shoulder of pork slowly oven roasted, served hot in a locally baked bap with stuffing and apple-sauce, crackling, and a side salad. ÂŁ9.50pp Chilli / Curry As a slightly simpler meal we offer Beef Chilli or Chicken Curry served with Rice ÂŁ7.00pp
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The Masters Bedchamber B n B The Fleece Inn offers accommodation in the Masters Bedchamber, this cozy room over looks St Leonardâ€™s church and the Cross at the heart of the village. The newly refurbished double room has en-suite shower room and is the perfect retreat after your function. Breakfast is served in the Pewter room below, and the room its self resides in one of the oldest parts of the building. Room Tariff - ÂŁ97.50
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Additional Arrangements We can arrange the following on your behalf (additional charges may apply)
Balloons Music Table Decorations Local Accommodation for Guests Taxis or Minibus Entertainment: Ceilidh Bands Morris Men Musicians ... please ask us for a quote ...
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2011/2012 Tariff Guide It is difficult to give a definite price at the outset, as every wedding is different but these are to give you a meaningful estimate of the basic costs
Hire of the Barn for your function
Provision of Bar & Service in the Barn for the duration
Hire of our PA system
Table Linen: Table Cloths
white coloured (cream/ivory)
£6.25 per table £8.45 per table
£5.00 per table
white coloured (cream/ivory)
£2.15 per person £2.60 per person
Although this is our current best estimate of prices throughout 2011, all prices are subject to change; any change will be kept to a minimum. A review of prices in preparation for 2012 will take place in the autumn of 2011.
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The Next Step If you are wishing to hold your function in the Mediaeval Barn at The Fleece, you will need to first check the preferred date and time is available, and make a provisional booking. Dates can only be secured once your deposit of ÂŁ100 has been received. We will then arrange a mutually convenient time for us to meet and discuss the function details (please rest assured that there is flexibility in the arrangements even after this meeting) The final balance of all agreed costs is due two weeks prior to the function along with notification of any special dietary requirements. Settlement is due on the day for any bar tab or other sundry costs .
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Directions The Fleece Inn is located approximately ten minutes from the town of Evesham,Worcestershire on the B4035 Evesham to Chipping Campden Road.
Once you get onto the B4035: Follow the road through Badsey, which leads then into the village of Bretforton. Once in Bretforton, take the right-hand fork signposted to ‘The Fleece Inn’. Follow the road into the village, with the church on your right, into The Cross The Fleece is located on the far right-hand corner. From the M42 junction 3: Head towards Evesham on the A435, through Studley & Coughton, until you reach the Evesham roundabout with Twyford Country Park, and Somerfield Petrol Station. With the Garage on your left hand side take the first exit onto the A46 towards Cheltenham & Chipping Campden. At the next roundabout take the first exit - B4035 signposted to Badsey and Chipping Campden & then follow the directions above. From Evesham: Version 2011/2012
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Follow the signs to Chipping Campden & Badsey, and then follow the above part of the directions once you are on the B4035. From the M5 Junction 6: Head towards Evesham. Once you reach the Evesham roundabout signposted Norton left, Evesham right, go straight on towards the A46. At the major roundabout with Twyford Country Park & the Somerfield Petrol station go right to take the A46, sign posted towards Cheltenham. At the next roundabout 1st exit onto the B4035 & follow the above directions.