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The Fleece Inn

) #2 of 24 Restaurants in Bungay $$ - $$$ , British,
8 St. Marys Street, Bungay NR35 1AX, England
+44 1986 897079
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 St. Marys Street, Bungay NR35 1AX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here a few months ago before visiting the theatre. We said we would come back and we did. As we did not have anywhere to head off to this time we could relax a little more We shared a picnic board for starters,...More

Thank tubeway
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming back and we are glad you found every course delicious - you have made the kitchen staff especially happy. If you do come fora pre-theatre dinner then please tell the staff when you arrive or book as we can offer accelerated...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited here many times and can honestly say we've never had a bad meal here, has always been very good. There's always an excellent choice of meals with specials too. All the staff without exception, are all very friendly and helpful. We can't fault...More

Thank Mary898
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What can we say except MANY THANKS!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the first time last Friday evening for the first time, first impressions good refurb, nice bar and snug area, quickly seated and drinks order filled while going over menu, overall quite a good choice, we both had starters, both very good, for...More

Thank shazvella
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We look forward to your return and thank you for posting this generous review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the menu is quite expensive compared to your normal pub grub it is very good value for high quality food. The staff were very welcoming and friendly would visit again when I return to the area.More

Thank Linda M
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and yes, you are right. The food is slightly more expensive than pub grub simply because it is all prepared and cooked on site, nor do we use any frozen ingredients. It is sad that this is becoming quite rare even in 'classier'...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a pre theatre meal booked for six o'clock. Food ordered , fish and chips , burger and fish platter. I know it's cooked from fresh but 40 minutes seems excessive. No time for pud it was all a bit rushed and uncomfortable....More

Thank ROBINONorwich
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, we'll check on this as usually service is tickety-boo and I am sorry that you were a little rushed. We'll never promise what we cannot deliver but your experience is very rare and we will try to make it rarer still.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today as a family group of 5 adults. We had two sharing platters, baked Camembert and some chips and all were lovely. Server was happy to supply extra bread. Despite being full up we were all tempted by the sticky toffee pudding and it...More

Thank KarenH1001
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive comments and notes. Sometimes I have just a starter and dessert!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch because they have a garden and found the food to be superb. Fried king prawn starter was delicious with a potato and chorizo salad. We rarely have pudding but the menu was so tempting it was hard to refuse and I'm...More

Thank XIA99
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The chef is likely to explode with happiness as he and the team take reviews seriously so before he does so, thank you for taking the fort to post such a good review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a good local beer as we were hot and thirsty, and a fish lunch as it was Friday, we choose the Fleece, and old hostelry I hadn't been in since the sixties (hadn't changed much except the loos are more modern and they...More

Thank Sanctipetri
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for this even though we're a bit hurt having put zillions into a refurbishment two years ago as Messrs Adnams (the previous owners) put zippo into improvements this century. But, for such a pleasant review we are grateful and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying down the road in a cottage to celebrate mum's 60th last weekend and The Fleece came highly recommended by the owners. It did not disappoint! Quite the opposite - the staff were all very friendly, the wine list was decent and reasonably...More

Thank Marloes_Klijnsmit
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're really pleased that such an important birthday was improved by your visit and many thanks for taking the time to tell other people all about it. We hope you will come back before the 70th....!

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, which was reasonably priced. Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere! Will definitely visit again soon.

Thank Gra1262
Jonathan C, Owner at The Fleece Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you for your kind and positive review; hope to see you again soon.

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sheena b
February 29, 2016|
Response from Phylsgal | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a menu on line and the children's menu is on there too.. At the moment I believe a child can eat free at certain times Sunday to Monday if accompanied by an adult !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $39
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 St. Marys Street, Bungay NR35 1AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bungay
  • Phone Number: +44 1986 897079
  • E-mail
Since the 15th century, the Fleece has been providing a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. This became a little too warm in the Great Fire of 1688, which destroyed much of the town and was stopped at the edge of what is now the main dining room. In 2015, the Fleece became a Free House, and then closed for major restoration after a period of neglect. The entire ground floor was restored (including modernising the kitchen and toilets) using the most approved processes to expose and enhance its original beams and other features. The layout of this beautiful building is a jumble of interconnecting spaces -warm, inviting nooks and crannies with large, beautiful leaded windows looking out over the imposing church opposite. There are two dining rooms; the first is large and airy the second is cosier and more casual. There is also a comfortable Snug and a bar area with a warm fire during the winter months. Dogs are welcome in every room save the large dining room and there are high chairs and toys for children. Upstairs the large attractive function room has its own bar and is available for conferences, parties, weddings, and funerals or club meetings. Come and join us for a drink, a chat, or something good to eat. Specialty teas and coffees, a selection of delicious, well-priced wines, and an exciting selection of local ales can be enjoyed in the rear courtyard on sunny days or by the roaring fire in the bar when frost has nipped your toes. Day and night, all are welcome – workers and walkers, shoppers and talkers, friends, families and those just looking for a pint and the paper. Our experienced international Head Chef takes great pride in using seasonal produce to create menus where the familiar and the comforting are offered alongside many creative and exciting dishes. All these are prepared on site and whenever possible we try to use the plethora of local suppliers who can offer a wide range of fresh foodstuffs. Hence our homemade dishes are made from the finest possible seasonal ingredients. Children are also well provided for and we are proud of our children’s menu, which offers – with as few tweaks as possible – the same delicious, home cooked food as for adults. Good car park at rear with excellent wheelchair access. Dogs welcome everywhere save the main dining room.
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