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The Fleece

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Westgate, Otley LS21 3DT, England
+44 1943 465034
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again our experience was spot on. Everything from the friendly staff, the cozy fire and the tasty food made for a perfect afternoon with friends. Theres a real charm to this place that draws you back, its a great choice for an impulsive Sunday road trip. If you're keen on a proper pub experience in an unpretentious atmosphere you... More 

Thank Chris L
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We went with a large group of 8. Two families. Most of us had burgers or pies. One salad. Not one complaint from anyone. Great food well cooked and well presented. Staff looked after us all night and the venue is very warm, friendly and inviting. Very family friendly place. We have been before and will go again for sure.

Thank Lazarous1973
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Burger specials expensive for what they are. Served on a soggy bread bun on tiny boards, very difficult to eat from. Bored staff stood stood eating and on their phones behind the bar. Not professional.... Will probably just stick to here for a drink in future.

Thank hqm1982
Otley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

21 of us ate at the pub yesterday (19.09.2016). 18 of us received very very poor standard of food. . Sunday lunch was disgusting .........fatty meat, flat Yorkshire puds, undercooked (almost raw) veg, leeks in a white sauce that had been cooked using sour milk (they appeared on the table about 10 minutes before the food).....the vegetarian meal option was... More 

Thank patty55825
FredBell, Owner at The Fleece, responded to this review

Mostly based on utter nonsense. I wonder how we could have got the other 200 plus meals served that weekend so right then having received nothing but fantastic feedback from every other dish served??!! We did run out of lager though, it had been a very very busy weekend for us in our increasingly well regarded establishment. Avoid complaining customers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Called in at lunchtime for a few beers with friends. Lovely "proper pub" atmosphere with good choice of real beer and the inevitable lager for those who have to! Lovely beer gardens stretching towards the river. Wish we had more time but after a beer or three and some lovely home cooked chips home called! Love to go back when... More 

Thank Kenny131
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Fleece on a Friday to find Prosecco on offer. However the pub ran out after the third bottle. We were a group of 12 so could have drunk quite a few more. However? we asked for white wine instead and the only choice was Chardonnay. How can this be? If you are actively promoting a Prosecco evening then... More 

Thank Helen T
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this pub by chance so decided to pop in. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We asked for a still mineral water to be told they only had tap water. Then when we asked what juices they had we were given the choice of one flavour of J20. Food was nice although slightly let down by the... More 

Thank Michelle M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here this weekend. Nice place, nice beer garden by the river and good food. We ordered two sandwiches for lunch, chicken and a homemade fish finger. I've got to say they were both great especially the fish finger one. The only thing was the wait, they did seem to take an age to arrive and they weren't on... More 

Thank Andrewlang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a lovely pub located on a serene river setting. We had our daughters wedding and reception here. Everything was beautiful and the food was really good. The owners and staff were very friendly and professional. A memorable experience!!

Thank Debra F
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Of all the Pubs we visited during our stay the Fleece stood out above the rest. From the selection of drinks to delicious chips, our large party was well taken care. The outside patio on the waterfront was my favorite part. It offered a beautiful scenic atmosphere. We also enjoyed a live band that had the whole bar singing along... More 

Thank nbtrouble

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westgate, Otley LS21 3DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Otley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 465034

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?