The Jurys Inn in Oxford only had packed continental breakfast as part of their new covid-19 protocols in the hotel. While it actually has quite a decent selection for a packed breakfast, we don’t really do continental breakfasts so the husband searched for a nearby restaurant where we could start our day.
Witney is just a 25-minute drive from where our hotel was located. We initially planned to dine at another restaurant but the outdoor seating area of The Fleece was so inviting that we tried our luck if we could get a table there instead. It had a stunning view of the Church Green from their outdoor tables, it’s definitely a pub location that’s quite hard to beat in Witney.
Luckily, we were given a table and as the Greek Mister ordered our coffee I went for a short walk around the area. I can’t help but notice how well-maintained the whole town is.
Although it was still quite early and not a lot of people were around, you get a feeling that it could be bustling later in the day. There were lots of pubs, restaurants and shops along its high street and typical for market towns like this, a beautiful church stands at the end of the street.
After taking photos, I joined the Greek Mister at The Fleece and our drinks still hadn’t arrived. We weren’t in a hurry so we could totally wait but I didn’t expect the wait to be as long as an hour for our food.
I had a very disappointing avocado toast, the avocado layer was so thin you can’t even taste it. Their sourdough bread was good though, I’d give them that.
On the other hand, the Greek Mister enjoyed his full English breakfast and claimed that it’s the best breakfast he’s had during this trip. I must say that it actually looked like it. I wish I had full English breakfast instead.
Service was good though, they were quite busy especially as it got later in the day but the staff remained to be friendly and attentive. Yes there was a long wait but I didn’t mind at all especially since we had a beautiful view from where we were sitting.