Beautiful Cotswold Villages: Witney

Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England
A historical market town, Witney is the largest of its kind in the Oxfordshire area. It was not a part of our itinerary but we were brought there during our hunt for breakfast. It was a sweet addition to our holiday I must say.

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, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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.

Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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. 

Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England
Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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.

Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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.

The Fleece Inn, Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England
The Fleece Inn, Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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.

The Fleece Inn, Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England
The Fleece Inn, Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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.

The Fleece Inn, Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

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.

The Fleece Inn, Witney, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England

The Fleece

Fleece Hotel, 11 Church Green, Witney OX28 4AZ

01993 892270

We paid a total of £25.35 for two breakfast dishes and two coffees.

For more information, visit their website here.

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  • Reply Tanja/The Red Phone Box travels October 21, 2020 at 14:01

    I can’t say which one I like the most:) I need to save all these posts for possible future reference

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