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30 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

Sue Nurding retired after 30 years of dedicated service at the Old Fleece, Rooksmoor, Woodchester, Stroud, GL55NB

Starting in 1988, Sue has worked with owners Nick Beardsley and Christophe Coquoin taking the Old Fleece to the much respected bar/restaurant with rooms it is today. As head housekeeper, Sue was on duty when present licensee Ollie Beardsley was born at the Old Fleece in 1994!

At her retirement party last week, Nick Beardsley spoke of Sue being a member of the family and will be sorely missed. Ollie invited Sue to return with her friends for a lifetime of free coffee. Julia Beardsley presented Sue with a diamond and sapphire ring and a bouquet of flowers.

#Hector

Meet the newest member of the team, Hector the horse box.

You will find Hector situated in the Old Lodge garden over the summer months.

Please come and visited and feel free to share via social media.

25 years of the Cotswold Food Club!

23rd April 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Cotswold Food Club.

After all these years our ethos of offering high quality, locally sourced food and drink in a relaxed and friendly environment has never been stronger.

Nick Beardsley and Christophe Coquoin started the Cotswold Food Club in 1993 at the Old Fleece, a former coaching inn and posting house that they transformed into a buzzing bar and restaurant. More than twenty years later they have built up a thriving business and added three more venues to their portfolio - the Old Lodge, Foston’s Ash and The Britannia - each of which offers a unique experience.

Both Nick and Christophe are both very passionate about produce used in the resturants of the venues and that it is sourced locally within the Cotswolds and also from independent producers with a high quality, this also icludes produce from their own farm.

Nick, Christophe and everyone from the Cotswold Food Club would like to thank everyone who has helped us over the years and we look forward to many more in the future!

Sustainability

Never ones to let anything go to waste we recently felled some trees at the Old Lodge which will now be used to stoke are roaring fires in the winter months.