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Address: Golden Fleece Inn Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1453 750979
15:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Golden Fleece, a freehouse steeped in Stroud's heritage, is a popular...

The Golden Fleece, a freehouse steeped in Stroud's heritage, is a popular destination for real ale connoisseurs and is renowned for it's gourmet bar snacks, including some of the finest, home-made burgers Stroud can offer. Reopened in August 2015, the Golden Fleece is freshly renovated, in-keeping with the style of the 18th Century building. In the winter months, our log burger provides warmth and ambiance to our wood panelled front bar. In warmer weather, our beer garden is a hidden gem of Stroud and can be quite a sun trap. Known to some as "The Jazz Bar", through the years The Golden Fleece has acquired reputation for music of eclectic style and origin. We continue this trend to this day with regular live music nights.

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Glad it re-opened

Nice pub, good beer garden. However I can't help but miss the old pub. Needs more pictures on the wall, the lights are too bright in the back room. Friendly women (guessing she... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Relaxed, good beer, real log fire, locals and atmosphere. Candles on the tables. Recommended.

Thank Rory A
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a pint on my way home from the Stroud Fringe and although the pint was good the whole place smelled of damp dish rag. Not a good atmosphere.

1 Thank Philip C
Madang, Papua New Guinea
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Lovely little pub, serving really good selection of ales, beer and lagers. Friendly atmosphere and a bit of a Tardis really, as the garden out the back is pretty big. Food is available, though not the biggest menu in the world, it is still tasty. Good for families with small children and the bar staff are a hoot! Reach the... More 

Thank Richard T
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Our first visit on a cold Monday. Positives - good range of beers and well lit. Negatives - disengaged barman and a bit snooty. Cold room. Food bits on the tables. It's a fair attempt at a young and hip bar but in reality it falls short. A smile and a duster would help

Thank bertiefaversham
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The Golden Fleece good to see all the original paneling once again exposed after being hidden for years behind plaster and paint - and the pub is relaxing and warm It has always been a good pub but in later years it had begun to need a spruce up - It is always a shame when some things we have... More 

Thank Julie G
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

I came here for a friends bday drinks and ended up having a really nice time. Friendly, well designed bar and great burgers! Will definitely be back here next time I'm in Stroud. 5 stars and really recommend you stop in!

1 Thank Leefrance1982
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Enjoying the new look! Great tasting burgers and a decent range of ales and craft beers. The modern decor and the relaxed vibe make this the perfect place to meet up with friends. Cheers!

1 Thank gregs81
Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2015

While delighted that The Golden Fleece has remained as a pub and reöpened, this was a side-street gem that did not need the 'improvements' lavished on it by its new owners. The clichéd minimalist monochrome formula which wrecked its sister pub (The Bisley House up the road)—white walls, grey woodwork, bright lights—has been applied here almost as ruthlessly. Previously strong... More 

Thank GuttedArcades
Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We are so pleased that this has had a new lease of life. A cracking pub with great ales and ciders, with some of the best burgers we've ever tasted. A real local gem.

1 Thank Michelle E
Stroud, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Nice pub, good beer garden. However I can't help but miss the old pub. Needs more pictures on the wall, the lights are too bright in the back room. Friendly women (guessing she was the manager) other staff not as aware of the people in the pub. Busy for a Wednesday. I will return on a Friday or Saturday.

2 Thank 993Diane

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