The Fleece


After a £350k investment, The Fleece at Cirencester – part of the House of Daniel Thwaites collective, has a colourful new look bursting with old world charm mixed with 21stcentury luxury. Concorde BGW Group were briefed to bring The Fleece’s 28 bedrooms, breakfast and lounge areas in line with the refurbishment of the ground floor pub which we completed back in 2017.   

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EI Group
Hotel Pub
Design, Build & Furnishing
February 2019

We proposed a 14 week, 3 phase programme of works to tackle the refurbishment of the 28 bedrooms. Across 3 floors you will find Feature, Character, Signature and Standard bedrooms. Each room is complete with an en-suite bath or shower room, the extravagance of the bathroom depends on your choice of bedroom. There are distinct differences in the 4 bedroom choices, not just in terms of size and bathroom style but more so because of their décor and furniture. 

The Feature Rooms are the biggest in the house. Using feature walls with lavish House of Hackney wallpaper, custom made quilted headboards and a careful selection of elegant furniture such as chesterfield sofas and vintage bureau desks has built a characterful yet comfortable bedroom. These Feature Rooms are ideal for those staying for a special occasion. 

The Character Rooms follow suit with large double beds, roll top baths and the eye-catching wallpaper. Separate seating areas have been formed in the rooms with lounge chairs mixed with industrial cage base coffee tables. 

Keeping the bedrooms traditional with a twist of industrial reflects the rustic, cosy feel of the walking country The Fleece calls home. Industrial furniture can be seen in all of the bedrooms, from chic window effect mirrors to crafted side tables made from a metal frame with wood-effect finish.

The Signature and Standard Rooms are vibrant and stylish with special touches of elegance -from their bespoke headboards to the entirely original artwork. Expect more House of Hackney, William Morris and Borastapeter wallpaper adorned with deer heads and trendy mirrors. 

Moving into the lounge/breakfast room we have designed and built a cosy dining and meeting space. We refurbished some of the existing furniture with a new paint or by stripping and staining. Floral and animal patterned wallpaper coupled with solid wood furniture, feature lamps and golden mirrors gives this room a period look. Thick curtains draped across bay windows sit in front of wingback armchairs creating cosy nooks for mature customers wanting to read the papers over a coffee.

Overall, the subtle industrial style gives The Fleece a contemporary twist to the period look of the building. The Inn attracts a variety of ages and a blend of leisure and business guests, so the variety of room choices allows the site to cater for all needs. 

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The Fleece Restaurant
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The Fleece Restaurant
The Fleece Restaurant
The Fleece Reception
The Fleece Lounge Area
The Lounge Bathroom
The Fleece Bedroom Overview
The Fleece Bedroom
The Fleece Bedroom and Bathroom
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The Fleece Bathroom