Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

This page is now part of our history.

For 15 years, the club was housed at
The Fleece
Broad Street
Boxford, Suffolk
CO10 5DX


Paul Hazelton was the last publican we had at the Fleece. We wish him well in all of his ventures.

Food at the pub

Paul will be serving good food to a slightly reduced menu over the next week or two.
Please call 01787 210247 (the old number) to book.
Please order your food from the waitresses, not from the bar, and pay the waitress, not the bar
It will be important to order your food early so as to be finished before the gig starts.


 the fleece sign
In the high street of a beautiful village is the Boxford Fleece  the fleece pub exterior
This fine old pub in Boxford is easy to find

The upstairs room is used by the club and other organisations for many functions.

The pub was run for 4 and a half years by Jackie and Rick Heare. we thank them for their help over that time.

For the previous 11 years, the pub has been run by Marilyn and Les Hayes. We are very grateful to them for 9 years of companionship and help.

We wish to thank Michelle and Howard for their help during their stay at the pub.

It is said that the room was used for the assizes in the Red Barn murder trials, although Bury St. Edmonds claims it as well. The ghost is not Maria Martin. Some think it to be a nun named Gerald.
In any case, research is continuing.

When the jazz club uses the upstairs room, it looks something like this. A gig at the Fleece

For a better view, look at Brian's scrapbook.
The Boxford Fleece may not now be a pub. It was a Punch Tavern.