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“Cosy pub and good casual dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ye Old Ferrie Inn

Ye Old Ferrie Inn
Ferrie Lane, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL , England
01600 890 232
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Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
North Warwickshire, England
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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Cosy pub and good casual dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Old Ferrie (sorry, can’t bring myself to use Ye) is a little ‘pubbier’ than its nearest competitor (The Saracens Head) on the other side of the river and has a less sophisticated atmosphere. This is by no means a criticism as it was more my style for somewhere to enjoy a few decent pints. However, although the food was very good I thought that the other pub just had the edge as a dining venue.

To illustrate the style differences between the two pubs, the Ferrie didn’t have ‘proper’ homemade chips, the waitress wore jeans, jumper and woolly hat as opposed to a black ‘uniform’ and the service wasn’t quite as slick. Both styles suited me fine (although I’d always go for the homemade chips!) but some people have a preference for these sort of things.

The Old Ferrie was a bit cheaper for food, by a pound or two per course, but not really enough to reflect the more laid back approach to dining. I suppose it did reflect the slight difference in quality and presentation of the food.

Having said that I think the Ferrie perhaps intentionally operates in a more relaxed way – it is also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays out of season. This was actually a bit annoying as it wasn’t mentioned on the website so we had no idea until we turned up on a Tuesday evening! Why do pubs have websites if they don’t bother communicating this sort of thing?

The Old Ferrie is probably completely different out of season to the busier days of summer but it’s certainly a great pub on dark autumn and winter evenings - with a roaring fire at one end of the bar, surrounded by old-fashioned, comfy leather armchairs and sofas. This was a real wow factor.

I’m thinking of going back next year with a group of mates for the weekend and I think this sums up The Old Ferrie at this time of year – probably more suited to a drink with mates than a meal with your wife or partner, if you like eating out to be a bit of an occasion.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food on a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This was a lovely pub right next to the ferry. Great selection of beers and food choices and everything was cooked fresh to order. Great vegetarian food choices too! Thank you

Visited October 2013
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Really nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Lovely old pub. Great atmosphere, very friendly staff. Food very good, though not the cheapest, still not excessive. will be back!

Visited October 2013
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely haven after a trip on the wye!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Arrived at this charming pub after a long canoe trip down the Wye, Lovely cold refreshing drinks and Genuinely lovely food (although we were that starving they could have served us anything!). Good choice of foods too. We sat inside, then after lunch moved outside to watch the paddle cruisers and kyaks manouve the river, a really lovely spot to sit and chill out, could have sat there for hours as the day passed by

Visited October 2012
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“Friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Ferrie Inne as part of a canoe trip. After getting a rude and frosty reception at the Saracens head on the other side of the river, we went to the Ferrie Inne instead. We got a fantastic friendly reception with Jamie the landlord even going to the trouble of lighting the brazier for us when we sat outside. Food was good and they offered to ferry us back across the river at the end of the night with no charge despite not normally running the ferry at night. This is how to run a pub!

Visited September 2013
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