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The Drum and Monkey

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Newbridge Green | Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
01684 592758
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were lovely at fitting us in at late notice and I'm delighted they did. This is clearly a very popular restaurant and you can see why. My wife and I ordered the chicken curry and the lemon and thyme chicken. The curry was filled with chicken and vegetables in a lovely creamy sauce with home made poppadoms and... More 

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Thank Gingle1
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and the food. The curry is extremely popular and the chicken is new to the menu - great to hear how lovely you thought it was. There is a wonderful team here and they always strive to provide good customer service, so... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find!! Very warm welcome, superb menu, fantastic service what more could we ask for. Thank you Liz and team. Liz I am looking for a louder shirt for our next visit!!!

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Thank Orbslos
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you all enjoyed every aspect of your visit and I trust you will find a shirt loud enough to match your personality (ha, ha)!! I will pass you kind words on to the team and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Liz More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us had Sunday lunch to finish off a weekend of celebration for my Dad's big birthday. The manager/owner was very welcoming and made us feel relaxed. The menu was just roast though with an alternative of fish and veggie. We all ordered a variety of different meats which came with a selection of lovely veg. It... More 

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Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Ali, Thank you for your review and I am so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed the finale of your Dad's birthday. Our Sunday lunch meals are extremely popular and it is lovely to know that you all enjoyed, both the home cooked main course and desserts. You were all a delight to look after and I trust your... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for birthday drinks and a meal and were delighted with everything. Great ale, fabulous home-cooked food and really lovely staff who spoilt us rotten, including providing impromptu table decoration, birthday candle and singing! We'll definitely be back.

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Thank HumphPhree
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased that we were able to help you all enjoy the Birthday celebrations, even though we are not the best singers in the world!! It is lovely to hear that you were delighted with everything and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Cheers Liz More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this lovely pub on a Thursday evening, only one person working behind bar and he also served the food. The gentleman in question was very nice, helpful and efficient. I had homemade pie which is probably the best I've tasted, daughter had steak which was very nice, grandma had fish which she really enjoyed, son had gammon and everything... More 

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Thank Kidschocs
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Kidschocs. Thank you so much for your review and I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to my pub. I will pass your comments on to Paul, who looked after you that night - he is so helpful, friendly and gives great service to our customers. We have a good reputation for food and I... More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here on way home from Evesham. We had our teenage daughter with us. It was a lovely sunny day so beer garden was full. We sat inside. The pub is full of rustic, country charm with very friendly staff. A Chef and Brewer chain with an affordable prices menu. Food was served quickly and was hot. We... More 

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Thank Julie S
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Julie, Thank you so much for your review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your impromptu visit to my pub, found the staff friendly and an affordable menu. I hope you will visit again as you are not far away. Just to let you know that the pub is a 'free house', so not part of any chain. Cheers... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We returned for the second time for Sunday lunch two weeks ago (sorry for the late review) and it was as lovely as the first visit. The staff are all so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I had roast pork and my 3 friends had the beef and as before the food was beautiful. I also love that... More 

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Thank DMP80
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is so lovely to hear that not only did you enjoy you visit the first time, but also upon your return. We have a great reputation for the food and the Sunday lunches are, as you said, beautiful. I am glad you found room for pudding (many don't!!) and I hope that... More 

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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Camped out behind it. Nice site, friendly owners. Don't know about the pub though, didn't visit but nobody went in

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Thank Rosie G
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Rosie, Glad you enjoyed your camping experience. Cheers Liz More 

Banbury
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We were staying in the area and the Drum & Monkey was one of the recommended eateries. We had an excellent meal served by an entertaining and friendly waiter. I had liver & bacon and my husband had the duck dinner. It was presented very well and was piping hot. The atmosphere was welcoming - a group of locals at... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Sheila, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal here and found the atmosphere welcoming. I do hope that you will visit again when next in the area. Cheers Liz More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been meaning to try the Drum and Monkey for many years and finally made it. A disappointment? Not entirely. A new 'go-to'? Not that either. The building and it's surroundings are great, black and white historic road-side inn with large car parks and open fields (available for camping/caravans). The interior matches and has a good ambience. I had... More 

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Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Geoff, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations but am pleased that you enjoyed the cider. We are a small unified team here and we all do whatever is required to serve the customers in a timely fashion and this method has worked well for the last 3 years. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newbridge Green | Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Upton upon Severn
  • Phone Number: 01684 592758
Description
A delightful 17th Century pub with a great atmosphere, serving a range of real ales on hand pump (Wye Valley, Malvern Hills Brewery, Ledbury Real Ales and other guest breweries). A varied menu is on offer at both lunch and dinner time, serving locally sourced food, all freshly cooked. There is a large car park, lovely beer garden with a covered smoking area (called Woodbine Cottage!). Free camping and caravanning currently offered (pub facilities only). The pub is open plan inside with areas separated by beams and has a real fire in Autumn/Winter (or whenever cold!).

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