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Ye Olde Yew Tree Inn

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32 Westbere Lane, Westbere, Canterbury CT2 0HH, England
+44 1227 710501
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for somewhere on the way back from the coast for a late Sunday Lunch and found this place by searching google maps. Only slightly off the main road, but you would need to know to go a short stretch down a village lane before stumbling upon a lovely old pub with a very nice garden. We chose the medium... More 

Thank Sally C
Birchington, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very pleasant hour here with a light bar snack, served to us in the garden. The food was very tasty and the ales and cider (locally brewed) were good too. The main house runs as a popular restaurant, especially at weekends when booking is advisable. A handy hostelry with some period charm and a great watering hole before... More 

Thank Goomsu
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

A good meal was had by all Good food good service Another view Amazing food fantastic service you couldn't fault anything Lovely open fire

Thank Duncan L
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

A 14 century pub which kept its features! The food is absolutely amazing, cooked respecting the english traditions. Simplicity always pay off....

Thank Narial
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This is the third time we have been to the yew tree and had always had a good meal BUT this time was " different" there were 4 of us we ordered our starters I ordered pate when they arrived my didn't look like pate so when I questioned what it was I was told oh she gave us the... More 

2 Thank Adrian B
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215 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We visited and told the waitress that my wife had a garlic allergy: there went 99% of the menu as the food was already prepared. I asked for the mushroom soup and what I got was garlic soup with mushroom: the only solids in it were the pieces of garlic and while I can eat it, I do actually like... More 

2 Thank Frohlix
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Have been before and it's excellent . Took Aussie relatives today who have been before . Loved it as much as before . Lamb and chicken roasts were beautiful and gravy superb . Meat and veg beautifully cooked . Puddings very nice . Wine good . Service great. Bit embarrassed as we forgot to leave tip after paying bill !!... More 

1 Thank Peewee123
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

5 couples descended on the wonderful old Inn tucked away in a pretty hamlet. Everything about the set lunch was great, but the star of the show was the best chicken and leek pie you will ever be privileged to meet. The Old Yew Tree deserved 5 stars without doubt, It doesn't get them simply because they had no ice... More 

Thank eric h
London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This is a truly spectacular old inn which is full of character. It was full of locals giving it a lively atmosphere, including a 60th birthday party, but we did not feel at all awkward. We were quite comfortable. The food was amazing. Freshly prepared, local fresh ingredients and full of flavour. Hosts were keen to ensure that it was... More 

Thank RMM123
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times as a family and with friends. Always brilliant food and wonderful service. Only reason for four stars is as a vegetarian the options are rather limited. But the food I have had has always been delicious.

Thank Betty M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Westbere Lane, Westbere, Canterbury CT2 0HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Westbere
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 710501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?