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“Lovely food especially the pie !”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree
Ranked #293 of 858 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Lovely food especially the pie !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here after completing day 2 of the way of the roses - we booked a table a few days before, we were served promptly and the and the waitress was very polite. The decor is a little dated yes but hey who cares when the food is so delicious ! It is an old country pub what would you expect....I had the steak and ale pie which is the nicest I have ever had, very light pastry which melted in your mouth! Lovely evening and would recommend

Visited August 2013
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English first
york uk
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“'An enjoyable, relaxing & satisfying experience'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Walnut Tree has become a regular haunt for us. It satisfies all of requirements.
It is a welcoming pub with a good cook and concientious staff who take time to chat and care for their customers: especially true of the proprietors and their chef, although the bar staff are also hard-working and pleasant.
Cuisine, wine and ambience all worth a visit.
A pub is only as good as its staff and 'The Walnut Tree' delivers on all fronts.
It caters for all age groups whether you like a quiet meal or time with the family.
Thank you Emma, Richard, Sue & Co
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  • Visited August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“continues to deliever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Yes I have written two previous reviews on the walnut tree but have with previous places to eat, because when they deserve the time to write about them I am more than happy to spend my time doing that!!
The Walnut Tree is a very traditional pub but you know that when you first walk in! The food is consistently very good, we have eaten during the week on many occasions and Sunday lunch on many more. Its not the dreaded carvery! Your order is taken by very friendly staff and they serve your selected meat with amazing homemade Yorkshire pudding and wonderful gravy to your table with plenty of fresh vegetables and wonderful roasted potatoes for you to help yourself to.
We take friends to eat on a regular basis as it has never disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Had it's day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Been a few times to the walnut tree, twice for a disappointing and overpriced Sunday lunch. Cheap cuts if meat, nothing really to write home about. Also a few occasions on weekends.
This is a very beautiful building with large beer garden the walnut tree could be so much better.
The decor hasn't been touched since the 70's, dark red velvet seat and lots of dark wood. Resulting in a very oppressive and grim interior.
The food, in my opinion is over priced and nothing special. I wouldn't mind paying these prices if the food was better.
It feels like the walnut tree needs some TLC, which is surprising giving it's prestigious location.

  • Visited July 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Perfect place; perfect meal; perfect service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We booked a table at the Walnut Tree for Father's Day lunch. From the very first, the service and care were beyond reproach. Emma, the landlady, was polite and kind, even when I kept changing the number of people at the table. The food was to die for - my daughter and I had salmon and the men had the roast beef of olde England! All perfectly prepared and served. We had a wonderful time. Ambiance was great - we all felt welcomed and treasured. And to make the day, we bumped into people we hadn't seen in ages who had also discovered the wonders of the Walnut Tree! A day to remember...and to be repeated often. We were only sad that they didn't serve food on Monday evening because we had family coming over. But I guess the chef has to take one day off! Lol.

  • Visited June 2013
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