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“Good food but cold pub!”
Review of Yew Tree Inn

Yew Tree Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Newent
Cuisines: European
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Description: Wine pub of the year 2011
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We visited the Yew Tree on a cold evening in February. The menu which appears to change on a monthly basis offers an interesting selection of locally sourced dishes including a vegetarian option and we both had the Gloucester Old Spot loin steaks which were delicious. However there weren't many customers in and although we were seated fairly close to the fire, the dining area wasn't overly warm. If the heating was turned up a bit, it would provide the finishing touch to what was otherwise a very pleasant evening.

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Thank pete64
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I've eaten here a number of times and I'm always extremely happy with the quality of food they serve.

I would recommend it to everyone.

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Thank Oliver170812
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food was fantastic and the wine excellent and very well priced. The menu is varied and most of the ingredients are sourced locally. There is also a very good range of real ales. This is by far the best food in the area and a great atmosphere particularly when the locals are in

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We made the treacherous journey up to the Yew Tree on a rainy December night and, despite the potholes, we were not disappointed.

When we entered the pub, it was extremely quiet - we were the only people in there. However, this had no impact on the quality of the food or the service, and as time passed, more people arrived to sample the excellent food.

We started with the most delicious pork crackling sticks - fluffy and salty - followed by two wonderful courses. The food was spot-on and my partner said he had never tasted pork like it. The drinks were reasonably priced, too - wine was cheap, but not cheap-tasting and the Severn cider was delicious. The ginger and chocolate pudding was divine..! The whiskey was a very low price and the atmosphere was calm, gentle but not boring by any means.

The landlady was a brilliant help and was on hand to answer all our questions, even getting out her OS map to direct us to another pub for Sunday lunch the next day. The waitress was polite and friendly, too. The whole meal, including drinks, was less than £70 - a total bargain.

Overall, a brilliant, hidden gem which we both fully recommend if you're ever in the Forest of Dean.

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1  Thank Rebbyface
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

One of my favourite places for a quiet lunch, whether going for Kidneys Dijonnaise, local rump of lamb, or game, feathered and furred, almost all of which is very local. Main course prices are in the low to mid-teens, and there are several specials which are absolute bargains. So, grub good.

Booze is also great, with real ales and a super selection of esoteric gins plus many local ciders.
The Yew Tree is renowned for its wine selection, 99% French and very well priced, but the sun of the New World certainly doesn't shine here.

Lunch times, except for Sunday, are pleasantly quiet, evenings rather busier, and those Sunday lunchtimes can be manic, with lunch served until late afternoon.

All in all, just what you'd want in a local Pub-Restaurant, with amiable pros looking after you, a log fire, a great sun-deck for that one day a year, plenty of parking, and for those who like that sort of thing, energetic walking over May Hill.

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Thank tacobblers
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