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“Good pub food! ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ye Old Ferrie Inn

Ye Old Ferrie Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good pub food! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed an evening meal here with the other half whilst on a short break in the Forest of Dean. It's an old fashioned pub with a simple menu but the food was really good. I had a burger and the mrs had a curry, both really enjoyed it aswell as the deserts. It's certainly not a posh or fancy place but it's just the job if you're looking for decent good value meal in a nice location.

Thank Ed L
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Went because it was recommended. Had the steak, chips, mushroom and onion rings. It was too greasy and the onion rings were the worst I have ever tasted. Won't return.

Visited November 2013
Thank Sheila H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Mr Berrill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Lovely pub inn on edge of river wye open fires great veiws and lovelly walks. Once you get to know the owner it is then an even better place games room pool table.
The food is good descent pub food and the breakfast is spot on
Our third stay here now and allready booked for August Bank holiday definitely worth a stay over

Thank corkb59
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North Warwickshire, England
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164 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Cosy pub and good casual dining”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank BuzzardFlight
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food on a lovely setting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank Ganab
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