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“Fantastico !!”
Review of The Yew Tree

The Yew Tree
Ranked #9 of 51 Restaurants in Pontypool
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Thought we would try the Yew Tree tonight as we'de heard it was very good and we'de been to the place when it was a very good pub many years ago. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into to the little reception area,what a cosy little place ! We noticed the quaint old fireplaces from many moons ago ! We sat on the squashy sofas with our drinks and perused the menu,with Andrea Bocelli playing in the background..as we did so,kitchen staff were passing us with trays of colourful looking food that smelt heavenly..looked like there was something going on in the church opposite ?! After ordering we were soon taken to our table at the back of the restaurant, in the bay window,with lovely views. We ordered the home made cream of vegatable soup,brushetta with goat's cheese,balsamic and caramellised onions..both starters absolutely delicious. Mains were linguine with chili,prawns and calamari,swordfish with cherry tomatoes,pesto and sliced potatoes,both dishes with fesh salad and a side of garlic bread,with extra garlic. All delicious and very flavourful,and well presented. Desserts were an amazing authentic tiramisu and a melt in the mouth vanilla and lime cheesecake with raspberries. Coffees to follow,and with drinks the final bill came to £65 ! Service was very good,staff poite,courteous and accomodating.The restaurant has a cosy,relaxing and unpretentious ambience,what a little gem of a place. We will definately return !

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1  Thank Karen J
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked well in advance for a birthday treat and the Yew Tree did not disappoint. The food was very tasty and well presented. The first course of salsiccie e spinaci was particularly yummy! The service was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed. Planning a return visit already ...

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2  Thank Silvergirl735764
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a nice local Italian restaurant, service good food. It is quite small, so early booking is recommended for weekends.

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1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Went as part f a big party, the staff were very accomadating, we had a few guests who were vegetarians as part of the group and they were ifored that the could request anything and it would be freshly made for them.

All food made to order so is very fresh nd tasty

Thank Terri B
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

A disappointing restaurant. Service was really poor, food average.
An awful spaghetti bolognese for the kids and far too big portion... A real waste. Salad and sauté potatoes served with our mains of venison and rib eye. The pots weren't sauté, more sliced boiled, and why salad? Why not veg. Very strange. It really felt like a place you'd see on Ramseys Kitchen Nightmares. Will not recommend or return. For not much more cash you could eat at the Foxhunter or the Hardwick

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Thank JonnyHFB
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