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The Yew Tree Inn, Cauldon Low - pub details

Yew Tree Inn
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Address: Cauldon, Water Houses, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 3EJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36682) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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The Yew Tree Inn has had a new lease of life recently, all the character remains, the beer is as good as ever and the food is simple but fresh and filling. The toilets have had a long overdue revamp (very much in keeping with the rest of the pub) and there are now two areas to enjoy a pint outside. The pub has started having an annual music and beer festival along with many other events throughout the year. Happy days are here again!
Newsdog - 22 Jun 2014 23:17
For people who know, understand and love genuine, drinkers pubs, this is one that cannot be missed. Amazing collection of antiques, brick-a-brack and beer memorabilia nestle among the grand old Inn building, that is wonderfully and absurdly juxtaposed by the massive cement works you drive through to reach it from the main drag. Beer is impeccable, as are the home made pickled Eggs and pork pies. The Landlord has his rules and foibles, but for those who understand how traditional landlords run their pubs (it is his front room, afterall) and approach this place with the respect it deserves and savour what it has to offer compared to the hundreds of staid, corporate, uninteresting pretend pubs that are so prevalent today, a warm welcome is assured and a grand old evening guaranteed.
JoWard25 - 17 Aug 2011 23:18
A visit here last night would appear to be a much improved experience on recent visits by others. For a "quiet"" Tuesday night, the place was bustling with friendly locals, the beer was in excellent form and Alan was much more relaxed and chatty than he reported recently. All pints continue to be pegged at 2, regardless of being bitter, mild or cider and there was a run on the pork pies. Hopefully the corner has been turned and this can be much more of a decent experience for those coming for the first time.
Gristy - 14 Jul 2010 13:22
Reading these recent experiences saddens me greatly as I have loved this place for years, but my own recent visits would confirm some of what has been laid as criticisms. Alan has always been a good, but highly individual landlord who does seem lately to have become much less tolerant of new faces, especially those with children and generally seems a lot less of a happy soul. The toilets were always basic, but have become a real problem and I am not sure Alan either cares or wnats to notice at all. The condition of the beer has become a little erratic of late too, as a severely vinegary pint of Bass recently proved.
These are all symptoms of a general decline in the level of homeliness and welcome that you could always rely on. Hopefully, it is only a dip and maybe Alan can pull himself and the pub back to what it was...don't worry about the shabbiness of the fittings, though, that really is still part of the charm.
Edensor - 24 Jun 2010 22:46
What a surreal experience!

On balance it's difficult to recommend this pub, despite the undeniable character of the place and because it is so unique that you will probably never experience a pub like this in your lifetime. It is simply like going through a time warp into the past, the decor being incredible and what a fabulous collection of items to observe.

The bar prices have also gone through a time warp. It's probably 10-15 years since I came across a pub with average prices so low. How the landlord makes a profit I am unsure. Perhaps this explains the fact that the toilets seem to have gone through a time warp as well. I suspect that they haven't been cleaned in 15 years which may explain the rather unpleasant smell of urine that fills the pub - and I mean FILLS it.

The last poster sums up well why it's difficult to recommend this pub, aside that it needs a visit from the environmental health. Sadly the landlord is anything but friendly and be assured that if you do visit you should be visiting for what you can see, not what you can smell and certainly not for a friendly welcome.

A major disappointment.
berrymwb - 22 Jun 2010 07:26

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