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The Yew Tree, Lower Wield - pub details

Address: Lower Wield, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9RX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30936) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 21 users)
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Great pub in the country, good food, good beer, hurrah ! Mind you, the landlord's a nutter :-D
TreadGingerly - 24 Feb 2015 19:22
I’m not sure what to make of meurglys iv review because I’ve had a very different experience. I must admit I’m not a regular visitor but have eaten in the Yew tree maybe 6 or seven times in the last couple of years; most recently being beginning of October. It may be that peoples’ expectations are different or that they have difficulty mixing with people they perceive to be of “different class”. I’ve always been treated very well and found all of the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. The food isn’t Michelin star but it’s very nice and, let’s be honest: this is just a country pub !
I would happily recommend anybody to try this place and I’m confident they wouldn’t be disappointed.

georgey48 - 31 Oct 2013 11:42
"ilovecountrypubs77"'s impassioned defence of this over-rated pub, which does not accommodate (please check spelling) the basics of good customer service, smacks of the paid-for nature of full entries in the "Good Pub Guide".

A more recent visit was just as slapdash, dilatory and frankly disappointing. I hope that the pub does survive - and if it captures the undiscerning and the ovine then all the better for other, more worthy establishments.
meurglys_iv - 21 Oct 2013 19:16
I wasn't sure I was writing this review against the correct pub given "Meurglys" rather empassioned critique below but yes, the mention of the "Tim's Pub" sign on the door assures me I am speaking of the same establishment. I am delighted to assure any readers of this note that the Yew Tree certainly deserves the accolades kindly granted by the Good Pub Guide and its discerning readers - I am a repeat (and very regular) visitor to the Yew Tree and will continue to be unless forced to leave the South of England for any reason! The homemade food is varied and always well presented - if one has particular requirements the chef/landlord goes to great lengths to accomodate (better to give him some notice though). Personally I would far rather wait 45 mins for a properly cooked meal rather than 5 minutes for a microwaved pre-packed dish - but "horses for courses" as they say. With good company 45 mins fly by before you know it! Yes the pub does get very busy (hooray for those of us that would like it to remain open) but the staff are always incredibly helpful and do their best to keep everyone fed and watered in a timely fashion. Keep up the good work Yew Tree!
ilovecountrypubs77 - 2 Sep 2013 14:53
Any pub that has a wooden sign on the door advertising "Tim's Pub" might raise suspicions. Previous visits have veered from the good to the barely-acceptable. Littlecon's comment below would be fair if it was actually true - it is not good enough to stand on its own as a restaurant and the pub functions are clearly hit-and-miss.

What can't be forgiven is poor customer service - no indication of the length of wait for food and then no apology or attempt to make the customer feel that they are important. The best part of 45 minutes waiting in a very noisy dining area, with no effort made to keep people up-to-date, or, given the length of time elapsed, to placate by offering drinks or nibbles - and then made to feel that greasy meat, dry "dauphinoise" potatoes are somehow superb, rather than the epithet awarded of "adequate", is extracting the proverbial.

The Triple fff house beer is fine - the Bowman Swift One was not at its best. Clearly the accolades handed out by the "Good Pub Guide" have gone to this place's head - delusions of adequacy are far too generous an assessment. Reading the reviews this is rapidly becoming the nightmarish country cousin of the Wykeham Arms in one of its snootier pre-Fullers incarnations.
meurglys_iv - 25 Aug 2013 15:41

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