I’m completely mad about food & appreciate a good meal wherever this maybe, so I thought I’d tell you about one of my favourite places to eat, The Yew Tree
Whether you’re looking for lunch or an evening meal, you won’t be disappointed with this place. I’ve always walked away feeling content and satisfied, I suppose similar to how you would feel if you’d been to Willy Wonker’s Chocolate Factory! I met my friend there for some quiet time before the kids break up for summer and the imminent arrival of my second baby. I find having someone with you is a bonus, not only for company but due to my inability to choose what to eat, I like to think of myself as a professional food grabber from other people’s plate. Now for some of you, I could be your worst nightmare and this reminds me of the clip from “Friends” where Joey shouts at his diner date “Joey doesn’t share food!!!”, which always make me giggle.
As we review the menu, my mind goes into overdrive trying to make the right choice because as we all know having food envy is not the best way to start your meal. To help us along, we remind ourselves that this is just a lunch time treat and our kitchen duties at home are still required for the evening meal slot, so without being too greedy we order a portion of Sticky Sausages and Crispy Brie Wedges with cranberry sauce to share.
We we’re off to a great start and that Willy Wonker sensation starts creeping in. After a good old chin wag our mains arrive, I had the pan fried cod loin supreme with olives, fennel & orange, vine tomatoes with potatoes and my friend had the minted pea & prawn risotto & monkfish fritter. The cod loin was thick and meaty and literally melted in the mouth, even more so when it was covered in the silky, creamy sauce and fresh fennel, it was just a winning combination. I ended my relaxing lunch date with a peppermint tea (fresh leaves too, my personal favourite)
Summary of the Yew Tree
Audience: This place caters for everyone. Whether your looking for a family meal, group celebration, a cosy dinner for two or a sampler of their amazing range of drinks, this place is perfect for Yew.
Food: Lots of choice from their menu’s and special boards (which compliment the season perfectly), their mouth watering home cooked, fresh food, warrants top marks. Kids menu also available.
Drinks: Fantastic Guest Ales, Craft Beers, Lager, Spirits, Whiskys, delightful Wines and a great selection of soft drinks too.
Facilities: Free WIFI, patio beer garden, high chairs, parking
Ambience: Its relaxing and homely with quirky décor including bumble bee wall paper, low beamed ceilings, open fire (irresistible on them cold days), chunky wooden tables & chairs and the most fabulous toilet doors, just make sure you’ve sussed this out before having too many drinks though 🙂
Awards: The Good Pub Guide named them Cheshire Dining Pub in 2014 & 2016 and they were shortlisted by GQ Food & Drink Awards for Best Pub 2015 as well as many other accolades, Click here to see more info on this
Yew Tree Events: Click here to keep up to date with their events, there’s always lots going on so watch this space for August’s jam pack agenda.
What’s nearby: Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, Bickerton, Candle Factory, Beeston Castle, Blakemere Craft Centre, Sandstone Trial and plenty of walks which can been collected from the pub
Voucher: If Yew want to try this fab place out for yourself you can get a 20% voucher off your meal, courtesy of Our Little Lives (see below voucher which will need to be presented when asking for your bill, T&C’s apply)
Contact Details: The Yew Tree Inn, Long Lane, Spurstow, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9RD, Tel: 01829 260274, www.theyewtreebunbury.com
Big Love, Nicola xx