Thought I'd let you both know that the old Yew Tree Inn in Barfrestone is open again and under new ownership, again. However, this time I've got a very good feeling about it. The poor old place has suffered classic country pub misfortune over the years but new to the business hosts Ben & Lisa are something special. I fully expect this place to be packed out successful for a few years to come.
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Why the optimism? Well, Ben is a top notch chef loaded with talent and enthusiasm and Lisa a cracking good host with impressive wine knowledge and untiring stamina. And then there's the other Ben, Big Ben I think I'll call him - he'll like that I'm sure! Well, Big Ben is a wine merchant of some taste and an opera singer of some note. Along with Juliet (another wine merchant/opera singer) they form a pretty formidable team.
Good food, local ales and first class wine list. And the prices are pretty reasonable. I've never felt so confident about a new pub......