Yew Tree

Bustling country pub run by a friendly couple, relaxed atmosphere and super choice of wines and food; sizeable garden

The good pub guide review

A new husband (chef) and wife (front of house) team took over this popular, lively pub a few weeks before the coronavirus lockdown, but are doing well, winning praise from customers old and new for their warm welcome and enticing food. A small flagstoned bar area on the left has pictures above a stripped-brick dado, a ticking clock and a log fire. Lottie the pub dog sometimes snoozes in front of the latter. There's carpet around to the right of the serving counter (with a couple of stylish wrought-iron bar chairs), and miscellaneous chairs and mixed tables are spread throughout. Drinks include 15 wines by the glass from a well chosen list, local cider, a beer named for the pub (from Bowman) and Longdog Bunny Chaser on handpump and local Silverback gin. Outside, there's a front terrace with solid tables and chunky seats and a sizeable side garden with picnic-sets; there are pleasant views across the quiet lane to the cricket field and beyond. Some lovely wildlife-filled walks are nearby. Disabled access.

The good pub guide food review

Enjoyable food from a varied menu includes baguettes, tacos (blackened haddock, spicy pork, jackfruit) with mango and chilli salsa and wasabi mayo, salt and pepper calamari, moules frites, slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with Greek salad and tzatziki, summer salads with local watercress, wood-fired pizzas, a curry of the day, vegetable tagliatelle with cashew nut pesto, and puddings such as lemon tart and Belgian chocolate torte.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Yew Tree, Lower Wield, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9RX

(01256) 389224

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-3, 6-11

Sunday: 12-10.30