Yew Tree

Lower Wield, Hampshire

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Contact Details

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

(01256) 389224

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-3, 6-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-10.30

Closed: Mon, first two weeks Jan


Turn off A339 NW of Alton at 'Medstead, Bentworth 1' signpost, then follow village signposts; or off B3046 S of Basingstoke, signposted from Preston Candover

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Bustling country pub with a delightful hard-working landlord, relaxed atmosphere and super choice of wines and food; sizeable garden

With a very special landlord at the helm, this tucked-away country pub continues to draw in warmly enthusiastic praise from our many readers ? ?excellent in all respects' is just one comment. A small flagstoned bar area on the left has pictures above a stripped-brick dado, a ticking clock and a log fire. 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 13 wines by the glass from a well chosen list (with summer rosé and Louis Jadot burgundies), a beer named for the pub (from Triple fff) and Bowman Yumi on handpump, local Silverback gin and a locally made lager from Andwell. Outside, the front terrace has solid tables and chunky seats, a sizeable side garden has picnic-sets and there are pleasant views; the cricket field is across the quiet lane and there are walks nearby.


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Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks



Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 73 votes cast

Previous Reviews

Lovely friendly little pub off the beaten track, but must take issue with other reviews of the food. The food is not great, the lasagne (which is supposed to be a special at the Yew Tree) is very plain containing too many vegetables, the dill infused salmon fish cakes are over cooked and drowned in an unpleasant tartare sauce, the pork belly tough and fatty. This is the second time we have eaten here because we wanted to give it another chance but (after seeing all the rave reviews). Sadly there was no improvement and whilst we will certainly return for a drink, we will eat elsewhere.

Had dinner last week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The large menu caters for all tastes and the chef was happy to make a few tweaks for special requests! Great atmosphere, friendly bar staff (and locals!) and excellent value-for-money, tasty, wholesome food - we will definitely be back. Fascinating selection of pictures to peruse too!

I took a group of 30 to the Yew Tree for lunch, a great reception by Tim. The food was terrific, a great choice on the menu. Everybody was delighted with the quality, the menu choice, the service and the ambience. Excellent pub.

We had dinner on Saturday night. Very nice greeting and lovely buzzing ambiance. We were aquiver with anticipation, especially given it was quite a long twisty journey. We found the menu rather extensive and hard to read as it was packed onto one sheet of paper. It was a strange medley of Asian and British and pub and restaurant and lunch and dinner. There was an absence of the home made and a lack of flourish, for example massive wedges of white bread with the rock hard chilled mackerel pate. The main courses were unremarkable. The wine menu was a good balance and very competitively priced. This place could be really amazing if only you could crack the food.

We ate at the Yew Tree last Saturday with friends, and were delighted. We hadn't visited the pub for some time and found the food, beer, service and general ambience to be excellent The menu is extensive, interesting and what seemed to us good value for money Certainly on our list to return again in the near futre. Thank you

Decided to go to the Yew Tree for a family lunch after reading some good reviews and was prepared to be disappointed (as one usually is these days!) but.......... it was a revelation! The excellent menu of both food and wines was unexpected in such a small, out of the way pub but, what was more important, was that the quality of the food. This was beyond expectations for this type of establishment and cannot be praised highly enough. We had a range of starters and main courses and all were top quality. Presentation and service could not be faulted and the ambiance in the pub was friendly, warm and cosy. The prices were very good as well so, all in all, a very sayisfying experience and one which I should like to repeat in the not too distant future. Congratulations to the landlord and staff for providing such an exemplary service (and for restoring my faith in pub food and drink!)

I Had a very disappointing meal in The Yew Tree last night. Goats Cheese on Bruschetta. Goats cheese was fine but the Bruschetta was very hard to cut and tasted of mould!! Belly of Pork looked like strips of bacon and dried out and not like any belly of pork I have had before. I would have sent both dishes back as unacceptable but did not want to spoil the party.

I took a group of friends to this little pub in an idyllic setting in the Candovers and must congratulate the landlord on accommodating all our requests. The wines appealed to some of us, but it was the real ale fans who enthused not just at the quality but at the price which has to be the cheapest in Hampshire. It is an extensive menu - so difficult to choose - but in the end I went for the home made Lasagne which was the best I have ever tasted. Will definitely return!

Fantastic! A great menu with considerable variety and choice. The kitchen always provides delicious food which is freshly prepared and can accommodate special diets. The best pub food I have ever encountered and very reasonably priced.

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