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The Yew Tree

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Penygarn Road, Pontypool NP4 8JA, Wales
+44 1495 750634
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food at the yew tree. Beautifully season and tasty food at a competitive price . Highly recommended .

Thank austinflowers2
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful when taking the booking and subsequent adjustments. Also very flexible with adapting the menu for my wife's dietary needs. Many thanks for that. The starters and main courses were all delicious, beautifully presented and clearly freshly prepared. None of our group had a dessert, some of us were too full to eat any more, some of us were... More 

Thank paul007hale
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a party of 6 on a Wednesday evening. What a nice surprise - the restaurant is well decorated and cosy, with friendly staff. Although there were a wide range of Italian dishes on the menu, I chose the King Prawns to start, and Sirloin steak for main. Both were delicious, fresh, well presented and perfectly cooked. All... More 

Thank Angharad1994
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing outstanding reviews, I was really looking forward to the meal. This is my thoughts. Really good service and great value at £19 for 3 courses. Bit mean with the chips which came in a small cup size container and looked like a thin micro chip type portion. The salted caramel desert was shop bought which I didn't expect.... More 

1 Thank Giles D
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Yew Tree remains one of my favourite places to eat. The menu is interesting, original and changes frequently. If I was to be critical decent ale is only in bottles not on tap. Visited between Christmas and the New Year, the restaurant was unusually quiet, but the service, atmosphere and food didn't disappoint. Three courses and drinks gave change... More 

Thank irj13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't have a table booked but we managed to get a table. Brilliant venue, food was amazing wish they were a little closes to Leeds in West Yorkshire. Highly recommend!

Thank Wooodsy1
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good friendly service and tasty well prepared food in lovely surroundings... would recommend this restaurant to have a meal.

Thank John W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a excellent meal with brilliant service. But let down by no draught beers bottles only very small selection and charged high prices fir them. For this reason I don't think we'll be going again

1 Thank wendy F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here after finding recommendation on here. We turned up at 7:15 and they had a table for us. We shared antipasti to start which was delicious. We had pasta as our main meals which were also wonderful, unfortunately despite our best efforts we couldn't fit in a pudding but had a coffee. Would highly recommend.

Thank Julie B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We've eaten here for a lunch a few times, but recently went for dinner for the first time.. It's a nice small restaurant with very welcoming staff. We were seated in the bar area, drink orders taken and given a menu to look over. Once we'd decided we ordered and then were taken through the restaurant area. This is a... More 

Thank gellets

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penygarn Road, Pontypool NP4 8JA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 750634

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?