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A delightful 17th Century pub and restaurant with a great atmosphere, serving a range of real ales on hand pump (Wye Valley, Malvern Hills Brewery, Ledbury Real Ales and other guest breweries). A varied menu is on offer at both lunch and dinner time, serving locally sourced food, all freshly cooked. There is a large car park, lovely beer garden with a covered smoking area (called Woodbine Cottage!). Free camping and caravanning currently offered (pub facilities only). The pub is open plan inside with areas separated by beams and has a real fire in Autumn/Winter (or whenever cold!).
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

My wife and I had Sunday lunch in this lovely country pub which was very warm and clean with a great pint of beer and pleasant wine. The landlady was very friendly, welcoming who I believe was the chef for our meal which was served...just as we like it. Good quality lanb and vegetables cooked as we like it at home not mass produced frozen food from a wholesaler and reheated in a microwave. Keep up the good work we will return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Staying in the area for a few days, we were recommended The Drum and Monkey and duly visited. Large sign outside reading “Best Pub for Miles” so we were hopeful. What a disappointment. No welcome by the staff, a couple of locals at the bar...and someone yelling on the phone. The pub resembled a Welsh tearoom and was cold. Eventually got served and no problem with the drinks ordered. Simple menu on a board on the bar but no others in sight. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Myself and my husband were staying in the area for the weekend and visited this pub on the Friday night. The landlady was welcoming and friendly and the food was brilliant. My husband had a pie and I had homemade lasagna, we both had sticky...toffee pudding with ice cream for dessert. Every bit was delicious. Thank you! If ever we found ourselves in the area again we would definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

What a great place, friendly staff good home cooked food at a fair price and the Landlady Liz goes the extra mile to ensure a good time is had, highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

What a fantastic stay over with great friends making memories All the staff including patches the dog were excellent food was too die for . If there were any faults that's mine as we only stayed 1 night Thoroughly Recommend

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Quiet when we were there but a lovely menu with good food cooked to order Wish we’d discovered it earlier in our holiday instead of the last day

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

My friend I met here for a catch up after more than a year. Perfect location just outside town as Blues festival meant parking difficult. Liz was so welcoming and kind. Went beyond the beyond as she phoned to tell us I’d forgotten something. Food...was great. Pies and mash and gorgeous veg. Bread and butter pudding was sublime. Wine was wonderful. We shall return.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Driving around looking for a dog friendly pub for Sunday lunch and came across this gem. We were made to feel very welcome as was our Labradoodle, Dylan. The landlady and staff were all lovely and friendly but at the same time efficient. The food...was home cooked and delicious, it was just a shame that we didn’t leave enough room for a pud 🤭More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Landlady was extremely rude. Social skills were poor and unnecessarily spiky. Wouldn't eat or drink there. Plenty of really lovely places nearby.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

Very welcoming hostess, nothing was too much trouble and the food was great. Old characterful,building . Background music was very discrete

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Booked this over the phone , reviews said camping was £22 a night , we got charged £30 so prices must have increased, didn't question it with the landlady as we were having food and drinks , booked a table for 7 pm , food...was good , and thought we may have got a little discount off the bill with paying £30 as some places do give it you back off your food bill spent £75 on this , so All in all a dear night stopover !!! £105 . Toilets could do with a good clean, and only 1 shower worked and that was just about capable of being called a shower, ok as a one off . One of our party only eats chicken , and has it plain , no chicken offered only in brie and parma ham which wasnt available anyway , so had to have chicken nuggets and chips as an adult meal , found the landlady quite rude about this , and also when asking for sauces shouted have you already ordered them ? We had but also wanted mayo and vinegar too , attitude was a little off putting 😒 not sure if that's how it is , or just a bad day 🤔More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

A mile or so outside of Upton upon Severn, the Drum and Monkey is a delightful pub that sells a cracking pint of Butty Bach and excellent food. Probably not the biggest menu going, but I prefer this, but the food on offer is good...value and good quality. We’ve stopped here a number of times over the past few months and tried various meals off the menu. The gammon is excellent as are the pies which are crammed full of meat and very tasty indeed. My wife particularly loves the fish dish (sea bass). Zoe, the bar person when we usually call in, is a delight with a great sense of humour and Liz the licensee clearly knows how to run such a business. The pub has a large area for caravans and campers which is clearly popular throughout the year and with such a pub on site, I can understand why.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Booked a table of 6 for a lads reunion Sunday Lunch. Specials board was unavailable as it was Mothers Day so we all had the roasts (we had beef, lamb, pork and 1 person had the chicken) - the food was all delicious and portions...were really big. Liz (landlady) and her team were very friendly and attentive. The pub was dog friendly and our Lab was a bit overtired and reactive so Liz even went to get a dog treat for him. Unfortunately we didn’t stay for dessert but we would definitely come back when in the area!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Popped in by chance after visit to nearby Upton on Severn on way back to Gloucester. Beautiful pub garden, small but very pretty and lovely, well maintained caravan park attached. Small Sunday menu, roasts plus couple of other dishes including vegetarian. Very helpful landlady who...checked re our meals in the garden, great food for good price; yorkies very light! Offered puds but declined but all homemade. Will visit again as very peaceful setting too, thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

Ate in the pub while we were camping, dog friendly, friendly staff ànd good food. Short walk into upton upon severn through fields.

Date of visit: July 2022
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