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“Nice environment - amateur service” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Yew Tree
Ranked #1 of 1 Manuden B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Nice environment - amateur service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

We visited the Yew Tree Inn for dinner on my wife's Birthday. Friends had visited for Sunday lunch and the venue came with high recommendation.
Despite booking on the quarter hour the restaurant was full within 10 minutes of our arrival. The service was slow and although we were ready to order we were told we had to wait until they had taken the order from the larger group whom had arrived seconds before us. We did not appear to have an allocated waitress, being asked the same question by different people on more than one occasion.
The team need to review their booking schedule as I'm sure the current practice puts both front and back of house under unnecessary pressure. Additionally they might benefit from reviewing their table management strategy.
The food was well cooked and nicely presented if a little bland and unimaginative with flavours and seasonings.
Our bill was in excess of £25 per head for two courses and one bottle of wine,OK for London quality service and food, a standard to which The Yew Tree sadly falls short.
They also need to make sure the menu accurately describes the dishes served, especially if they contain nuts!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

Your most recent negative reviews completely distort this lovely country inn which is now under the new management. We are frequent visitors to the Yew Tree. The whole place has been completely renovated and offers great food, private function rooms and overnight accommodation (within reasonable distance to Stansted Airport) and of course a fine Bar . The Yew tree is not only serving the local community but is attracting visitors from far afield and catering for functions and parties. Well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

The Yew Tree has been refurbished extensively and we were delighted with our room which was chic and modern. The double bed was capacious with crisp white sheets and duvet also sparkling white bath towels and an excellent shower. Just surprised no hair dryer was installed. We didn't dine there but our breakfast was a real treat. All tastes were catered for but we opted for the 'full english' which didn't disappoint. The portions were very generous. The dining room was stylish with a modern slant. The staff were courteous and helpful. Our bill for two for one night plus breakfast came to £95 which we thought reasonable. We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ConFromKent
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Bishops Stortford
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

Been to the Yew Tree a few times now since its refurbishment for both food and drinks. Very friendly people, food excellent and the drinks are too. The restaurant/bar has been refurbished to a very high standard. Its also very clean and tidy. Will definitley go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

From start to finish the experience was excellent, food was delicious the service was very good we did not have to wait long for our food. Would definatley go again and recommend to all my friends.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Farme
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

No bad words to say about this establishment. Fantastic staff, food, setting, selection of drinks. Fantastic building. Great job refurbishing this establishment. Will definitely be back.
Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LRDavies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

One of the best meals I have had in a while it has a lovely setting in a little village with a great modern feel the atmosphere was really nice. I would recomed it to anyonr.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Yew Tree
Address: 36 The Street, Manuden CM23 1DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Manuden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Manuden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Yew Tree 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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