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“Excellent Cumbrian pub” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Royal Yew

The Royal Yew
Ranked #5 of 59 Restaurants in Workington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT The Royal Yew welcomes you with a warm Cumbrian welcome. We have an extensive menu for lunch, evening meals and wine list and provide a children's menu and highchairs. We use the highest quality of local fresh produce, even stocking the local gin, vodka and whisky!
Manchester
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635 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Cumbrian pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Situated in the tiny hamlet of Dean The Royal Yew is a great wee local and well worth a visit if you're in the area. It's an attractive building fronted by a Yew that opens out into a multi-roomed pub. The bar is small and it's clear that the focus is on food, but there are a number of good beers and the bar staff are friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable by Cumbrian standards and the food, whilst leaning towards standard pub fayre, is very well done. The steaks are excellent, cooked to order and very tasty, the Chicken pie was rammed full of poultry and the chips were excellent! No complaints from 4 starters and 4 mains and the friendliness of the staff provides yet another reason to give this excellent boozer a visit!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely food lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Visited for Mother's Day 8 of us in our party (including a 1 year old and a 3 year old!!) couldn't do enough for us, my little boy took a shine to the lady behind the bar who was very lovely to him!! Food was excellent, fresh and tasty. Would definitely recommend :)

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“My 50th birthday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Had to find somewhere at very short notice for 17 people for my 50th birthday.rang the royal yew,and they said they could accomodate us without any problem. They set us up in our own little nook area,at a long table which allowed us to all sit together, which was nice. The food was delicious,and served quickly,the staff were relly pleasant and very attentive and efficient. I would definatley recommend this lovely little place. Thanks for a lovely night.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Workington, United Kingdom
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“Royal Yew, Dean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

The menu was quite extensive with something to suit everyone in our party of four. The quality of the food was excellent and at the top end of pub food which was also reflected in the prices but all in all a very good experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trevor S
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Great Place to Meet and Eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

We regularly eat at the Royal Yew and have never been disappointed with the quality of the fare on offer. In fact we've often chosen the Royal Yew for those special occasions such as, birthdays, Christmas Lunch or other family celebrations. Sue, Egle and the rest of the staff are always pleasant and helpful and can't do enough to make sure that our visit is all that it should be. The pub décor is excellent, and along with the soft background music, lends to a great ambience. A great place to spend a relaxing evening with fine food and wine in front of the fire, or in the barn area. Quite frankly we can't understand some of the negative postings on this site as we've never experienced anything like this.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rosie b
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