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Review of Yew Tree Barn

Yew Tree Barn
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Huge Lake District Barn, home to Architectural Antiques, Salvage & Reclamation, Art & Craft Galleries, Garden Furniture & Statuary, Furniture Restorer, Bespokers Forge Blacksmith, Local Wool specialist, Bookbinding Studio, and Harry's Cafe Bar for delicious home cooked food.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 14 January 2014

This place has a lot of everything. The coffee shop is lovely for a cosy lunch by the fire on a cold day or outside on a sunny day and the scones are home hade on the premises. I can recommend the Smoked Haddock Chowder.
There are lots of things to get inspiration from for interiors or exteriors and the staff are knowledgeable and genuinely pleased to answer questions and help you get just the right thing. I enjoyed the blacksmith's shop and talking to the other craftspeople dotted about the place.
Worth going for a coffee and a mooch around and its in a lovely setting.

Thank Helen F
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

This really is a cave full of all sorts! If I was buying a house then this place would be on top of my list to come to in seeing what I could find! It was interesting to walk around and I saw some really nice items. The problem was that it lacks the finesse of organization, it's organised in sections of crafts,food,Wood,iron etc but then resembles a jumble. Really needs expert visual merchandising help! But if you love those Aladdin cave places then this is worth a stop. If you like your selfridges structured organization then move on!!

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Pamela W, Owner at Yew Tree Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2013

Thanks for the positive remarks in your review Rob, and if ever you're doing up a house please pay us another visit in person or online. (We deliver to Aberdeen too!). We do try to offer our customers a wide variety of quality goods in the various areas of our offerings, along with excellent service. Display/merchandising to a high standard is something we strive for, but you're right, we don't have the expertise of Selfridges!

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

What a lovely place to visit. Start with a coffee in their cosy coffee shop (with real fire) and have a good look round at all the crafts and gifts. There is absolutely loads to see and then back to the coffee shop for lunch.

Thank GMDunne
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Pamela W, Owner at Yew Tree Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Really glad you enjoyed everything! We were pleased to meet you you and have a chat, it's a shame you couldn't stay for afternoon tea as well!

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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I love browsing through the eclectic mix of doors, statues and ironmongery at Yew Tree Barn. The business is centred around architectural salvage, but offers so much more, including high quality lifestyle products, crafts and antiques. There is an excellent tea room too. The barn has been beautifully transformed by the owners, who are always on hand and is a genuine Aladdin's Cave. There is something for everyone and the setting is spectacular. Whilst there is a large outside display, there are two floors to explore inside making this a good "wet weather" attraction. Convenient for anyone staying in the South Lakes looking for something a little different. Ample parking adjacent.

1  Thank Howi58
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Pamela W, Owner at Yew Tree Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

Thank you very much for your kind comments! So pleased you enjoyed Yew Tree Barn with all it's different sections, WRS Architectural Antiques, Galleries and Harry's Cafe Bar; we try to offer good products and service, so hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

If you want anything from an old stripped pine door, or a 2 ton stone dragon you can pretty much find it here. The building itself is interesting to wander round in itself, and the iron work made on site at the forge is top notch.

Thank Ummagumma4
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Pamela W, Owner at Yew Tree Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Bespokers Forge, run by John Law, is quite a new addition to YTB, and we're delighted to welcome him on board. His work is fantastic, and everyone loves seeing the traditional craft. (NB, John doesn't work every day, please ring to check)

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