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Full Postal AddressYew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, DOVER, CT15 7JH [Map]
Telephone Number01304 831000Pub's Own Websitehttp://www.yewtree.info/ 
Opening Times11-23 MO-SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar

Me outside the pub, December 2003

I have very fond memories of this fine old traditional inn situated in the tiny village of Barfrestone next to a lovely Norman church and about 1.5 miles from Sheperdswell station on the Canterbury to Dover railway line. I first visited the pub back in 1992 with my good friend Ben and enjoyed the fine selection of real ales that they had on offer, the warm, friendly atmosphere within and the lively morris dancing outside. I was somewhat shocked to hear news that the pub had closed in the run up to the millenium but was warmed to hear in February 2003 that the pub is once again open and back to its former fine form. A decent selection of real ales is available with a bias towards local brews. A good range of quality food is also available both at lunchtimes (except Mon) and during the evening (except Mon and Sun). A personal visit is clearly well overdue but in the meantime I can point you towards their new website at www.barfrestone.co.uk where you can find more information about this lovely old inn.

Pub sign, December 2003

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