The bar is the heartbeat of The Yew Tree Inn, a place to chat with friends and unwind away from the outside world – and you can be comfortable in the knowledge that all of our products have been painstakingly researched!
A lot has been said about our passion for all things Real Ale – well, we LOVE BEER, not just real ale but craft beers, lagers, stouts, porters and other weird and wonderful brews. We started in 2010 with just 5 ales and a house lager but now stock a minimum of 5 ales (up to 10 in busier times) plus a wide selection of bottled craft beers from around the world. We also have a Guest Tap which showcases the best in keg lager, ale, craft beers available from groundbreaking breweries such as Brewdog, Nøgne Ø & Flying Dog to name a few.
It’s not all about beer though – we offer a fantastic, extensive wine list that covers most wine making regions without breaking the bank and we offer an eclectic range of spirits including delicious Gins, Rums & Vodkas plus an ever growing range of Single Malt Whisky.
So pop in, have a drink and relax – remember we’re a pub, not a restaurant with a bar!
Ale, Glorious Ale!
We love our real ale here at The Yew Tree – you’ll find our house bitter, Stonehouse Brewery’s “Station Bitter” joined by up to 7 guest ales from the length and breadth of the country. We usually have a selection of local ales to try, anything from a mild, to pale and hoppy, to IPA’s to good old English best bitters. We are included in The Good Beer Guide 2014, the best guide to use when looking for great beer and also support South Cheshire CAMRA’s LocAle Scheme. We recently won South Cheshire CAMRA’s Summer Pub of 2012! We hold our own beer festival every Easter weekend featuring about 20 ales, live music and of course, fabulous food!
Stonehouse Station Bitter 3.9%
Our house ale, the most popular ale we sell by a country mile! Brewed in Oswestry by an Aussie who grew up testing his home brew kit in New Zealand before marrying his Welsh sweetheart and settling over here… or something like that. We’re just glad he made it as this beer is FANTASTIC! Malty, slightly sweet with a good
bitterness and incredibly moreish.
(updated 7th August)
What is Craft Beer? This is a question that is being debated endlessly so here are the thoughts of Mark Dredge, the author of “Craft Beer World”.
“Craft beer is many things and can’t easily be distilled into a dictionay definition. It’s not just about good beer, or beer brewed on a small scale; it’s not just about passion, innovation, creativity, integrity, or extremities of flavor. For me, it’s a knowing, thoughtful way of brewing and drinking, which is concerned with flavor, variety, ingredients and story.”
We also see Cask Ale as Craft Beer as it mostly fits with the above thoughts but for the sake of setting it out here we have seperated them into Craft Keg and Craft Bottles/Cans and left Cask Ale to its own page….
We see our wine list as a continuing evolution in that we are constantly trying new wines, varieties and ideas – and as we discover wines we love, we share them with you. Our list currently has over 50 wines, from old school Bordeaux & Sancerre to the new wine heartlands of Chile & Argentina.
We have 17 wines by the glass, starting from £2.60 a 125ml glass, £13.95 a bottle and the list tops out at about £35, with champagne up to £60. We try and focus on value for money and affordability. We also have our ever changing WINES OF THE MOMENT where we really can showcase something special with a price not necessarily to match!
Rest assured, all the wines on the list have been painstakingly tested before we add them to the list…
We have an ever growing selection of Single Malts, mostly from Scotland but a few Welsh, Irish and Japanese bottles have jumped upon the shelf. If you have a particular malt you like then let us know and we’ll try and add it for you!