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Bunbury pub celebrating after earning place in guidebooks

A BUNBURY pub is celebrating after being included in four national pub and restaurant guides.

A BUNBURY pub is celebrating after being included in four national pub and restaurant guides.

The Yew Tree Inn at Spurstow has only been trading for two years, but has already been hailed ‘a superb village pub’ in Campaign for Real Ale CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2012.

The pub also received praise in the Michelin Pubs guide, Sawday’s Pubs & Inns guide and the Good Pub guide.

To celebrate, it is holding a ‘Taste of Game’ fortnight, where it will be offering a selection of locally sourced game dishes including venison, wild duck, pheasant and grouse, combined with creative recipes.

Just a few dishes on the menu include wild mallard hash cakes and venison Bourgignon, as well as a choice of 50 wines and several hand pulled ales from local craft breweries.

The Yew Tree, which was built in the 19th century, was closed for two years before being bought and revamped by Jon and Lindsay Cox who reopened it in summer 2010.

Since then there have been a number of special events held at the pub, including a food & drink festivals, a beer festival and the recent launch of a wine club which offers more than 50 wines at take home prices.

Mr Cox said the pub is currently going through ‘a very exciting time.’

“Inclusion in the guides such as Michelin and the Good Beer Guide so soon after only opening last year is terrific news,” he added.

“It’s a great tribute to both the bar staff and chefs and the game fortnight is something different to celebrate our successful second year with some great new recipes.”

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