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Forest Hill

 

The Yew Tree Inn was originally the farmhouse of Yew Tree Farm. I'm not really sure when it first opened as a public house, I certainly visited from the early 1970's. From memory it always seemed a bit Spartan inside and lacking atmosphere.

It closed sometime during the early 2000's and reopened briefly as the horrendously overpriced 'La Olivia' restaurant which, not surprisingly, failed miserably.

Has since reopened as a public house but sadly retained the wooden furniture of the restaurant which, in my opinion, does it no favours. Not really much more to be said.

 

gallery

 


Courtesy of Chris Rendell

The Yew Tree Inn photographed in 1989.

 


Courtesy of Roger Froude

The old farm cottages at the rear of the Yew Tree Inn, seen at top right. Photographed in 1977.

 


Courtesy of Roger Froude

The old Yew Tree Farm barn, photographed in 1977, at the beginning of the project to convert it into the Old Barn Club

 

The Yew Tree Inn photographed in 2009.

 

licensees

 

1970 – Licensee not named (Kelly’s 1970 Directory) listed as Yew Tree Inn
1971 – Licensee not named (Kelly’s 1971 Directory) listed as Yew Tree Inn
1972 – Licensee not named (Kelly’s 1972 Directory) listed as Yew Tree Inn
1973 – Licensee not named (Kelly’s 1973 Directory) listed as Yew Tree Inn
1974 – Licensee not named (1974 Yeovil Directory) listed as Yew Tree Inn
1987 – Licensee not named (Denton’s 1987 Directory) listed as Yew Tree Inn