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The Willow Tree

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Front Street, Barnby in the Willows, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2SA, England
+44 1636 629003
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Today
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 23:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a really excellent veggie meal here. It was obviously carefully designed as a specifically vegetarian dish, and not just one with the meat substituted by something else. This shows how good real veggie food can be, but so seldom is. The only problem is that, inevitably for a small restaurant, there's just the one choice available. We felt... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Having made a long journey from the South of England it was great to have somewhere to eat close to the b and b next door - note not owned/run by Willow Tree Cottages. The food was amazing, freshly cooked and plenty of it. What a find!

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Thank Wendy F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Brett, Jess, Olivia and Beth for making my father's 80th birthday meal so special. If the proof of the pudding is in the eating, then the food was nothing short of stunning having not seen my father eat so much in years. Needless to say we all went home with loosened belts. The service given by the... More 

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WEST YORKS
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876 reviews
591 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a lovely traditional country in with a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere. We would recommend booking as it is very popular and the standard of food excellent. We came for sunday lunch and both had the Ribeye beef which was cooked perfectly and accompanied by excellent vegetables which were well cooked with good roasts, although an extra... More 

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England
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great food! All freshly cooked and imaginative, including for vegetarians. I love coming here and the latest visit was no exception. Staff so welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Good ale too!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I'd not been here for years but had good memories & was very impressed last night! The king prawn starter was excellent, the rib eye steak was perfect with peppercorn sauce & the apple crumble really hit the spot! Friendly service & reasonable price, would definitely return!

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Thank Gurnico
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here based on the trip advisor reviews. The starters were great but my chicken main course was very average. I felt disappointed that I would have made it better at home. Portions were large. The waitresses were attentive but we felt very much like the 'outsiders' in this local. Sadly we wouldn't rush back for the... More 

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Thank Shar0n_321
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I come here every year for Christmas, it's wonderfully jolly, good food, a nice little fire, a good atmosphere and usually Santa makes an appearance. I'd recommend all year round, but Santa only comes on Christmas.

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Thank QuintessentialRose
southampton
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Have just returned from this beautiful bed and breakfast which is run by two very accommodating and friendly people. We stayed two nights, the room( family one) was fantastic, spacious and clean with everything that we could possibly want. Breakfast on both days was superb, we had full cooked but there were other options, sausages were scrum my! Would not... More 

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Thank becxboo
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Stumbled upon this gem of a pub and WOW, the staff are so friendly and helpful. If you like beef, make your way to this paradise of beef excellence. It isn't easy to find but I can't understand why they don't have people queing out of the door. We went for Sunday lunch and had the Rib eye beef and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$49
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street, Barnby in the Willows, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent  >  Barnby in the Willows
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 629003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?