A HEREFORDSHIRE pub has reopened after weeks of refurbishment works.

Wood-fired food is now on offer at the Yew Tree Inn at Peterstow, which has reopened after a three-week refurbishment.

The revamped pub and menu are the product of a new partnership between Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Company and Firebird Kitchen.

The interior of the pub has been completely transformed with a refurbished bar front made out of their own cider barrels, while new lines have been added, bringing the draught offering up to 18 taps.

A previously under-utilised side room, ‘The Snug’, has also been brought together into the wider pub area, while the beer garden is also having a makeover ready for Easter, and the kitchen has been fully renovated, with a wood-fired oven installed.

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Pub manager Martin Johnson said: “The team and I are so eager to start a new era at the Yew Tree in 2024. We have always loved our customers and our drinks offering, and getting the chance to expand it with more draught lines for our award-winning cider and craft beer, as well as our first foray into natural and organic wines and cocktails is really exciting. Even better is doing so alongside such enthusiastic and genuine people at Firebird Kitchen and their amazing food.”


Award-winning trained bakers Jim Bishop and Sandie Tomlinson have put together a menu of breads, starters, sides, seasonal salads, wood-fired pizzas and desserts, and are planning to expand their offering as they get up and running at their local pub.

They have been hand-crafting wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas from their mobile ovens since 2016 (The Firebird Oven), and are hoping to start a micro-bakery selling artisan breads and pastries at weekends in the future.

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The award-winning Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Company, based just minutes away at Broome Farm, has been running the Yew Tree Inn since 2014, during which time the pub has been twice named Herefordshire Cider Pub of the Year, and has hosted a range of events including Ciderganza, Summertime Soiree, Cider Challenge, and Ross-Tober-Fest.

Company director Albert Johnson said he hopes that the new food offering will bring new customers to the pub and help cider tourism in the area.

“Cider and pizza are a match made in heaven," he said.

"We’re so excited to collaborate with Firebird Kitchen to create seasonal pizzas to match our new cider and perry releases throughout the year.”

The Yew Tree Inn is open every day from midday, with food being served on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm to 9pm and Saturdays from midday to 9pm, with additional days and hours to be added in the future.