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The Drum and Monkey

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Newbridge Green | Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
+44 1684 592758
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Blakeney, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to be looked after and fed well. This is the place to go. We have taken my elderly frail mum in law to the Drum and Monkey for lunch a couple of times now. The landlady (sorry I keep forgetting to ask your name) is so welcoming, warm and lovely :-) The food is lovely too. Gluten... More 

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Thank Nic J
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Nic, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoy your visits to the pub and love the food and me! I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Cheers Liz - just so you now for the future More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised to get a table on New Years day, so wondered if that might be a negative ie it might be nothing to write home about..... But we were SO wrong!! It must have been that everyone else was still in bed from the heavy night before.!! The welcome couldn't have been warmer from the landlady / owner.... The food... More 

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Thank jules162016
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Jules, Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful that you found the welcome so warm, really enjoyed the food and the smiles/laughs. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Liz More 

England
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cosy pub with a friendly service. Log fire was gorgeous on a cold evening. We ordered two different meals and both were delicious and hot. Would recommend, its worth a visit.

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Thank CAM74
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere here and I hope to see you again soon. Cheers Liz More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Everyone so friendly. Pub landlady Liz extremely efficient, warm and friendly as are all the staff. Quick prompt service and great food. Well worth travelling to for special evening.

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Thank catherine h
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Catherine, Thank you so much for your review and I am so pleased to hear you had a great time here on New Years Eve - I will pass your kind words on to my team. Cheers Liz More 

Cardiff
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to 'The Drum' today for a pre Christmas lunch. We had a very warm and friendly welcome. The food was delicious and the pub looked so cosy in its Christmas finery. It is a real find and we intend to visit again when my daughter is on maternity leave. Thank you so much to Liz and the team.

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Thank Alison W
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Alison, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, the food and the ambience of the pub and hope that your journey's home were stress free. I look forward to seeing you both again soon. Happy Christmas. Cheers Liz More 

Tewkesbury
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inviting from the outside, comfortable once inside. Food of excellent quality served by attentive, knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit, we will definitely visit in the very near future

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Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear you found the food excellent and my team attentive - I will certainly pass your comments on to them and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Happy Christmas. Cheers Liz More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch with friends. Food good but limited menue. Very reasonable. We also have had evening meal which was lovely. Staff made us very welcome . We will definitely return.

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1 Thank 747thomas
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. Sorry that you feel the menu was limited but Sunday lunch is a roast meal with fish and vegetarian options. As you also enjoyed an evening meal I am sure you found the menu offered a wide variety of choices. I am so pleased to hear the team made you welcome and look forward to... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited this pub on Sunday 12th December for My husbands 65th birthday . 15 of us went including 2 children . We were made very welcome and made to feel special . Our meals were very nice ' served with a smile and very promptly considering there was so many of us . The puddings were to die for and... More 

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Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Pam, Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased to hear you all enjoyed the 65th celebrations and it was certainly lovely to have you all here. I hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Liz More 

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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best Pub/Restaurants in the area.Great food,good menu, nice atmosphere, lovely Landlady and staff, made feel welcome. Will certainly use regularly and would without hesitation recommend a visit. Thanks for a great evening.

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Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

John, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your evening here and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Once again, a delicious meal and lovely atmosphere, was very busy with people in from a motor cycling rally on their adjoining campsite, but Liz put us on a table in the corner at the far side of the lounge where we were able to eat in comfort. Scallops with cauliflower puree for starter, followed by fish pie and vegetables... More 

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Thank Jaypix
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to see you all again and I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the evening, despite all the bikers! I will ask the chef to serve you smaller portions in future, so you have room for dessert (only joking). I look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers Liz 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
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newbridge Green | Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Malvern Hills  >  Upton upon Severn
  • Phone Number: +44 1684 592758
Description
A delightful 17th Century pub with a great atmosphere, serving a range of real ales on hand pump (Wye Valley, Malvern Hills Brewery, Ledbury Real Ales and other guest breweries). A varied menu is on offer at both lunch and dinner time, serving locally sourced food, all freshly cooked. There is a large car park, lovely beer garden with a covered smoking area (called Woodbine Cottage!). Free camping and caravanning currently offered (pub facilities only). The pub is open plan inside with areas separated by beams and has a real fire in Autumn/Winter (or whenever cold!).

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