Forthcoming Events - Life is one long event full of fun and frolics.
Thank you for taking the time to read this far through our little website, most have nodded off by now, it is amazing to think that niave old me thought that a website wouldn't be that important, how times have changed. Things that haven't changed, my hair growing back, Pat not being grumpy, the summer being non-existant, and music still making me excited.
Now we hopefully move into warmer weather with the cricket season starting, lets hope we don't have another wettest draught ever again this year. The earlier months have been bitterly cold, so really we should be due a long warmer summer, can anyone remember the last one? Things here have too been pretty average but now the evenings are longer and brighter we look forward to seeing all the drinkers out for the early evening beers, making the most of our sensible pricing. The quiz nights have been very busy, regularly with over 75 people, and luckily not too many errors on my behalf by announcing the wrong winners!!!
Just had my daughters birthday sleepover and you know that you are getting old when you have to set an alarm to tell them to go to go to sleep, also there was only 5 of them and they managed to use 38 half pint glasses, I have heard that it only gets worse too!!!
Now we look forward to the year ahead and what it may bring, it certainly can't top last year for British events but I remain totally proud to be from Blighty with our rubbish climate. Nothing will really change at the pub, other than we are all a year older, we will all keep smiling and try to upholdall the standards that we have always set, having fun, bringing you great Hampshire ales, fine wines, fair prices and hopefully the odd good meal cooked by yours truly.
We have teamed up with Hattingley Valley Winery to offer a fantastic chance to take a tour of the Winery and Vineyard, the tour includes a wonderful meal here at the Yew Tree. Check out the Hattingley Valley website
for more details and to book a tour.
I had a funny conversation with a gentleman selling sports on tv in pubs on the phone the other day, felt like i had to share it, it went like this.....
Man - hello can I speak to the person who deals with the sports shown on tv at the pub
Me - yes thats me but we are fine thanks because we have social intercourse
Man - oh right and how much does that cost a month.
I think he needed to get out more as I had to explain to him what it was!!!!
Our first conker competition took place last year and it was hotly competed by a group of hardened conkerors, James was even bragging that he had the biggest, sadly for him biggest isn't always best, many minnows were slain by the eventual winner Victoria Gibbs, not bad for someone who had to keep her eyes shut through most of it!! The winning 12er is hanging in the pub so that all can see the victorious conker, see the back of all good newspapers for the full match report and pictures.
As always I must thank my merry band of helpers whom without I just couldn't do this, thankyou for putting up with me and my madness (I loved the fact that someone said I was like a mad John Cleese, not sure how Julia would feel about being Sybil). Also to you the customers because without you there is no business, just four walls with too many pictures in it. And finally to Julia and my children who I love dearly, without them there is no driving force or heart. Yes I am a soppy fool and an old one at that. So eat and drink to your hearts content and keep smiling.