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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
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent lunch, as near as a home cooked meal. Staff were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble Will go again

Thank Diana M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We took the family here for a pre Christmas meal, we had booked in advance. On arrival we were escorted in to the restaurant where the table had been decorated with crackers etc. There were ten of us at the table and all the meals served were piping hot and freshly cooked, plenty of vegetables and roast potatoes, and very... More 

Thank John R
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Pub is mid way between my brother and our house and its easy for both of us to get there so having had a good lunch this time last year we booked to go again. Whilst the decor is maybe a bit tired, its a friendly and homely pub and the welcome is warm. The menu is not vast,... More 

Thank Kevin B
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 

Thank Armchairgardener
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 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!

Thank Wendy F
1 review
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 

1 Thank Joanne G
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960 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 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 

Thank ANDY K
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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!

1 Thank Concentric
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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!

Thank Gurnico
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank Shar0n_321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$49
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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?