Win a two-course meal for two with wine at the Yew Tree pub, Avon Dassett in this week's Christmas in Banburyshire competition
This historic inn was bought by the village in 2017 to be a community pub.
It is now run by new tenants, Jack McEntee and his partner Ella Heritage who have been using the recent lockdown to give The Yew Tree a complete re-decoration.
With the constant uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and changing restrictions that are imposed and then lifted, Mr McEntee has offered the option that this super prize may be enjoyed at any time during the next six months.
With luck, the winner should be able to enjoy a scrumptious meal before Christmas. However the December menu is being kept well into the new year so diners do not miss the tempting dishes on offer.
The midwinter menu offers starters that include celeriac soup with toasted hazelnuts and truffle oil, home-made tortillas with Christmas salsa, baked Camembert, Yew Tree BBQ wings and Bloody Mary prawn cocktail.
Main courses include a full turkey dinner with all sorts of special trimmings, pan-fried cod loin, butternut, beetroot and chestnut Wellington, and a succulent braised lamb shoulder. There are also steaks and an assortment of sides.
“It is an old property with linked rooms for dining and tables in the bar too so our tables are always fairly distanced. The restaurant holds 30 people,” said Mr McEntee. “We got the whole pub redecorated during lockdown and now our Christmas decorations are up.
“We’ve got a big tree out at the front and everything is decked out with lights. Everyone gets a (disposable) Santa hat and crackers on the table. There’s a lovely ambiance and we think people will love eating here.”
The Yew Tree follows all the guidelines for people’s protection. Sanitiser is placed around the restaurant, at every doorway and in the toilets. Staff wear masks and guests are welcomed by a member of the team who will show them to their table.
To enter the competition answer the following question. Who owns The Yew Tree pub?
Send your entries to us marked Yew Tree Competition with your name, address and a telephone number via email to [email protected] or post or deliver it to The Yew Tree, Main Street, Avon Dassett, Southam CV47 2AS. Closing date is Thursday, December 10 at 5pm.