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The Drum and Monkey

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Upton upon Severn €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
| Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
+44 1684 592758
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (15 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
DETAILS
| Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful setting an traditional style pub. Visited whilst holidaying in the Upton area, had read good reviews so had to try it out. We sat in the pleasant garden area with our dog and enjoyed some lovely pub food. Excellent selection of pies! I had...More

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for and evening meal and were delighted at the quality of the food, freshly prepared and served at just the right time throughout. The landlady made us feel welcome on the phone when we booked. There is plenty of parking space and the...More

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

Thank you very much for your review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your whole experience from booking through to your meal and I hope that you will visit again soon. Kind regards Liz

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food beautifully cooked. Log burner made the whole place warm and welcoming, and it's dog friendly. The landlady is so friendly and charming If you are in the area make sure you visit you won't regret it

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

Margaret, Thank you so much for your lovely review and you very kind words about me. I hope that you will visit again in the near future. Kind regards Liz

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on a late Friday night in a group of 8 people. Having not been there for over 20yrs was immediately impressed with the layout of the interior of the pub. I was with friends from the UAE and they just loved it. The...More

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

Alastair, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your impromptu visit to my pub and I will certainly pass your lovely comments on to the team. I hope to see you/all of you again in...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

My mum and dad and myself had a really great evening here mainly because the landlady is such an amazing, fun character who chats and laughs with everyone. We were placed by the lovely warm wood burner and had a delicious meal. Also really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Nicole G
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Nicole, Thank you so much for your review. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your evening here - my company, the food and real ale. If you are ever in the area again, please come and see me. Kind regards Liz

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had sunday lunch just before christmas and it was amazing. The staff were approachable and welcoming. Food was beautifully cooked and portions were generous. Book in advance as they get busy. Would go back.

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

Laura, Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and found me team to be welcoming. Your words (and others) make all our hard work worthwhile. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Liz

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic lunch the food is amazing!!!! Cooked to perfection lovely atmosphere and the staff were amazing and very friendly and great sense of humour. We cannot wait to go back again would certainly recommend it

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is always so lovely to hear how much people enjoyed their food, the team and overall visit and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Liz

Reviewed 9 March 2017

My friend came here recently the food was dull, would not recommend for Mother's Day. She has no internet..so have posted what she requested.More

Thank Joanne1310
Elizabeth J, Owner at The Drum and Monkey, responded to this review

Joanne, It is difficult to respond to this review as I don't know when your friend came or what she had to eat. However, I am surprised to hear that she found the food dull - we always check that the customer is enjoying their...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a lovely pub with amazing service, and a really delicious menu. The food is beautifully cooked and presented, and although the member of staff on duty was suffering from a leg injury she retained a friendly smile, and wouldn't let us help! The...More

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

Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit here yesterday and found the food so lovely. The Bread and Butter pudding is a particular favourite with the customers and nice to know we have...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were on one of those last minute road trips one Sunday heading from the midlands to Cheltenham and on the way home we took the scenic route and fancied a coffee and cake. We stopped at the drum and monkey and even though they...More

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

Thank you so much for your review and I am pleased we were able to satisfy your need for coffee/cake - albeit in the guise of a lovely dessert with custard. It was great to meet you all and have a good chat/banter and I...More

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Heather609
I visited your pub/restaurant today (asking directions) and liked the interior very much. I asked Liz if I could take a menu away and was told it was available on line. However I have been unable to find one, only Tripadvisor comments. How can I obtain a menu for friends and family to decide whether to come to your lovely looking restaurant?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Property representative |
So sorry you couldn't find my menu. Unfortunately Trip Advisor will not allow me to advise you of my website address, so can i please suggest that you google - the drum and monkey upton - this should direct you to my... More
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Pallett741
Is there electric hook-up on caravan site?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Property representative |
Yes there is but not on the hard standing area. The cost is £17.00 per night with hook up during the autumn/winter and £15.00 during spring/summer. Cheers Liz
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Linda W
Hi are dogs allowed indoors ?
15 November 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Property representative |
Hello there - yes I do allow dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Malvern Hills  >  Upton upon Severn
  • Phone Number: +44 1684 592758
  • E-mail
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!).