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The Bushel and Strike

££ - £££, British,
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
+44 1462 742394
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“skinny chips” (3 reviews)
“duck breast” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure how I feel about this pub/ restaurant . First thing that hit us all was the awful stale/ damp smell in the restarant and how sparse it felt . It is the old school room and I felt like I was sitting in...More

2  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening with friends, lovely relaxing atmosphere, food was delicious, staff were friendly. The pub has new owners who are doing a great job. Definately worth a visit, definately a big thumbs up!!

Thank Stella B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited the pub when it was run by the last owners we where expecting service and food along the same lines. Especially as the new owners publicity projected the image of Gourmet BBQ food with provenance. (The menu reads like something from Masterchef). Unfortunately...More

3  Thank JustMeHerandtheDog
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice. We both had poisson, one with chilli, one without. Delicious. My tomato salad was good and himself enjoyed his med vegetables., skinny chips. Felt they weren’t ready for customers at 1200 still cleaning pipes and putting new barrels on. However good service all...More

Thank angelat163
Reviewed 10 May 2018

A very pleasant lunch in the Bushel and Strike. Varied menu enjoyed by all, food cooked well and good choice of wines. Service friendly and efficient. Portions of chips were definitely party sized. Will be back soon

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Have just got in from the bushel and strike in ashwell. I cannot rate it highly enough. The food was excellent and plenty of it. Cannot wait to go ack and sample their a la carte menu. Staff gave good service and were really nice....More

1  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We have eaten at the Bushel and Strike twice since Darren and Philippa have started running it and we are so excited to have something new and different in the village. They are clearly very knowledgable and passionate about good food! We have been blown...More

Thank LucyBellaE
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Table of 20, service was amazing, food was amazing, best Gravy ever!!!! Definitely be visiting again soon for one of the themed nights! Thankyou Darren, Phillippa and staff. You’re doing an amazing job! Recommend the Scotch Egg!

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

EXCEPTIONAL Food Having read much about this venue and the recent change of management/ ownership we finally got round to trying out this gem in North Herts. We knew all about the picturesque setting and that from the layout of the garden that it would...More

Thank Alf R
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My husband and I have eaten here on several occasions since Phillippa and Darren have taken over. The food is excellent and the service from warm, friendly and attentive staff is most welcome. The atmosphere now is far more relaxed than in years gone by,...More

1  Thank Ashwellresident
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is dog friendly .
2 September 2015|
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Response from lucyatthebushel | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do have have several dishes on the menu which are gluten free and since Martin makes all the food freshly to order he is able to adapt dishes to suit. We look forward to seeing you soon, Lucy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Ashwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 742394
The Bushel & Strike is a beautiful country pub located directly opposite the impressive Ashwell church. We pride ourselves on being a haven for those seeking great food, well kept cask ales, a good wine list and an old fashioned warm welcome. Children, dogs and wellies/walking boots are welcome!
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