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Enjoy freshly cooked Mediterranean food, wine, cocktails and cask ales in a beautifully restored early 1900 character pub nestled between Leek and Stoke. Situated along the A53, on the edge of Greenway Hall Golf Club, Ego at The Hollybush is a must visit for its Mediterranean food, family friendly dining, kid’s playground and a stunning fully enclosed glass terrace, perfect for all year al fresco dining. Our menu boasts a mixture of the best cuisine from across the Mediterranean including French, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Moroccan classics. Our a la carte menu offers plenty of fish and seafood options, delicious steaks, pizza, pasta and paella as well as a large choice of vegetarian dishes
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to celebrate a birthday and the service was very good with pleasant waiting staff who were attentive to the right degree, despite it being busy for a lunch time. We ate from the al la carte menu and the food choice and standard...was very good, in fact exceeding our expectations from previous visits. We had starters and mains which were both very tasty, especially the Pan-roasted Cod Supreme and Moroccan Lamb. We decided to have the mini desserts with coffee, which were just right and a good option. A very enjoyable visit with a good atmosphere and felt special especially for a chain restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much, Michael - we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was mediocre, rock hard potatoes and parsnips. Largely inedible and waitress charged us £12 too much. As a gluten free meal I did not have red cabbage, and I don't know why, but they stacked my plate with potatoes. Over faced and could not...eat it. Ask next time.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Sorry to hear you felt the food wasn't up to the normal standard. Please always let a member of the team so they can address and resolve any issues. I will pass your feedback...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice meal with my family made better by the fact I had a free 3 course meal for my birthday if other members of my family had a starter a main and a dessert which only one of them had to do...this food was lovely had to cocktails for £14 (which had to be corrected on the bill) which is why I docked a star.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, Jayne - we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my husband 60th birthday surprise meal ,great service lovely food, been before will definitely be going back,all my party said they loved it

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for sharing this with us - we hope your Husband had a brilliant time celebrating!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal. We had pork loin and beef bourginon which both tasted great. Desserts were nice though I was a bit disappointed with how the caramel was in the chocolate salted caramel torte, it was like it was made into a thick jelly/thick...paste so it doesn't ooze at all, it was a weird texture, wouldn't have it again. Nice selection of mocktails, not many places do mocktails so it's nice having a choice when pregnant. I did notice on this visit that the staff were more attentive at their jobs rather than the previous 2 times before where we experienced bad service, hope it continues on our next visit.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing this with us - we hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely laid back restaurant offering good food with varied menus. A la carte menu good a little expensive. Service very good staff attentive. Great for a meal with friends or family as a treat.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Elizabeth - we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had vegetarian paella which she described as the worst restaurant food she'd ever eaten. Tasteless and stodgy. To be fair a manageress agreed it shouldn't have been sent out as it was and didn't charge for it. Can't say fairer than that. The...salad I had with my Moroccan Lamb was also VERY cold, almost icy. Usually good food here to be fair. Maybe just an off night?More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us - we will be sure to look into your comments and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very good, we were attended too quickly and frequently. The food and drinks arrived without delays and we enjoyed all the three courses we chose. It was busy and a nice social atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars, George! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times over the years, the food is always lovely but as of late the staffs attitude has made the overall visit disappointing! Not friendly, not Welcoming and almost feel like they are paying you to visit them! Most of them are...walking around as if you’re in their way and they that don’t want to be there themselves! This is poor customer service and even if employees are unhappy, guest should not be able to feel that on their visits!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to learn about your disappointment when dining with us. I have passed all your comments on to the management and team to address all these issues raised in the weekly team meeting. Hope you can give us another chance so we can show you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Ego so many times. When it reopened after the Covid pandemic, it wasn’t as good, then since we have had really lovely Meals there. Unfortunately on Friday 26th April, we were very disappointed with it. The garlic mushrooms were really hard...to chew then the piri piri chicken skewers were Luke warm & quite tasteless. We have had both before with no complaints. We told our waitress, who was very apologetic.. we had the bill, £92 including drinks .. we don’t mind paying if we have a good meal. On this occasion we certainly did not!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so sorry it wasn’t the excellent experience we always strive to deliver. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to turn this around in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst meal here, started garlic mushrooms they were very chewy and luc warm ,then had peri peri chicken tower (hav had this on few occasions before) it came started eating it was just warm and no taste to chicken ,and had pironi to drink and...at nearly 6 pound a pint expecting a nice pint but found it anything but then the bill 92 pound omg wat a rip offMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Dave. Sorry to hear you felt the mushrooms and kebab weren't up to the normal standard. Please always let a member of the team so they can address and resolve any issues. I will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent (even though the restaurant was full). We went on Wednesday and enjoyed the offer of 2 courses for 2 with a bottle of wine for £40.00.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic feedback, Jayne! We are glad to hear you enjoyed out new dine-out offer. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff worked hard to ensure our party had an excellent time! Ashleigh was so helpful - we had 2 extra guests wishing to sit at our already large table and she sorted - no problem 😉 Food - good - as always! Atmosphere -...buzzing - as always! Service - brilliant - without their teamwork the evening would not have been a success. WELL DONE EGO TEAM - YOU MADE OUR ‘SPECIAL’ EVENING MEMORABLE!!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times but have to say this was probably our last. My dad had to send his steak back and ask for it to be cooked a little more, my partners steak was extremely fatty and my hanging kebab sadly lacked flavour. We...paid for our meal as we did eat them and it was on the Monday 2 course for £20.95 deal however, if it was full price I think we would have complained.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Sorry to hear you felt the food wasn't up to the normal standard. Please always let a member of the team so they can address and resolve any issues. I will pass your feedback...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a lot over the years but unfortunately I doubt I will be back. My Sunday roast was freezing cold I told the staff who brought me another and again it was barely warm and half the size of the family that...sat next to us and ate an hour later. My carrots had black marks on them and the thinnest pieces of beef. No money knocked off the bill. I won't be back unfortunatelyMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Smithson, Marketing at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Its always disappointing to see that we haven't delivered a 5* food experience. I have ensured your feedback has been passed onto our team so that we can prevent such experiences from occurring again in the future.

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It is freezing, low lighting almost dark and very loud music.
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Not in the restaurant but there is a lovely outdoor seating area
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4