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The Hollybush

££ - £££, British,
| Draethen, Newport np108gb, Wales
+44 1633 441326
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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“prawns” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
18:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
| Draethen, Newport np108gb, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! What can I say, since the new landlords have taken over this place has been turned on its head. There is now a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and service is exceptional. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. I had Lasagne which was absolutely...More

1  Thank zebedeeWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful location is complimented by a traditional dog friendly pub! The log fire and touches of well thought out interior give a instant homely feel. Great atmosphere for lunch. The people working the food and bar were welcoming and efficient, even with a full...More

1  Thank HMB 1
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It’s so lovely to find a country pub with a roaring fire, good food and a lovely atmosphere. Myself and a group of friends had a lovely meal here last night chosen from the specials menu cooked by the Hollybush’s new chef. We were made...More

1  Thank Kath M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Well what a transformation after 9 years of seeing the local Pub going from fantastic, into a decline and then plumbing into the abyss we now seem to have the village pub back on track to take Wales by storm, fantastic management now as previously...More

1  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Local residents been waiting for a new Landlord to jazz things up. We popped in for dinner and it was lovely to see the pub bustling with people. Lovely little refurb which has made it light and airy. Old faces coming back, looks very promising....More

1  Thank Shameem A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Called in yesterday with friends for food and drinks and we were made very welcome by the new management. They've already started to spruce up the bar and have a good selection of beers. I ordered the home made steak pie - full of meat...More

5  Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great 200 year old building in lovely surroundings which we visited on a wet summer evening. Food was hot, tasty, wholesome and great value for money but the place needs a complete revamp. The interior was dingy and in need of a good clean at...More

Thank Kenboy473
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Popped in for lunch yesterday and opted for The two course lunch at £10. Starters of deep fried mushrooms and camembert were mediocre. The mains consisted of belly pork and duck breast in Orange sauce. The belly pork was just about passable with an insipid...More

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jacky H, Owner at The Hollybush, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for your comments you ate all your mediocre crispy mushrooms with garlic mayonnaise and crispy camembert in beer batter with tomato and chilli jam??? you ate all the passable belly pork apart from crackling in cider and apple sauce and you ate 90%...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Hadn't been to this restaurant for a few years & were not disappointed - food is still very good and extremely reasonably priced. The menu was listed as Starters £4, Mains £10, Desserts £4 - which you could have as many as you wished -...More

Thank NewportGwentAnita
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Re-visited the hollybush this evening as not been in ages, great welcome, lovely location and a beautiful log fire lit up and not too hot. Great customer service and a varied menu with plenty of offers. Food was lovely and warm, well presented, plentiful and...More

1  Thank Stevesarahparry
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Ian G
2 December 2017|
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Response from Kath M | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs are welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Draethen, Newport np108gb, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 441326
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Traditional bar food and 2 course for £10 menu
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