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About
Closed on Mondays Except Bank Holidays, Hours 12:00am - 8:00pm
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending valentines evening here. From the moment we entered we felt a warm welcome. The food was exceptional, served on hot plates and with a smile from the lovely waitress. I can honestly say the dishes were full of flavour...and well presented, This place is a little gem and we will 100% return to sample a Sunday roast which I’m sure won’t disappoint Thank you for making our visit so lovelyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t thank Harry, Marit (excuse the spelling if incorrect) and the wider BB&T staff enough for making my daughter’s 18th Birthday, Sunday meal a very special occasion. There was 18 family and friends for dinner and the set up to cater for us all was...perfect. The food was superb the service exceptional. We can’t recommend this place enough. Thank you guys. Phil and CarlaMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was over cooked i.e. fish and chips that were very brown very crunchy and just not very nice. My wife had a pasta dish that was very salty .

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are local to the area and love coming to the Bush for a few drinks and/or food. Great atmosphere and always very welcoming to people and animals. Our pup loves going there and loves Harry and Maritt. I would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Went with my daughters for lunch. I had a gorgeous fish finger sandwich. The girls has sausage sandwich. Lovey bread. Around delicious. Staff very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Came to meet family for Sunday roast. Food was delicious. Roast potatoes, crackling, gravy and meat, all of it was cooked to perfection. Warm welcome and lovely staff.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Had booked the restaurant a week before for a family birthday celebration. However, ended being put on a table in the bar area which was disappointing. A large party then came in which had not booked and were put on a large table next to...us which meant we got no service from the waitresses from then on. On the plus side, the food was absolutely excellent. Starters of tasty pate and soup, followed by delicious Sunday roasts and rounded off with scrumptious apple pie. What’s not to like!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

We were a walking group of 16 who had not preordered although we had booked a table foor 12 to 15. In spite of the variety of food ordered you served it quickly and cheerfully. Everybody seemed very happy with you. Thank you

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

This pub was re commended and did not disappoint. We had the Sunday roast which was plentiful and well cooked. Service was brisk and friendly. Although the dining room lacked atmosphere the Bush etc will be a regular destination.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Went with my family, and we had a fantastic roast dinner, so much meat on the plate. You have a choice of beef, pork turkey or you can have all 3. Definitely will be going back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

The food was edible just. Everything was over cooked and burnt. Have you ever had a steak and kidney pie where the pie was a square of puff pastry sitting on top of the filling so the filling was dry. Shall never return. AppallingMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Bush Blackbird hunter, Owner at Bush Blackbird and Thrush, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2023

Hi Paul, Sorry you didn't enjoy your steak and kidney pie, but that may be because we don't actually serve steak and kidney pie. If you could give details of when you ate here that would be welcome and helpful so we can see what...More

Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff, lovely beer garden nice little find, the pub isn’t overlooked so sitting out the front gives you lovely countryside view. FOOD: My chips came out cold and the bread was not fresh, slightly crispy. The portion size for my client too much ham...and he normally eats everything, However he did enjoyed his lunch. I’m a chef so I’m a little more observant than the average Joe😀 TIPS: Always bring out salt pepper with meals. Add slice of lemon when serving any type of fish Shred the salad thinly to add to sandwiches Serve only fresh bread🙂More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

We stayed here for two nights in our motorhome as they advertise in the 'Brit Stops'. We were made to feel extremely welcome from the minute we arrived. The barmaid even sorted out our wifi connection which was alien to us! We had two fabulous...evening meals at a very reasonable cost. The chef came out both evenings to check whether we had enjoyed our meals and was extremely friendly to all of the guests. Can't rate it highly enough. Next time we are in the area we will definitly stay there again. Well done to all of the staff. Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Great food Great atmosphere Great pub Well done to Maarit and her team What a difference you have made

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

Yesterday the Bush Blackbird and Thrush hosted my father’s wake. So impressed with the good food and fantastic service, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Maarit and her team for all their help including disabled access for a member of the family. We will...return for more of your hospitality. Jenny and ChrisMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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if you go to my website and go into our food there will be a copy of the menu ,however today there are 5 starters and 15 specials on our blackboards these change on a regular basis. we do not cook many portions so when they... More
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Bush Blackbird and Thrush is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4