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The Holly Bush

££ - £££, British,
37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
+44 1789 507370
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“the pub” (16 reviews)
“offer food” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting Shakespeare county past weekend so we went to this lovely town Alcester. It was lunch time so we were looking for place to eat. We have been recommended Holly Bush Inn by a locals. What a huge disappointment. The service was...More

Thank peterwatts7852
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Holly Bush for lunch today and I was impressed. The place is warm and friendly with helpful staff The lunch was delicious and the garden setting was ideal. Highly recommend!

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Down visiting friends in alcester and decided to pop into the holly bush for a drink I’m glad I did very warm and welcoming pub Peter and Helen are excellent hosts and the clientele were very welcoming to me as a stranger in town I...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Called in with husband with intention of eating there! Unfortunately nothing on their new menu tempted us (sorry), so we just had a drink in the garden, which was lovely Although staff were friendly & didn’t rush us with our drinks I’m afraid I just...More

Thank Eyeofspirit
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Disgusting landlady, shame as the establishment & food is excellent Will definitely not be drinking there ever again.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The Holly Bush is trying again to offer food after a number of previous efforts under their brewery owners ran into the sand. The menu is impressive and we thoroughly enjoyed our choices - although once again there is only one vegetarian mains option so...More

1  Thank Visitor_Andrew
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Fathers Day Sunday lunch at the Holly Bush. Waitress service was superb. The food was great - just what we ordered. Good luck to the new regime, long may they continue to serve Alcester.

3  Thank GrannySpice
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Having gone there specifically for lunch, after viewing the website, we arrived only to be advised that they're "not currently doing food! The chef doesn't start til September!" Would have been good to be able to find that out from their website before wasting a...More

Thank PatsyMop
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great cosy pub offering nice food. Bar staff are friendly and welcoming. Great cosy place in the winter and even better in the summer with a great beer garden to the rear. A well known spot for locals and a must try for visitors! Great...More

2  Thank Guesty22
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Just to give some balance to the folkie review; the hosts were very welcoming [as always] and accommodating to the folk festival people; they were given free run of the pub and all its rooms; true no chef, but the hosts provided bacon butties for...More

1  Thank smor513
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Alcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 507370
  • E-mail
The Holly Bush, Alcester opened under new management on 2nd March 2015. A sister pub of local gems the Fleece Inn, Bretforton and The Cardinals Hat, Worcester the Holly Bush hopes to resume as the community's favourite watering hole. We offer quality real ales from local breweries, premium lagers and a fantastic range of locally sourced English Cuisine. During the colder months the log burners and open fires offer welcome respite from the chill and in the summer the garden and terrace provide the perfect sun trap.
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