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The Holly Bush

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Bar, British, Pub
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37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
+44 1789 507370
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon 16:00 - 11:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a local, extremely glad the pub has moved away from the "music" scene and focussed on a family atmosphere. Excellent food (particularly the extremely generous steak and stilton pie!), spirit and service. A return to the top under the new owners.

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Thank Rich L
Redditch, Worcs
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very disappointing experience on Thursday evening resulting in the finishing of the successful music session that has been going for many years. I was one of the first to arrive ( the room is pre-booked for the musicians to use), and saw there was a couple already there getting ready to have dinner. As more people arrived ready to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious meal with a mind boggling array of beers. My 86-year-old loved the guest mild while the 11-year-old managed a three course meal and polished off the lot. Caring and attentive staff were lovely with my autistic staff and even the chef popped out and checked the food was okay. Whole family had a wonderful time.

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Thank AdaClair
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you great review! I have passed on you great comments to all the staff. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Alcester, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a group of friends here for lunch. We had our babies with us and were made to feel very welcome. We had our own area as well which helped. Food was freshly cooked and delicious. We'll certainly return.

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Thank lotty84
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on my own on Sunday and has a superb Sunday roast. Meat was beautiful, service; friendly. It was perfect. I couldn't fault it. There was a great atmosphere in the pub and I could smell amazing food from the second i walked in. I had mozzarella starter which was gorgeous and juicy. Then I had the roast... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. I have passed your comments to our fab staff ! Thank you again. More 

Alcester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in to eat and had Aberdeen Angus burger and chicken and mushroom pie. The pie was a slice but had more chicken breast than any whole pie I have ever tried, along with mash and petit pois was a hearty tasty dish! the burger was loaded and tasted great. Prices are realistic and the menu caters for all... More 

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Thank Autodelta
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you lovely comments. We really appreciate it ! We are adding new dishes too soon. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing and reading how great the pies were we had to try them. My husband and I both had steak, which looked and smelt amazing. It was a shame that the pie itself was only slightly warm near the edge and cold in the middle. The pie was quite dry too and would benefit from having gravy inside. After... More 

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Thank Ann W
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Sorry to hear this. Both issues have been addressed. We take all comments on board. So thank you More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Having spent an entire day out in the pouring rain at RTTW a group of us, all hungry and tired, entered The Hollybush looking for warmth,friendly relaxing atmosphere, hot food and some nice ales. We were certainly not disappointed, this pub is a must visit if you're in Alcester,once you walk through the front door it's like the Tardis inside,... More 

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Thank Mike A
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you fab Review. Huge smiles all round as such lovely comments. Thank you again ! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with a family party of 8. Chose the small front room to eat in. Our dog was made welcome......as were we! Most of us had the pies, which were cut from a large circular pie. Lovely large chunks of meat and thin pastry.....just superb. We will be back.

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Thank Lynda D
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

A big thank you, really glad you enjoyed the meals. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Alcester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

One of the many must visit pubs in Alcester always saving a great range of Traditional ales and many other beers etc. A great meeting place with wonderful gardens in the summer

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Thank Andy M
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and enjoying our lovely garden ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
16:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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