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The Holly Bush

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
+44 1789 507370
11:00 - 00:30
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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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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our family Xmas dinner in the Bush and it was amazing, the food was plentiful and very tasty, but best of all the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and made everybody feel welcome, it was more like a big family Christmas at home, a big thank you to Paul and Venetia for doing a grand job and i... More 

1 Thank wobblycol
Alcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pre-booked a table for friends who were visiting us. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the service was spot on. We ended up spending the whole night there! Will be visiting again in the new year.

1 Thank Autodelta
Redditch, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Organised a family meal, terrible service and food, waited 2 hours for our meals! Wouldn't eat there again!

1 Thank sophx95
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

We always take all comments both positive and negative on board! Unfortunately some people use this site for the wrong reasons. We looked into your" Two hour" comment. The results are all your 8 different checks catering for 18 people in total are time stamped so this was easy to do. All the food was out within 30 minutes of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What a treasure of a typical comfortable English pub. The staff go the extra mile to ensure any visit is an enjoyable one. The food is superbly prepared and served in a warm and friendly way, and a great range of real ales too. Feels just like home.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We Have passed them on to all our staff. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely tasting food very reasonable prices service was friendly bar staff very busy but fast great night very welcoming lovey ambience open fires

Thank Judie J
Warwick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As someone who has eaten and drank at The Hollybush for almost 15 years, I feel the service we received on Saturday night was nothing short of insulting. To give the team credit, this is a great place to drink; we had my dads wake here earlier in the year with 100+ people, supplying our own food and it was... More 

5 Thank James B
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We booked for a celebration.. 50 people. Checked a number of times up to the date .. they kept changing the menu but no big deal. Got there on the night.. they only set up for 30 people and said we would need to do two sittings! Not acceptable but we had no option. The food basically ended up being... More 

4 Thank Andy R
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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.

2 Thank Rich L
Venetia B, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great comments. Glad you like it here. Look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Redditch, Worcs
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 

11 Thank Banjoman48
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?