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The Hollybush

Draethen | Lower Machen, Machen NP10 8GB, Wales
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The Hollybush
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing meal in the Hollybush. You do have a wait for the food as it is freshly made but well worth it. The chocolate brownie is to die for!!! Really nice staff. Pretty extensive menu and their grill menu is good so if you like steaks etc then this place is right up your street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in Draethen, prior to Machen is the Hollybush... great value meals. The most friendly & welcoming staff. Over a period of a few weeks we had several meals at the Hollybush, a great selection on their menu ...and always delicious! The next time I return home to Wales.... I'll be calling back in at the Hollybush for sure!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely food shame about the owner's attitude!! the staff are lovely but the owner's attitude towards them is absolutely discusting!! could be a lovely place if it was owned by someone else #hasntgotaclue

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well we have stayed in B&Bs and hotels from 25.00 to 350.00 per night and have never experienced anything like The Hollybush The price had been hiked up for a six nations weekend ( not that we were there for rugby ) but the extra revenue wasn't wasted on the guests Dirty,paint peeling from the walls everywhere,ceilings cracked and poorly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

working away from home can be a bind, but staying at the hollybush was a real pleasure with its cozy rooms and freindly aptmosphere. our team have been staying there from oct 2014 to end of jan 2015 and it has become a real home from home. excellent food, brilliant staff, would reccomend it to anyone. mark, heritage maintenence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited Sunday after a walk around Ruperra Castle. A lovely open fire welcomed us in from the cold along with a glass of Directors. We were dubious about leaving the fireplace , but the upstairs dining room was lovely and warm. We all ordered leek and potato soup which was lively and hot and three of us the roast beef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I organised our annual Christmas gathering at The Hollybush for location and the history. Our group had varied dietry requirements of which Jacky and her staff were very happy to acomodate. The food was hot and tasty with no delays so we were all able to eat together. The guests who had opted for the steak all stated it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Reading some of the negative reviews before arrival I was slightly worried. However, my worries were dispelled on arrival. Arrived with my daughter for a night away for her birthday, in pouring rain. The lady who checked us in was very welcoming. The room was very nice, when we came back cold and wet from Cardiff was lovely and toasty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We booked a room at the last minute and it cost £40 so less than a Travelodge. The picture of the pub looked nice so we decided to to give it a go. We only wanted to stay one night and the pub did food so we wouldn't need to go out again to eat. The good points were that... More 

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Ruffec, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed here for two nights during my daughter's graduation in Newport - I had to book three rooms for: myself, my daughter and her boyfriend, and his parents - it was the fourth place I tried as there was no other accommodation available for five people in the same place during graduation week. It was a bit out of the... More 

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