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The Bush Inn

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Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
01962 732764
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Evening out

Popped along to the bush after a personal recommendation from a friend and found the pub to be small, quaint and charming. We visited on a Wednesday evening and it was quiet but still had a nice friendly atmosphere . The food was beautifully presented on warm plates- a big thumbs up from us . The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Whip69
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Popped along to the bush after a personal recommendation from a friend and found the pub to be small, quaint and charming. We visited on a Wednesday evening and it was quiet but still had a nice friendly atmosphere . The food was beautifully presented on warm plates- a big thumbs up from us . The food ( a guinea... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I last visited the Bush back in the 1970's. That's terrible as I live only about 15 miles away and have since visited many pubs in the local area. I've even walked past, many times, when walking along the banks of the River Itchen. Some friends of mine had visited this pub last week and had recommended it, so I... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Dined between Christmas and New Years with friends from alresford. Always consistent this place and even on the occasional off day they are still very good. Portions are generous, Sunday lunches are always good and the beers are all well kept. The decor is smart and they are always packed. A good sign and well deserved. Make sure you book,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had yesterday a wonderful pub lunch at the Bush. The chef is taking part in a pie competition and surpassed himself with a coq au vin pie to die for.perfect pastry and a gorgeous wine sauce. Great atmosphewith log fire. A dream.i will go back.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On a wet windy Monday evening The Bush offered us a warm log fire and simply the best fish and chips ever served in a pub, friendly staff and a couple of visiting dogs to stroke...what could be better?

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I used to visit the pub when we were courting in the 80’s, it was a quiet country pub with a nice atmosphere at the time. After not having visited for a number of years, much to my shame in not supporting local business, I thought to go on a trip down memory lane for lunch on... More 

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Coldstream, Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I love this pub and have visited on and off over the last twelve years. The setting is perfect being by the upper River Itchen, with carrier streams running through the garden. I have been lucky enough to have fished the waters here often in the past and a few yards off the river made for a wonderful way to... More 

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Shropshire Uk
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited on the Saturday before Christmas; menu chosen in advance, food intolerances catered for with no problems; excellent, tasty dishes, fine wines, cheerful, efficient service, very unusual to be asked if we wished to take a break between courses (we did). This is a first-rate gastro-pub in a very pleasant setting (other than the big puddles in the car-park) and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ate in The Bush this afternoon after a lovely walk along the river. The service was excellent, friendly and prompt. We reserved a table before our walk as it was very busy. Our food came very quickly, all three of us ordered the fish and chips which were delicious. The dog was happy and very welcome.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Really lovely all round Great welcome, pleasant staff for whom nothing is too much trouble Tasty well cooked food, good wine and excellent value As a hotelier it was a real pleasure! Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alresford
  • Phone Number: 01962 732764

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?