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The Bush Inn

Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
01962 732764
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Ranked #16 of 26 restaurants in Alresford
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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58% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We found this pub after searching the internet for somewhere to stop en route to the New Forest. What a find! It is a lovely place with a fantastic garden and great food. Unfortunately it is not much of a secret as the garden was absolutely packed as it was a glorious day. However we eventually managed to get a... More

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Winchester, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

It's some time since we last visited and we were immediately struck by the great improvements. The garden was tidy and clean, the umbrellas spic and span and, best of all, the long waits a thing of the past; the service was excellent and the staff polite, attentive and quick. The Wadworth beer speaks for itself and the food was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Meal was delicious. High standard for traditional pub food. The lighting bit bright would be nice with candles and dimmers. Special mention to Boris who knows the menu and drink selection very well and made us feel very welcome. A gentleman. Great pub and lovely setting.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have been visiting this lovely pub for years and always impressed by the quality of food. However today my salmon with risotto was not much bigger than a starter and the risotto was completely tasteless. My companion's steak was well done instead of rare as asked for, and the management's riposte was that they preferred it that way (probably a... More

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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We found this little gem by accident , decided to have lunch here , we had ploughmans and prawn sandwiches, lovely fresh food and not too expensive, staff were friendly and service was good, Will visit again, beer garden was packed which i think is always a good sign

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Between us we had a wide selection of starters, main and sweet and every one was of excellent quality with substantial portions. When I enquired about the beers I was given sound advice by a man who knew what he was talking about and then enjoyed good, friendly service as we ate our lunch. Superb location. Recommended.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stumbled upon this hidden gem on a dash to Farnham from the Isle of Wight. We arrived about half eight and we were pleased that food was available to order. The staff were absolutely fantastic and showed us to a table, and given menus, within 5 minutes another member of staff came to take our order. We choose the Sausages... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely table booked in the window this evening. The waiter was very friendly, did not rush us at all and was happy to make recommendations. We had the smoked salmon and chicken pate for starters and the pork special and salmon risotto for mains. The food was lovely, couldn't fault it. The waiting time between courses was... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We ate dinner here recently, the meal was cooked well and the service was spot on. I do, however think that to serve cheap, thin sliced white toast is unacceptable at a venue of this calibre. The wine was excellent, but the Dessert choice was limited with 'heavy' puddings, so rarely for me I gave them a miss. The lady... More

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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

ideal stop off point when walking the Itchen Valley but £8 for a sandwich made with what appeared to be a Sainsburys 19p value loaf and £10 for a ploughmans with 1/2 a slice of white bread is not what I would call when the pub's own website states - We care about the quality of our food. The quality... More

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