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The Bush Inn

English, Pub
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Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
01962 732764
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 24
    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
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Gorgeous traditional English Inn in a lovely quiet setting. Well worth a detour from the A31. Wadworth's ales are well kept and decent wine list. Food was well above average pub fare and reasonably priced. Very difficult to fault.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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English first
Berkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A lovely setting, excellent service and delicious food. Good value too. We lunched there today. This is the kind of pub you'd take an overseas visitor to. Very traditional, but it manages to avoid being a cliche/twee.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband & I wanted to treat a good friend to a nice meal. Not being local ourselves, she suggested The Bush, an old fashioned pub with lots of character in a lovely location close to river. My friend and I had the sea bass on lemon and fennel risotto, it was delicious. My husband had the sirloin steak, also... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gorgeous traditional English Inn in a lovely quiet setting. Well worth a detour from the A31. Wadworth's ales are well kept and decent wine list. Food was well above average pub fare and reasonably priced. Very difficult to fault.

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Winchester, England
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373 reviews 373 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
739 helpful votes 739 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited on a Sunday lunchtime. The attractive garden had many tables occupied but we chose to eat inside. My pint of Wadworth's 6X was excellent and served in a proprietary glass. My wife did not like her Amstel lager and the sip that I tasted was slightly astringent (as she had said) and not appealing. Normally it is a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

A group of us meet twice a year for lunch. Old school friends. My turn to choose so went for the bush. Great lunch with food genuinely cooked with passion and care. The garden is a stunning one, right on the river. It is a great place in the summer. Great food, great service, great pub.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate here last Thursday evening. The food was exceptional and the service was also very very good. Now we have the nicer weather we can walk to The Bush and we certainly will be visiting again. The menu is good, something for everyone and the desserts are fantastic!

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Winchester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I remember The Bush Inn at Ovington being a little more perky about 10 years ago. Sadly I found it a little tired and lack lustre on my recent visit. The outside of the building was tired and needing to be decorated.. window sills and walls flaky and just a little too grubby to be able to be passed as... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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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, Pub
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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