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The Bush Inn

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Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
01962 732764
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
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
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winchester, England
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
725 helpful votes 725 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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