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The Holly Bush

Spanish, British, Pub, Tapas
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37, Henley Street,, Alcester B49 5QX, England
+44 1789 507370
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Holly Bush, Alcester opened under new management on 2nd March 2015...
The Holly Bush, Alcester opened under new management on 2nd March 2015. A sister pub of local gems the Fleece Inn, Bretforton and The Cardinals Hat, Worcester the Holly Bush hopes to resume as the community's favourite watering hole. We offer quality real ales from local breweries, premium lagers and a fantastic range of locally sourced English Tapas. During the colder months the log burners and open fires offer welcome respite from the chill and in the summer the garden and terrace provide the perfect sun trap.
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very pleasant meal in quaint pub in a lovely little country town

Very reasonable meal in a pub with a decent range of choices and slightly different takes on the usual pub fare. Service was very prompt and there was not a long wait for the meal although it was individually cooked, although the pub was not busy so it may be different at busy times. Parking is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Aeschylus2014
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stayed locally as visiting Stratford upon Avon and wanted a quiet meal. Researched local pub's and the Holly Bush seemed to have the most interesting and very different menu, so I called and booked. We expected something a little different but to the normal pub standard - how wrong I was. Staff very welcoming. Six Real Ales on offer and... More 

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very reasonable meal in a pub with a decent range of choices and slightly different takes on the usual pub fare. Service was very prompt and there was not a long wait for the meal although it was individually cooked, although the pub was not busy so it may be different at busy times. Parking is free just outside but... More 

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just had Sunday lunch with the family and it was wonderful. Both the quality and quantity of food was excellent. Don't know how the chef makes the gravy, but would love the recipe. We were really well looked after by all of the staff who were all very polite and certainly cared about you enjoying your visit. The pub has... More 

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Alcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just had a memorable meal - probably the best fresh chips and rump streak I can remember and the wife had the chicken which was equally as impressive. New chef is also show casing his talents with some special desserts. A lot more than your average pub grub at the Holly Bush.

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Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An excelllent lunch, eaten outside in the quiet garden. The fish was perfectly cooked as was the lambs liver. Special touches were the locally sourced, heritage vegetables. The waitress was well versed on the menu and keen to promote the skills of the chef, which was justified. The pimms surprise dessert was beautifully presented and extremely tasty. Excellent value for... More 

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Alcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fantastic drinking hole for dog walkers - lovely cottage garden with plenty of outdoor seating in a friendly environment. Bar staff very friendly and extremely helpful.

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Six of us visited for Sunday lunch and we all had nothing but praise for our meals. This is a great building to visit and is a real hive inside; there are maybe half a dozen small rooms within the place. We had one room to ourselves. The staff were chatty and helpful. There is a good selection of beers... More 

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This ancient pub has been carefully renovated and is a popular spot for locals. I ordered 2 items on the menu that were gluten-free: a beet-infused salmon appetizer and the cheese board with chutney. Both items were good, but I was happily surprised to see the huge chunk of g-f crusty bread included with the cheese board. It was absolutely... More 

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Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

birmingham
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

excellent in every aspect the Food , Venue, The service although it is slightly out of the way the above make it worth while.

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Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's Saturday afternoon and I'm halfway through my second pint of beer having just eaten a beautiful home made turkey and ham pie with mustard mash and kale (with plenty of gravy) I want to lie down and sleep in this garden. Alcester is unusually busy today and this is an oasis of peace. The pigeons are cooing and I'm... More 

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FleeceBretforton, Owner at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Holly Bush, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37, Henley Street,, Alcester B49 5QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Alcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 507370

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, British, Pub, Tapas

Description

The Holly Bush, Alcester opened under new management on 2nd March 2015. A sister pub of local gems the Fleece Inn, Bretforton and The Cardinals Hat, Worcester the Holly Bush hopes to resume as the community's favourite watering hole. We offer quality real ales from local breweries, premium lagers and a fantastic range of locally sourced English Tapas. During the colder months the log burners and open fires offer welcome respite from the chill and in the summer the garden and terrace provide the perfect sun trap.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?