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“relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holly Bush Inn

Holly Bush Inn
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
+44 1332 841729
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Ranked #6 of 65 Restaurants in Belper
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A warm welcome awaits you at our family run pub, a hub for real ale drinkers and walkers alike. A traditional 17th century village inn, where highwayman Dick Turpin is reported to have frequented on his travels. An increasingly rare breed of unspoilt inn, where time has stood still, encapsulating the character and charm of the building. With fresh homecooked food, a selection of fine real ales and warmth from the open fires, there is much to tempt you. Nothing comes close to our pork pie and a pint!
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The hollybush is a short walk across ghe fields from where I live and I love it. Its the perfect place to relax half way round a sunday walk. We also normally kick off pub crawls around holbrook here :) the staff are friendly, the foods great and the atmosphere is amazing

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Stoke
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Heart of Amber Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I may be biased as I live close enough to call this pub my local, but the it fulfils an important part and epicentre of the community. In fact the Holly Bush is one of the reasons we decided to settle in Milford.
Great beer, CAMRA certified and good honest food and pies.
Wouldn't change anything....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great pub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Went here with my wife, daughter and hound on Saturday. Great atmosphere, friendly, old beams - all you could wish for. Just had a pie and a pint but plan to go for a meal one day.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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“Dissatisfied”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Based on the reviews we visited this pub today for lunch. If you like a pub that is all spit and sawdust with a very limited menu that serves grilled chicken as strips of cold chicken with a bit of salad and black chips then this is the pub for you.Otherwise keep away.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“The best pub in England”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you want an English pub you will find no better, I suggest you travel far to try this, the bar food is amazing, staff are friendly and the best selection of beer you're likely to ever find anywhere. A proper pub.

Visited March 2013
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