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The Bush Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
01962 732764
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Celebrating a birthday on a perfect summer evening, we chose to sit outside by the River Itchen which provides a beautiful setting. We had the works, Delicious starters, mains, sweets and cheese, A speciality they offer is half size and half price portions for their mains which work very well for children or those who wish to go for a... More 

Thank John Joseph B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot speak about the other negative reviews but I can say my experience was just perfect. Arrived on a Saturday lunchtime early and was served by a pleasant young man. Had 2 burgers which were cooked to perfection washed down with 2 pints of Rosies cider. The young Lady who served us was pleasant as well as the girl... More 

Thank ChrisJ36
Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a rustic pub in a wonderful location with access to the most beautiful walk along the bank of the river Itchen. Its very popular with cyclists and ramblers and we take the dogs and sit in the garden to eat. The food is good pub fayre and the quality is always very good. Today I had beer battered fish... More 

Thank L3D0N
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is pleasant enough and the food is OK. Wild boar sausage was fine, burger was way overdone and the beer was not too fresh. But walk the trail outside for a bit and you will see the most beautiful river you have ever seen. Well worth the meal.

1 Thank Oded R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to a wedding in the middle of a field somewhere near Alresford, we thought we should find a nice little pub serving food. We found The Bush right next to the river Itchen. There is plenty of outside space for kids to run around, and a clear chalk river tributary runs passed the edge of the garden.... More 

Thank Steven K
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Bush Inn for twenty years but when we went back last week as soon as we stepped in we could see that it had gone downhill: the staff looked untidy, the pub looked run-down, the menus were dirty, sticky table.. We would have usually eaten a three course meal, but only went for a... More 

1 Thank Claire d
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thursday special steak and fish night was an excelent night out, the food was fantastic and the servic friendly and efficient, starting with tuna salad and then John Dory was a great choice, although our friends had the stone bass and ribeye which was equally delicious . The desserts were as good as the other courses, even though they... More 

Thank MichaelLenStar
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice. Amazing location and the potential is enormous. First visit got off prawns with a ploughman's. Horrific. Second visit had to wait 35 mins for a drink at the bar. So disappointing :(

Thank GastroG
Alton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very busy pub with a big garden. Tucked away a couple of miles from Alresford next to the Itchen river it's a lovely location in a chocolate box village. Sunday lunch was excellent at sensible prices , the Wadworths beer was a bit below par , they don't look after it too well.

Thank Roger I
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this pub for over 5 years and often take visiting friends and family to enjoy the food and service but never again. Last night was not an enjoyable experience. New male member of staff is not a 'people person'. Zero customer skills! It was like eating in a road side cafe, just chucking the meals down on... More 

1 Thank nikkin0066

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alresford
  • Phone Number: 01962 732764

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?