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A real gem of a London local, The Holly Bush is a charming centuries-old pub in the heart of historic Hampstead. Step inside the grade II listed building and you’ll discover a wealth of cosy corners to call your own – the perfect place to enjoy fabulous food, ales and wine.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

My friend and I scampered up Holly Hill to the pub where lunch was served promptly and amiably . The food was well cooked, flavoursome and the portions were generous. Excellent selection of wine and spirits, and the food menu was enticing. Had a good...time and it was great being able to eat out again after the months of lockdown. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards The Holly Bush Team

Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

We went there for a Sunday roast and was disappointed how much the quality had gone down. We told the waitress n advance that we didn’t want the beef too rare and was assured that it risks be medium rare. When the food arrived on...both plates there was a pile of soft red bloody raw meat, bloodier than blue. It almost felt like the chef had given up.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Hi, I wish we could have heard about this on the day so we could rectify some of our mistakes. It is a shame that we didn't meet your expectations this time. Please email hollybushhampstead-events@fullers.co.uk so that we can contact you directly. Kind Regards Jamie...More

Reviewed August 13, 2020

Absolutely love the holly Bush, especially the friendly attentive, happy staff that go out of their way to make sure your catered for, they are a credit to the pub. I can highly recommend the food at the Holly Bush as it is just excellent....A must to anyone, it`s fantastic.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. The Holly Bush Team look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Second visit in a few years. Food delicious, but was disappointed this time with the obvious cost-cutting measures. The most expensive main (lamb) did not come with any carbs or veg - had to be ordered separately. The vegetarian main was mostly taken up by...a whole onion. The hero was tenderstem broccoli but served only with a couple of tablespoons of quinoa - not very filling. Service was excellent- our waiter Alonso was very attentive. However food took ages to come out making it a protracted experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We take all feedback on board so appreciate your time. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and hopefully giving you a 5 star visit. Kind Regards Jamie Wells Deputy Manager

Reviewed February 28, 2020

Came here with a party of four to celebrate our daughter's birthday. It was a busy Sunday, but the staff coped well and the food was delicious! Best roast beef I've had in years! The portions are generous, so we didn't have room for dessert,...but next time, maybe? Great pub with a traditional atmosphere in a picturesque location! We hope to return soon!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. No room for dessert... well then you will simply have to return ;) Kind Regards Jamie Wells Deputy Manager

Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Great pub set in a great location. Stumbled on this place in Hampstead - down a side street. Well worth a visit, real cosy vibe with friendly service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. The Holly Bush Team look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

Went over to have a dinner on Monday, the pub has really nice atmosphere, delicious food. The staff was really friendly as well. Definitely will be coming back and recomend the pub to my friends!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Jamie Wells Deputy Manager

Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Nice and cosy pub. I love the atmosphere, friendly and very helpful staff and delicious food. I highly recommend this pub for everyone!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Jamie Wells Deputy Manager

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Cosy little restaurant, great live music. Very busy, but to be expected on Valentines Night. I loved the atmosphere and all the little snug rooms. Food was a lot better than I expected. The Crab Terrine was very fresh, and the steak - melt in...your mouth! Great and very helpful staff, with excellent service for a party of 20! Well doneMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon, where we will aim to give you a 5* visit. Kind Regards Jamie Wells Deputy Manager

Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Haven’t visited for years, we went on a Sunday and had the roasts which really were disappointing. Giant Yorkshire Pudding which was lukewarm at best, cabbage unseasoned and bland, beef was ok as were roasties but to be honest nothing on the plate was really...tasty - we ate it because we were hungry. Desserts no better - syllabub was solid and felt like it had just been taken out of the freezer. It really didn’t have that whipped, lemony quality that it should and barely a scoop of ice cream with the sticky toffee pudding. Really bad for the price point. The location and space is lovely but best to stick to having a drink.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Holly1845, General Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Hi, I wish we could have heard about this on the day so we could rectify some of our mistakes. It is a shame that we didn't meet your expectations this time. Please email hollybushhampstead-events@fullers.co.uk so that we can contact you directly. Kind Regards Jamie...More

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Yes we allow dogs in all part of the pub. Kind Regards The Holly Bush Team
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