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“Peaceful and secluded”
Review of The Bush Inn

The Bush Inn
Ranked #9 of 29 Restaurants in Alresford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A lovely traditional pub on the banks of the beaiutiful River Itchen serving a selection of freshly cooked dishes including pub classics, fish and seafood and locally sourced meat, game and poultry.
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We booked here for a friend's birthday on a Saturday lunchtime. Staff were very friendly and helpful from the start, giving us a separate room for 9 people. The food was good but took time to arrive (it was not that busy). The deserts were fantastic and universally loved. The main thing to recommend The Bush Inn, if you can find it, is the tranquil location with woods and fast flowing streams. Even on a rainy day, it was a beautiful place to spend some time

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This Wadworth pub is set in a beautiful location and on Sunday offers two times for Sunday Lunch, 1200 and 1430. We arrived at 1430 for our Sunday lunch, noticing quite a few families with young children finishing their meals. For those who wish to avoid this, I would try to reserve the latter sitting. The food was well presented, fresh and flavoursome, however the service seemed a little slow. There's no waitress service and all food and drink is to be ordered at the bar. For the price of the food, I think a waitress service should be offered. Finally after ordering coffees, our espressos were luke warm. The waitress was happy to replace them, but returned with only slightly warmer ones.

Overall the quality of the food is good, the atmosphere and setting are brilliant, but the service seems to let it down slightly.

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1  Thank JAYv2
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Wonderful location but sadly the owner/s have rested on their laurels for far too long and the food is terribly overpriced and substandard. Its a great shame as I have such fond memories over the years of this place but sadly the food is not worth the trip and the bar/waiting staff do appear as if they feel they are doing you a favour by even turning up.

1  Thank LesleyMann
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Hampshire seems to be filled of restaurant / pubs like this. In the middle of nowhere, full of character, great (Wadworths) beer (try the 6X and visit heaven), and fine, fine English food, well cooked and reasonably priced. What more could you want - except perhaps a little walk along a water cress filled river afterwards? Well, you've got that too - a delightful walk along a a swift flowing, clean river full of ducks, swans, fish and natural growing water cress - straight out of Tales of the Riverbank. Enjoy.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

we went to The Bush on Sunday 22nd April 2012. After driving past some watercress beds I craved some. So when i spotted the lighter meals menu with cream cheese and watercress sandwiches, Me and 'er indoors had to try them. I ordered two and then waited rather a long time to receive them. Well it was not worth the wait. The bread was thin white sliced and my girlfriend's was thin brown sliced (not even fresh) with very little watercress and some pretty tasteless cream cheese. The sandwiches were accompanied by a bit of green stuff and 6 or 7 crisps. All for the King's ransom of £13/14 pounds. Well we go to a pub not very far from this one in East Stratton and the sanwiches are made from fresh chunky bread with loads of filling, a pile of chips and another pile of salad with dressing. These cost about the same (between 6 and 7 pounds) but you could class them as a meal because they really fill you up.
Come on, I know The Bush is in a beautiful spot by the River Itchen, but why rip off the customers. I suggest you go for a lovely walk by the river then drive a few miles to The Northbrook Arms and have a very nice sarnie!

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2  Thank dummerplumber
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