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“Nice food in lovely village inn”
Review of The Old Olive Bush

The Old Olive Bush
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Flecknoe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Small, traditional,country pub, serving Real Ales, quality Pub Food,great steaks & home made pies. Beautiful beer garden and table skittles. Adults only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening. Popular Thursday night fun quiz. Dogs welcome in the bar area. RESTAURANT OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY EVENINGS & SUNDAY LUNCH
warwickshire
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice food in lovely village inn”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Our third visit to the old olive bush and we have yet to be disappointed.
Popped in for dinner on a warm summer's evening and the owners had had the good sense to put a gazebo in the garden so that we could sit outside without burning in the sun. Lovely!
I had two pints of well kept Doombar and my wife had a glass of sauvignon blanc. We were presented with the menu and the really pleasant waitress explained that as a special they had a homemade salmon and broccoli quiche. I had the gammon with eggs and my wife choose the aforementioned quiche. It was absolutely bursting with salmon and she said it tasted as good as it looked.
It was served with new potatoes and salad and made for a wonderful summers meal. She followed by devouring the homemade rhubarb crumble and we sat watching the pubs two black labradors play.
All in all a nice meal in a lovely pub in a beautiful village.
Thank you we will be returning.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank kevnmarg
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jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, we really do appreciate it and look forward to your next visit.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Warm welcome, good food and a fun quiz”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were on a canal holiday and read about The Old Olive Bush in Nicholson's Guide. We were advised to book and glad we did as Thursday night is quiz night and the restuarant was full. We walked the K or so from the canal and had a pre-dinner drink in the bar (Old Hooky for me!). We then both had excellent home made steak and ale pies followed by a fantastic Lemon Syllabub for me and a Rhubard Crumble for my wife. Only let down was that we didn't win the quiz. Very friendly crowd though.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Richdrake
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jane c, Owner at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
We are really pleased you had a good night amongst our friendly locals. Quiz nights are usually very popular and fun so it makes for a good atmosphere. I see you are from Coventry. Not too far away to pay us another visit I hope. Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review.
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warwickshire
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding Pub”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Daventry Walking Club have used this Pub a number of times . The Pub does not open on a
Thursday Lunch time , it opens for us . The welcome is genuine and warm the pre ordered food
is well presented by very obliging staff . The prices are very reasonable the beers are well kept .
I always have the home made pie chips & peas , simple fare , but hard to beat .

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank barryandjeanpayne
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jane c, Owner at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. It is a pleasure to open the pub up for your group and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Still our favourite”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Still our favourite rub/restaurant in the Rugby/Daventry area. Not sure why this place is listed under Flecknoe when it used to be listed under Rugby?

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank TravellingDSSM
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“best pub meals in leamington area /flecknoe”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

isited the old olive bush in february and my wife and I were delighted with the whole welcoming
nature of the pub.Proper real ales on draft and restaurant with delicious home made meals
Service excellent will definitely return

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank pmason60050
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jane c, Owner at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
As we are a Rugby village pub and find that most of our customers come from the Rugby area, we are really thrilled to hear from new customers traveling over from the Leamington side. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here and and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your return visit.
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