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The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Went here for a drink on Bank Holiday Monday, very cute pub and cosy lounge, we didn't eat. but the food being delivered looked delicious, there was outside eating area, both in the sun and shade, will go again for a meal on another sunny day.

Thank pattie66
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch with my parents. Upstairs is alright, nothing special. Down stairs looked much more warm and welcoming. Staff were happy, cheerful and professional which is a very nice change to most restaurants we visit. Overall the food was good. Starters were ok, mains were great but desserts were average. I would like the chef to know that...

Thank Ralph H
Ross H, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ralph Thankyou for your review on tripadvisor Our Chef agrees that traditional pudding should be served the traditional way in a bowl with a good topping of custard cream or jam in the case of your rice pudding. Customers like foods to be presented with flair or quirky presentation and it is the future of reintroducing traditional desserts and...

Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016

A roaring log fire, a chatty cheerful barmaid, a wonderful meal of Lamb Cawl with hot bread rolls, Sea Bass fillets and rice pudding served with sweet and sour apples. In addition a good selection of real ales. It was like a step back into the old ways when pubs were run for the customers benefit and visitors were welcomed...

Thank carole g
jacky H, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

hi carol thank you for your review and comments, and look forward to welcoming you back soon regards jacky

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I was in need of a room in Newport and as I was in a van I looked at the city ones but I was unsure about parking. That's when I saw the Hollybush in Newports suburbs with parking. I booked it with the LateRooms.com app and I took a drive to Draethen just outside Newport to find it. I...

Thank Kevin L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We chose The Hollybush as a base to visit Cefn Mably, and nearby Cardiff for the weekend. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and very characteristic. We thought it was raining outside until we realised there was a stream running behind the cottage (-city folk for you!) We loved the sound of the stream and the quietness of the area....

Thank N_Cheetham
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Went here tonight had a fantastic meal! Amazing staff very helpful and happy! Lovely food, a lovely warm log burning fire lovely atmosphere! A reasonable price for food and drinks A lovely pub all around! You want a cheap lovely dinner out definitely come here.

2Thank sash94xx
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Went here this afternoon for a bite to eat...even though we were the only people in there at 4pm it was decorated for Halloween and had a lovely roaring fire going which made it feel very homely..staff were friendly and efficient! The food was 100%,my husband & I both ordered the 2 courses for £10 which was amazing value,I had...

Thank emma c
Newport Gwent
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Had been here quite a while ago and thought we would come and try the 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £14.50, was not put off by previous reviews as when i read someone complained about spiders in there room i thought to myself.......well we are in the countryside and thats where you would find spiders, we live...

1Thank MelvinNewportGwent
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Very average, menu not what is advertised. Beer garden rubbish bins overflowing, rooms damp and tired, bar dated and shabby. Location is the only plus point, nice and quiet, with a pretty stream. Landlady was stressed and over worked

Thank Matthew H
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Well, it's a beautiful place to be, lovely and out of the way, quiet. The room is okay, but the fact on the booking it's classed as a luxury with toiletries it's not. It's basic and has no toiletries. The fact there was around 9 spiders in the room and moths and little flies made it all the more horrendous,...

5Thank yourstrue

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located between Newport and Cardiff, the Hollybush offers self contained luxury country pub accommodation, that is convenient for many major sporting events including the Ryder Cup and Rugby Internationals. Our rooms are furnished to an excellent standard together with a high standard of cleanliness. Our aim is to maintain this high standard of service and to accommodate you in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Rooms at the Hollybush are spacious giving you a place to relax and feel at home. We offer mini bar with complimentary Welsh water and food is available from the selection of Hollybush menus. All rooms have: en-suite bathrooms Coffee and tea maker Non-smoking room Iron and iron board Trouser press Flat screen TV Bed setee Deluxe bathroom amenities Hair dryer Mini fridge Writing desk Wireless internet access Safe rooms (dead lock, spy hole, door chain, well lit access) ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant

Address: Draethen NP10 8GB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Draethen
Price Range: $222 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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