We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Bushel and Strike

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
+44 1462 742394
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 138: English reviews
Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of 18 from our classic car club went for Sunday lunch, this was our third visit over the last 2 years. We were given the large dining room with a long table set up. The food and service were excellent and the cost reasonable for 3 courses plus wine.

Thank jeangenie951
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up at the Bushel & Strike by pure chance. The restaurant at the hotel we were staying at closed at 5.00pm as it was a Bank Holiday! By good fortune they offered to book us into a nearby restuarant which was 5 minutes walk away. We took up this offer and so ended up at the Bushel &... More 

Thank Travellermike-1
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most disappointing Christmas Lunch I have experienced and it wasn't cheap. It was evident that the owners had booked too many into the main restaurant and were simply unable to service the numbers with their staff. The excessive numbers meant the room was incredibly noisy and we had to suffer this until after 5pm despite starting the... More 

5 Thank jonochambers
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great venue, function room has lovely warm friendly comfortab atmosphere, perfect for a celebration meal. Food really good, plenty of parking, good facilities, beer and wine selection.

Thank Sinead52
Level Contributor
79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had luncheon here with a friend on a weekday. I have to say that this was one of the best meals we have eaten for a long time. Everything here is freshly prepared and it makes for an amazing meal. The flavours in our lunch were expertly married to create a really delicious and unforgettable experience. The chef here... More 

Thank JH41
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate at the Bushel and Strike for dinner on a Friday night and I was very impressed. The food was great, well thought out and executed dishes using local products. It is the kind of place where you are spoiled for choice on the menu. I ate the ham hock salad, which was a great balance... More 

Thank Tom M
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this establishment today for the first time, I had turbot and my partner had haddock and chips. The food was amazing! You can tell chef Martin really knows his stuff. Hats off to him and Lucy, it's a great place with top notch decor, a lovely village pub (and wheelchair friendly too which was excellent), ticks all out... More 

Thank Beeyankah
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Probably the very best catered and serviced lunchtime event I have ever been to! Must have been 100+ people, three course meal, impeccably served and supported generally. The food was exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented. Outstanding all round.

Thank Rhiannon C
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We initially visited this place as a trial, we are currently looking for local dog friendly venues. We were finding our usual haunt (Jordans Mill) food quality and customer service recently on the decline and they don't allow dogs anywhere except 2 benches next to the carpark, I digress... this pub has great quality food and the menu changes daily.... More 

Thank Checklisted
Fowlmere, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited the pub for Saturday lunch a few weeks ago and were very impressed with the food and visited again with friends last Sunday for lunch and we were not disappointed. Imaginative cooking included starters of Cheese Soufflé and Marinated herring. The roast beef was pink and beautifully cooked as was the Roast partridge, trout and plaice. The Desserts sounded... More 

Thank Elisabeth41

Travellers who viewed The Bushel and Strike also viewed

Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Abington Pigotts, Cambridgeshire

Been to The Bushel and Strike? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 37
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Ashwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 742394
The Bushel & Strike is a beautiful country pub located directly opposite the impressive Ashwell church. We pride ourselves on being a haven for those seeking great food, well kept cask ales, a good wine list and an old fashioned warm welcome. Children, dogs and wellies/walking boots are welcome!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Bushel and Strike and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Knebworth, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Bushel and Strike staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?