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The Bush Inn

) #9 of 25 Restaurants in Alresford $$ - $$$ , British,
Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
+44 1962 732764
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“haddock” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (20 reviews)
“roast beef” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
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Reviewed today

We popped in early on a Sunday lunchtime, and just managed to get a table for 2. Many others were disappointed and the advice is to book at least a week ahead. So why were they fully booked? The location is stunning by a river...More

Thank SuzyWho
Reviewed today

We managed to get a small table for lunch at 12.30 having not booked and had two pints of beer which were good.But......the meal itself was very disappointing. The risotto was possibly one of the worst I've ever tried, three mouthfuls was enough, on the...More

Thank SFVE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a hot day. The gardens and seating are ideal and dogs are welcome. We booked ahead that morning as guessed it would be busy. There was plenty more seating inside too. The staff were efficient and helpful . We had fish and...More

Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here this week with friends; have been coming for over 50 years and somehow it is as if nothing has changed in any way; interesting food and wines; mature enthusiastic staff; busy pub atmosphere; all as it should be.

Thank SandavLymngton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, nice outdoor seating and old building, let down by average/poor food and most of the staff being pretty unhelpful. Not a great food selection for kids. Overall a big disappointment - it used to be much better.

2  Thank HwP775
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like The Bush: the staff are friendly, the setting is idyllic, the food is great. My dog loves the river round the back of the pub. For me the best time is in winter, when the low ceilings, wooden furniture, fireplaces and availability of...More

Thank 79as79
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A pub that is off the beaten track - plenty of parking and a pub garden with seating. A warm welcome from a friendly team. Food was acceptable - not outstanding but tasty enough - they have a daily specials board.

Thank Louise1110
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had booked a table for lunch and were allocated a great table in the bar by the window. Staff were excellent and service too. Starters, prawn and avocado salad and potted duck delicious. Mains two roast beef and a butternut squash risotto .... both...More

Thank JuliaQ123
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My family went for a meal with friends as the place had been recommended. However upon ordering our drinks and food we were amazed at the response given by the manager to my partners mother. We were unable to read the table numbers and she...More

3  Thank bigbadjayp
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Chose from the specials board smoked mackerel fish cakes. 2 fish cakes without any flavour cold fries & a few wilting leaves of rocket. Very poor, expensive plate of potatoes!!!

Thank Angela L
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1 June 2015|
Response from Petro B |
Yes. I've been once and saw dogs there. I've also just made a reservation for 4 people and two dogs with no problems.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alresford
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 732764
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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.
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