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The Holly Bush

#1,755 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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22 Holly Mount | Hampstead, London NW3 6SG, England
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The good things - lovely building in a lovely location, with a good selection of drinks. The bad things - probably the worst meal and worst service I have experienced in a good few years.... about 1/3 of the items on the menu were not available; the meal for one of our party was forgotten and they had to eat... More 

Thank Will_S_1981
San Francisco, California, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great pub with perfect fish and chips and great selection of beers! It was very quiet for lunch during the week but seems to fill up in the evenings.

Thank Bryan H
Brisbane, Australia
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168 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old English pub. Great atmosphere. Definitely need to book if you want to eat here. Pretty good menu and staff.

Thank grumorf
London, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing I don't like about this pub. It's location is great, the pub itself is what I expect of an old English pub and for that reason I bring my overseas guests here. The Ales are good and the staff are lovely too. Top pub.

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always gone to this pub for food and drinks and have never been disappointed. Always fabulous menus and bar selection, and lovely staff. We've held 2 family funeral receptions upstairs in the romney room and both times it was homely and stress-free, lovely spread and wines.

Thank belle-frances
Ben R, Events Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Belle, it was a pleasure to take care of you & your family. More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional British posh pub in Zone 2- worth a visit after a nice stroll in Hampstead/Hampstead Heath. They also serve very nice British food, much better (and upscale) than the average British pub food

Thank Amit Z
Ben R, Events Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you Amit for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the food & hope to see you again soon. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After choosing to pick a different area of London to roam around we stumbled across this little gem! The pub is set back from the main road through and on entering you are transported back to a time long long ago! The beer London Pride which was hand drawn and very good. A good menu as well. Eventough not many... More 

Thank Brian H
Ben R, Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you Brian for your review, we a glad you enjoyed The Holly Bush. We are very proud of our ales & continually developing food story. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We booked ahead for a Sunday brunch in the lovely town of Hampstead on the advise of a good friend who used to live in hampstead. Food was good and we had plenty of time to linger. Our table was tucked in an out of the way corner, great for intimacy-not so much for chatting with locals or enjoying the... More 

Thank ivydog2015
Ben R, Events Manager-Martin at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. We have tables in the front of the pub & coffee room, however they not currently bookable as we prefer to keep this area more casual than the restaurant, we do serve our Sunday roasts ordered from the bar if you can find a free... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and always enjoy the experience. Nice old fashioned pub with a friendly atmosphere. Staff are always helpful and pleasant. Was there yesterday and had the Parsnip Soup which was pleasant if a little on the sweet side for my taste. My favourite pub in Hampstead.

Thank TR4prez
Ben R, Events Manager-Martin at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you like The Holly Bush, we worked towards keep the charm of the old style pub interior when we had a refurbishment a few years ago. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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231 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Enjoyed the setting, the friendly service and the location but I wasn't very fond of their pie which I specifically went for!

Thank Louay
Ben R, Events Manager at The Holly Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you received good service. If you can email us specific feed back regarding the pie we would be interested to understand why it fell below your expectations. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Holly Mount | Hampstead, London NW3 6SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 442074352892

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?