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The Holly Bush

$$ - $$$, British,
37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
+44 1789 507370
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“pie” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cosy pub offering nice food. Bar staff are friendly and welcoming. Great cosy place in the winter and even better in the summer with a great beer garden to the rear. A well known spot for locals and a must try for visitors! Great...More

1  Thank Guesty22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to give some balance to the folkie review; the hosts were very welcoming [as always] and accommodating to the folk festival people; they were given free run of the pub and all its rooms; true no chef, but the hosts provided bacon butties for...More

1  Thank smor513
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went as a singer and M/C at a folk music festival arranged with the pub beforehand.No meals provided as had been agreed(the chef had left,dont blame him),at one point the door was slammed in the face of people who were trying to help the pub...More

Thank houndhome
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I am writing to share mine and my family's experience at the Holly Bush at Christmas and New Year.Well where to start really....i can only start by saying that we had the most amazing time on Christmas Eve the pub was so busy they could...More

1  Thank z2179lelij
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We used to go there often and always every Christmas Eve, although we hadn't been for a while as we had experienced poor service, with staff who couldn't pour beer or add up. We thought we'd give it another chance on Christmas Eve and very...More

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent Sunday lunch today - good food and great service. Definitely no ear-splitting music (see review below) but good to see the place buzzing in other ways. Just hoping the vegetarian option - very tasty - won’t be lasagna for ever!

1  Thank Visitor_Andrew
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A nice pub but spoilt by ear splitting piped Heart FM in every room. The land lady may like it but I doubt most other people do

1  Thank Tyke
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Ragley Hall for a craft fair and called in at this pub for lunch. It is very deceptive as it goes back a long way with a variety of little intimate rooms to eat or to have a quiet drink. The bar staff...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Very pleased that the Bush is back to offering food as a core offer, but are they serious if they only offer one option for vegetarians. If we want to visit weekly the chance for variety is removed! The pub space is very attractive so...More

3  Thank Visitor_Andrew
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although the Holly Bush didn't seem very inviting from the outside, we had a really lovely meal. The food and service were excellent and the chef was very accommodating to our unusual dietary requests. We definitely recommend this place!

1  Thank Katherine W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Henley Street, Alcester B49 5QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Alcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 507370
  • E-mail
The Holly Bush, Alcester opened under new management on 2nd March 2015. A sister pub of local gems the Fleece Inn, Bretforton and The Cardinals Hat, Worcester the Holly Bush hopes to resume as the community's favourite watering hole. We offer quality real ales from local breweries, premium lagers and a fantastic range of locally sourced English Cuisine. During the colder months the log burners and open fires offer welcome respite from the chill and in the summer the garden and terrace provide the perfect sun trap.
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