The Holly Bush

4.4
187 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Hollybush, is situated just off the A435, Junction 3, M42, down a quiet and peaceful Gorcott Hill. We are a family friendly Pub that also offers dining, sourcing local fresh produce wherever we can. We have a beautiful garden where you can sit on the patio or even on the grass and enjoy the sun we get all day long. If you enjoy good beer, drinks & food then you have found the place to come.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 187 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SHGH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed I’m afraid. Arrived at 17.15 and didn’t get our food until 18.40. The Gammon came with an egg, 2 pieces of pineapple and some fries. No peas or salad. The Sunday roast was probably the worst my wife had ever had at a restaurant. Our friend had to send hers back. The coffee after the meal was just about warm. However the staff were friendly and helpful. The bill for four of us came to £140 with one starter and four mains. Our first meal out for a long time so expected better food and service. They need to up their game before we return

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Grantm
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, felt very safe and Covid secure, only complaint £5.40 for a pint of lager is stupidly expensive

The Holly Bush
Responded an hour ago

Thanks for the great Review, See you Soon.

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TeresaMurphy
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good value..
Great service.
Attentive lovely staff.
Will definitely be teturning

DH
DebraH
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were friendly and helpful. Very pleasant meal.

JM
JoanneM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first trip of the year to the pub.
Service was great and the atmosphere was lovely.

SB
SusanB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely staff nice meal overall everything was great . It was good to be back at the Hollybush xx

The Holly Bush
Responded an hour ago

Thanks for the great Review, See you Soon.

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SueM
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We booked for 6.45, arrived 10 mins early so understood that our table wasn’t ready, but after 3/4 of hour we had to ask when our table would be ready, from then everything went down hill. Service very slow, ordered a bottle of wine which didn’t come and we had to ask again , dread to think how they’ll cope when fully up and running, food slow to come out, waited 20 mins for dessert menu then a further 30 mins for dessert. I’m sorry, we attended the previous Thursday and it was lovely but this visit was a disaster

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SamB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management and staff at The Holly Bush always go above and beyond to make sure customers have the best experience however in light of them reopening due to the pandemic, they have really done everything they can to keep the same experience! They were so busy with drinkers and diners and their outdoor areas were all full but staff were continually going around collecting empties, taking orders and still ensuring they chatted to customers! A big well done and thank you for reopening and working so hard! The food and drinks were delicious as always!

The Holly Bush
Responded an hour ago

Thanks for the great Review, See you Soon.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good and staff friendly. The wait for drinks was very long most of the time

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food as always. First drinks a little slow to come, but staff were adjusting to new ways of working, so that is understandable. Outstanding effort by the whole team. We really enjoyed our meals. Well done

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RoseCottage
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seemed fairly well organised and COVID safe but food was fairly average for fairly high end prices - eg £14.50 for pie, mash, peas and gravy. Outdoor area largely under cover.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food excellent but service for drinks was slow. As a group of 6 we gave up being asked for whether we wanted puddings so had to request the bill so we could leave.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Holly Bush and always receive a warm welcome along with excellent service. The food and choice of drinks is always outstanding and the little touch of treats for our dogs says a lot for the caring of patrons and doggie visitors. We sat in the marquee due to COVID restrictions but left earlier than planned because we were cold. But ell done Hollybush !

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First night out after covid with hubby for meal and drinks Really nice to be out sat outside went to table booked in gazebo but was colder than sitting outside so we asked staff if we could move back outside and they were fine with it. So we had our meal outside in the sun. Would of stayed longer but got chilli so went home just before 8pm. Halloumi fries amazing as ever best I’ve had not found any where else that does as good as the Hollybush. Just one negative had to wait for drinks hard to get staff attention as busy serving food and drinks but first week open so I’m sure they will get it perfected as they have been shut for a very long time.

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SarahC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & outside area. Will definitely be back!

JP
JaneP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor area for dining and the food was lovely, staff are as ever very attentive, cannot wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, great service, good beer. Just a shame it was outside and cold.
Will wait until things get back to normal, to go back again.

MF
MichaelF
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Lovely food but found the portions quite small...we had the fish and chips and found we only had a small portion of chips..and for £14.50 we expected more.

The Holly Bush
Responded an hour ago

Hi, Thanks for the review, sorry you felt like that, you do obviously get a full portion of handmade chips but they probably don't look too much considering you get a 10oz piece of haddock next to it. We will pass on your comments to our chefs though, maybe its more how we presented it. Thanks and see you soon.

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SueM
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a fabulous evening, first time out in a very long time and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were so friendly and service excellent. My only complaint was how cold it got through the evening but that was mother nature’s fault 😂 Definitely be back 👍

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DonaldF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service and decent food. Had to sit outside of course and it was a bit chilly but this is nothing to do with the hollyBUSH. We’ll be going again.

The Holly Bush
Responded an hour ago

Thanks for the great Review, See you Soon.

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Linda
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Just take a coat!

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Jojo
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu, pleasant ambiance and friendly staff. Well thought out safety measures

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NicolaB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very welcoming atmosphere, delicious food.... All covid precautions taken, cannot wait to return!

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LukeE
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as usual, brilliant service, really good atmosphere

CS
CharlesS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal , as usual was excellent but we were sad to see them close for the lockdown.

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GrantM
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pub near Redditch, excellent food and drink, and totally Covid safe, gutted it will be closed for a month

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Drinks took an age, meal arrived and I order another drink which didn’t arrive until after I had finished my meal and had to prompt the chap for it. The pie was scolding hot to the point it burnt my tongue, a drink would of been ideal at this point! My partners lamb meal was overpriced for what was presented. Usually have a lovely meal here but not tonight.

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welovefood84
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely date night with amazing food & wine

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LindaS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice but expensive and £25 sur charge was not appreciated

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful as always

SM
SaraM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Good Covid procedures in place, so I felt really safe eating there. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Birthday lunch

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KevinPR
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food for the price and attentive friendly service.

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Disappointment
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Can only review my meal Sunday roast Pork Belly Draugh was tough and without much flavor, plus waitress nearly spilled the very thin gravy in my lap, the meal was over priced for what was presented on the table. I have eaten at the Holly Bush before and been very satisfied but this Sunday lunch fell well short of what I was expecting.

JR
JustinR
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was average and service was exceptionally slow.

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Paulo
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have visited The Hollybush several times in the last few months. The ambiance is welcoming along with excellent interior decor. Having said that on the last couple of occasions we have been disapointed with the choice and quality of food. One of our party chose Rump Cap,when it arrived it was so small it was ridiculous. The Specials Menu had not changed from our last visit some weeks ago, somewhat lazy restuarant practise or lazy chef. Service and point of delivery was good but the main purpose of dining out is to enjoy the food sadly this was lacking.

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Cam123
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Just ok food bit pricey overall but service was very good

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NickC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I have dined here on a number of occasions and the food and service can only be described as variable. On my last visit the quality of both the service and food was poor.

Service - Customers arriving after us were served their food whilst we sat waiting and waiting. In the end we had to ask where our food was!

Food - From a party of six one person returned their meal because the meat was not cooked and another complained of extremely tough meat.

This is a shame because the restaurant is capable of delivering very good quality service and meals which I have experienced on a number of occasions. Lastly I would have to say the current menu portion sizes are really too small. I don't want quantity over quality but a few more vegetables would not go amiss. If I knew the quality was consistently good I would have no hesitation in recommending the Holly Bush.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 21 October 2020

Hi, Thanks for spending the time to leave us a review. Obviously as you can imagine post COVID everything is very hard for our trade with all the restrictions, we have had to currently source new suppliers so our food quality should return to our quality. As for the pork you sent back I am sorry but it is hard to say it was not was cooked when the plate was sent back just by looking at it, I hope you enjoyed the dish we sent out in replacement. I hope you try us again and enjoy your time.

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FirstReviewEver
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had to wait for 40mins to get our first drink. Food very salty, average and overpriced for what it was. As my 11 year old daughter says ‘the best thing about it was the drinks - when we finally got them’.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 21 October 2020

Hi, I am sorry but I do struggle to see a 40 minutes wait on Saturday evening as you only waited approximately 21 minutes from sitting down with the drinks menus to having drinks in front of you? I still do apologise as we aim for 10/15 minutes maximum but we was two members of staff down on Saturday night. I am sorry about the food, I wish you had sent your table back as we would have replaced all of it for you, everything is cooked to order. Thanks, Jon

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MarkY
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service was great by the team.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 21 October 2020

Hi Mark, Thanks for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FAQs

The Holly Bush offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01564 742427.

The Holly Bush is rated 4.4 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.