The Holly Bush

4.6
455 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 455 People Are Saying
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Mitch
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Young lad showed us to our table left us some menus and asked us what we would like to drink went away to order drinks while we looked over menu
Ordered a starter each which was of excellent portion the we had roast beef lunch which was of a good size with red cabbage and a bowl of vegetables to share and extra gravy in a jug all the staff were very tentative and polite would definitely recommend

JC
JackC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner for 4 with friends Saturday night, what a lovely evening we all had. On arrival the restaurant was busy, we arrived early for drinks in the bar. Upon arrival we ordered at the bar and was told they would bring the drinks over, by the time our coats were off the drinks were with us. After a little drink Chloe brought us some menus over before our booking time and got us some more drinks, so relaxing to not have to go sip to the bar! After going through to the restaurant Ryan and the young girl in a trainee top looked after us for the evening, Ryan gave us some great recommendations, along with with twisting the chefs arms to do us some onion rings (not currently on the menu.) The food was just amazing from start to finish! Although we didn't have room for desserts, the menu had all the classics you could wish for. It must be our 5th time at The Holly Bush and we certainly will be back soon! Thanks for such a great night.

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SophieL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

What an Amazing Night! Hot Smoked Salmon for starter, partner had the chicken liver parfait, followed by 2 dirty chicken! 1 brownie to share for dessert as we was so full! God the flavours were immense! Service was friendly, quick and efficient, what more could you ask for? Will be booking again for next Saturday, found my new favourite pub!

JS
JillS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always, waitress couldn’t do enough. Loved the roaring fire 🔥 Bringing a party of 9 on the 26th . Can’t wait

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AndrewC
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was attentive without being over the top. It’s not cheap microwaved food. It’s quality so you have to wait. If you want quick food go to a chain. If you want quality go to the Holly Bush. The crusted liver was gorgeous.

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vipMaryH
Warwickshire
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us thoroughly enjoyed our most recent meal at the Holly Bush. What we like is that the menu always contains lovely twists on familiar dishes. Torbay Sole with chive dressing was cooked perfectly and we loved the brownie with cherries and kirsch.
Excellent service too. Thank you.

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vipCaroline1209
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find!! Food was amazing….pub is cosy and welcoming and staff were great! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great English pub offered us a friendly welcome. The food was excellent and the staff were brilliant. A great time was had by all.

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BernieK
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food fantastic service will go back again

KP
KimP
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pub, food and great service. Disappointed that there was a charge for extra gravy

JC
JaneC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with great atmosphere. Food was great.

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CraigA
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for a party of 12 and were all seated together.

The staff were really friendly and attentive, and the food came for as all at the same time, fresh and piping hot.

We all opted for the Sunday dinner, with no complaints with any of it.

In addition, the restaurant were able to provide an anniversary cake for me which went down a storm.

Highly recommend dining here, great food, ambience and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food good , service terrible ,

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NickM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience3

First the good points - the food was very good and fairly priced, and the lack of piped music was a bonus. However the overall quality of service left something to be desired. Having been shown our seats and a drinks order taken, it was then a long time before anybody came to take our food order, despite us putting our menus down, and trying to 'catch the eye' of waiting staff - and staff were available standing at the waiting station. We had to wave our hand to get attention
Similarly once we had our meal there was no follow up to see if everything was OK with the food, or at any point of we wanted more drinks (which i did). when we finished our meal and asked for the bill there was again a long wait (20 mins plus) before we got it. two tables who asked for their bills around the same time got theirs within 5 mins, and in fact one of the parties reminded their waitress that we had not had ours yet.
When i came to pay the bill the waitress who took payment apologised for the wait and said they were busy, which at that point they were, but not earlier when waiting staff were standing about rather than engaging with diners. I got the impression that a number of the waiting staff on duty were inexperienced, and hadn't learned the art of being aware of when diners need attention. Nobody wants waiting staff constantly interrupting asking you if the food is ok or if you need more drinks etc, but there is a difference between being subtly attentive and being forgotten about, which is how we felt at times.
Also we weren't offered the vegan/vegetarian menu which we didn't realise existed till later , and though we are not vegetarian it might have been nice to see what was available

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AnnB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We have been before and food and service was superb but last night the service was very poor and slow.
We decide against staying for dessert as the restaurant was full and becoming ‘stuffy’, even though we were dining early.

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Tedd
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food we had was lovely. Fabulous staff. However disappointed with the reduced Restaurant menu. Over Christmas the menu was great - lots of choice but the menu now seems to cater for bar meals opposed to a la carte.

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TracyH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend - food was delicious, will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in really nice surroundings. The staff were brilliant. I can highly recommend this country pub.

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BrettD
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & staff were fantastic! They were very accommodating with two children, one being 8 months old. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning soon. Special thanks to Lottie who served us and was wonderful!

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JacquelineQ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for myself, husband and friend visiting from Matlock. Was absolutely delighted with the quality of food and service. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you 😊

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PamG
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Husbands had fillet steak it was nice but far to small a piece for the cost

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been before and had the chateaubriand steak (x2). It was £25 more than when we came last a couple months ago and was a slightly disappointing cut. For £75 and a bottle it needed more sides to come with it rather than just chips, tomato and mushroom. Was so much nicer when we had it before which was a shame and think £75 is a bit much for what it was. Had cheaper and nicer.

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PatriciaM
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a pub I use on a regular basis. Overall a pleasant experience, considering the covid issues. The menu was good but a little limited for general pub food but as always, the pie was delicious and the fish a good size.

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BenE
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing, after arriving for our meal the staff were very attentive on sorting drinks and a small starter which was the bread! Outstanding ! Following that our meals were promptly bought out to us, the food was perfectly cooked and plenty of food also ! The staff couldn’t have done more for us and made us feel more welcome ! Especially the gentleman serving, his bubbly energetic personality bought a glum day up in spirit so thank you for being you ! Overall we’ve recommended you guys following yesterday to our family and looking to return asap ! Thank you !

KM
KarenM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with great fish and chips! Mini dessert was not that mini! But thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food well served.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Meal nice but prices for me are to high for local pub grub maybe more choice on menu as well but staff were excellent and food was nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great service, really good food and the entertainer was excellent, good music sung well and not go over powering. We had a great evening.

JH
JamesH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good and very friendly. Would definitely go again

KS
KevinS
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday roast . Wonderfully presented. Many thanks to “manager John” and his very attentive smiling waitresses, especially Zoe and lily and the initial waitresses who showed us to our table. Advance booking is strongly advised. Cannot wait till to go again. Thanks loads.

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RonaldG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, service food and drinks top quality definitely worth a return visit will recommend to my friends and family.

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Nettie
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both area’s are very good, & service excellent in both

GR
GrahamR
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice surroundings and well decorated with comfortable seating. The food was standard Gastro pub food which I feel was a bit on the pricey side. Staff were attentive and food came within a reasonable time.

MH
vipMaryH
Warwickshire
44 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals which were beautifully prepared and presented. The poached pear Eton Mess was especially delicious.The staff we met were all cheerful and willing. It was a little noisy as there was a private party in the adjoining marquee, so we couldn't hear each other too well without adding to the noise. Nevertheless, a lovely dining experience .

SJ
SueJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with lovely food and excellent personal service from the staff who were very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely relaxed evening and thought the fact the chef was prepared to make gluten free onion rings for one of our party was lovely - in fact it made her evening. Couldn't fault anything - food, beer, service, comfort were all spot on!

BJ
BetsyJ
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant surroundings. Attentive staff. Understands Gluten free.

JK
JeffK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable food but could have been a bit hotter. Overall the experience very good and very attentive staff

KS
KevinS
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch. Sirloin of beef cooked to perfection. Real ale served to the table in perfect condition. 10/10

LM
LindaM
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely pub and restaurant. Good menu, delicious food. Will definitely be going back

FAQs

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

The Holly Bush is rated 4.6 stars by 455 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.