The Holly Bush
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Halloumi Fries Chilli Jam
Slow 7 Hour Roasted Shoulder of Aubrey Allen
Roast Sirloin of Aubrey Allen
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
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.
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!
Excellent meal as always, waitress couldn’t do enough. Loved the roaring fire 🔥 Bringing a party of 9 on the 26th . Can’t wait
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.
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.
Such a great find!! Food was amazing….pub is cosy and welcoming and staff were great! Highly recommend
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.
Excellent food fantastic service will go back again
Lovely pub, food and great service. Disappointed that there was a charge for extra gravy
Lovely pub with great atmosphere. Food was great.
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.
Food good , service terrible ,
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
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.
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.
Definitely recommend - food was delicious, will definitely visit again.
Excellent meal in really nice surroundings. The staff were brilliant. I can highly recommend this country pub.
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!
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 😊
Husbands had fillet steak it was nice but far to small a piece for the cost
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.
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.
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 !
Lovely evening with great fish and chips! Mini dessert was not that mini! But thoroughly enjoyed it.
Excellent food well served.
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
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.
Very good and very friendly. Would definitely go again
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.
Excellent restaurant, service food and drinks top quality definitely worth a return visit will recommend to my friends and family.
Both area’s are very good, & service excellent in both
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.
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 .
Great place with lovely food and excellent personal service from the staff who were very attentive. We will definitely be back!
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!
Pleasant surroundings. Attentive staff. Understands Gluten free.
Very enjoyable food but could have been a bit hotter. Overall the experience very good and very attentive staff
Wonderful Sunday lunch. Sirloin of beef cooked to perfection. Real ale served to the table in perfect condition. 10/10
What a lovely pub and restaurant. Good menu, delicious food. Will definitely be going back
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.