The Holly Bush

4.4
224 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 224 People Are Saying
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DoreenW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice well presented and tasty food in a lovely country pub atmosphere

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LauraT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect place for any occasion. Lovely friendly pub with great food.

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DavidF
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked the day to the Hollybush. Really enjoyed it. Looks like good place to work. Staff look happy. Look after them please.

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KateS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A hidden treasure. Lovely staff, well looked after and food was great.

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SusanC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely venue dispute the rain
Good service, lovely food

Definitely felt safe Re COVID, tables well spread out and handgel and masks available

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Carol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Good choice on menu. Blankets provided when it got chilly. Overall a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Surprised that only one of the serving staff was wearing a face mask

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food and a pleasant ambiance.

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Kim1
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice walk to the Holly Bush and were able to sit outside in the sunshine and have a drink for the first time in a while. The staff were all great and it was a nice chilled atmosphere.
Thanks!

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BethP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for two. Food and staff were both amazing. My only complaint would be tabled felt a little close but understand they need to maximise tables underneath outside cover. Also really loved the 90s soundtrack :) beautiful outdoor area with lots of seating. Staff very attentive and made good recommendations for food. Will definitely go again.

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deang
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as always, great service and a bonus having a marquee during these eat outside times. Highly recommended

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Sineadl
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Need to warm the plates dinner was barely Luke warm when came out and by a few minutes in was stone cold x lovely dinner so a shame it wasn’t hot

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service
Staff were very friendly and all felt covid safe

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BeckyH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely setting, lovely service. Looking forward to going back x

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BP63
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went smoothly and food was excellent, good service

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KellyP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, great service and safe atmosphere- will be back x

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Mark
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food options and a great atmosphere. I would definitely recomend.

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MarkS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very nice fish portion was like a whale would recommend

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Muzzybear
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were a credit to you, all very polite and helpful
The puddings were expensive and disappointing !!
Heaters would have helped as we were all cold tne blankets helped a bit

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BeckyC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was so nice to be eating out again. Staff were friendly and attentive. Menu still limited but still enough choice. Nobody had a bad meal, all cooked well. Toilets clean. Socially distanced and one way system.

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LouiseS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Very helpful staff and friendly

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MavisS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our visit, the food was very nice and the service very good. The only grumble I have, was that the table we sat at was right by the opening and the wind was making it uncomfortable, even though I had two coats on.

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Joooooo
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and service. We were a tad cold in the marquee

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GailF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, it had the best GF pudding I’ve tasted.

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LaurenC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb meal, ambience and service were great. Loved the additional goodie bags for the kids...a really lovely touch. Will be visiting again without doubt.

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HelenM
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the sun which was lovely. Service was very good, food wonderful. A little pricy for Sunday roast when you have to pay extra £2.50 for 2 tiny stuffing balls as does not come with roast pork. Will definitely return soon.

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DerekL
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in the marquee which was well laid out and plenty of room. The food was really good. The steak and burgers were really tasty. The service was also very good. Waiting time for food was only about 20 minutes. All in all we had a very good night. Definitely go again.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Derek, It really is hard doing everything completely outside at the moment but glad you enjoyed everything we kept as standards as close to being inside as we can. See you soon.

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Yvonne
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at the Holly Bush again. Lovely warm summer evening, service was excellent we were created and taken to our
table immediately. We sat in the marquee which was very pleasant nice vase of flowers on the table. Happy atmosphere and good was good. Thoroughly enjoyable.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Yvonne, see you soon

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HelenJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon at The Hollybush.
The only complaint I have is with regards to the food. I ordered nachos with chilli con carni from the starter menu, when the nachos arrived, they had pulled pork on the top. I hate pulled pork and because of this, I was unable to eat any of the nachos. It was a shame as other than this, the day was perfect!

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Hi Helen, Thanks for the review. I understand your point of view however I can assure you the chilli was actually beef frisket which we slow roast for over 24 hours. I know its not how everywhere does chilli but you should have tried it! It's amazing! We don't have pulled pork on our menu at all at the moment. Sorry our staff should have noticed and explained, sorry if this didn't make experience with us even better.

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GailF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service really lovely staff, could not do enough for you. Nice location and atmosphere was great would recommend for a great place to eat & drink

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Gail, your review is very important to us, see you soon.

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LesleyS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as good as ever. Although a reduced menu at the moment still plenty of choice. Tables well spaced so felt safe. Lovely to be back.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Lesley, We have all loved being back! See you soon.

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markf
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Smart pub with excellent food. Sheltered and covered bookable tables in the marquee or first come first serve in the outside garden.

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Hi Mark, Thanks for the review, See you next time

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KatieG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend the Holly Bush; really lovely pub. We sat outside on comfy rattan sofas. There is a covered outdoor area if the weather isn’t great or if you want some shade. The service was great; staff were really attentive. Dogs are welcome, and the staff make sure that they each have fresh water bowls. Big food portions and a good variety of dishes on offer. We’ll be going back soon!

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Katie, Our staff have worked so hard since we reopened and we are so proud of the credit they are to us! See you soon.

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sophieperkins
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The staff were so nice which is probably why I didn’t make anymore of an issue with what had happened the fact my burger bun came out with mould in it was just something I had never witnessed before, they brought a new one out but honestly by that point I was really over the meal after waiting an hour between our starter and our main we definitely got forgotten about when our food came out everything was cold I looked like I had the leftover chips on the tray which were cold and half full in the pot my parent had one scoop of lukewarm mash with his pie which was the only thing that was piping hot if our food hadn’t of been under a lamp for 30min I really don’t know what the excuse would be for it to be so cold! Just so sad my grandparents used to come to the Holly bush years ago and it was there favourite pub! Just couldn’t be more disappointed I booked it for my boyfriend as a surprises meal/ first date night this year and I honestly I was so embarrassed that I had booked the meal with you thank god the starters were nice just felt like we really just got forgotten about which is so sad .

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Hi Sophie, My name is Jon, I am so so sorry you left us feeling like this, we have being so busy these last few weeks I don't know how you how you ended up with this experience! Is there any chance you can email me please on hello@thehollybushgorcotthill.co.uk so I can explain and offer you a new visit on us to show you how you should feel when you leave. Although it is embarrassing the look of the bun was probably from our faulty new cutlery which has all now being send back.

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KerryH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely garden and Marquee. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Kerry, See you soon!

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AliceW
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful afternoon

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Alice, See you soon

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JamesD
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to say that we had a great experience and will be back asap

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SuziB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service thanks

Food and friendly staff kids loved it too

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Thanks Suzi, We can't wait to welcome you back

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LeeG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booking made via Open table and confirmed via email and text. On arrival at the Holly Bush it was closed!! Very disappointed and will avoid using open table to book here again. Your system does not work

The Holly Bush
Responded on 26 April 2021

Hi Lee, I am sorry we had a technical issue on our booking system, although all of our staff were off on their days off we did notice and tried to rectify immediately, with leaving messages and sending emails. We are sorry for the trouble but it did even state on opentable that we are closed on Mon/Tues. Hopefully your next experience is a lot better, Ask for one of the managers when you next come, we will compensate you for your trouble. Sorry

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SHGH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
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

The Holly Bush
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi, Thanks for spending the time leaving us a review. We are are so sorry that you felt disappointed from our teething problems, I will get in touch with you privately to try and get some extra feedback and improve for your next visit. Jon

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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 224 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.