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  1. Distance: 7.83mi
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  3. Distance: 9.09mi
  4. Distance: 9.39mi
  1. Distance: 7.83mi
  2. Distance: 8.49mi
  3. Distance: 9.09mi
  4. Distance: 9.39mi

About The Hollybush

The Hollybush is an independent family run pub near to the Bristol and Bath border. Closed for several years, we opened in March 2014 after refurbishment. We’re everything you’d wish a country pub to be we have great beer, exciting gin list with over 30 types of gin and a restaurant serving great food.

29 Bath Road
Bristol, Bristol BS30 5JP
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0117 239 5879

Website:
http://hollybushpubbristol.co.uk/

Additional:
Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Wi-Fi available

The Hollybush Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Seasonal (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (7)
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Quiet Conversation (6)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

I have had a number of evening meals here and the food has always been delicious with great service.

I have had more lunches here, the menu is slightly different in the day time, I really like this menu, it's excellent value and it's a quieter time for relaxed discussion.

The staff are always warm and helpful. The coffee is made just how you like it. If I could offer constructive feedback on the wine, I would like to see a really dry Chablis and a rich Pino Noir Rose but everyone has specific wine tastes and there's also great beers available...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

The holybush was excellent as usual.. The open table booking service wasn't ..the holybush had not received our reservation. But despite being busy found us a table

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

Met friends for lunch good atmosphere and great service. We all ordered the sandwiches which were really good, fresh bread with plenty of filling. The food that was being brought to the other tables looked very good with a varied menu but I would say the fish and chips was obviously the favourite. Will definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 7 January 2018

Excellent Sunday lunch. Good choice, good service, lovely venue.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

A really great night out with friends. Lovely to have a separate gluten free menu and portion sizes of both the main course and desert were good. Couldn’t believe the choices of gin! Service was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 24 December 2017

Superb Sunday lunch! Lamb and pork very tasty with good selection of vegetables.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 16 December 2017

Lovely food and atmosphere. Quick, friendly service.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 14 December 2017

Overall very good. Will be going back again very soon

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great atmosphere. Very knowledgable professional bar staff who went to great lengths to ensure we enjoyed our drinks. The food was exceptional and we all enjoyed our fish dishes.
Highly recommended

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Casual, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 7 December 2017

Good food good service very welcomeing an enjoyable experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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service4
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Had a pork belly dish from the specials menu. One of the best I have ever had. Wish they would include it on the standard menu.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 November 2017

The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 14 November 2017

Service and meal was fab, waitress was lovely and could not do enough for us, will definitely visit again

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ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

Our Sunday lunch was lovely and the caramel brownie was delicious so we went back the following Sunday and it was equally as delicious, recommended a friend and they had lunch there as well, highly recommended. Gina and andy

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

Steak was cooked to perfection and the restaurant has a lovely feel to it. Great bar for a few drinks after dinner. Very friendly and attentive staff! 👍🏼

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 November 2017

Sunday lunch roast pork and after choc brownie both delicious

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Been here several times now and every time we come we always have good food and good service. Must try if you haven’t yet

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Excellent service, food, basically the whole meal was great. Will certainly not hesitate to come back again and recommend to friends and family 😆

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Waiting staff were brilliant throughout and the food was stunning

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service5
value3

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

Very tasty meal, found the gravy on sunday lunch was very tasty although just a bit to flavoured. would have liked to have a bit more on the plate , meat was beautifully cooked and tender, would have prefered a bit more variety in the veg. Not all deserts were avaliable as sold out, so didn't have much of a choice. but a nice meal. would go again, even if it was rather expensive for Sunday Lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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service4
value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

The welcome was a bit shakey no one to attend to us initially (staff passing us by when trying to be seated) but once seated all fine

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service5
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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food with excellent service! There is also comprehensive gin list for all G&T lovers. I will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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service5
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 (Bath)·Dined on 15 January 2018

Enjoy this place which is right on our doorstep and took some friends along On this visit. Food was good as usual, staff friendly and good drinks selection. Only thing I would say is there was only one vegetarian option which was a shame as a friend was vegetarian. That said, as a meat eater I would defiantly return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food3
ambience5
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

The food was delicious, however it was served warm, not hot, so slightly disappointing. The service was excellent and the restaurant clean.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service4
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·Dined on 21 December 2017

Restaurant was busy due to a big Christmas party. Waited 40 mins for food, staff were very helpful and brought us some bread whilst we were waiting. Food was lovely and there was plently of it.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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ambience3
service3
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Excellent food with a very good selection of starters, mains & desserts.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

We had three different dishes for four people, two lots of wild mushroom with tarragon tagliatelle, fish and chips and the special Skatewing. The pasta was amazing, the other dishes were also tasty. Efficient service and very polite staff.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great Beer
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service5
value3

 
·Dined on 5 December 2017

pleasant welcome , attentive staff. Had the Christmas fare.Party of 4 all found the main meal too big and unfortunately had to leave some food, which we do not like doing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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service3
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·Dined on 29 November 2017

Excellent food slightly spoilt by a rushed service and very warm room. Had only just put cutlery down when plate was taken away!

Tags: Casual
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food3
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

Good, friendly service and good food. Unfortunately they had run out of the vegetarian roast dinner and didn't have anything else on the menu to cater for vegetarians. They offered pasta or risotto but no description of what each one was which made neither sound very appealing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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food2
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service2
value2

 
·Dined on 15 November 2017

Had a really good hot filling Sunday lunch with good service the week before even though it was really busy so took friends on a midweek evening. Staff friendly, and efficient bar staff with a good range of beers and lager. Draft Gem was excellent as was the Estella.
The menu wasn’t very exciting or much choice. We were really stuck and ended up with fish and chips and a roast chicken meal that was supposed to have “crispy potatoes” but they were in a tomatoe bean sauce. Very nice but not what the description suggested. It was 8pm and fairly quiet but the food took ages to arrive. I eventually asked where it was as I could not see anyone else eating.
When it arrived the food was good and tasty. The restaurant and bar area are relaxing and smart. The menu just needs a revamp and updating on the website as sadly there was no pork belly listed that 2 of us had gone for.

Tags: Great Beer
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Impressed with food especially the healthy options.
Unfortunately it was very noisy as lots of tables and very popular,

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

the service and food were very good, the ambiance is just what was required. it is a fab setting and we will return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Food was excellent. Service was good. Drinks on the dear side.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food3
ambience3
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value2

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Average food and a little over priced. It was a busy Friday night...but food was still a long time arriving. Mixture of good and average dishes. End bill seemed to be quite high for a group of 8 with not that many drinks. Good polite and tentative staff though.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Food was lovely but it took so long to come out (over an hour between started and main) that our toddler had fallen asleep so missed out on his meal! This isn’t the first time we have been here and had poor, slow service, we had decided to give it another try but won’t be going back again. It’s a shame because it’s a lovely pub and the adults food was lovely

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food3
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service3
value3

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

Very welcoming but could with a bit more thought over Christmas theme about the restaurant and to the menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

excellent food with friendly staff and within easy walking distance

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Nice food and good choice at the bar, however it was a busy evening with christmas meals so took a little longer than noramal, also missed a couple of drinks ordered at the table so had to have them removed form the bill (which was no problem at all).

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

We both ordered vegetarian meals and found them very disappointing. Firstly, one of the dishes I'd seen on the website menu was no longer on the menu at the pub (website menu needs updating!) which was unfortunate, as that was the dish I'd hoped to order. I ordered the tagliatelle with mushrooms instead, which arrived swimming in a bright yellow sauce of butter and/or cheese (not mentioned on the menu) and was heavy and unappealing. My partner ordered the butternut squash risotto, which was again very heavy and not particularly tasty. Both dishes were monotonous and desperately needed some steamed vegetables (why do vegetarian dishes so often lack vegetables?!) to add variety and colour, and lighten them up a bit. I've had a vegetarian meal at the Hollybush before (I think it was a vegetable tagine or similar) and that had been OK, so we were very disappointed on this occasion.

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