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The Hollybush, Bristol, South Gloucestershire

The Hollybush

4.6
4.6
756 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Located on the Bath and Bristol border, the Hollybush is everything a great country pub should be.

We have two comfortable and modern spaces for dining and a large bar area for drinking. Whether you are in the mood to put your feet up and enjoy a freshly prepared bar snack, treat the family to an excellent dining experience or grab a refreshing pint in our wonderful garden, we look forward to seeing you soon.

We are proud to serve the best local ales, an extensive range of up to 40 gins and the finest wines. Our experienced chefs prepare a wide range of dishes using fresh, local produce.

Our desserts are to die for! We regularly receive fantastic reviews, especially for our cheesecake which customers have been know to travel from afar to experience.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    0117 239 5879

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Parking Details

    We have a car park with 26 spaces 2 of which are for disabled parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 756 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KM

    KevinM

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, staff could perhaps be a little more attentive especially as quiet
  2. LF

    LizF

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat here often, always a good experience.
  3. LM

    LewisM

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Grease paper still on pie. Chips were white no colour
  4. D

    Dizzy

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    8 of us for lunch. Service was great and food enjoyed by all fish and chips very popular among our table we needed gluten fee and vegetarian and both catered well for.A lovely lunch .
  5. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic for food and drink. The menu offers more than your usual pub grub. Friendly service.
  6. KH

    KHXX

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The best ploughman’s I’ve had in a long time, with lovely thick ham & tasty pickles. Would have preferred a tasty cheese too as this one was slightly disappointing. Delicious gin selection too!
  7. A

    Ashleigh

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here before and shared the same experience when dining this weekend. Staff we interacted with were friendly and chatty, food was delicious and fairly priced. Slightly noisy on arrival but every seat in the building was filled, so unsurprising it was a bit loud! Quietened down quickly when the tables were clearing out. Such a lovely atmosphere, will be back again undoubtedly.
  8. JF

    JennieF

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great father's Day as always the Holly bush did not disappoint
  9. EB

    ElizabethB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had Sunday lunch, Food was amazing would definitely return again!
  10. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Never been so unnecessarily rushed in my life, when I arrived five mins after the booking had started because of traffic I was told I was already late and would be sat down, we had already been told at booking and over the phone we had two hours so we knew and didn’t need telling off like a naughty child. we actually finished in an hour and 15 so being made to feel rushed and unwelcome was completely unnecessary. Shame as waitress was very pleasant and food was quite nice.
  11. MU

    MikeU

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, excellent quality and quantity of food and drinks. Nice atmosphere in a pleasant environment.
  12. J

    Jono

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great atmosphere great food, nice to be recognised by the owner when we walk in every time. Best in the area.
  13. LW

    LilyW

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here a few times before and have never been able to find fault. The staff are always friendly, accommodating and pleasant in general. I have food allergies and every time , I have made them aware, they have been very careful for me and have gone out of their way to make adjustments. The food is delicious, the portions are more than generous and the prices are very reasonable.
  14. PB

    PeterB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attentive service & good food. Staff helpful and friendly
  15. S

    Stuld

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice welcome, menu full of options, service very good, everyone in our party happy with their food which was good quality. Only issue is that we were having a late lunch and seated in an empty area of the restaurant and not on the nicest table, when there a few available. I’m sure we would have been catered for if we had said something.
  16. AD

    AndrewD

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service with friendly staff.
  17. WE

    WillE

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keep going back for more! Food is consistantly good, service super friendly, Not to mention the great selection of beers and gins!! We love it there!
  18. G

    Georges

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were warmly welcomed into a relaxed atmosphere The staff were attentive but not intrusive Food was excellent as previously There is a lovely ambiance about the restaurant area
  19. JH

    JenniferH

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just lovely... Great staff. Glorious food and lovely atmosphere....
  20. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere Such a friendly place Gorgeous food Can’t fault them A1!!
  21. PB

    PeeBee

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal - I’d highly recommend the pulled pork Mac and Cheese. The service was lovely - very attentive and the meal was very good value for the high quality! We’ll definitely be back!
  22. JB

    JulieB

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch. Home cooked food at it’s best. Wonderful staff. Always good value for money.
  23. k

    kaye

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service. Nice place to eat and drink.
  24. SH

    SamH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food friendly service reasonable price quick service
  25. E

    Ellie

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, lovely food, good price, great atmosphere, dogs and kids welcome, lovely pub.
  26. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of ales, lovely food. Large outdoor area for drinks in the sun. Would highly recommend!
  27. JC

    JeanC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our local pub , and it’s the best pub for food , service , and great value . Thankyou to everyone at the Hollybush.!
  28. JA

    JamieandAlison

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very welcoming staff, didn't realise tho that no longer a Bath Akes pub and had brought visitirs especially. Did have 6 real ales on tho so not disappointed. Food was delicious and adapted one dish for our guest to suit dietry needs very easily. We had beef burger (but had to ask what meat it was as mot clear), seabass with samphire, chicken tikka burger and a real slice of pie! Staff were asked if was a prope pie as most are in a dish with a pastry lid. They told us it was a slice of pie and we were so impressed as not seen in years! Proper pie. Only negatives of whole night were a large quiz happening that we weren't aware of on a Monday night so got quite noisy but not too bad and sloping floor behind our table that 2 of us nearky fell down! Would have becn good to know it was there especially as one of us had a walker.
  29. k

    kaye

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, we had the Sunday roast which was well enjoyed by us all. We will doing this more often.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service!! I recommend for a great Sunday lunch.
  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a meeting of friends for lunch including 2 vegetarians.We all enjoyed lunch with prompt and efficient service.We asked to have the music turned down which was done immediately without comment.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Top food with a good atmosphere. Book to avoid disappointment
  33. KJ

    KimJ

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting and food were very good it’s a little pricey but food is very nice
  34. G

    Goodpublunch

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good beer, good food, good ambience, good staff, good pub
  35. SL

    SL28

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really tasty roast dinner with a wide selection of different roast option and different for those who don’t fancy one. Good puddings too, and very attentive service. Really enjoyed our meal, and it was packed out so obviously lots of other people do as well! Thanks for having us.
  36. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Busy Sunday lunch visit. Service quite slow. But it was busy. Had to ask twice for drinks and for sauces but no major issues apart for the horseradish sauce being dropped and landing on my handbag. Accidents happen. Tables quite compact and the table next to us had a dog under their table so their chairs were out quite a way from their table. Staff asked them politely to push back in and they weren’t happy. Pushed their chairs right back upto ours once we were seated. Wonderful food, great portion sizes and friendly staff. Not our first visit and won’t be our last!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been all over for Sunday lunch and we are united in saying that we have had the best meal service and experience that a very reasonable price for exemplary service and food served. Any one wanting great food and service should go here 👍
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Midweek lunch visit with family for my Nan's birthday. Compliments to the chef as our mains and desserts were exquisite. My Nan wanted to thank the landlord for being friendly and welcoming.
  39. DM

    DanielM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good choice, always a varied menu and ales. Staff really friendly and efficient. Can't fault the value.
  40. P

    Patioman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As usual James was an excellent host and well supported by his staff and quality of food and drinks. We'll be back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Hollybush is rated 4.6 stars by 756 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Hollybush

29 Bath Road Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS30 5JP

Additional information

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have a car park with 26 spaces 2 of which are for disabled parking.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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