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The Hollybush, Bristol, South Gloucestershire

The Hollybush

4.6
4.6
775 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


Booked 16 times today

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 775 people are saying

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  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SP

    ShirleyP

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Was disappointing. The service and friendliness of the staff was excellent but the food was a let down.
  2. M

    Mitch

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have to say it was quite busy & the two waiting staff were very good considering also the hot temperatures. I really appreciated the girl who presented my walnut & rhubarb cheesecake annoyed with happy birthday. Thank you for a pleasant evening.
  3. CT

    CeriseT

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday carvery was absolutely delicious!! Especially the cauliflower cheese! Nicest carvery in South West for sure :)
  4. KR

    KimRSDA

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing roast and service! Highly recommend. Everything was great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very friendly, with great food which was quick to come. Only down side was how noisy the road alongside the pub was when sitting outside. No fault of the pub itself but was bit distracting
  6. KP

    KerryP

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and fabulous service. Just a shame the website menu is not accurate.
  7. e

    elderyounger

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    an enjoyable Saturday lunch with friends. Excellent food and friendly attentive service from the staff. Will definitely be coming back.
  8. AM

    AndyM

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Of the 4 meals, the Rump steak was excellent and salad brilliant, but however crispy the chips were, they didn’t taste that special. This was endorsed with the fish and chips described as average. Steak pie and red cabbage was however delicious. The beet tagliatelle was described as boring and only suitable for a lunch, with the feta being spartan. Beers expensive.
  9. SH

    SusanH

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, good food and service even though it was busy..fab background music..Lovely chilled evening..😊
  10. N

    Neil

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One course and a few beers. Our waitress was awesome. Food good too thanks
  11. CH

    ChrisH

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, service very good,pub quiz night so car park was full!
  12. DC

    DaveC

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was excellent and so was the service Only marked it down as surprised 1/2 the meat choices were already sold out at 6pm. Otherwise thoroughly recommend
  13. JB

    JustinB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have not been to the hollybush for a long time and found the service and the food impeccable. The chef did a lovely Sunday roast and the homemade cheesecake is to die for we will definitely be returning.
  14. M

    Mumsy1066

    Bristol

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with friends for Sunday lunch, had roast pork, absolutely delicious, good value too, plenty of meat, veg and a massive Yorkshire pud top. Staff very helpful. Lovely atmosphere
  15. SS

    SueS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Sunday dinner was lovely except the Raist potatoes were like bullets, we left them as they were hard and didn’t even look roasted? Rest of the dinner was great, the service was brilliant
  16. J

    Juls

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Took our golden retriever she loved meeting the pub golden and the dog ice cream. Lovely place good food and service looking forward to visiting again.
  17. AS

    AnnetteS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable meal for 4..as always. Nice steak and the other 3 enjoyed their choices judging by their empty plates.
  18. RD

    RogerD

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good menu , friendly staff, adequate parking, definitely recommend it
  19. AM

    AngelaM

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and a warm welcome from the golden retriever ❤️
  20. KM

    KevinM

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

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

    LizF

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

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

    LewisM

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

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

    Dizzy

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    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 .
  24. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic for food and drink. The menu offers more than your usual pub grub. Friendly service.
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. PB

    PeterB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attentive service & good food. Staff helpful and friendly
  34. 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.
  35. AD

    AndrewD

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service with friendly staff.
  36. 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!
  37. 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
  38. JH

    JenniferH

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just lovely... Great staff. Glorious food and lovely atmosphere....
  39. 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!!
  40. 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!

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 775 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
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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