The Hollybush

4.4
426 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 426 people are saying
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DaveM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best invisible meal ever served by the friendly invisible staff in the imaginary pub restaurant.

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JonA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and setting. Really lovely atmosphere. Will return.

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Checkov
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, brilliant service. Good choice of drinks.

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Charlotteb
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here for drinks or food. Food always nice, atmosphere friendly and cosy. Clean and feels safe :-)

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Lorna
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but quite expensive as the portions are very small.

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Bexter
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely steak and ale pie. Homemade, not out of a packet.

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Gabby
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast I’ve had in a while. Really lovely food and lovely staff. Always liked this pub.

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SarahA
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was delicious and had the biggest piece of cheesecake ever for dessert

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HelenM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the staff were so attentive and had such a lovely evening out.

MP
MarkP
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and customer service excellent

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Slightly pricey at £25 for meal but prepared to pay owing to covid to support local businesses And appreciate extra costs they are incurring. Food was lovely, service friendly.

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KateO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and pleasant service good drinks menu too

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kellyg
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food all the time

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DEREK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a two course meal on a Tuesday evening. As others have said the menu is limited but the quality of the meals on offer was excellent. Good beers too! As always, the staff were welcoming and friendly. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Shannon
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab roast, great food. Table of 6 of us and service was great.

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FloraM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and lovely food. Very accommodating towards my toddler too.

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April
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, nice atmosphere and the food is fresh and delicious.

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IanF
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was very good
Limited menu, but in current situation this is acceptable.
Would recommend the Hollybush

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lesleyh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready for us on arrival, plenty of choice on the menu plus specials, friendly efficient staff. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The atmosphere was quiet as we had to sit in the bar because we had a dog. We also had to order online but service was really quick and efficient. Food fine, except quiche came with chips when new pots were advertised and my fish was a bit greasy. But those are minor gripes. It was basically fine.

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GillianK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice pub,staff friendly,food very good.would definitely return.

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Lucie
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Lunch with the family.

MP
MarkP
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good, vfm good, ambience good. Not a great deal of choice for Ale drinkers though. Nevertheless we’ll be going back again!

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Karen
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and welcoming manager and staff. The home made pie was excellent

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VickiH
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Nice to have a full and varied menu to choose from. Covid social distancing was done very well, and equally did not impact the evening at all.

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EB5891
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Initially the service was prompt and friendly. Menu choice was varied. Food was delicious. But then after 90 mins we were told they needed our table.. they all stood around staring at us until we moved! We then were told we could go to another table and they would serve us for drinks.. waited 20 minutes with empty glasses and no one took our order so we left..

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Bailo
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food & service

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BryanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and good service. Covid secure and still a lovely lunch trip out.

MP
MarkP
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ciabattas and good drinks choice. Service excellent and staff extremely friendly.

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DebraC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well organised, all safety steps were in place , felt safe, but still had an enjoyable night, food was good, as was the service.

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ME1664
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family birthday meal. Lovey pub, great food and friendly staff

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LisaM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was absolutely amazing! Well sesoned ,vegetables were cooked to perfection!! Was a perfect Sunday lunch

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KelleyS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for Sunday lunch and The whole experience and food was excellent, would highly recommend

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ChelseaN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, waitress was very helpful, polite and service and food was very quick and efficient. Food was lovely. We'll managed with Covid too, felt safe

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NickyB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice environment, expensive over buttered food good service from servers. Very limited menus obviously due to covid but limited selection nevertheless

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JeanM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friends had the Burger which was very meaty, I had pork nicely done though not much taste to it. We asked for the Desert menu which never arrived. I would have been happier if staff had been wearing face mask or face visor.
Setting is nice and staff polite. I would eat there again though not in a hurry.

MB
MariaB
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service, even under this pandemic staff were excellent and the layout of the pub was great and understanding.

Enjoyed by all 4 of us

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MichaelR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm welcome followed by efficient and friendly serving staff. Food was absolutely fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Drinks throughout our meal were bought quickly,water bottle was appreciated. Would highly recommend.

JM
JodieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Easy to order on the app, waitress also made sure we had no trouble ordering. Quick service with food.

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KatieSue
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

A poor lunch. Ciabatta should have been toasted rather than presented cold and dry with a limp yellowing salad.
I did complain but no apology was made.

FAQs

The Hollybush is rated 4.4 stars by 426 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 reservations at the moment.