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The Bushel and Strike

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15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
+44 1462 742394
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a valentines lunch after seeing some of the beautiful looking food on my last visit. We were sat in the very busy restaurant by friendly service, and we both ordered off the reasonably priced set menu. We both had the oz tongue starter which was delicious, but no comparison to my main course. My cod was cooked... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited friends down in Ashwell for Sunday lunch and for a change we dined out. Well worth the drive of 1hr 45 minutes. Fantastic portion sizes nice and hot and served by an enthusiastic team. The manageress was very attentive and made sure that we were well looked after. It was nice to wait for a little while for... More 

Thank 0gracelands
Wendover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met at Ashwell (as it is halfway between Cambs and Bucks). for a grandson's celebratory birthday lunch. The young men had generous steaks, perfectly cooked, and we had sole and chicken - also excellent. Good and imaginative starters and ditto puds. All beautifully presented, worthy of the West End. but a family atmosphere too.

Thank robS1981HH
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ashwell is a lovely village and this is an exceptional place to eat. Tuesday to Friday is a special gourmet set lunch at a very reasonable price. I enjoyed a delicious starter called halibut ceviche and then a sole with perfect trimmings. They must have a great chef. Friendly and helpful staff - a pleasure all round

Thank Hedgehog44
Ashwell, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the post Christmas slump, Bruce and I decided to cheer ourselves up with a Wednesday night meal across a couple of cold, January weeks at the Bushel. Wonderful food, service and warmth as always. Martin's use of pulses and chorizo in thick sauces are perfect for a winter's evening! Certainly cheered us both up.

Thank Allie D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in pub got beer sat down barman came to ask us if we were eating told him not sure he said will have to see if they could accommodate us as they were busy but it was only 8.20 did not stop doing food till 9.00 had beer and left would not go back or recommend

Thank Mart G
Kimbolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to find on a Sunday as we quite often like pub lunches on our return journeys from sporting events. They serve until 18.00 and i have to say the food is exceptional particularly the mash potato. If you like cheese after your meal check out the cheese list, very good.

Thank ian s
Worthing, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Bushel and Strike 13/01/17 just for a coffee and what a lovely pub and staff. The landlady gave my dog about half a dozen dog biscuits and the coffee was very good too. They have a good selection of beers and also do food although we didn't eat as it was too early for lunch.

Thank spursroo
Watford, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A group of 18 from our classic car club went for Sunday lunch, this was our third visit over the last 2 years. We were given the large dining room with a long table set up. The food and service were excellent and the cost reasonable for 3 courses plus wine.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We ended up at the Bushel & Strike by pure chance. The restaurant at the hotel we were staying at closed at 5.00pm as it was a Bank Holiday! By good fortune they offered to book us into a nearby restuarant which was 5 minutes walk away. We took up this offer and so ended up at the Bushel &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Ashwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 742394
The Bushel & Strike is a beautiful country pub located directly opposite the impressive Ashwell church. We pride ourselves on being a haven for those seeking great food, well kept cask ales, a good wine list and an old fashioned warm welcome. Children, dogs and wellies/walking boots are welcome!

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