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Holly Bush Inn

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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51 Brook Lane | Marehay, Ripley DE5 8JA, England
+44 1773 570830
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Always go there when in the country. Excellent pork pies..the Huntsmans is a favorite! Great ciders...Bee Sting is great but don't drink and drive! Love the atmosphere and people!

Thank Maclebon M
Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Another great sunday Lunch at the Holly bush. Wonderful beef. very friendly staff, very clean. Give it a try, but I suggest you book a table, as it gets very busy.

Thank jean c
Ripley, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Having eaten here several times now, my previous review dropped a star for the decor and surroundings. The food however has always been fantastic and the service brilliant. Friendly helpful bar and waiting staff. Good timely service (not too fast or slow). There has been some improvement in the surroundings but really, who cares? If you want a good meal... More 

Thank Charlotte1011
Ripley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went to a friend's mother's wake here. Easy access for the disabled with good friendly staff. The buffet was excellent with plenty of choice. My wife has to have a wheat free diet and they made her an excellent salad. The place can get a bit claustrophobic when full or busy.

Thank Peter A
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited while watching cricket across the road. I found the food at dinner time absolutely spot on.very traditional tasty and a fair price. The roast beef was delicious. The girl behind the bar and the lad waiting on were very friendly. I would recommend.

1 Thank James G
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visit this pub/resturant with friends for a late Sunday dinner (eating around 6-30pm) although they have been serving all day,the food and service is always of a good standard.The bar is extremely well stocked at very reasonable prices and no matter how busy the pub may be service is always quick and satisfactory.

Thank Robin H
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I can only give a positive review for this lovely little pub. My husband and I have become regulars here over the last two months and wouldn't go anywhere else. Both as diners and drinkers we really cannot find fault. The atmosphere is so friendly and welcoming. Food is good, definitely home made and plentiful. Beer is always up to... More 

Thank DeirdreDerby
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We ate as a family of five at teatime. The descriptions from other reviews were accurate; very much the feel of a 'locals' pub, fatigued appearance and disjointed furniture. As recommended in other reviews, we ordered from the specials menu, and were not disappointed. The food was piping hot, fresh, filling and very tasty. The staff were polite and approachable.... More 

1 Thank Sam T
Ripley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

i went two weeks to the holly bush.its a great pub ive been going there for years.the meals are fantas ttic..he people are very friendly yes its a nice place.geys loads in .yes if youwhish go and try it

1 Thank 128kara8128
Rhyl, Wales
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Nice looking place on the outside: a pub of two halves inside. Old bar one side with big featureless dining room attached. Forget that, the beer is excellent and well kept and the food is superb. Between the four of us we chose from the menu and the specials board. My son and I are pudding lovers and we split... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Brook Lane | Marehay, Ripley DE5 8JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ripley
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 570830
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?