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Holly Bush Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
51 Brook Lane | Marehay, Ripley DE5 8JA, England
+44 1773 570830
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
51 Brook Lane | Marehay, Ripley DE5 8JA, England
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Once again we visited The Holly Bush for a treat dinner as a family. The pub has had a partial re-vamp and new upholstery. Looking very smart though is not really enough when the food is not up to standard. What has happened to the...More

Thank DeirdreDerby
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

First impressions is that the pub needs updating, however the food is delicious. Staff very friendly and made to feel very welcome. Good menu with plenty to choose from and a specials board. Generous portions and homemade chips. Could not fault at all and will...More

Thank carol r
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and enjoyed our evening. The meal was very pleasant but nothing to go mad about. The whole place is screaming for a refurb but with plenty of customers they may feel it is an unnecessary expense. Food distinctively average but no complaints.

1  Thank jackbry
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The decor was lovely, the staff and the locals were friendly and the food and beer first rate. However, this was as nothing to the divine majesty of the waitress Leah. Ships have been launched, symphonies written and poems recited for a presence less divine....More

Thank James R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited this pub yesterday with friends having never been before and was pleasantly surprised with the staff, food and welcome received. my understanding is that the pub has recently re opened after being closed and up for sale. The staff were very friendly and efficient...More

Thank chalks178
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

First time in the Holly Bush but will be back again! Service was great and so was the food :) Large Sunday roast was lovely with a great selection of vegetables, great value too.

1  Thank Charli W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Lovely home made food . Friendly helpful staff .Aways get you a table if they can usually do though.

Thank teresasharpe
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Food was greasy over cooked, chips were home made but looked and tasted like they were cooked in old batter not nice. Bush burger very greasy cheese n bacon dropping in grease.burger was also a little tough. The place smells of fried food to the...More

1  Thank wren76
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I noticed the people that complained about this place were not exactly breaking the bank on what they ordered. This pubs resteraunt is an excellent example of home food cooking. I have people from Leicestershire and Yorkshire visit me and insist on going for a...More

Thank dcripley
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Called for lunch on Wednesday with three others. Ordered gammon egg and chips. The gammon was cold ham not hot gammon and the chips were seven or eight one inch chips, the rest were chip bits only. The waitress asked if all was ok when...More

Thank jackiebU1972RG
Lorrainehollybush, Owner at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hi sorry your meal wasn't up to standard. I can't help the size of potatoes as we make our own chips they aren't all in uniform like frozen chips. Could you tell me did you order the gammon from the £5.50 lunchtime specials board?

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Hilary M
20 May 2016|
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Response from Sam T | Reviewed this property |
It's on the chalk board inside and notice board outside; not seen an online version yet xx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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