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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This local pub is a diamond find! It is a typical locals pub but with extras! A lovely log burner welcomes you, together with a warm welcome from the bar staff. The beer is well kept and varied. The landlord even has his own micro brewery.. Little Bush.. producing small quantities of good beer. Local breweries also supply, giving a... More 

Thank Sharon C
Belper, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought our son, daughter-in-law and our two grandchildren out for a pre-christmas celebration. Our party selected from the children's menu, from the main menu and from the Christmas menu. All the food was excellent, and everyone was pleased with their choices. The puddings were delicious, the staff helpful, and the fire was cosy. I thoroughly recommend this pub for... More 

Thank Marianne H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called last night for early tea, and ordered from the xmas menu, mains of salmon, beef medallions and turkey dinner. I don't normally review places but the food here was so so tasty just had to say . And , excellent value , What's not to like..

Thank indymoon2016
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 51 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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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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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
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?