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The Bush Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
+44 1962 732764
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (19 reviews)
“fish” (17 reviews)
“roast beef” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
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1 - 10 of 380 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for a family lunch and whilst one can’t complain about the food, it isn’t spectacular and they seem to compensate by sheer bulk. The sizes are ridiculous and they only said at the end that it was possible to ask for a smaller...More

1  Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive service, good food sensibly priced & great atmosphere. We were a group of 11 friends meeting for a Sunday lunch & not one of us were disappointed. Delicious !

Thank nobesfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many excellent snacks, meals and drinks, our meal last week was very disappointing. The beef pie was overcooked, poor filling and terrible pastry. The other three dished my guests ate were at best average. The beer was far too cold and the pinot noir...More

1  Thank Rod B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going here for years.. The last 2 visits for lunch were both below average. The main course salad was tasteless as was pudding, fool. The table and accessories were in dire need of cleaning. Ladies room was dirty and no paper. Its more run...More

Thank FernMalcolm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch with family on 28th October. Smaller plate fish and chips (fab chunky chips) for my elderly mother and full size hake with buttered potatoes and fresh vegetables for my husband and I followed by double chocolate brownie and pistachio ice cream....More

Thank Shepherdfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found out about The Bush by looking at Google Maps and then reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. Despite the dismal weather,and being a mid week visit, we were greeted with a very warm welcome, The food and service did not disappoint - and...More

Thank jadasm94
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food with lots of choice. Could also have a small portion for a lesser price. I only wanted a snack so was able to have fish and chips but snack size.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had Sunday lunch at the Bush. Roast beef was superb and the Eton mess desert best we have had. Highly recommend the Bush friendly staff and great setting.

Thank Bobsimpson59
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a gorgeous venue nestled between countryside and a wonderful stretch of the river Itchen. The welcome was delightful and friendly followed by a delicious roast Sunday lunch. The presentation was inviting and quality of food excellent. Potatoes were real roasties. Well done to a...More

Thank Edwina T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We happened along this little gem when out on a random ride in the car, in one of our favourite areas of Hampshire. This pub is very hidden away, amongst trees and next to a pretty river, ideal for walkers, and doggy companions. Very olde...More

Thank alfie2412
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31 May 2015|
Response from Petro B |
Yes. I've been once and saw dogs there. I've also just made a reservation for 4 people and two dogs with no problems.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alresford
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 732764
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A lovely traditional pub on the banks of the beaiutiful River Itchen serving a selection of freshly cooked dishes including pub classics, fish and seafood and locally sourced meat, game and poultry.
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