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Holly Bush Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
+44 1332 841729
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pot pies” (29 reviews)
“scotch egg” (4 reviews)
“cheese plate” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed in the hotel over the road and popped in here for some lunch. It's very nice food and the staff are friendly. I recommend the steak baguette for lunch you get really nice chips with it and gravy and it's a good price as...More

Thank Jonny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quirky little pub in a very nice setting. We came here for drinks while staying with friends and the sort of outside area is lovely for sitting walking. The Mango Cider they serve here is just delicious.

Thank KH2691
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of real ales served by very friendly staff. We did try the food but it has been highly recommended by friends. One of the best pubs in the area.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked with friends from allestre. The holly bush was our target for lunch. Great choice. The 4 of us shared 2 ploughman platters. Really nice real ale. Super friendly staff. Loads of choice. Looking forward to a repeat visit.

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I visit this pub regularly. It us an old quirky pub and the bar and snug can seem a little dark but in my opinion that is part of its charm. It is great for a summertime lunches in the garden or in the covered...More

1  Thank pboroman
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wonderful pub, friendly, welcoming, gorgeous tasty and interesting beers and ciders. Vegetarian food was delicious, well done the Holly Bush, way better then any other 'pub grub' for vegetarian options. Lack of seating so book in advance.

1  Thank Kitty S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place has it all; an authentic friendly cosy pub with nice outdoor space, a great range of good quality drinks on offer and excellent food - with choices for special diets too (gluten free/veggie/vegan). Well worth a visit - this is what a pub...More

1  Thank Tuts44
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Heard great things about this pub. So finally visited. Wow it is delightful. Staff are friendly and the service is spot on Food is certainly well presented and fabulous If you are in the area it is a must to visit Will definitely be back

1  Thank Andie H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant excellent food great value wide choice of beers and the bar snacks are brilliant ( order a pork pie bring your appetite ) and the staff friendly and helpful,will definitely be back again

1  Thank Michael V
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi thanks for your glowing review! See you again soon! Kind regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 25 July 2017

keep up the good work, what your doing is great. Pint and a pork pie with english mustard is a must.

1  Thank AotN
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks for the review and such a bold statement in the title, its good to hear! (plus we heartily agree) Kind regards James

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Yes dogs are allowed in the Holly Bush
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 841729
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A warm welcome awaits you at our family run pub, a hub for real ale drinkers and walkers alike. A traditional 17th century village inn, where highwayman Dick Turpin is reported to have frequented on his travels. An increasingly rare breed of unspoilt inn, where time has stood still, encapsulating the character and charm of the building. With fresh homecooked food, a selection of fine real ales and warmth from the open fires, there is much to tempt you. Nothing comes close to our pork pie and a pint!
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