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Reviewed 31 January 2015

working away from home can be a bind, but staying at the hollybush was a real pleasure with its cozy rooms and freindly aptmosphere. our team have been staying there from oct 2014 to end of jan 2015 and it has become a real home from home. excellent food, brilliant staff, would reccomend it to anyone. mark, heritage maintenence.

Room Tip: the snug, very comfortable
  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank mark w
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Visited Sunday after a walk around Ruperra Castle. A lovely open fire welcomed us in from the cold along with a glass of Directors. We were dubious about leaving the fireplace , but the upstairs dining room was lovely and warm. We all ordered leek and potato soup which was lively and hot and three of us the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and one the belly pork. As a Yorkshire tyke I always judge the puddings , and they passed muster. Four huge slices of beef with lovely fresh veg and roast potatoes. We were too full for dessert but had a lively coffee. The staff were friendly and the meal was excellent value.
The place was a little shabby and the toilets are badly in need of a refurb, but we all agreed we would definitely go back.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
1  Thank Welshtyke01
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Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

I organised our annual Christmas gathering at The Hollybush for location and the history.

Our group had varied dietry requirements of which Jacky and her staff were very happy to acomodate.

The food was hot and tasty with no delays so we were all able to eat together.

The guests who had opted for the steak all stated it was outstanding as was the turkey dinner.

Everyone had an enjoyable evening and we all left around midnight with a few staying overnight in the rooms.

Thanks again Jacky

Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank TheCelticCrusaders
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

Reading some of the negative reviews before arrival I was slightly worried. However, my worries were dispelled on arrival. Arrived with my daughter for a night away for her birthday, in pouring rain. The lady who checked us in was very welcoming. The room was very nice, when we came back cold and wet from Cardiff was lovely and toasty warm. Beds were comfy with plenty of bed linen. Ok, breakfast was just cereal and drinks, but really is that the end of the world? There is an asda not far away if you want a full english. Also car park has cctv,with a locked barrier at night, so as 2 women travelling felt very secure. Very pleased on the whole, would stay again.

Stayed: November 2014, travelled with family
Thank Bev K
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We booked a room at the last minute and it cost £40 so less than a Travelodge. The picture of the pub looked nice so we decided to to give it a go. We only wanted to stay one night and the pub did food so we wouldn't need to go out again to eat.

The good points were that the staff were very friendly and the food was not bad (nothing fancy, but very edible) and the bed was comfortable.

The bad points were that the room was dirty, in the corners behind the bedside table there were cobwebs and dirt on top of the plug box that looked like they had been there for a long time, and the same was true in the corner where the ironing board was stored. The bathroom was horrible, the floor was filthy and it didn't look like the paintwork had ever had a wipe down and down the side of the bath against the wall there were more cobwebs with spider attached.

You could forgive a tired bathroom in need of a lick of paint but the room and bathroom were just plain dirty and there is no forgiveness for that.

Cheap - Yes Good - No

Room Tip: Go somewhere else if you want a clean room
  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank shortkates
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