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The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Hollybush for Sunday Lunch, there were five of us, my daughter booked before hand but wasn't told that the sittings are up stairs which I can't do, but it wasn't a problem, the polite young showed us in to the bar area and said we could have our meal down stairs. The menu was for only...

Thank clv47
jacky H, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

hi thank you for your review and we are sorry you could not get up the stairs to our restaurant area, We offer exactly the same menu upstairs or downstairs in the bar so it was not a problem to accomodate your group down stairs. On sunday we offer a FRESH roast lunch with quality meats and roast gravy with...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

went here for lunch didn't exspect a lot the 2 for £10 deal but this was awful ordered the salmon to start it came and it was literally one slice off salmon ontop off some lettuce ,ordered the lamb this was no chump but looked like leftover leg of lamb very fatty,there was no veg at all if tou wanted...

1Thank sandra p
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant as we quite literally haven't been for over 20 years. A traditional old pub log fires and cosy. Instead of eating in the bar we went upstairs to the restaurant big mistake especially if you have limited mobility steep stairs and the hand rail didn't go all the way up!!!!! Warmly welcomed bit disappointed there...

1Thank Ndavis_12
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I stayed the night at the Hollybush as we have friends who live in Machen. The website says rooms from £40 but as it was the 6 nations weekend the price had been jacked up to £140 for a family room. The website says 'luxury b&b', premier inn style accommodation, furnished to an excellent standard. When we arrived the landlady...

Thank Mcfark
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visited today with a friend. A beautiful setting and the pub has a roaring log fire. I had chicken curry and my friend had a steak. We shared a bowl of onion rings which are probably the best onion rings we have tasted. Both meals were lovely. The staff are friendly and efficient. We can't wait to come back again.

Thank issycr
s wales
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had heard really good reviews on this place ! Sadly we were so disappointed ! I booked for my dad's 87th birthday .The table was booked upstairs for 7 pm. Bit concerned that there were no other diners there on a Friday night ? But we had a lovely table and the girls serving were lovely ! But alas that's...

Thank krissywales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went to the Hollybush two days ago and had classic burger and chips - very nice. Prices are good and the portions are decent The food here is lovely, there's a nice atmosphere and the service is friendly.

Thank Nashelle
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A good selection of meals available considering it is Sunday lunch - orders are taken at the table so no going up to the bar for food and drinks - all are brought to the table. We always sit upstairs as it is much roomier and quite an attractive location. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We visit here...

Thank marybennett763
TheHollysh, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

hi mary thank you for your review and kind comments look forward to seeing you again soon jacky

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely location and lovely Sunday lunch. Downstairs is nicer than upstairs. Staff were friendly to us This pub would be lovely if they replaced the dated carpet with perhaps wooden floor and the walls were freshened up with some paint.

Thank norman321
TheHollysh, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

hi norman thank you for your review and comments about the staff and lovely sunday lunch ps what colour would you like the walls and floor painted look forward to seeing you again soon jacky

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights this past week whilst on business between Pontypool and Cardiff. I had 'The Snug' add it's far from that... spacious, warm and if I'd had a physical disability it would have been more than supportive with the height of bed and wet room shower. Although there's not a catered breakfast the cereals and milk...

Thank Adrian K

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located between Newport and Cardiff, the Hollybush offers self contained luxury country pub accommodation, that is convenient for many major sporting events including the Ryder Cup and Rugby Internationals. Our rooms are furnished to an excellent standard together with a high standard of cleanliness. Our aim is to maintain this high standard of service and to accommodate you in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Rooms at the Hollybush are spacious giving you a place to relax and feel at home. We offer mini bar with complimentary Welsh water and food is available from the selection of Hollybush menus. All rooms have: en-suite bathrooms Coffee and tea maker Non-smoking room Iron and iron board Trouser press Flat screen TV Bed setee Deluxe bathroom amenities Hair dryer Mini fridge Writing desk Wireless internet access Safe rooms (dead lock, spy hole, door chain, well lit access) ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant

Address: Draethen NP10 8GB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Draethen
Price Range: ₹ 2,947 - ₹ 11,705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room directly under the restaurant is not good for people who wants to go to bed earlier, you can hear every step from above”
Monikalovesfood, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The room we stayed in at the end of the block had a lovely huge bath. Didn't care about 'wifi'.”
N_Cheetham, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay anywhere else”
900carlb, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“the snug, very comfortable”
markwN7234JU, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else if you want a clean room”
shortkates, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
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