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Newport Gwent
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134 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Had been here quite a while ago and thought we would come and try the 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £14.50, was not put off by previous reviews as when i read someone complained about spiders in there room i thought to myself.......well we are in the countryside and thats where you would find spiders, we live... More 

1 Thank MelvinNewportGwent
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Very average, menu not what is advertised. Beer garden rubbish bins overflowing, rooms damp and tired, bar dated and shabby. Location is the only plus point, nice and quiet, with a pretty stream. Landlady was stressed and over worked

Thank Matthew H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Well, it's a beautiful place to be, lovely and out of the way, quiet. The room is okay, but the fact on the booking it's classed as a luxury with toiletries it's not. It's basic and has no toiletries. The fact there was around 9 spiders in the room and moths and little flies made it all the more horrendous,... More 

5 Thank yourstrue
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104 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Back in the day! Haven't been for such a long time, so read the reviews and gave it a go for lunch. Should really have gone with my instincts and left after a drink, the bar smelled of stale beer. It really needs a re furb or at least, good clean and re paint. I know it might seem unfair... More 

2 Thank snannysnow
TheHollysh, Manager at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

We want to apologise if we couldn’t satisfy your expectations. As you know, every guest has his own idea of satisfaction and we respect yours, but I would like to say we do not use frozen chips, due to a lot of customer comments requesting no salt on chips we stopped seasoning after cooking and left it to the individual... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My favourite place to eat! Homemade meals, not a chain microwave zap, so I know it's fresh to feed my baby. The best homemade desserts. My favourite being the new gooey chocolate brownie, freshly baked and warm served in the pan, delicious! A must have on every visit :). My older daughter loves the huge ice cream Sunday selection. Lovely... More 

2 Thank Siani20151
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Had a meal there yesterday & iv had some dodgy meals in my time but this was the worst ever! it was disgusting! & at £10.95 I would not have fed it to my dog! & to boot couldn't get off the loo all night.... Never again! no wonder it was only me & my hubby in the whole pub... More 

3 Thank Sue L
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing meal in the Hollybush. You do have a wait for the food as it is freshly made but well worth it. The chocolate brownie is to die for!!! Really nice staff. Pretty extensive menu and their grill menu is good so if you like steaks etc then this place is right up your street.

Thank Pamela T
Mornington, Australia
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83 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in Draethen, prior to Machen is the Hollybush... great value meals. The most friendly & welcoming staff. Over a period of a few weeks we had several meals at the Hollybush, a great selection on their menu ...and always delicious! The next time I return home to Wales.... I'll be calling back in at the Hollybush for sure!!

1 Thank DeniseK2
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Lovely food shame about the owner's attitude!! the staff are lovely but the owner's attitude towards them is absolutely discusting!! could be a lovely place if it was owned by someone else #hasntgotaclue

6 Thank emmalou020310
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Well we have stayed in B&Bs and hotels from 25.00 to 350.00 per night and have never experienced anything like The Hollybush The price had been hiked up for a six nations weekend ( not that we were there for rugby ) but the extra revenue wasn't wasted on the guests Dirty,paint peeling from the walls everywhere,ceilings cracked and poorly... More 

6 Thank carl B

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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: ₹ 3,336 - ₹ 12,060 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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