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The Bushel and Strike

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
+44 1462 742394
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been out running in the surrounding countryside for a couple of hours and just popped in for a drink but decided to stay for lunch as the menu looked interesting. We weren't disappointed as the food was excellent and the service friendly and prompt....More

Thank Clanger62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bushall and Strike is in the wonderful village of Ashwell. It is a dog friendly pub/restaurant which is why we chose to go there as had our Bichon with us. We had a very warm welcome from the bar staff and as it was...More

Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned here as have had some fantastic Sunday lunches under the previous owners and despite some bad reviews decided to give it a chance. Really wish we hadn’t! The menu was odd and confused. One of our party asked if he could just have...More

1  Thank ElleCee117
PhillippaG12, Owner at The Bushel and Strike, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ElleCee117 I'm very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience with us, we always try to make every guest feel welcome and happy with the food we cook. A growing trend now is that guests that used to dine before with the previous owners...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on a Sunday lunchtime with a group of friends (14 of us). Had a trio of meats roast. Pork and chicken were good, but the beef was inedible due to the fact it was almost raw and very tough, couldn't cut it with...More

1  Thank EddieREssex
PhillippaG12, Owner at The Bushel and Strike, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Eddie I can only apologise for you not enjoying your experience with us, I was nothing site that day so I shall discuss with the team that was. It is a lot easier to rectify an undercooked slice of meat than an overcooked, I'm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a spontaneous midweek lunch but were disappointed: service was rather slow although the pub wasn't busy, food was very average. Both the figs and the salad in my fig starter were not quite fresh which I pointed out to the waiter who said...More

1  Thank Kat-Rus
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We came here for lunch on a weekday and had a delicious homemade chapati, mine with ham and my partner had jerk chicken. I think the chapatis had been made in the big green egg and tasted delicious with really good quality ham and chicken...More

Thank Wheelbarrow10
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We have eaten in this establishment a couple of times, first time we both had the fish and chips which was delicious, and that is what tempted us back. This time we had the burgers, and I have to say they were the best we...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 17 September 2018

you'd think if you booked a 4.4 rated restaurant for a meal handsomely priced sunday lunch at 15 pound, that you would get a great meal, great service, a certain less uncouth gentleman on the table next to you. Couldnt be further from the truth....More

6  Thank mr M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

So this is the second time we have been here since the ownership changed. Disappointingly, not much has improved since the last time, in fact we where more disappointed with the ambience this time. In general the serving and bar staff are exceptional, happy, smiling...More

2  Thank JustMeHerandtheDog
PhillippaG12, Owner at The Bushel and Strike, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Although we invite feedback, your storytelling is not welcome, you obviously don't wish us to succeed and it is evident we are just not your cup of tea. the menu is favoured by most that join us, the menu is split over 2 pages, "a...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

This pub has been on our list on and off over the last twenty years. They used to be the place for mussels way back then. Then a few managers down the line who have tried different variations. For us going for a Sunday lunch,...More

Thank Dawn H
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is dog friendly .
2 September 2015|
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Response from lucyatthebushel | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do have have several dishes on the menu which are gluten free and since Martin makes all the food freshly to order he is able to adapt dishes to suit. We look forward to seeing you soon, Lucy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 39
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Ashwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 742394
The Bushel & Strike is a beautiful country pub located directly opposite the impressive Ashwell church. We pride ourselves on being a haven for those seeking great food, well kept cask ales, a good wine list and an old fashioned warm welcome. Children, dogs and wellies/walking boots are welcome!
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