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Holly Bush Inn

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Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
+44 1332 841729
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork pie” (52 reviews)
“pies” (41 reviews)
“scotch egg” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful stone built pub in small village in Derbyshire split into several small cosy rooms great food and choice of ten beers their biannual beer festivals are legendry.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidfitzmaurice
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with friends for a Xmas drink, very cosy place to go for a pint or two, lovely atmosphere and pleasant surround, great staff with excellent choices of alcohol, well worth a pint or tow.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub this, been a few times now and have yet to be disappointed by the great choice of well kept beers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I took my elderly father-in-law here for lunch on a Saturday. It was very busy and quite hard to find a table, but we eventually found a suitable place to sit. We had the Sunday roast. The food was fine but not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Clare P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stopped here several times with my dad, we always (if available) have one of there pork pies.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank chelseagland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When ordering 2 drinks I then ordered another one to which the staff seemed angry and frustrated! Going for ward make sure that you have your full order ready as they don’t take nicely to adding to the order.

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank JackTyson10
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Friendly staff and good food make this a pub not to be missed. The open fire added to the cosy feel of the place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the Holly Bush on a Sunday afternoon with friends and our dog. The pub was very cosy with lots of quirky little rooms, each with a real log fire. The beer was excellent and although we didn’t eat, the food looked lovely! Can’t wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Liam198686
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We called in for a drink on a Sunday night prior to having dinner at our hotel nearby. What a lovely local! I had a pint of their Marston's Pedigree which was beautifully kept. My wife was delighted to find some unusual real ciders and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Hacendado
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We were staying just down the road in a local hotel so just had a little drink before our dinner. Very quirky little pub with some great ciders to sample and also they looked like they had some amazing pork pies to purchase. Its quite...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank jessimo
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Questions & Answers
21 September 2018|
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Response from Chris_Landl0rd | Property representative |
Hello Steph, we only do cooked lunch I’m afraid, outside those hours of 12-2:30 we offer fresh cobs,pies platters cheese etc. Cheers
Lindsey L
18 April 2017|
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Response from Neville L | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed in the Holly Bush
23 January 2017|
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Response from Alexander H | Reviewed this property |
Live music generally
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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