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Holly Bush Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
+44 1332 841729
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork pie” (53 reviews)
“pies” (34 reviews)
“scotch egg” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
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51 - 60 of 406 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Holly bush is always a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, whether that be by the fire in the winter or outside in the derbyshire sun in the summer! Your guiness is always excellent as is your ale selection. Love your pies! We like...More

Thank jolivertrip
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks for such a lovely review it means a lot to the team here. I will pass on the comments about the cheese board to the kitchen. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Loved this pub. Great choices of real ales (tho' nothing truly local). Choice of cosy bars, real fires and interesting spaces. Great place to have a beer and a relax. Sadly they only do food at lunchtime... in the evening they do have a few...More

Thank philtraveller
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Saturday lunch , great fish and chips, homemade pizza, thasi curry and burger all well presented and tasty.

Thank patbI8577ZS
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Booked after reading review in The Telegraph. Pre ordered food and on arrival, were shown to table, but then had to move as there'd been a bit of a mix up. No issues for us, these things happen and the pub was very busy. Loved...More

Thank PandK_68
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the review, it can get very busy, but glad you enjoyed your food! Hope to see you again soon! Regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice country pub, great selection of real ales with very friendly staff, and lovely real fires in every room, the menu looks good but didnt try the food on this occasion.

Thank alanteebs119
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the review, hopefully next time you get a chance to try the food as well! Regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

What a cracking pub, excellent beer and atmosphere, my first time I do hope I can repeat and really enjoy a night of ales and pies. I get why no food in the evening as it’s a pub, a real pub, some real Nostalgic moments

Thank Martin F
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope you get a chance to come again! Regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Lovely old pub!!.. great choice of drinks!... food is nice, but the time they serve it is too limited!!.. it would be preferable if they served food all day or evenings too!!... also last time I visited the Holly Bush Inn there were WAY too...More

Thank Robert D
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear about your last visit, unfortunately it can get very cramped for space, both humans and dogs, especially when its busy! Hopefully your next visit will be better! Kind regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our family party booked a Saturday lunch slot in this busy ,quaint pub in quiet Makeney and were pleased to find our table ,nicely named in the comfortable back bar with its roaring fire. Bar keeper Tom was outstanding - keeping a busy bar happy...More

1  Thank swpratt
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the review, and the positive feedback, I'm sure Tom will be glad to hear it! Sorry our food wasnt up to the standard we want to set for you, hopefully next time it will be better! Regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 21 January 2018

It was a treat to be able to walk into a Pub and be able to get a Ordinary ;Pub lunch which was Gluten Free. Service was a little Slow but not too slow. Not a lot of room to spread out but that's the...More

Thank Pat D
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the great review, we do make an effort to make sure we can cater for all dietary requirements and allergies so there is always something for everyone! Glad you enjoyed your visit, see you again soon! Regards James Bar Manager

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Good pub for various beers, gins and pies. Logs fires nice and warm. Won various awards from CAMRA. Has a beer garden with plenty of seats.

Thank bigbadray
Chris_Landl0rd, Manager at Holly Bush Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your visit! Regards James Bar Manager

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stephanie d
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
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Lindsey L
18 April 2017|
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Response from Neville L | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed in the Holly Bush
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Bubba1595
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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