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“Sunny Sunday Treat at the Welcoming Holly Bush Inn”
Review of Holly Bush Inn

Holly Bush Inn
Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Belper
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had pre booked a table for Sunday lunch here whilst we were on holiday in beautiful Derbyshire. We were not disappointed! Warm welcoming staff showed us to to a table in the front bar initially where we sampled some real ale before dining. At the appointed time we were shown to a delightfully quirky dining room full of history! Jane our waitress couldn’t be more helpful and we ordered the roast lamb dinner ( small size) and it turned out to be more than adequate. We had saved room for the Eton Mess and boy were we glad! It was to die for! Before leaving we decided to purchase one of their famous home made pork pies to take home to enjoy. It was delicious. We will certainly be returning to this memorable establishment and well done to Alex and Chris Wilbraham who run it so well!

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Looks like the pub has some charm and various areas to sit inside and outside. Unfortunately we arrived while there was a beer festival on and the place was packed. It was hard to find parking and near impossible to get a table. The staff did assist us to find a table in the fresh air that was covered so we didn't get wet in the rain. Our group had some of the real ciders and a couple of the boards were purchased for a light meal. The other patrons were friendly and chatted with us when they noticed we were not from the area. I would enjoy going back when perhaps it was a bit quieter.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

We visit the Holly Bush regularly as we love it's traditional atmosphere, friendly staff and good choice of drinks. Recently we visited for Sunday lunch which was lovely. Large Yorkshire filled with meat, and good portions of potatoes. The only negative I would add is that we didn't have many vegetables on the plate, it all looked a bit beige! However I would have no hesitation in recommending as the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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1  Thank Traveleyes
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Me and the Old Girl were taken here by Younger Fambly for a bite, and what a place it was. The powers-that-be said it might be 16th century, and they are not worng. Loads of architectural details that confirm it. It's a really intimate, cordoned off place, with lots of little rooms, each separate from the other. Incredible atmosphere"!! The choice or "real" beers was extensive, as you would expect from a Camra pub, plus several ciders, was more than impressive - the Timothy Taylor's "Landlord" was certainly very well kept. However, all that pails in to insignificance when you consider the pies. Real, Proper, Home Made, Hand-made Proper Pies. We had the "Huntsman's", with pork, chicken and a stuffing top, and it was out of this world. I'm told by daughter-in-law that the pork and Stilton was brilliant, too. We took home a proper, hand-crimped Pork Pie, and I do not know the words to describe it. You're going to have to go there and try if for yourself, which basically means that this review is beyond the reviewer which makes me feel very small, but then, I know what the ultimate in Pork Pie is, which you don't, yet.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wow what a great place. So quaint and olde world that it blows you away. Great space to eat and drink. Really great selection of beers. Can't wait to go again to experience it's winter charm

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