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 Holly Bush, Lichfield, Staffordshire

 

Holly Bush
Little Hay Lane
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS14 0QA

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01543 481217
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http://www.hollybushlittlehay.com

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Jim
Visited here last nite. 7-3-15.food was excellent, staff very friendly, beer+wine good. But the food was slow coming, but we will visit again and hope the service is a little faster.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Rating: rosettes

Leanne Coleman
Excellent pub
Excellent food and attentive staff 10 out of 10
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mary
Fantastic food and service
Myself and the family visited The Hollybush last week and it was fantastic. The food came out very quickly, the plates were piping hot (my partner always checks this first) My rib of beef was amazing the meat just fell off the bone.We will most definetly return. The staff were very attentive and had lots of personality- which is nice. Sometimes waitresses are like robots and only say to you the stuff that a large pub chain has drilled into them. But our waitress was exceptional and very funny. The wine was lovely and went down well. Overall it was a fantastic evening one of which we all enjoyed, so much so we have booked for boxing day- menu looks great. Thank you Hollybush see you all soon
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Samantha Keen
Waitress Problem !!!!!!!!!!!
the food and the beer were very good value and enjoyable but i have to disagree about Lauren
she was more irratating than funny
and also flirting wih my husband who is old enough to be her dad.
which made him feel very uncomfortable.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

The fosters man
Thank you
Just 2 words thank you for u coments see you again soon
Friday, April 20, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Gregory Ward
what an improvement
I visited the Hollybush this time last year with a group of friends to celebrate a new baby. The service was awful. Had to wait over an hour for main meals and when they came the plates were filthy and the food dry. I vowed never to return!! On friday a friend suggested a revisit on account of a voucher he received in the paper. So I thought we would give them a second chance. Very glad we did. Our waitress lauren was a delight. She was attentive and funny but not intruding. Our starters were out well before expected closely followed by our mains. The quality was exceptional. The staff really seemed to be enjoying what they were doing and nothing was too much trouble. I am quite fussy and wanted to swap a few things around on all my courses. But this was no issue and lauren made sure that everything was to our satisfaction. I wasn't expecting much after my first visit but this really showed me that a place can change well done to whoever it is that turned this pub around because our evening was enjoyable and we will definitely be returning on account of excellent service and food.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Rating: rosettes

j.cartwright66@hotmail.co.uk
janice cartwright
Fantastic easter sunday with the family at The Hollybush, rib of beef was superb. Staff great. Cannot fault.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mark a masters
Glad u had a nice time at the hollybush
It's nice to read these comments and not here how the locals get I'n the way lol as per some comments below yes it is a great place to be and everyone is friendly even me lol
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mark a masters
Glad u had a nice time at the hollybush
It's nice to read these comments and not here how the locals get I'n the way lol as per some comments below yes it is a great place to be and everyone is friendly even me lol
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Laura Whitehouse
i agree
I'm with tracey below on this one. The service is fab. I have travelled the world and attended pubs and restaurants aplenty but this charming and unique little place is phenomenal in both service and food quality I cannot fault..I felt special! My evening out with my partner was one too remember
Friday, April 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Tracey
A fantastic night
I am somewhat surprised reading the recent poor commentarys. Myself and my party of 5 celebrated my parents wedding anniversary last week and it was faboulous..the staff were so friendly and the food was excellent!! I have never been to the hollybush before but I will be returning it was so warm and friendly the duty manager was attentive and funny, and all the staff bounced off one another. We felt special cared for and valued. It was a night to remember thank you very much
Friday, April 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Kirsty
Gone down hill
We went there every weekend this time last year and the staff and management were great so friendly and nothing was to much to ask of them. Been there 3 times since October and it's gone down hill. It's such a shame because its a beautiful pub the food and service just isn't the same .
I hope they can turn it round as I will be taking my custom to the nags head this summer :(
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Tony
Get new Managment and staff !!
Management and staff were so rude to us . Will never ever go back and have taken my complaint further to the head office as something needs to be done !
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
I am a local
The problem is when they refurb the pub they did not allow for people standing at the bar I was there that Friday and I can tell you every time some 1 got to walk passed we do move out the way and when people come and I remember you as I moved my friend out the way for you walk passed as I would for anyone we r not rude I'n anyway so I find your comments a bit hard to take we just work all week and all meet on a Friday to relax maybe you would like to come and meets us on a Friday and you would see we are nice people
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
I am a local
The problem is when they refurb the pub they did not allow for people standing at the bar I was there that Friday and I can tell you every time some 1 got to walk passed we do move out the way and when people come and I remember you as I moved my friend out the way for you walk passed as I would for anyone we r not rude I'n anyway so I find your comments a bit hard to take we just work all week and all meet on a Friday to relax maybe you would like to come and meets us on a Friday and you would see we are nice people
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Pam
Full of rude Locals !
I think looking at all the comments your all right the Hollybush is a disgrace ! I went with my family on Friday evening the service was not good and to be honest the amount for the food I would of preferred to of gone to a carvery place. Around 9.15pm we was sat waiting for our dessert orders to be taken but all the staff seemed to be too busy talking in the bar area with the locals and now not concentrating on there guests in the Restaurant . In the end we didn't bother with desserts that would of been another 20 lost for them , with my elderly nan trying to get through all the rude arrogant locals hanging around the bar and the front door it took a while to get out of the dam place as none of them would move !!!!
Would never ever go back to such a place since there refurbishment its lost the charm that it had . Such a shame how locals can destroy a great pub to eat in !
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Mark
Close it Down
The whole place needs to be closed down , this place shouldn't be allowed to serve food it's terrible !! You pay 12 for a meal and it comes out cold !! Service in this place is a shambles 20 mins waiting for drinks !
Get new management the 2 girl managers don't seem to have a clue or a care in the world !!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

nicole
AWFUL
After a previous bad experience that follwed in a complaint we were given a voucher to return promising high standards and greast customer service. Things have not improved we were booked for 7pm for 10 people for my dads birthday. The table was awful we could not sit arround as table legs obstructed our seats. Our meal did not arrive till 915 pm by which time one of the younger members of the party had fallen asleep. Items of food were forgotten, one of the meals were stone cold, and generally the meals were very poor.
It look lovely and is in a lovely village but it is terrible.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Peter
Pete
What a place ! Service and food was terrible long wait on food and drinks when arrived the Beer was cloudy and off and my wife's wine was not chilled.

Really disappointing will not return to that chef and brewer .



Monday, February 6, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

The 1 and only
Good place to be I'n
Well done Kerry all turned in a short time keep it up team
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mark. A masters
It's not just food it's hollybush food
What a great Friday night food great staff great thanks all ov you for last night
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Rating: rosettes

The 1 and only
Not sure what you mean
Run by locals it now had a management team that do care and do not run the business by slaging there staff off via face book give kelly sometime she has a lot to sort out that's all I got to say
Monday, November 28, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Lynn
Microwaved food
Went last Sunday waited around 40mins for a microwaved Sunday lunch Food was cold and dried out and veg rock hard !
Bad food and terrible service
Wouldn't recommend the Holly bush and reading other comments on here it seems to be ran by local drinkers ?
not a family pub more for the big drinkers
Friday, November 25, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Xxxxxxx xxx
Pub looks great
Nice to see how it had come on I'n such a short time lights outside look good and a much better place to be I'n keep it up thanks
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Fosters man
One of the ones at the bar
S stackhouse makes me wonder if you may be friends of the previous management and they told you to say that because they had no time for the locals anyway just sitting there bitching about them on the far table lol
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Stacey
Been twice this year! Both visits were awful
Myself & partner dined at the Holly Bush twice this year. Once for our birthdays in march, despite the lovely appearance of the menu the food was bland, cold & very late arriving!
We thought we'd give it another go just yesterday for Sunday lunch. Waited 20 mins for drinks, then 45 mins for a microwaved very disappointing Sunday dinner!
Awful awful awful
Monday, October 3, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
Just a short comment to s,stackhouse,good meal just a shame that you had to push your way through obnoxious drinkers at the bar,it seems to me that you are the obnoxious one you stuck up arse.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
Friday, September 16, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
the food was good and the staff were very friendly, it is just a shame the food took so long to get to our table
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Rating: rosettes

S.Stackhouse
What a Shame!
Great service friendly team but I hate when I have to push through obnoxious drinkers at the bar when leaving.

Food and service were great though.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Vee
Very disappointing
Having booked a table that morning we arrived at the Hollybush to find that no table had been reserved for us and the restaurant was full. We were given the 'option' of waiting around until someone had finished with their table. We were offered a discount on our next visit which we will never take up! Get the management right- you are losing customers!!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

mark masters
good work
the pub managers have been on holls but what a great job all the staff have done pleasent service and always wilth a smile keep up the good work ps bar maids with front lol
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Roger
A Superb Dining Experience
On Royal Wedding Day, it was probably not surprising that The Holly Bush was not over-busy in the early evening. The ambiance, food and service were all exceptional. It is a most attractive building set in a beautiful rural hamlet.. The welcome was warm and friendly. As part of The Chef & Brewer chain, they not only offer a good and varied menu, but specials are also on offer which appealed to both uf us. My fiance chose the Scottish Highland Spring Lamb, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. I opted for the Irish Mussels in a leek and apple sauce. The Head Chef was happy to add onions, garlic, chopped parsley & cream which raised the dish by a considerable degree. Throughout, the staff were attentive and I let them all know how happy we both were. A well chilled Sparkling Pinot Grigio came in an ice bucket and was perfect for the occasion. Pub food experiences can vary from week to week, but our visit was sheer perfection. Try it.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Philipa Stephens
Mothers day
Fantastic mothers day lunch, My children surprised me by taking me to the Holly Bush where I first met their father. ( god rest his soul)
It was perfect in every aspect except for Malcom not being here!
The service was original and friendly and the food was perfect.
Well done to the Holly Bush.

And thank you.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Liz Thompson
Mothers Day Meal
I went here today with my mom, dad husband and little boy. To say the very least I was really disappointed. The pub was supposed to have had a make over!! The staff made a mistake with my booking I arrived at 6 but they hadnt booked a table for me until 7, then I was shown to a table for 6 people with no high chair which was booked over the phone. No serviettes on the tables, the toilets were blocked, carrots were hard, as soon as I had finished my pudding the plate was whipped from underneath me, Its a shame really because I have been for a meal at this pub on numerous occasions and always had a lovely time. Definitely wont be returning. I really didnt even get a sincere apology either from the supervisor. I definitely wont be recommending my friends to go here either. Thanks for spoiling my mothers day The Holly Bush!! x
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Marjorie Dyers
My Perfect Meal
What an evening to be had at this pub, it was fantastic, service,food, and even the chef smiled when he served me on the Bar,Staff must be trained well for the Chef to help serve on the Bar in a very Busy period,Fair Play.
Food was Tasty,Service with a smile, such a breath of fresh air to goto a real busy pub and have such a great experience.

Well done to the Staff and Managemnt at the Holly Bush.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Eth
Dank
I only go to this pub as a few of my friends work there. But even if they stop, im sure we will carry on going there as the location is perfect and the atmosphere is friendly. the food is also superb and a bargain at 10 for a teriaki surf n turf ;)
Monday, June 7, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Mike Hughes
Lovely food, no organisation
Having read the other comments it looks like there is a problem with staff numbers and deployment here. We booked for our wedding anniversary night out, a relaxing evening, just the two of us for a change but we had to wait AGES for our food and went home anything but relaxed. On the positive side the food was lovely and the staff were friendly. It all makes no diiference though when you are hungry and watch other tables who arrived later get their meals first.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Felicity Myatt
Quaint and lovely
It Was a lovely Meal and the service was good, perhaps a little quicker for my desserts but over all a fantasic Day out. Thank you to all the staff and management.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Rating: rosettes

sue sheriff
Celebrating my 50th birthday i brought my partner and 2 friends to this pub i had visites before it had changed hands and had fantastic meals this visit was a joke the pub was not full i had booked last week when we got there we were told we had not booked the starter came with the tomatoes having dirty stalks on them w had to wait 30 mins after starter for main then when it came it was the wrong meal thwy kept bringing food to table that was not ours the duty manager brought drinks and left empty glasss on table a rite fiasco bring back the previouse owners.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Hugh Johnson
Little Hays Best Kept Secret
I too dined saturday evening and was astounded by how busy it was, i ordered a steak that was cooked beatifully my wife had the open fish pie that was a delight,

Excellent service even though there was a wait but it was all dealt with courteous professionalism,

Tut Tut Tut to such segregating remarks.

Well Done The Holly Bush
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Rating: rosettes

MARK A MASTERS
going to miss alex
ALEX IS GOING TO THE FOUR OAKS I WILL WISH
HER ALL THE LUCK BUT SHE WILL NOT NEED IT A TRUE PRO AT WHAT SHE DOES SO FOUR OAKS WILL BE WELL WORTH A VISIT FROM THURSDAY 20 MAY PS HAVE YOU GOT A VOUCHER LOL X
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Rating: rosettes

josephine chong
instead it was left to the waitress Zoe who took it upon herself to apologise for the bad service. i fully
commend zoe for all the trouble she went to to make our evening as enjoyable as possible.
we did not expect discount or free
deserts as we went there to have fun and an enjoyable evening.
there were many complaints that evening and it will be a very long time before we go back, if we ever do.
Good luck zoe, you will go far in this world.
the other waiters and waitresses also worked flat out under dreadful circumstances.
good luck to them too.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Rating: rosettes

josephine chong
my family and i were really looking forward to an evening out at the holly bush little hay saturday 15th may. what a disappoinment it turned out to be.
the duty manager laura looked like we were the last people she wanted to see.
no hello no smile no welcome whatsoever.
our reservation was already in question as we had added on a couple more people but this was not passed on to the reservations dept.
we arrived well on time.
drinks took at least 40 minutes.
starter 1 hour 40 minutes.
main course 1 hour later.
at no time did a manager or duty manager come to offer any explanation as to why the service
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Rating: rosettes

j
Fantastic Meal and service will definitely return
Fab, Fab, Fab,
The staff were delightful the ambiance was terrific,The service second to none .
Thank-you to the team at the Holly Bush, I will recommend to all my friends and family.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Rating: rosettes

mark masters
jannet
they must of been busy being a local my self i see how alex and all the staff put them selves out and allway go the extra mile for all the customers inc me so i find this hard to read your comments it would depend on what time of day or night you went i work in the customer sector my self and would take any of the staff on for just the can do atitude they have .people are allways made to feel welcome and alex is a credit to the pub and should of been given the chance to run it but we will see so jannet try it again x
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Janette Mayne
We visted on Saturday 16th January - a party of nine. Service was very poor, food was either dissapointing or incorrect - when it eventually arrived - more than an hour between the starter and the main course? - when a complaint was made we were told that we had to realise they were very busy! Well pardon us for turning up at all..... we were given a discount from the bill but nevertheless not one of the party will be returning any time soon, if at all. The Holly Bush will end up like many other pubs, boarded up, but it wont be the recession to blame! - This description is incomplete, a shortened version of a terrible evening.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Dave Atkinson
Sally & Dave have moved!
Sally & Dave have now moved from the Holly Bush along with one of their chefs Alex. We hope that you will visit us in our new venture at www.thebellatsalfordpriors.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Betty Garbett
Lovely Meals
Great friendly staff, very welcoming. The meal was lovely. Have eaten here a few time. Can get very busy, so best to book. Sue and Alex are very good at running the pub. 5 stars.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Jerry Taylor
Great Family pub
Great meal, lovely staff and pub to be in. The parking is super, and the overall feel is welcoming and friendly.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Iain Smith
Good place to eat
We went to the pub in the evening for a meal.It was a large pub with plenty of parking space.The inside was very nice with exposed beams in most areas.The Food came quickly and was well cooked and the service was also quick and friendly a most relaxing and enjoyable place to eat.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Rating: rosettes

 
 
Contact us
 

Holly Bush
Little Hay Lane
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS14 0QA

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01543 481217
See Map
http://www.hollybushlittlehay.com

 



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