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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with a friend. A beautiful setting and the pub has a roaring log fire. I had chicken curry and my friend had a steak. We shared a bowl of onion rings which are probably the best onion rings we have tasted. Both meals were lovely. The staff are friendly and efficient. We can't wait to come back again.

Thank issycr
s wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard really good reviews on this place ! Sadly we were so disappointed ! I booked for my dad's 87th birthday .The table was booked upstairs for 7 pm. Bit concerned that there were no other diners there on a Friday night ? But we had a lovely table and the girls serving were lovely ! But alas that's...

Thank krissywales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Hollybush two days ago and had classic burger and chips - very nice. Prices are good and the portions are decent The food here is lovely, there's a nice atmosphere and the service is friendly.

Thank Nashelle
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good selection of meals available considering it is Sunday lunch - orders are taken at the table so no going up to the bar for food and drinks - all are brought to the table. We always sit upstairs as it is much roomier and quite an attractive location. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We visit here...

Thank marybennett763
TheHollysh, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

hi mary thank you for your review and kind comments look forward to seeing you again soon jacky

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely location and lovely Sunday lunch. Downstairs is nicer than upstairs. Staff were friendly to us This pub would be lovely if they replaced the dated carpet with perhaps wooden floor and the walls were freshened up with some paint.

Thank norman321
TheHollysh, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

hi norman thank you for your review and comments about the staff and lovely sunday lunch ps what colour would you like the walls and floor painted look forward to seeing you again soon jacky

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights this past week whilst on business between Pontypool and Cardiff. I had 'The Snug' add it's far from that... spacious, warm and if I'd had a physical disability it would have been more than supportive with the height of bed and wet room shower. Although there's not a catered breakfast the cereals and milk...

Thank Adrian K
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and two close friends visited The Hollybush on the evening of Friday the 8th of October for a meal . What a lovely atmosphere so friendly and welcoming the staff were polite and attentive nothing was to much trouble . We decided to sit upstairs in the restaurant which was very pleasant our waitress was lovely . We decided...

Thank jamiemaria
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We required a place to stay following visiting Cardiff and we didn't want the corporate chain hotel experience, and we were not disappointed. The welcome at the Hollybush was extremely warm and pleasant. The accommodation is literally 30-40 yards away from the restaurant, in an old cottage, and the room we were allocated was spacious and comfortable. The food we...

Thank andybrierley341
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were visiting Cardiff at the weekend (24-25/09) and decided to stay over night somewhere close to our destination. We checked late rooms website and came across a lovely looking The Hollybush. Have to say £50/night compare to Cardiff prices made us very happy. On the arrival staff welcomed us very warmly and nicely showed our room, which was quiet...

Thank Monikalovesfood
jacky H, Owner at The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your review on trip advisor and we will be discussing your comments with all our staff and chef to check that tasks are completed correctly, The snug is our value room and is under the restaurant we will be checking cleanliness more regularly and we will look at moving window box, We put a set amount of...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our meals and were so impressed by the food even more so when your only paying £10 for two courses. I hope this offer continues as I'm sure we will be visiting quite often from now on! The pub itself is very cosy and quiet which was great as we had our baby boy with us and...

Thank Daviespartyof8

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located between Newport and Cardiff, the Hollybush offers self contained luxury country pub accommodation, that is convenient for many major sporting events including the Ryder Cup and Rugby Internationals. Our rooms are furnished to an excellent standard together with a high standard of cleanliness. Our aim is to maintain this high standard of service and to accommodate you in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Rooms at the Hollybush are spacious giving you a place to relax and feel at home. We offer mini bar with complimentary Welsh water and food is available from the selection of Hollybush menus. All rooms have: en-suite bathrooms Coffee and tea maker Non-smoking room Iron and iron board Trouser press Flat screen TV Bed setee Deluxe bathroom amenities Hair dryer Mini fridge Writing desk Wireless internet access Safe rooms (dead lock, spy hole, door chain, well lit access) ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hollybush Inn and Restaurant

Address: Draethen NP10 8GB, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Draethen
Price Range: $159 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room directly under the restaurant is not good for people who wants to go to bed earlier, you can hear every step from above”
 of 5 bubbles Monikalovesfood, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The room we stayed in at the end of the block had a lovely huge bath. Didn't care about 'wifi'.”
 of 5 bubbles N_Cheetham, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay anywhere else”
 of 5 bubbles 900carlb, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“the snug, very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles markwN7234JU, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else if you want a clean room”
 of 5 bubbles shortkates, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
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