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The Bushel and Strike

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15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
+44 1462 742394
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great venue, function room has lovely warm friendly comfortab atmosphere, perfect for a celebration meal. Food really good, plenty of parking, good facilities, beer and wine selection.

Thank Sinead52
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had luncheon here with a friend on a weekday. I have to say that this was one of the best meals we have eaten for a long time. Everything here is freshly prepared and it makes for an amazing meal. The flavours in our lunch were expertly married to create a really delicious and unforgettable experience. The chef here... More 

Thank JH41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate at the Bushel and Strike for dinner on a Friday night and I was very impressed. The food was great, well thought out and executed dishes using local products. It is the kind of place where you are spoiled for choice on the menu. I ate the ham hock salad, which was a great balance... More 

Thank Tom M
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this establishment today for the first time, I had turbot and my partner had haddock and chips. The food was amazing! You can tell chef Martin really knows his stuff. Hats off to him and Lucy, it's a great place with top notch decor, a lovely village pub (and wheelchair friendly too which was excellent), ticks all out... More 

Thank Beeyankah
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the very best catered and serviced lunchtime event I have ever been to! Must have been 100+ people, three course meal, impeccably served and supported generally. The food was exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented. Outstanding all round.

Thank Rhiannon C
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We initially visited this place as a trial, we are currently looking for local dog friendly venues. We were finding our usual haunt (Jordans Mill) food quality and customer service recently on the decline and they don't allow dogs anywhere except 2 benches next to the carpark, I digress... this pub has great quality food and the menu changes daily.... More 

Thank Checklisted
Fowlmere, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited the pub for Saturday lunch a few weeks ago and were very impressed with the food and visited again with friends last Sunday for lunch and we were not disappointed. Imaginative cooking included starters of Cheese Soufflé and Marinated herring. The roast beef was pink and beautifully cooked as was the Roast partridge, trout and plaice. The Desserts sounded... More 

Thank Elisabeth41
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here a year ago, wasn't that impressed then, but a friend had said she had a good meal recently, so thought we would give it another go. To start we both had the twice baked cheese soufflé, which was lovely, we both enjoyed it. Our main courses were a different matter... I had the chicken dish, with crushed new... More 

1 Thank JulienneX9
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cosy winter nights but will probably need to book for Saturday evenings as always popular! Very good food with friendly staff and excellent service!

Thank Christine M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor we thought we would take a stab and book a table at The Bushel and Strike. We had friends visiting from abroad over the weekend so wanted to take them to a great British pub. The B&S certainly ticked every box. The service was great, the food was superb and our labrador puppy was... More 

1 Thank JLJLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Ashwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 742394
The Bushel & Strike is a beautiful country pub located directly opposite the impressive Ashwell church. We pride ourselves on being a haven for those seeking great food, well kept cask ales, a good wine list and an old fashioned warm welcome. Children, dogs and wellies/walking boots are welcome!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?