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The Bushel and Strike

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Ashwell $$ - $$$ , British,
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
+44 1462 742394
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
15 Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5LY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with family including 3 year old grandson who adores Sunday roasts but NEVER eats the meat. Until today when he demolished the kids roast turkey dinner - particularly the turkey!! The family enjoyed their food - mostly roasts except for myself - sea...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

joined friends for dinner and drinks on a balmy June evening. The food was really very good and decent portions too. Drinks good too. Service ok. Been garden spacious with tables spaced well apart. Parking adjacent to beer garden. View of the church from my...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A party of four, we were beautifully catered for in this lively and comfortable pub. Our hostess Lucy, took time to come and speak to us and chat pleasantly for some time, something I know some people may not like, but I find it adds...More

Thank ted2fbs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on bank holiday Monday. Menu was a bit fancy, could have done with some normal pub meals. However, what we did have was lovely. Cooked to perfection. Staff nice and friendly. Nice meal out. We would return

Thank CarolHerts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The above comment was made by my sister, on fb last Sunday evening, and also, I believe in her own right on Trip Advisor. We enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch of Sirloin Roast, with all the trimmings. Pleasant surroundings, and excellent friendly staff, rounded our...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fixed price lunch menu offers outstanding quality and value at £15.00 for two courses. The chef presents high quality ingredients and cooking and this is a venue we are always pleased to visit. The pea soup was exquisite, and the beetroot - cheese salad...More

Thank stargazy2015
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I have had lunch here many times with friends and family and must say we have never been disappointed. Excellent food, friendly staff and great value for money. Keep up the good work!

Thank JeanH727
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Been in for drinks, first time we've eaten in here. Love the decor, very nice. Service is friendly and efficient. Good menu choices. We had the local steak (butcher is almost next door) fantastic. Everything was served at the appropriate temperature chips in a little...More

Thank sarah t
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Having booked many weeks ago it was good to visit the Bushel and Strike after a break of many years. We were made most welcome, offered drinks and shown the extensive menu. The staff were very friendly and efficient without crowding us. We both chose...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We moved to Ashwell in January and one of the main reasons we love the village is because of Lucy and all the staff the Bushel and Strike. Lucy has made us very welcome and is the absolute perfect host. This is compllimented by Martin...More

Thank DAVE54243
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have any gluten free dishes on the menu for those with coeliac disease?
3 September 2015|
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Response from lucyatthebushel | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do have have several dishes on the menu which are gluten free and since Martin makes all the food freshly to order he is able to adapt dishes to suit. We look forward to seeing you soon, Lucy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, 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, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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