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Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
+44 1962 732764
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited The Bush with my wife and dog on Sunday. We checked that we could bring the dog into the bar and were given a nice table in the corner. This was ideal as the dog could lie down out of the way. They were busy but the waitress took our order for drinks and food. We were happy to... More 

1 Thank arfurdent42
Devizes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a tranquil setting with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Fast service and great Wadworth beers. Highly recommended

Thank AngieP198
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had arranged to meet friends for Saturday lunch and were told after ordering our drinks that all the tables were reserved. We sat outside and later asked for a menu only to be told that they were not accepting any more orders as they were too busy, it was 13.15!. The staff should have told us that there were... More 

1 Thank orson337
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and delicious roast meal. A very busy day for them which will always test a restaurant but we were very pleased with food and service. Warning large portions, so go hungry!

Thank MicaelaCorby
Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on a whim having visited years ago, and the place hasn't much changed. It's still extremely popular; we only just managed to grab the last table, but if you're planning a visit even for lunch, I'd say it's worth ringing ahead. The pub is in a lovely spot, right by the Itchen and well off the... More 

Thank Daninska
Bilbao, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked for drinks and were told we couldn't have any food at all -even a sandwich or snack- as we hadn't booked beforehand, unbelievable.

1 Thank jduckett1
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a couple of friends who had visited The Bush Inn once before & enjoyed the experience, so they have introduced myself & my OH to another very enjoyable eatery in a fantastic location. STARTERS: We ordered - Mixed marinated olives, Artisan breads with oils & Houmous & pitta MAINS: We ordered - 1 x Duck leg Confit... More 

Thank BillsDouble
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...and still recognisable as the traditional pub and garden that I fondly remember. Even though the pub was busy, service was friendly and attentive. The food was delivered speedily and was of a very good standard...good beer too! There are lots of country and riverside walks of varying lengths that can be taken from here. I don't intend to wait... More 

Thank Swetrat
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parked up in Itchen Abbas and walked along the river to the bush, food and drink reasonably priced. Nice indoor and outdoor seating areas. No children's menu that I could see!

Thank IeshaJaneKeenan
Mark C, Manager at The Bush Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review & comments. Childrens meals are located on the reverse side of our menu under 'small plates'. We do hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Mark & Kay More 

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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Debs and I were travelling around West Sussex in a 20ft campervan and the Bush Inn was chosen using the "Brit Stop" scheme (if you are campervan enthusiasts and do not know about Brit stop then google it - its fantastic) We arrived at about 11am, large carpark providing a hard standing for the campervan. Visually the Bush Inn is... More 

Thank Alder11
Mark C, Manager at The Bush Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, We're delighted you both enjoyed visiting us at The Bush during your travels. Thank you so much for your lovely review and we do hope to see you again. Kind regards, Mark & Kay More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alresford
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 732764
A lovely traditional pub on the banks of the beaiutiful River Itchen serving a selection of freshly cooked dishes including pub classics, fish and seafood and locally sourced meat, game and poultry.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?