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The Old Olive Bush

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Rugby, Flecknoe, Rugby CV23 8AT, England
+44 1788 891134
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled a bit out of Rugby for this anniversary meal, and we're very happy we did. Beautiful scenery and villages on the way, a very cute slice of Warwickshire! Simple honest food, extremely well executed and very reasonably priced. We were amazed when the bill came and would happily have paid more! Will certainly be back to enjoy the... More 

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Thank Daniel G
Rugby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We think this is the best pub garden for miles. good choice of beer and generaly its well kept. I do find the pub cold in winter, been three times in the last month, no fire or heating Why ?. cos the landlord is tight.

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Thank BelperBloke
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We do have a beautiful garden and it is especially lovely in the summer months. Heating a building with single brick walls is difficult and we do our utmost to ensure that it is warm & welcoming. I can not work out what time of day you came in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We took friends for a birthday meal here this evening. We had often spoken of the legendary pies and the to die for desserts. Once again we were not disappointed. Everything, from the ambience, the service and the food was first class. Many thanks to you all, our evening was a memorable one. We will continue to bring our families... More 

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Thank Kim M
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We really do appreciate it and we are pleased that we came up to expectations. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We chose this pub simply as it was a midway location for a pre-Christmas family meal. It turned out to be a happy choice . The staff member who took the phone booking was very friendly and efficient ,as was the waitress who served us at the meal. The bar and restaurant areas were beautifully decorated for Christmas using tasteful... More 

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Thank finwooddexter
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Christmas seems so far away now and I can only apologise for my delayed response to your review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your family get together here. The restaurant being small and intimate is ideal for such an occasion and we have tried to make it homely all year round, though I must admit I do... More 

Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say to portray the combination of great hospitality and great food? Quite simply that this was the the perfect English pub experience. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked lamb shank and sampled four other dishes too! All beautiful flavours, and in such a warm and welcoming setting. I have to mention how much this establishment cares for the... More 

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1 Thank sylvia1984
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your wonderful review. I have been having trouble getting in to my page. Mark is thrilled that you gave him a mention, though suggesting he would give complimentary drinks out makes him feel ill !!! :-)We all try our best to please and its good to read you enjoyed everything... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We continue to go to the Old Olive Bush because it's simply the best and they never disappoint. Oh!! Except when they're full up and you can't book. Very good with GlutenFree food as well.

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Thank Maur1c3
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

It is so lovely of you to continue spreading the word for us and we are always pleased to see you. Thank you, see you soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Selected the Old Olive Bush after reading tripadvisor. And not disappointed. Dad said "the best gammon and chips ever" I went for a pie and that was simply superb. Service excellent, setting was great. Beer, Hobgoblin, perfect. Thank you.

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Thank mikeangove2016
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really do appreciate you taking the time. It is good to hear that my pie was "superb". I do not know which one you tried but we hope you will come back to give the others a try. Thanks once again. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Really lovely pub with great service and homemade food. Found it by accident looking at trip advisor. Definitely will go back :) Sticky toffee pudding the best thing ever!!

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Thank Patrycja G
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thanks to Trip Advisor for sending you to us! It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. See you soon we hope. More 

Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Quality Fair and proprietors , could do with a better stock of Single malt whiskey. The food is excellent quality in this quaint English village pub.

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Thank DonHCMC
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

It is really good to see that you enjoyed the food. Sorry we didn't have enough choice of whisky for you. Visit us more often and we will see what we can do!! Thanks for the review. More 

England
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We popped into the Old Olive Bush after a walk along the Oxford canal near Flecknoe. We were really impressed with the renovated decor, friendly welcome and great food. Excellent beers and an impressive wine list as well. We all ordered one of the homemade options as they do steak and ale pies, quiche etc. The only recommendation I can... More 

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Thank JonGoWest
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed the beer and food and I am sorry that your vegetarian friends were left short on choices. I do have a selection of vegetarian food that is not on the menu. I can only assume the waitress was unaware that members of your party were vegetarians and a further choice was not offered.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rugby, Flecknoe, Rugby CV23 8AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby  >  Flecknoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 891134
Description
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Small, traditional,country pub, serving Real Ales, quality Pub Food,great steaks & home made pies. Beautiful beer garden and table skittles. Adults only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening. Popular Thursday night fun quiz. Dogs welcome in the bar area. RESTAURANT OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY EVENINGS & SUNDAY LUNCH

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