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Holly Bush Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
+44 1332 841729
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork pie” (49 reviews)
“pies” (33 reviews)
“scotch egg” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had food twice here recently at lunch and it’s delicious. Had the pork baggette first time and the burger second time. Both a good price for excellent food. Can’t really miss the friendly staff and excellent choice of real beers although now they serve moretti...More

Thank wren76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant old pub with a fantastic drinks selection. Went on a standard Friday evening and 9 cask ales, 4 key keg, 5 real cider/perry - like a mini beer festival! Shame we'd eaten before heading there for drinks as meant we couldn't sample the amazing...More

Thank Bryophyta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Makeney Hall Hotel close by had a walk up to the Holly Bush Inn what a great pub. The weather was lovely sat outside in the beer garden food was lovely. The staff very nice made us welcome. I would definatley go...More

Thank caztez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always has a great choice of well kept real ales. They serve excellent pies. It’s a traditional village pub and I love visiting it.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only just got around to writing this review because I've been away. We went for Sunday lunch at the Holly Bush about 4, possibly 5, weeks ago. For the first time I had a vegetarian meal as the time we went before this the...More

2  Thank newnames
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been looking forward to visiting this place! I ordered a chicken & ham pie, chips & veg. The pie had no chicken in it!!! It was mainly cubes of potatoe, sweet corn and a few scraps of ham. This should be called a potatoe Pie!!!...More

1  Thank Greeklovers46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit again to this hidden gem of a pub tucked away from the main road from Belper to Derby, easily missed. Lovely setting, nice atmosphere inside, well trained bar staff serving an excellent choice of alcohol, what's not to like, well worth a pint...More

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby at the hotel around the corner and the receptionist suggested we visit this pub. So pleased that she did. Very quaint and welcoming. The staff very friendly and the Monday night crowd kept us amused. Great beer - we enjoyed it...More

Thank Orient-fan-101
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful pub, friendly staff and excellent food by Prepared by Ross and marvellous table service from Kate. Proper country pub with Michelin star quality food. Would highly recomend.

Thank benjaminorme94
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful little pub, full of friendly locals, walkers and dogs. Lovely building, quaint, with open fires and wood burners. Great selection of guns and beers. Loads of people were buying a pie to share with their drink. I would like to return to the...More

Thank BSEscott
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Lindsey L
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Yes dogs are allowed in the Holly Bush
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holly Bush Lane | Makeney, Belper DE56 0RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 841729
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A warm welcome awaits you at our family run pub, a hub for real ale drinkers and walkers alike. A traditional 17th century village inn, where highwayman Dick Turpin is reported to have frequented on his travels. An increasingly rare breed of unspoilt inn, where time has stood still, encapsulating the character and charm of the building. With fresh homecooked food, a selection of fine real ales and warmth from the open fires, there is much to tempt you. Nothing comes close to our pork pie and a pint!
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