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The Bush Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ovington, Alresford SO24 0RE, England
+44 1962 732764
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food better than expected. Cloudy cider was very good. Quite pricey though. Specials were also very good

Thank Petro B
Alresford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been a few times and found setting a delight.Outside riverside tables make summer eating a great pleasure.Inside a log fire blazed adding to a good atmosphere Unfortunately both gin and certain menue items were missing and wouldn't be replaced until a delivery took place.My suggestion that a short drive to Alresford might be called for was not taken... More 

Thank Cangan
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch here on a very cold Saturday. We were glad we'd booked because we saw people being turned away once the place was full. Our table was very cosy by the log fire - I don't know how warm the more distant tables were. Because we arrived early the service was very prompt, but slowed down as it... More 

Thank AnnFelicity
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bush Inn is an attractive pub and worth a short drive out from the city of Winchester. The staff are mostly young and friendly. It gets busy, but the service is good. However, the food just isn't what it used to be. Pub menus are so predictable these days, so the quality really needs to be good. I visited... More 

Thank ashrobh
Alresford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reserved a very nice table called 'Riverview' in advance of lunch with a friend. We received a warm welcome, ordered our beers and lunches. The service was good and the food okay but perhaps a little over priced. All in all pleasant lunch time experience. GS

Thank graham s
Andover, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Sunday lunch. Suggest you go there hungry as portions are substantial. A little out of the way but well worth it.

Thank andrewlesley
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family ordered roast beef, meal was lukewarm, meat was raw, chewy and needed a chainsaw to cut didn't enjoy main meal and was a little disappointed expected better. Chocolate fondant with icecream was delicious and made up for a disappointing main course. Nice pub though cosy inside.

1 Thank Natalie D
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub was relatively quiet for a Sunday evening. The staff were very welcoming. We opted for roast beef and it was divine, perfectly cooked, amazing veg and at £13.75 excellent value for money. The evening would have been perfect had it not been for a loud mouthed man who felt it necessary to hear the sound of his own... More 

Thank NessN233
Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten dinner at The Bush several times recently. The food is good and the service average. However one evening when we arrived we noticed the car park was almost empty, we went inside to discover the central heating system had packed up. It was very cold inside and out! The tables next to the log fire were occupied and... More 

Thank Jane B
Poole, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bush Inn just pushes all the right buttons for us. We arrived early, and bagged the last unbooked table - a good sign in itself. It was a chilly but blue sky lunchtime. We just beat the tsunami of couples, buggies, babies and dogs. All lovely people but I don't like having a dog's tail whacking my thigh during... 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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?