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The Holly Bush, Shortfield - pub details

Address: Shortfield, Frensham, Surrey, GU10 3BJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31534) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Farnham (2.9 miles), Bentley - Hants (3.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 6 users)
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user reviews of the Holly Bush, Shortfield

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We used the Holly Bush twice while we visited family in Frensham. We were extremely pleased to see the pub has undergone an extensive makeover since a previous visit, the new owners have transformed the place - a remarkable improvement!

We started the weekend with a fabulous dinner, we were surprised to be given a handwritten menu but were told that the food was fresh, cooked from scratch and the menu changed on a daily basis. When the food arrived it was well presented on a wooden board which was a nice touch, the food itself was delicious we were all pleased with our choices including 2 steaks, cooked to perfection, loin of cod and a homemade burger. My parents who live in Frensham eat there a lot since the new, (and very friendly), owners took over and say the food is always of a high standard, our meal certainly didn't disappoint!!!

We returned for a quick lunch at the end of our trip and enjoyed big fat sandwiches made from crusty bread and plenty of filling - very yum!!

I felt compelled to write a review, as we were so happy with the new changes at the Holly Bush, from the fabulous eclectic decor, warm welcoming ambience, the attractive and attentive bar staff to the delicious food we couldn't find a fault... We're just jealous it's not in our local town!!
nomnomyumyum - 9 Oct 2013 12:45
Used to love this pub when its star attractions were two fat dogs, excellent beer and a nice sandwich menu. And a covered area out back to smoke. Has now changed hands and seems to be suffering from ADHS, with everything imaginable going on behind the bar - wines by the glass, a huge Italian coffee machine that takes up half the bar, Pimms, cocktails, cream teas... pub itself has been mightily jazzed up in a vaguely retro way and is now aiming to be a pub/ restaurant/ cafe/ village amenity etc. etc. ...ultra- child friendly, the ambience of damp dog and smoky fire has been replaced with rustling kagoules and the merry cries of children... look, if this is the kind of thing you like, you'll really like it... me, I'll miss the old place but wish them luck all the same... hope it calms down a bit...
myPetersfield - 17 Jun 2013 10:17
Came here for the first time on a Sunday after a good walk around the ponds. There was a quiet but very pleasent atmosphere in the place. Beer very good (I had perfect pints of Green King IPA and Tolly English Ale) and excellent and generously portioned roast lunch. Terrific friendly service. Will go again.
eriksmate - 20 Feb 2012 14:12
A lovely pub tucked away run by friendly polite 40+ aged people. Seems almost locked in the 70s/80s but in a nice way. Small bar dominated by pool/snooker table but some nice church style benches. Green King IPA, St Edmunds and Olde Trip on tap. The Olde was hoppy and the ST E light and refreshing. The old saloon bar is now tables as an eating area . This was almost empty as the March sun had many outside. Food fair, but atmosphere & service was great.
newtobeer - 23 Mar 2009 19:35
Three real ales, Greene King Abbot, IPA and Brains Rev. James.
The Rev. J was in good condition (I didn't try the others) but it was an eye-watering �2.80 a pint.

The saloon bar is very foodie-orientated. The food looked very good. I should imagine that on a busy day it might be impossible to get a seat as the bar might be full of diners. Nobody was smoking when I visited, and I didn't see any ashtrays. I nipped into the public bar as that's where the entrance to the gents is and found that it was very smoky indeed. Still, next year...

twm_sion_cati - 6 Nov 2006 14:33

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