37 Henley St
Mon-Sat 12-3, 5-11 (Sat 11-11), Sun 12-10.30
The Holly Bush is at the top of town behind the church away from the main drag. It doesn't look much at first from the outside, just an ordinary window tells you it is a pub, through this you can see the public bar.
This small room, immediately to the left as you enter has an olde worlde feel to it with a used carpet and nicotine stained walls. There are a number of round tables and stools here in addition to the bench seating round the walls. On one wall there is a pub quiz league rota that shows how seriously they take it here. The bar is a small area, but on a Saturday night it was not too busy. It can get smoky in here though with only four people smoking. Walk further down the corridor and the pub opens up into a number of areas. To the left is the other side of the bar (a square all told - note the circular whiskey dispenser in the middle). Most people congregate here to get served, and there is seating of round tables and chairs/stools.
The room to the right has a large blackboard on one wall with the menu on. The seating here is large tables (seating 8 people), you can also go down some steps to the no smoking room, which can often be deserted on a Saturday night. There are pictures of old Alcester on the walls and square tables. There is one other room at the front of the pub with bare floors, as is most of the pub, with pine tables and plain walls.
This is an Everards managed pub so the beers always include their own plus a guest or two. They also serve continental beers on draught like Maisel's Weiss.
The food was interesting and good sized portions, prices were about £8-10 for a main course. Food is served most of the day, but check to be sure.
Music here, though the atmosphere is good and relaxed.
Access for the disabled could be possible, though there appears to be no disabled toilet.
Children and dogs welcome.
No accommodation here.
None as yet.
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Up to 5 guest ales