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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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose from the specials board smoked mackerel fish cakes. 2 fish cakes without any flavour cold fries & a few wilting leaves of rocket. Very poor, expensive plate of potatoes!!!

Thank Angela L
Croydon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful! Many people waiting at noon, some disappointed as they could only serve food to advance bookings due to non-delivery of catering supplies over the BH weekend. We were a party of 8 with a wide range of food allergies / dietary needs .... excellent (& patient) service, outstanding food. Hoping to return soon, surprising to read some negative comments.... More 

Thank anje-roo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Sunday lunch with friends which was very disappointing. Beef was tough, pork belly was under cooked as were the roast potatoes and the vegetables were unappetising. The only saving grace was the dessert. They had a young lad serving who needed training in the etiquette of serving. Won't be going back.

Thank EyeCEwe
Binsted, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this pub on the "Dog friendly pubs in Hampshire" website. I had been to this pub once before a few years ago with a friend and often wondered where it was. I was delighted to find this pub again - it was a beautiful day and we walked along the river with our dogs before heading back to... More 

Thank Maria S
Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a disappointing Sunday Roast. When The Bush Inn is usually mentioned one jumps for joy, but not on this occasion. Beef was dry and over cooked despite asking for it to be rate and barely got a sliver of pork belly. Perhaps it is because they have a new chef in place either way certainly will be going else... More 

Thank HampshireHog16
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon at this pub. It was sunny so we were able to really enjoy the lush garden area. Affordable tasty meals and great atmosphere made for a fantastic afternoon. The service wasn't the friendliest but the rest of the experience fortunately made up for this.

Thank Laura B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having not eaten here for over a year due to a poor meal with inedible fish, we decided to give it another try as we had heard that there had been a change of management. We booked a table in advance and when we arrived were given a table in the middle of the bar area which was not very... More 

Thank Orangepony2012
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mum found out about this little pub from being one of the top Hampshire pubs in the Country Living magazine. We celebrated my sister's 21st birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The staff were very attentive - the lady who served us was really helpful and friendly. Drinks came quickly and we were informed of the couple of things... More 

Thank KatherineRevels
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited The Bush with my wife and dog on Sunday. We checked that we could bring the dog into the bar and were given a nice table in the corner. This was ideal as the dog could lie down out of the way. They were busy but the waitress took our order for drinks and food. We were happy to... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great food in a tranquil setting with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Fast service and great Wadworth beers. Highly recommended

Thank AngieP198

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
A lovely traditional pub on the banks of the beaiutiful River Itchen serving a selection of freshly cooked dishes including pub classics, fish and seafood and locally sourced meat, game and poultry.

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