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The Old Olive Bush

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Rugby, Flecknoe, Rugby CV23 8AT, England
+44 1788 891134
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We chose this pub simply as it was a midway location for a pre-Christmas family meal. It turned out to be a happy choice . The staff member who took the phone booking was very friendly and efficient ,as was the waitress who served us at the meal. The bar and restaurant areas were beautifully decorated for Christmas using tasteful... More 

Thank finwooddexter
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say to portray the combination of great hospitality and great food? Quite simply that this was the the perfect English pub experience. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked lamb shank and sampled four other dishes too! All beautiful flavours, and in such a warm and welcoming setting. I have to mention how much this establishment cares for the... More 

1 Thank sylvia1984
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We continue to go to the Old Olive Bush because it's simply the best and they never disappoint. Oh!! Except when they're full up and you can't book. Very good with GlutenFree food as well.

Thank Maur1c3
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Selected the Old Olive Bush after reading tripadvisor. And not disappointed. Dad said "the best gammon and chips ever" I went for a pie and that was simply superb. Service excellent, setting was great. Beer, Hobgoblin, perfect. Thank you.

Thank mikeangove2016
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Really lovely pub with great service and homemade food. Found it by accident looking at trip advisor. Definitely will go back :) Sticky toffee pudding the best thing ever!!

Thank Patrycja G
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Quality Fair and proprietors , could do with a better stock of Single malt whiskey. The food is excellent quality in this quaint English village pub.

Thank DonHCMC
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We popped into the Old Olive Bush after a walk along the Oxford canal near Flecknoe. We were really impressed with the renovated decor, friendly welcome and great food. Excellent beers and an impressive wine list as well. We all ordered one of the homemade options as they do steak and ale pies, quiche etc. The only recommendation I can... More 

Thank JonGoWest
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed the beer and food and I am sorry that your vegetarian friends were left short on choices. I do have a selection of vegetarian food that is not on the menu. I can only assume the waitress was unaware that members of your party were vegetarians and a further choice was not offered.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I visited the Old Olive Bush with friends and feel compelled to comment. Unlike a previous review, I found the quaint old fashioned country pub look refreshing in this day of polished wood floors and pretentious fancy food. My friend's wife had the steak and ale pie and raved about it being the best pie she had had for years.... More 

Thank Ell159
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and your support for tradition. I can assure you that the scampi will never be taken off the menu, it is one of our best sellers! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you are looking for a gourmet experience this is not for you but if you want good straightforward food at a very fair price then this is for you. A particular speciality is the homemade main course pies. Flecknoe is off the beaten track but a charming village with The Old Olive Bush at its heart. The pub is... More 

Thank Chris54122013
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Many many thanks for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed what we offer here. We hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This pub is definitely one of my favourites for a pub lunch. It serves a proper traditional, delicious pub food and the surrounding village and countryside are beautiful. The Sunday roast is amazing and also the pies. The dessert menu changes all the time - try the cheesecake or pecan pie if you get a chance. And the cheese board.... More 

Thank Kirsten E
jane c, Manager at The Old Olive Bush, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoy the food we serve here. The only lunchtime that we serve food these days is a Sunday. Our Sunday Roast is as popular as ever and the home made pies are available Wednesday to Saturday evenings along with our traditional pub food menu. We hope you are able to visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rugby, Flecknoe, Rugby CV23 8AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby  >  Flecknoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 891134
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Small, traditional,country pub, serving Real Ales, quality Pub Food,great steaks & home made pies. Beautiful beer garden and table skittles. Adults only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening. Popular Thursday night fun quiz. Dogs welcome in the bar area. RESTAURANT OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY EVENINGS & SUNDAY LUNCH

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?