The Hollybush

The Hollybush

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Draethen, Lower Machen, Newport, NP10 8GB

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The Hollybush, located in the picturesque hamlet of Lower Machen near Newport, offers diners more than the average country pub. The stylishly simple interior is light and airy with a nice mix of old furniture and a log fire that burns warmly in the winter. There is a downstairs bar area and upstairs there is a beautiful restaurant with views over the village and stream.

The imaginative menu offers plenty of variety and changes two or three times a week, offering excellent locally-sourced cuisine at reasonable prices. Find steaks and pasta, fish dishs, salads and beautifully created starters. Perhaps start with baked field mushrooms served with crisp salad, Parma ham and a rarebit glaze, then move on to grilled sea bass on pancetta rosti potato served with cherry tomato salsa. Remember to leave room for the legendary desserts such as chocolate mascarpone cheescake with orange. Well-kept ales join soft drinks, Welsh water and cider on the drinks list, and the wine list is well compiled with an eclectic mixture of Old and New World varietals, many of which are served by the glass.

The garden is delightful in summer with shrubbery and trees sheltering the lawns and plenty of tables under parasols on the patio terrace. Should you over indulge, it is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll around the village or indeed on the nearby hills or Ruppera Castle. A perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of life.
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Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm