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The Holly Bush

37 Henley St, Alcester, B49 5QX

About this opportunity

The Holly Bush is a stunning pub that just has to be seen!

Due to retirement, we have an extremely exciting opportunity for someone to take on this unique, charming, and well-established pub business in the quintessential English market town of Alcester.

The Holly Bush might look small on the outside but looks are deceiving! Inside, this pub just keeps on giving, serving up six unique and quirky areas, with timber frames, open fires and bags of charm, where locals and visitors can relax and enjoy great food and drink. Plus, there is a generous size function room full of character, which leads out onto the lovely, secluded garden, making it the perfect venue for many occasions.

Echoing inside the garden is also fun and quirky with lots of different areas. It’s a great size and has a bar and a kitchen area, providing an ideal space to offer BBQs and other occasions in the summer months.

Locals love this pub for its wonderful atmosphere, cosy pub feel and wide selection of beer, ales and fine wines on offer. It is also popular for its delicious food and its many themed dining nights, which people are quick to book.

This pub also offers a great lifestyle with its well cared for and very spacious private accommodation, providing a wonderful place to live in this lovely town.

Current business owners, Pete and Helen are incredibly sad to be leaving such a beautiful and successful pub business and their many friends behind, as they set off to retire in warmer climates. They have taken absolute pride in every aspect of what they do, furnishings, garden, food, service, well-kept ale and cleanliness, and have created a wonderful pub and experience for their customers.

The Holly Bush is a great size pub with lots of opportunity and we are looking for a couple or someone with experience and food knowledge who can maximise its potential. Experience of real ale would also be an advantage, to offer an extensive drinks range. This traditional pub known for its local feel needs someone who can integrate into the community and be the friendly and welcoming face of the pub. Someone who can offer occasions to bring the community together but also attract those that are visiting the area.

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Public areas

  • 2x Cosy bar areas
  • 4x Other eating and drinking areas
  • Function/formal dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Great garden
  • Garden bar
  • Garden kitchen area

Private areas

  • 4x Double Bedrooms (one currently used as an office)
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen diner
  • 2x Bathrooms (one with shower/one with bath)

The community

Alcester is the quintessential English market town, an architectural gem with a lively community feel set in the countryside, just eight miles west of Stratford-on-Avon.

For such a small town, Alcester has a surprising number of public houses, tea shops. restaurants and take away food outlets. It also offers a varied range of shops, mostly independently owned, including traditional family businesses where shopping for food, clothing, ironmongery, gifts and many specialist products. There are also plenty of antiques dealers, art and craft shops that are well worth a visit.

Throughout the year it hosts many local events, many of which now attract a wide following. There is the Town Criers' Competition in April, the Annual Mop in October, Folk and Arts Festivals, parades, markets and much more.


37 Henley St, Alcester, B49 5QX
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