One visitor, Daily Telegraph’s Michael Henderson, hailed the pub in his column for its wide-ranging ales, some still served from jugs, and its legendary pork pies.
‘See what an English pub can still be, in the right hands,’ he concluded.
In Chris and Alex’s hands, it’s gone from strength to strength, especially in introducing homemade food.
In 2015, the Holly Bush was voted Pub of the Year by Derby Telegraph’s ‘Beerhunter’ Colston Crawford, who called it ‘a magnificent pub in many ways.’
Colston hails the impact Chris and Alex have had on the pub since taking over four years ago, saying they have ‘taken it to a new level’.
He applauds their ‘attention to detail,’ the extent to which they have ‘engaged the local community,’ the fact that you can order not just tea and coffee but a selection of them, and that as well as serving ‘filling pub grub’ they also have Derbyshire pyclets and ‘monster’ pork pies!
To find out more, visit the pub’s website here