Holly Bush

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75 Palmerston Street, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5PW


A pleasant old building in Brewer's Tudor style right in the centre of old Bollington, noted for its wood paneled interior, the Holly Bush has, in early 2016, been given a complete refurbishment. It looks fabulous and is already very popular with the local community.

The Holly Bush has (in early 2014) been listed by English Heritage in recognition of its historic interest. It is a very fine example of an inter-wars urban public house and has been, until the recent refurb, very little altered since it was created in this form in the 1930s. It is notable for the 'Brewers Tudor' timbering on the front and the high quality paneling and timber work inside. The refurbishment has been carried out very well and while the pub has changed considerably inside it is mostly for the better, with retention of the famed, and protected, wood paneling. The only major loss from the old pub has been the over-size bar - but the noted front bar top front and shutters have been retained in the new back bar.

The listing document gives an interesting description of the architectural merits of the building.


The usual selection of Robinsons plus a guest beer and lagers.


Yes. The new kitchen is able to provide a more extensive menu than in the past.

Finding it:

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In the main street of old Bollington, by the bridge at the bottom of the slope. A short distance from the Macclesfield Canal.