The Olive Branch

Main Street, Clipsham, United Kingdom, LE15 7SH
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Our usual opening times...

Monday to Friday 12pm till 11pm
Food served 12pm till 2pm 6.30pm till 9.30pm

Saturday 12pm all day till 11pm
Food served 12pm till 2pm 7pm till 9.30pm

Sundays 12pm all day till 10.30pm
Food served 12pm till 3pm 7pm till 9pm

These times may change during Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays so please call the pub to be sure 01780 410355.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Wine Shop
  • Accommodation

About The Olive Branch

The Good Pub Guide 2014 - Pub of the Year

Our entry in the 2014 Guide says: “The civilised Olive Branch prompts readers to superlatives: ‘service as good as it gets’; ‘sublime food’; ‘how have they managed to maintain such consistently high standards?’; ‘the ultimate pub experience’. It’s a first class all-rounder.”

Cuisine: British

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

While the food was good there wasn’t enough of it.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Been a few times now - never disappointed

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Excellent meal and service would willingly recommend and in fact have already done so.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

What a fabulous find! Will definitely be returning. Service and food excellent. I only make note of this (and it sounds petty) but one of the guests in our 'room' had the sun in her eyes and asked the waiter to pull the curtains, rendering us all in near darkness, which obviously changed the atmosphere somewhat. Being British, we all tutted and mumbled and raised our eyes at each other (the woman in question was with her husband and 2 children and I think the fact that she had youngsters with her, stopped us from saying anything). We were at coffee stage so just sat at the bar, but if it had been somebody's birthday celebration or similar I think it could have easily ruined their experience. I suppose the young waiter didn't really know what to do, but I think perhaps if management had been called, and they then asked the other guests if they minded. One of those weird situations, but I just thought I should mention it. Thanks again and looking forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We come on a regular basis from Mansfield. It’s worth the hour drive even in the horrendous rain yesterday. The food is always good and imaginative, loved everything!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Hi All, I would just like to drop you a note of thanks for the pasta cookery class and lunch afterwards that I had the pleasure to experience this week. Chris's practical tuition and manner was excellent which made the morning not only very informative but very good fun. We will be booking future classes. Many thanks again. M

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

As a frequent customer, I would echo those comments from the 2014 Good Pub Guide. Consistent quality and excellent service. Well done and thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The food was lovely and the staff friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

love this place. a superb food experience.........thank you1

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Love the atmosphere, quality and service at the olive branch. The chips were outstanding. Your decor is tasteful and I love your mule cups which I enjoyed my cocktail in. Only thing I would change is the peach walls in the dining area! Service was fab watched a lady be helped to the door which was lovely, however a gentleman fell from a broken chair and I think he should have recieved a gesture to compensate. Will definitely return as you are unbeaten for food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

We love The Olive Branch and when we found out our friends had never been we were determined they came for a wonderful food experience. Thank you. It was as good as we said. We will return.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Delicious as always

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Fabulous meal that met all expectations. Discrete but attentive service with truly wonderful food. A really enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Thank you for a lovely evening. Always one of my favourite pubs, serving delicious 5 star food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Have used olive branch for nearly 20 years and continues to be one of my favorite places to eat and also worth the journey. Love the relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and consistently great food .

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Delicious first class dinner, as always. As dinner plus stay in the Beech House deal it was also v reasonable. Cosy atmosphere, friendly, prompt service even tho restaurant was very full with happy customers. They have got things so right where so many others have failed. Brilliant journey break on way to Scotland.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Highly recommend this little gem in the country.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

You have got it right A wonderful place to enjoy great food in a fab setting at a very reasonable price.We both loved it and will return. Geoff and Viv

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Cheerful and helpful staff. Excellent service with delicious food well presented on the plate. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Very reasonable set menu and wine flight. Also the children’s food was excellent and they didn’t mind the disruption. Thought the sauce with duck was overpowering and the red wine for the main course not as good as the Riesling but overall a nice meal experience, great to see just British cheeses on offer and a lovely setting. A beautiful building and garden and I liked the little shop, all really well thought out.

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

An excellant experience as on previous visits

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

impeccable experience, customised gourmet menus both for vegans , non meat eaters and classical menu, together with discreet birthday decoration on dessert plate- deserves its Michelin star back ( but then prices would go up!)

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

another really good meal in lovely pub. the red wine (Mas de Figuier roman ) was a real find.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

My partner and I attended The Olive Branch for our ten year anniversary, and as usual we were blown away by the hospitality, creative menu and culinary experience. The pork pie as a starter was genius and very filling , unfortunately they had run out of pork belly so I had venison instead , beautifully pink with interesting and tasty garnishing. The staff are very well trained and courteous and the bearded young man behind the bar was very helpful in choosing an appropriate gin and tonic for the evening and making us feel at ease. I cannot rate the Olive Branch highly enough it never fails to impress us.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Another excellent time spent at The Olive Branch

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