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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Wine Shop
  • Accommodation

About The Olive Branch

The Good Pub Guide 2021 - UK Pub of the Year
Leicestershire & Rutland County Dining Pub of the Year
AA 4 Gold Star Inn

Tim Hayward Financial Times Review Sept 2019 - 'The Olive Branch filled me with joy. The surroundings are charming with a degree of ramshackleness that bespeaks shy authenticity. It was filled with happy people — locals who can’t believe their luck and a few travellers who know its secret.'

Cuisine: British
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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

What imagination you all have to create such a wonderful dining experience given the challenging circumstances. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Outstanding meal at the Olive Branch on Thursday evening, staff friendly and attentive, beautiful atmosphere in the garden gazebos, protected from the worst of the weather, with heaters and blankets on hand to keep you warm. They have turned eating outside in to a destination experience in itself and of course the food was excellent. Thanks to all the team. Very COVID secure.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We always enjoy dining at the Olive Branch and this time was no exception despite dining outdoors. In fact, it made it a bit of an adventure. We had a lovely table under the covered Pergola with a heater which kept us warm. The food was great as usual and we couldn’t fault anything. A perfect birthday. Thank you to the team.,

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Came back after over a year and found it even better. Nice to have fine dining again. Gazebo like a Bedouin desert encampment. Great to have a heater like a lamp and not a mad flame. Your people friendly but not over-bearing. Every bit as good as HH but much less stiff. Also your emails over the year showed real flair and stamina. Thanks/

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Lovely meal and every effort to make eating outside on a chilly April day as warm and welcoming as possible. Well done!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

very pleased with the customer care taken during these difficult times. Excellent meal enjoyed by us both. We chose haddock for main course which was amazing and followed with sticky toffee pudding which was delightful. The home-made bread is the best ever.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

You are always so good to us on our trips up and down to Yorkshire Don and Julie (Mear)

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

It was lovely to return after such a while. A first class lunch in every respect. Ben and his team are doing a great job and I look forward to another visit in May.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

We lunched in the garden just a week after the April 2021 post lockdown reopening. Amazing achievement under very difficult circumstances, 11/10 for planning, resourcefulness and thoughtfulness. Very well done to all the team.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Great food people and prices

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Impeccable service from a charming young man... thank you for the effort you put in to make our evening memorable ☺️

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Visited On Sunday, 27 December 2020

We had the best Sunday lunch ever on 27th December! Congratulations on your award and we are so sorry that due to Tier 3 restrictions, you have to close. We will book again as soon as we can. Morag

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

This is a very special place. The food was wonderful- tastes, presentation and menu. Excellent wine list to match. The accommodation totally compliments the restaurant with everything thought of and subtly delivered. This was a special meal for us after a difficult year and everything was perfect. Thank you The recent award is richly deserved. Areal gem of a place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

I hate flowery reviews that wax lyrical about individual dishes etc. Suffice it to say that all aspects of our stay and our meals were superb. The chefs here have a rare talent (rare not raw!), the whole team are friendly, interested and professional, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. I thoroughly recommend the Olive Branch.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Outstanding service and food and a beautiful location. People who love what they do work here and it shows.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Our visit was a truly delightful experience The measures taken by the staff and restaurant made us feel safe and relaxed.We sat in on of the outside heated gazebos which gave a very intimate feel to the whole meal.The food was delicious and well presented.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Tasting menu was one of the best I’ve ever had. Epic from start to finish. Can’t wait to come again.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Fabulous as ever

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Despite being an infrequent visitor over the years I've never hesitated to recommend the Olive Branch to friends, until now. Our party of four were well attended to by the waiting staff, the quality of the food we received was excellent. The quantity, however, was very disappointing. Two stingy slices of roast beef and a handful of vegetables on the £29.50 two-course menu was borderline offensive. I did tip on the day, on the basis of front-of-house service being excellent, but I do not think our experience represented good value for money. I'm aware that we were not talking here about an 'all you can eat' buffet type Sunday lunch. The Olive Branch did, and always have, differentiate themselves on quality of food and service; this time however I left hungry having spent close to £200 including tips. Not good enough.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

We had an amazing 2 night mid-week stay in the Chocolate Room. In the package was the tasting menu and the Autumn Dinner Menu and breakfast both mornings. The flat was just right. We had great sleeps and the sofas were really comfy. The food was how we remembered it many years before. They even changed the menus and gave me individualized menus to cater for my allergy. The service was just right - attentive yet not too visible. We will be back. Thank you for a memorable stay.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Great food, felt very safe and well organised.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

We had an excellent evening in one of the characterful and comfortable gazebos. Everything was very good we shall be back, when COVID allows.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Lovely night! Amazing food and service

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Excellent food. Loved the cocktails. Great night had by all.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Lovely to be back at the olive branch and well done you for the Arrangements keeping the feel of the olive branch while making it safe

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