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 2020 - Top 10 Pubs
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, 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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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Beautiful beautiful meal and service. Despite Covid restrictions it felt comfortable, safe and welcoming.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Stayed for a couple of nights to celebrate my special birthday. Was made to feel very special and safe at all times. Excellent, thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Thank you for finding us a table after the mix-up. I found the idea of putting the trays on the table fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Love the rug lined gazebo set up with heaters making it so toasty. Oh and of course - the service, food and wine were excellent as ever.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

We really enjoyed our lunch yesterday, and will definitely be visiting again at some point in the future.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

We felt very secure, the Covid measures are excellent. The food and service were very good. The atmosphere was good (but not the same buzz as in pre-Covid times). But the staff made us feel really welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

The service was excellent as always. The food (Autumn Tasting menu) was inventive and the wine flight very well matched. We felt both safe and welcomed.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Service was excellent-please thank all the guys with particular praise for the very pleasant, considerate and hard working waiter.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 October 2020

We liked everything about our stay. The room was excellent, and the food and service couldn't have been better, both in the evening and at breakfast.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Thank you all for a wonderful lunch on Saturday. It was good to meet old friends in a convivial atmosphere -as much like “old times” as is possible currently. My meal was the best I have ever had with yourselves (and I have had the pleasure of eating with you on quite a number of occasions) and my wife agrees. It’s a relationship that started when we called some years ago on our way home from Rutland and were too early for service. The member of staff who met us rustled up a bar board which hit the spot and set a marker for future visits. Today was a shot of welcome normality and relief in a year that has proven memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

A wonderful oasis of safe, calm friendly service with outstanding food.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Staff managed very well to make us feel safe during this Covid time, good distancing, Staff wore masks. Staff friendly and cheerful. Food excellent and good. Choice of wine & beer.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

In these difficult times The Olive Branch at Clipsham have provided a safe but non-clinical environment in which to enjoy superb dining served by polite & friendly professional staff. We look forward to another visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Wonderful time spent at the Olive celebrating my Wife’s birthday. O/n at Beechouse in a wonderfully comfortable room. Could not fault the warmth of the welcome and service from every member of staff who are clearly well trained and very knowledgable about the food and drink offering. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 October 2020

First time here, the food was excellent. Rather more than we usually pay. Felt safe here during the pandemic.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

We are so lucky to be so close to this amazing food. What stands out is the fact that we are always surprised just how good the food and service is. We know what to expect but it beats it every time. Mains are reliable and always perfectly delivered but his time the deserts knocked it out of the park, the garden pea cream with mint, mascarpone and white chocolate was mind blowing, in fact it was extremely difficult to pick a dessert. We love the selection of English wines and local craft beers. We felt safe from the measures taken by staff and noticed how things change to keep us safe, we understand it is a challenge to run such a great restaurant at this time but we appreciate the efforts made and the high quality being maintained, can’t wait to return next month. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

The meal was excellent as always and considering the constraints of covid, service was as good as it gets and we were made most welcome. Looking forward to our next visit.

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