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 Saturday, 19 September 2020

It was lovely to experience a relaxed evening that delivered great Olive Branch hospitality in a new way. The menu might be slightly smaller but the same quality and choice remains a constant. The parmesan crumpet with ripe juicy tomatoes was fabulous. Will be back !

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Had an amazing meal, our first trip out since lockdown. Many thanks to Ben, Alistair and all the team. We felt safe, relaxed and very welcome. Will hopefully be back very soon. Thanks John & Shelly

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

excellent in every way. At the end of the day you get what you pay for, would recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

An excellent third visit. The first time since Covid passed off very smoothly and we spend a very relaxing Sunday afternoon enjoying excellent food with friends. The staff handled a food intolerance very well.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

For food and atmosphere, with excellent service, this is definitely the best informal restaurant in the Midlands, and possibly the UK.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Fantastic as always. 3rd time since Covid - keeping us going!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Fabulous food and excellent service. Will definitely be coming back very soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Excellent service all round and very impressed with the COVID 19 precautions. Highly recommend this place.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

A delightful waitress served us breakfast and couldn’t have been more cheerful. The food was great with a plentiful supply of orange juice and toast. What a delightful place to stop off the A1.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

If you are in the area go!!!

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

The terrace was very special and pleased we were there rather than inside . The little tents are not so attractive but fully understand why they are needed right now. The food and service were fantastic as ever. Tom

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

What a lovely gastro pub in the centre of the pretty village of Clipsham. I was very impressed with every aspect of my lunch - Covid hygene was prioritised and excellently managed. We ate from the lunch menu (2 courses for £22) and the food was delicious! Couldn't fault a thing! Love the clever Gazebo set up in the garden too - perfect pub for lunch or an evening meal, would highly recommend!!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Attention to detail was excellent. Lovely private attractive gazebos. Service was v good. One of the party didn't enjoy her meal and left a lot of it. She was only charged for the starter she had ordered and eaten.That was very fair and generous. No fuss was made.It was just very unfortunate for her. The other 3 of us really enjoyed our meals. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Everything seemed to be in place to protect diners which made the whole experience relaxing. Service was a little slow but these are difficult times. As a diner with mobility difficulties I found the rest room adapted suitably, thanking you. Always find the Olive Branch a special place to have lunch.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Very well organised curtius Covid careful. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great service. We enjoyed the meal. All courses great. But But But if I had to choose the best dish of my day. It would be a tough call with the Poached Yorkshire rhubarb,pistachio curd & vanilla meringue just nudging into top spot. I was not going to have a dessert. Just two courses and coffee. So pleased I changed my mind. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

First post Lockdown meal ,all Covid guidelines adhered to,felt safe . Service and food excellent. Thankyou

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

We felt that every precaution was taken to ensure our safety during our dinner and stay at Beech House. The garden gazebos at the pub are a great idea and although the atmosphere inside the pub wasn’t quite as cosy due to tables having to be socially distanced, the staff pulled out all the stops to make sure that we felt welcome and special. Fabulous cocktail list!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Excellent food and service, a real treat.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The excellent standards have been maintained in spite of the difficult conditions. Well done!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

We visited yesterday and were impressed by the attention to detail given the current climate. A great deal of thought and effort (and probably no small amount of funding) has gone into your arrangements to make people feel at ease - and we did. We used to live in Suffolk and having moved to Yorkshire we use you to meet with a variety of friends who still live in the south. It's a great half-way house. We'll be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

I only marked Atmosphere down because outside in a gazebo has limited atmosphere- however good the company! At this time it is important to feel safe which we did throughout our visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Lovely food, lovely setting, friendly & efficient staff - it was a real treat to dine at The Olive Branch.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Lovely meal friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

We felt safe and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Thank you to all bc staff for your part in that.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

We were on holiday in the area and this was our second visit, this time for Sunday lunch. As before, everything was perfect! Delicious food, a lovely atmosphere, despite social distancing regulations (which were strictly adhered to) and super friendly service. If it were closer to home we would be there every week!! Highly recommended.

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