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“Atmospheric gastropub”
Review of Olive Branch

Olive Branch
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Clipsham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$73
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award winning village pub with rooms. Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 2014
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The Olive Branch is a lovely old pub complete with open fires, low beams and cosy corners. The garden was an added bonus as we had good weather. Food was excellent as was the service and wine came by the glass, by the 1/2 litre or by the bottle. While there visit the Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue which is just down the road - but warning don't walk there as the footpath runs out at the edge of the village and the narrow roads are hazardous for the pedestrian. The Avenue was a little shaggy when we visited but still had presence.
Our room in Beech House was spacious and had great views over the surrounding countryside. Watch out for the kettle though as, because there are a limited number of plugs, the extension lead hanging down the back of the table meant when I lifted the kettle the base disappeared straight onto the floor.
Breakfast couldn't be faulted, and the Japanese lady serving us was a delight.
On the expensive end of the gastropub spectrum but worth it.

Thank TozieT
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We love this wonderful gastro pub with superb food, excellent wine and lovely staff. We have visited numerous times over the years and the food is consistently good. The finest ingredients are used and always result in extremely tasty cuisine.

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Thank Emma D
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Came here for a meal last night and I have to say it's a very cozy restaurant with plenty of atmosphere and the food!! omg the food!!! , I started with pidgin and the flavour was amazing then I had the smoked haddock with arranchini and again so beautiful and tasty the whole thing was seasoned well and cooked to perfection, and the grand finale I hade the white chocolate rice pudding with stewed plums and pistachio ice cream .... now this pudding is the stuff, gods are made of!!!

So many people now opt for meals that heap over the plate that creates the obese mass of people that make this world but for the rare people that want the amazing food that tastes great and don't rate food by quantity but quality then this place is for u !!!!

Amazing !!!!

1  Thank Tikki1530
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

During our brief annual visit to Rutland for Burghley Horse trials and to meet with the special friends we left behind ten years ago, we always include The Olive Branch on our list of musts. Already we have been twice for dinner and have another reservation for Sunday. Ben, Sean and their team can be guaranteed to make our evening enjoyable in every respect. All Menus are interesting, varied and difficult to make choices from; they change from day-to-day. Now open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner. A small unspoiled Country pub with special ambience and always welcoming.

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Thank Bestfoodonly
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Preceded by a glass of wine in the pretty pub garden, we enjoyed an excellent dinner in this inn, conveniently located near the A1 in a delightful Rutland stone village. We had booked a package consisting of bed, breakfast and 'gourmet dinner', although there would have been a broad, less expensive choice had we not been splashing out. For dinner, we had a five-course meal, but luckily it was well-balanced and not too filling. There was a suggested, limited menu but in practice you could choose any combination of starter, main course and dessert from the main menu. We both had the courgette flower stuffed with goat's curd, probably the star performer of the meal. For the main course, I had beautifully cooked roast venison loin and my husband chose duck with chicory. Although my husband felt that on balance mashed potato rather than the sweet potato fondant would have been a better accompaniment, my choice was perfect. Our desserts were good and the petits fours probably a step too far. We drank a variety of wines by the glass, all of which were excellent. Breakfast too was very good, used high quality ingredients and the cooked elements were perfectly prepared.

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Thank KitSuffolk_UK
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