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The Olive Branch

Main Street, Clipsham, England
01780 410355
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Clipsham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went here for lunch after a recommendation from a friend, really enjoyed the food good flavours and well presented, the staff were polite but at times service seemed a little slow. Was it expensive ? I think marginally yes, but for the meal presented to us on the day I was happy to pay the extra.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A perfect English summers day, midweek and a table booked for just after the lunchtime rush. The table outside under some shade was inviting, and much more appropriate than the one reserved inside. You have to book here as it's always busy. There are signs telling which way to go in the building, it's hard to order a drink if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went as part of a large group and took over the private dining room, there was a lovely ambience and we had our own waitress. The food was of very high quality, probably the best gnocchi I've ever had. Portions are small, a perfect size for me, but a man is likely to still be hungry afterwards

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had my first dinner at The Olive Branch just a week ago, the occasion was a birthday in the family. I don't believe I will find a better restaurant in this category. The looks of the place are rather stripped-down for a restaurant of its rank, very essential and more tasteful than your average fancy countryside pub. The food... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is the place we always end up booking for special occasions and have never been disappointed despite the pretty lengthy drive to get there, This time it was sunny day and a 25th anniversary and we went for lunch and were able to sit outside. I like the ambiance- special food but an unpretentious atmosphere. I had the set... More

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Athens, Georgia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went on a Sunday lunch and I had the set menu. The salmon starter was superb the roast beef sublime and the summer pudding with the Pimms sorbet was to die for. There were none of the trimmings one would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant nor was there the level of service but to me it is about... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was taken here by my lovely wife for my birthday as a part of a surprise weekend away. We had an amazing evening in the Olive Branch. The service, drinks, food and atmosphere made it a perfect evening. A pub very deserving of the award, Pub of the Year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Customer service was very mixed for our table right from the start...we went in through the wrong open doors...oops...we were told as much. My first visit and I found the maitre d', brisk throughout our celebratory evening. Food was good and attractive....but it would have been good to have a plate for my Whitebait with salad to be able to... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were told when we booked that there as a separate vegetarian menu. This was given to us but when I asked any if the three dishes on offer contained parmesan - they did. I pointed out that parmesan is not vegetarian so our waiter went back to the kitchen where the chef offered to do me a risotto without... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The staff were so welcoming, the food was excellent and the overall experience faultless. The cheese souffle was delicious and the pear and walnut side salad was perfect. The roast beef was superb - beautifully cooked, delicious and a very nicely presented. The fish and chips was also excellent, the mushy peas were some of the nicest I have ever... More

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