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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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English first
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35 reviews 35 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Rossett, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A warm welcome and good service complimented by some great food and drinks. Had a very enjoyable evening as a result, will be revisiting.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

we have made many visits over the years,but oh dear! its the same old story , a once popular venue serving excellent food,decides to get bigger but its usually never better. My partners fish (plaice) was "crummy" it had obviously been caught last year. I was denied coq au vin so settled for sausages and some mess in the bottom... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I'm a long time fan of the olive branch and have visited many times. It always delivers simple unpretentious food at a fair price in relaxed atmosphere. Our latest visit was much of the same and for the first time I combined with a stay in the beech house (see separate review). Our meals of steak and chips and smoked... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were at the Olive Branch for a birthday celebration. We had drinks in the very atmospheric bar before having dinner in a lovely private dining room. The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable. A fabulous evening in a perfect venue.

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