Red Olive Inns
The Olive Branch

The Times 'Top 20 Gastro Pubs'
& 'Top 20 Restaurants with Rooms'

The Good Pub Guide 2014 - Pub of the Year

Our entry in the 2014 Guide says: “The civilised Olive Branch prompts readers to superlatives: ‘service as good as it gets’; ‘sublime food’; ‘how have they managed to maintain such consistently high standards?’; ‘the ultimate pub experience’. It’s a first class all-rounder.”

A huge thanks to all of you, our customers, for supporting us and helping to make the award a reality. A heartfelt thanks, too, to The Olive Branch’s great team…

Meanwhile.... at this time of year as the arrives, the garden furniture is out, the lawn is being mowed, there are some refreshing hoppy spring beers at the bar, homemade lemonade and elderflower & cucumber gin. 

While Sean starts to compile the 'Spring Gourmet'  menus, a great deal of lovely local produce is arriving at the kitchen door; Lamb, Duck, and Veal from local farms and estates. Wild garlic from the fields, salads, herbs, radishes from our greenhouse and there is some wonderful sea and shellfish arriving at the kitchen door from Norfolk, devon and Cornwall.

With Pedro continuing to find some great new wines to put on the list and Nick changing the ales and speciality lagers on the bar, we hope you will discover something new and exciting everytime you visit us. 

We hope to see you soon.

Sean & Ben

Book Online or call us on 01780 410355.

"Great food and drink in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere" 

  Read The Good Hotel Guide Review    Read The Good Pub Guide Review of The Olive Branch  The Olive Branch - recommended in the Michelin Guide 2014  The Olive Branch - recommended in the Hardens Guide 2014  The Olive Branch & Beech House Access Statement

The Pub

A traditional country pub serving award winning food, real ales and fine wines.

Food & Menus

All about the food that we serve at The Olive Branch, our menus and our local producers & suppliers...

Ales & Wines

All about the real ales, fine & interesting wines and other refreshments we serve from The Olive Branch bar...

Christmas & New Year

The Olive Branch is a wonderful place at Christmas with traditional decorations, Christmas trees, log fires and a feast of festive drinks and menus....

Private Dining & Meetings

We are able to create great parties and a tranquil meeting place in our converted barn...


Click on the Beech house page to find out about our six beautifully furnished rooms & suites...

Events Diary

What's happening in 2013...

Reviews & Awards

Read about some of the awards and the reviews our team have recieved...

Contact Us

Contact The Olive Branch.

Latest News

Read all the latest news on The Olive Branch and The Red Lion Inn here…

Book Online

Book a table online....

Join the Team

We are always looking to encourage passionate individuals to join our award winning teams...

A Day at The Olive Branch

Thanks to Beccy at Reel Work Films who made this wonderful film for us, hopefully it will give you a taste of The Olive Branch...

Olive Branch Opening Times

Our usual opening times...

                                       Lunch                    Dinner
Monday to Friday   - 12pm till 3pm        6pm 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.