The Olive Branch Country Inn

Up to 50
Gastropub, Modern European

About The Olive Branch Country Inn


Located in Clipsham in Leicestershire, The Olive Branch is an award-winning hotel and pub serving seasonal British dishes, with a focus on sustainable and locally-sourced produce. If you're looking for a private dining space for your next special occasion, be it a milestone birthday or corporate meal, the room at The Olive Branch is a great choice.

Formerly a cow barn, the renovated private dining room houses one large table able to seat anywhere between 11 and 20 guests, and boasts a small reception area perfect for pre-dinner drinks. Despite the refurbishment, the room has retained its rustic character with whitewashed stone walls, exposed beams, and a log burning stove, whist also benefitting from modern upgrades like underfloor heating, so you can ensure the utmost comfort for your event.

For the meal itself, there is a dedicated private dining menu where you can select three seasonal dishes to preorder. If you'd prefer to order on the day, The Olive Branch team recommends the seasonal set party menu, which comprises a selection of three daily-changing dishes. These can include starters like Jerusalem artichoke veloute, crispy hens' egg and creme fraiche, and chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche, golden raisins, pear and almonds. For the main event, enjoy a choice of plates like corn fed chicken supreme with sauteed woodland mushrooms, leeks and boulangere potatoes, and pan-fried sea bass with butternut squash risotto and burrata. Finish with a sweet treat such as bread and butter pudding with rum and raisin ice cream and brown butter custard, served with tea and coffee.

To accompany your private meal, the team can put together a selection of crowd-pleasing wines, or you can choose from the extensive wine list which features a wealth of international producers. Arrival drink options include sparkling wines or house cocktails which the barman will mix for you to order.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Gastropub, Modern European
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Luxury, Romantic, Traditional

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The Barn

The Barn

20 seated capacity

A great venue for every occasion…. Located just a mile from the A1, The Barn at The Olive Branch is a great venue for business as well as pleasure, dinner parties, private meetings, a buffet lunch or a canapé party. With six bedrooms across the road at Beech House, it's also perfect if you and your guests want to make a night of it…

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The Pub

50 seated capacity

Nestled in a picturesque country village, our charming country pub stands as the perfect venue for your special occasion, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere. With its rustic country cottage feel, pretty garden and welcoming ambiance, the pub exudes a timeless charm that sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations. We can cater for up to 50 guests either exclusively across the whole pub, barn (for partying), gardens and bedrooms or more simply utilising our 3 dining rooms and bar area.

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£110.00Austrian Wine Dinner
Dining Experience
Austrian Wine Dinner

22 Aug 2024

An Austrian Wine Dinner with Bernhard Rieder from the Weinrieder winery and local wine supplier Victoria Rogers from Gauntleys of Nottingham.

The Weinrieder wine estate, run by Bernhard's father Friedrich, is located in Kleinhadersdorf, a village with 500 inhabitants in the municipality of Poysdorf in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria. The winery was founded almost 100 years ago in 1928, when great-grandfather Franz was laid off as a bank employee. Without further ado, he retrained as a vintner. The area was particularly known for its sour wines, which were often only suitable as base wines for sparkling wine, and it was Franz's grandson Fritz who decided in 1979 to break new ground and produce noble sweet wines. We understand that his 1980 Müller-Thurgau received an astonishing 21 out of 20 possible points (!) from an Austrian magazine.

Bernard's father Frederick 'Fritz', alongside Bernard's brother Lukas, make some of the very best Reislings and Gruner-Veltliners, which will be a perfect match for our summer menu. Bernard will introduce a number of different vintages and grape varieties as well as a very special non-vintage Gruner Veltliner. The family's wines are served in the very best restaurants across the world and score consistently highly in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, and have won many wine awards.

The evening starts in The Olive Branch's Barn at 7pm with an opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests. At 7.30 we all sit down for dinner, around The Barn table or on individual tables in the pub if you prefer, with wines to accompany each course.

It is probably best to have booked a taxi home – you are welcome to leave your car here overnight or book one of our six luxurious rooms at Beech House.

We are sure you will have an enjoyable evening with good food, great wines and convivial company, and hopefully, you will have learned something about the magic of wine.

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Location for The Olive Branch Country Inn

Main Street, Clipsham, Rutland, Stamford, Rutland, LE15 7SH

01780 410 355



Is it essential to pre-order wine?

It is recommended that you pre-order the specific wine you will want to ensure it is in stock.

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