Beech House & Olive Branch

‘A quiet oasis,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, of Sean Hope and Ben Jones’s well-liked village pub/restaurant-with-rooms. More

Contact details

Beech House & Olive Branch
Main Street
Clipsham
Rutland
LE15 7SH
England
01780 410355

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6. 2 on ground floor, family room (also suitable for disabled) in annexe.

Open

all year, pub closed evening 25 Dec/1 Jan.

Facilities

pub, dining room, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small terrace, garden.

Background music

classical/jazz in pub.

Children

all ages welcomed (children’s menu).

Dogs

allowed in ground-floor bedrooms and bar.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £115–£195, D,B&B £200–£250. Set dinner £32.50, à la carte £32.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A quiet oasis,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, of Sean Hope and Ben Jones’s well-liked village pub/restaurant-with-rooms. Get ready for the buzz at mealtimes, though: ‘The food was excellent – no wonder the restaurant was full.’ Sean Hope wins acclaim for his cooking, which makes good use of local and home-grown ingredients. ‘We found the menu a little short (vegetarians might struggle) but very enticing.’ Try grilled cutlet and braised shoulder of lamb, sweet potato rösti, French-style peas. ‘Leave room for the mini-desserts – gorgeous little mouthfuls of sticky toffee pudding or chocolate mousse.’ In fine weather, eat under the pergola in the ‘beautiful’ garden. Accommodation is in ‘welcoming, restful’ Beech House, across the road. ‘Our large room was prettily furnished, with wide views. The bed was very comfortable, the hospitality tray well stocked, the bathroom large.’ A plea to designers: ‘We prefer a toilet with a door.’ Come morning, a ‘very good’ breakfast is served in ‘a beautifully restored old barn’. ‘The full English will set you up for the day.’ (Mary Hewson)

Map

Beech House & Olive Branch
Main Street
Clipsham
Rutland
LE15 7SH

Guest comments

'A quiet oasis after a busy drive. The gardens are beautiful and parking is easy. Beech House is restfully decorated and welcoming. Our room was large and light, prettily furnished and with wide views. The bathroom, too, was very large - but it had no door, just a curtain across a wide arched opening. There was a screen round the lavatory: but we prefer a bathroom with a door. The dinner was excellent. Breakfasts are also very good, served in a beautifully restored old barn. ' - Mary Hewson - June, 2015
'Highly recommended. Our room had good storage and plenty of space. Food is excellent and we enjoyed sitting on the patio at the end of a long day hiking. Good value. ' - Tara Varco - June, 2014
'Staff very welcoming, bedroom and bathroom huge and comfortable, although with room for a three-piece suite the bathroom didn't even have a stool! The dinner was excellent, as was the breakfast. Not cheap, but well worth it. ' - Mary Milne-Day - April, 2014

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