Beech House & Olive Branch

‘We collected the room key from a young lady dressed in the uniform of checked shirt and jeans. More

Contact details

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 and 1 Jan.

Facilities

pub, dining room, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview, Netflix), small terrace, garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

classical/jazz in pub.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in ground-floor bedrooms and bar.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £115–£205, D,B&B £175–£260. Set 5-course dinner £32.50, a la carte £36.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We collected the room key from a young lady dressed in the uniform of checked shirt and jeans. Everyone was so cheerful, I assumed something humorous had taken place.’ Readers had a fun stay at Ben Jones and Sean Hope’s Beech House, across a quiet road from their village pub/restaurant. Another Guide regular found it ‘as excellent as ever’ in 2018. Aubergine bedroom had ‘the style of a mini-Claridge’s’, with ‘Art Deco picture frames and lights’, a bathroom with ‘great Art Deco fittings’. There was cafetière coffee, fresh milk in a fridge on the landing. It was chilly on arrival, a fact they put down to their late booking. ‘We drew the heavy curtains, turned up the radiator and went for some grub.’ Smart thinking! Chef Sean Hope’s ‘fantastic’ food includes tapas, specials from the blackboard (whole baked plaice, roast chicken ballottine), vegetarian options and a set gourmet menu. For example: sweetcorn soup, almond and chilli dressing; chicken breast, new potatoes, spring vegetable broth; elderflower panna cotta…) An ‘excellent locally sourced breakfast’ includes ‘fresh oranges for your juice along with a little squeezer’, ‘superb kedgeree’. (Mary Milne-Day, RS)

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Special offers

Midweek Break Special Offer

Midweek Break – Spring in Rutland – Discover Rutland and enjoy a Gourmet Dinner for two, Drinks, Bed & Breakfast. Stay in one of six individually decorated rooms at Beech House, enjoy country cocktails in the garden, dine in the pub with a choice from the five course Spring gourmet menu, with specially selected wines to match. Wake up and enjoy an Olive Branch Breakfast on the terrace or in The Barn the following morning. – 1 night £300 per couple, 2 nights £500. – Quote Good Hotel Guide Spring Midweek Offer. You can also join for one of the Cookery Demonstrations, Kitchen Masterclasses or a Gourmet Cycle ride around Rutland for £100 more per couple. Quote Good Hotel guide Stay, Play or Cook for that offer.

Map

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

Guest comments

'My favourite spot to stop when travelling North.. excellent as ever. ' - Mary Milne-Day - April, 2018
'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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Tourist attractions

  • Oakham

    A pretty, traditional English market town, with local produce on Wednesday and Saturdays.

  • Burghley House

    One of the leading examples of Elizabethan architecture, with a suite of rooms remodelled in the baroque style.

  • Rutland Owl and Falconry Centre

    A carefully managed habitat, housing owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards, eagles and even vultures.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide