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County - Rutland | Map
Tel code: 01572 | code search
Postcode: LE15 | code search
Population: 130
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Olive Branch
"Fantastic food in a fantastic enviroment. Staff very friendly informative and genuiune.

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Only about a mile from the junction of the A1 at Stretton, situated in picturesque rural Rutland is the village of Clipsham. The village, although small, is famous for the stone from the nearby Clipsham Quarry. Clipsham Stone has been used for many famous buildings including Kings College Chapel at Cambridge, York Minster and for repairs to the Houses of Parliament. The limestone quarry is part of the Upper Lincolnshire Limestone Formation. During the 19th century, Amos Alexander was head forester at the Clipsham Estate. In 1870 he started a hobby of clipping the yew trees that grew outside his home to create figures. The squire was so impressed that Amos was told to cut figures on all of the trees along the carriage drive to Clipsham Hall, depicting items of local interest and family events. Thus, the Yew Tree Avenue was born and it can still be seen with more designs than ever before. Some of the 150 clipped Yews are over 200 years old! If you are looking for refreshment you will find The Red Lion Inn and The Olive Branch in the village. The Olive Branch is one of the few pubs to receive a Michelin Star and was voted Michelin Pub of the Year in 2008


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Beech House at The Olive Branch (0.03 miles)

Beech House at The Olive Branch

Beech House is a small hotel just 2 miles off the A1 offering luxurious bed and breakfast style accommodation. At the end of a tree lined country lane in the delightful pale-stone village of Clipsham ... More | visit website

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Greetham Valley Hotel (2.58 miles)

Greetham Valley Hotel

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Within 276 acres (1.12 km˛) of beautiful Rutland countryside, easily reached from the A1 and close to Rutland Water, the hotel has 2 of the best golf courses in the Midlands. Greetham ... More

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Travelodge Grantham South Witham (2.91 miles)

Travelodge Grantham South Witham

Located on the A1 northbound, 9 miles south of Grantham, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the Lincolnshire countryside. Spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and coffee ... More | visit website

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The Willoughby Arms (3.08 miles)

The Willoughby Arms

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The Visit Britain/AA four star graded Willoughby Arms is a beamed, traditional stone country inn, around 150 years old and originally the booking office and waiting room for a private ... More

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Park Farm (3.36 miles)

Park Farm
Nestling on the hillside on the edge of the peaceful Lincolnshire hamlet of Careby, Park Farm offers spacious comfortable four star silver award bed and breakfast accommodation.

Park Farm is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful part ... More | visit website
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The Royal Oak Country Inn (4.33 miles)

The Royal Oak Country Inn

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The Royal Oak is a country Inn nestled in the beautiful village of Swayfield Nr Grantham Lincolnshire. We serve seriously good freshly prepared food, in a warm, relaxed, friendly environment, ... More

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The Tithe Barn (4.42 miles)

The Tithe Barn
Cottesmore is a picturesque stone village in the unspoilt county of Rutland; with its own pub (The Sun Inn); village stores; post office; fish and chip takeaway and café; and a Ford Dealership with petrol ... More | visit website
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The Wilderness (4.66 miles)

The Wilderness

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Luxurious Bed & Breakfast in large country house with spectacular views situated on edge of picturesque village. Adjacent to Rutland Water, Europe's largest man made lake and close to Cambridge, ... More

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Travelodge Grantham Colsterworth (4.87 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant (5.07 miles)

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel has been in Thomas Noel's family since 1760 and formed part of the adjoining Exton Park, seat of the Earls of Gainsborough. Formerly a farmhouse, Barnsdale Lodge was converted by Thomas in 1989. ... More | visit website

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