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The Olive Branch’s Beech House in Clipsham wins Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Award for the Best Hotel in the Midlands





A countryside pub’s latest award is a ‘powerful endorsement of its dedicated team’.

The Olive Branch’s Beech House in Clipsham has won the Cesar Award for the Best Hotel in the Midlands, presented by the Good Hotel Guide.

The house is located opposite the pub and boasts six rooms all named after different foods and individually decorated to reflect the names.

Beech House part of The Olive Branch in Clipsham
Beech House part of The Olive Branch in Clipsham

Owner of the Olive Branch and Beech House, Ben Jones, said: “We are beyond thrilled to be recognised with this prestigious award.

“It has been a challenging journey – from surviving covid to rebounding from a severe fire and staff changes.

“But our commitment to delighting our guests has never wavered.

Guests staying at the bed and breakfast are treated to food by head chef Ben Fisher
Guests staying at the bed and breakfast are treated to food by head chef Ben Fisher

“This award is a powerful endorsement of the dedicated team that makes The Olive Branch and Beech House what it is today.”

Together The Olive Branch and Beech House employ 30 people, with the kitchen run by head chef Ben Fisher and house kept by Helen Yates.

Head housekeeper at Beech House in Clipsham, Helen Yates has kept the rooms pristine for the past 16 years
Head housekeeper at Beech House in Clipsham, Helen Yates has kept the rooms pristine for the past 16 years

The Olive Branch is no stranger to awards and has been listed in the Michelin Guide and The Great Food Club Awards.

The double cream room at Beech House, Clipsham
The double cream room at Beech House, Clipsham
The double cream room at Beech House, Clipsham
The double cream room at Beech House, Clipsham
Ben Jones, landlord at The Olive Branch
Ben Jones, landlord at The Olive Branch

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