Monday, 8 September 2008

The Olive Branch...

As an end-of-the-summer-holidays treat, we decided to have lunch at The Olive Branch on the way back from our glamping trip. Being only 2 or 3 miles away from Pettywood Farm, and coming highly recommended, it seemed silly not to.

We were warned that an early booking would be required, but everything with me has all been so last-minute of late, we thought we'd take our chances and turn up at midday on a Monday and hope for the best.
Luck was on our side and we managed to grab a table for 7. It was the most gorgeous pub I've been in in a long time, and fabulously child-friendly...which was a real bonus as there were 4 children in our group!
The menus were deliberated over for a good long while...aided by a chilled glass of South African rose wine...which always helps... The children's menu was particularly impressive. No2 chose tomato soup with cheese on toast.
I had the most delicious roast chicken on a Caesar slaw, beautifully presented. As a true blogger, out came the camera, with much eyebrow-raising from No2...
The perfect end to a busy summer...


  1. that's certainly an impressive looking lunch - my two little ones have now got used to mummy photographing their dinner.......

  2. What a lovely looking place. It reminds me of one round here (sort of) called The Crooked Billet. Must visit again soon! x

  3. I think the pub looks lovely, and like you say so nice find a child friendly one. It looks like you had a good family day.

  4. What a pretty pub! Good to know about pubs which really welcome children, rather than just paying lipservice.

    Good luck for your new endeavours, by the way!


  5. Yuuuuuum. I haven't yet quite been able to bring myself to photograph lunch when we're out - does that mean I'm not a real blogger?

  6. it looks like a lovely plave to eat.


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