Vote for us in the Trencherman’s Awards!

Trencherman’s Awards launches here and now!

We always feel proud to be considered for another award (nearly as much as we love to win!), and adding to the catalogue of accolades we have already won this year, could be one of the fantastic Trencherman’s Awards, which celebrate the best restaurants and chefs in the South West. If you haven’t already heard all about it in the Trencherman’s Times, on their website and on social media – where have you been!? Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about how to vote for The Olive Tree right here!

The awards ceremony will be a swanky affair on Monday November 17 at the new Zacry’s Restaurant at Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. A fabulous five course dinner will be cooked by 5 of the top Trencherman’s member chefs, including our very own Chris Cleghorn.



We’d be pleased as punch with any of these incredible awards on offer:

  • Best Restaurant
  • Best Chef
  • Best Front of House Team
  • Best Dine and Stay Experience
  • Award for Creativity and Innovation
  • Best Newcomer to the Guide

Anyone who’s experienced The Olive Tree will know we like to make your life as easy and relaxing as possible, so you can vote for us simply by clicking on the picture above, or clicking right here – it’s as easy as that!

In the meantime, from everyone here at The Olive Tree, we thank you for your loyal support and in anticipation, we look forward to finding out the result!

Join in with the conversation by commenting on The Trencherman’s Guide page on Facebook, tweeting at @trenchermans and using the hashtag #TGawards. The three shortlisted restaurants in each category will be announced on October 10th on the website and across social media and PR channels.





Gold for The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree Restaurant has been awarded Gold in the 2014 Taste of the West Awards Restaurant category.

The Taste of the West Awards is designed to celebrate the fabulous food and drink that The Westcountry has to offer. This year’s ceremony takes place on Monday 29 September 2014 at one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive science centres, At-Bristol.


This is where and when The Taste of the West will be announcing the ‘Best Of’ winners of each product category, the overall winners of hospitality and retail classes, as well as the winners of the Champion Product and Producer of the Year awards. Around 300 of the South West’s finest foodie folks will be in attendance -  tickets are on sale now and include entry into the food exhibition, a drinks reception and a 3-course lunch created using a selection of this year’s mouth-watering award-winning products. Click here for more information on how to book your ticket.

From all of us here at The Olive Tree, we would love to thank our fantastic diners for your incredible reviews, photos and feedback that show us how much you enjoy The Olive Tree dining experience.


Safari Supper for The Great Bath Feast


We are utterly delighted to be a part of The Safari Supper event on Thursday 16th October for The Great Bath Feast.

Joining forces with three of Bath’s most celebrated restaurants, we’ll be bringing you an evening of fine food, fine wines and fun!  Guests enjoying this moveable feast will be transported in comfort by a fleet of chauffer-driven BMWs so even the parking is taken care of!

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Nobody does chic like the Italians and nobody does Italian as well as Aqua which is where the journey will begin with a Prosecco and canapé reception in their beautiful Walcot St premises.


With appetites whetted, the safari will move on to Blunos for the next two courses. Guest chef Richard Buckley of Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen will prepare the starter and then Martin Blunos will prepare a fishy feast using the best ingredients that the market can offer.


Finally, the cars will take guests to your’s truly, The Olive Tree Restaurant, where our talented young Head Chef, Chris Cleghorn will be rounding off the evening with a spectacular dessert followed by coffee and petit fours.


Tickets are £90 per person and include:

  • A glass of Prosecco with canapés
  • Three courses each accompanied by a selected glass of wine
  • Coffee and petit fours



The Greenest in Bath…

Here at The Olive Tree Restaurant, and our hotel The Queensberry, we’re pretty passionate about The Environment and being green is one of many things we strive to achieve each day in our quest for the best guest experience. Therefore, we were thrilled to have been announced as the only establishment in Bath to receive the prestigious TripAdvisor GreenLeaders certification (cue applause).


The GreenLeaders Program recognises hotels that engage in environmentally friendly practices, making it easier for travelers to find and book a greener stay. Those lucky properties to be awarded are marked with a badge on their TripAdvisor page, with a list of green policies and commitments. The top national and international green industry and sustainability experts helped develop the scheme to ensure places like us meet the high standards that guests expect. We wouldn’t want any less for our lovely diners at The Olive Tree!


Need our heads get any bigger, we’re still celebrating after receiving a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for 2014, showcasing us as part of the top 10 percent of businesses listed on the World’s Largest Travel site.  We’re more than chuffed with this accolade, as certificates are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Who do we have to thank for that? Well, our fabulous guests of course! Without you and your back-pattingly good feedback, we wouldn’t be receiving these wondrous awards, so do keep adding your experiences to TripAdvisor and letting us know how we did! Here’s to being green!


Times critic purrs like a Chesshyre cat


OF COURSE we do this because we love to do it, and OF COURSE the pleasure on the faces (and in the comments) of clearly-delighted guests is what drives us, but sometimes, just sometimes, it’s hard not to be thrilled by the praise of national publications. So please, have a look at The Times Travel section, Saturday July 13 2013. There’s no bias or obligation with these people: they breeze in, breeze out and say what they like. So when they say how much they like us, and rate us as a nine-out-of-ten, we hope you’ll understand when those ripe notes you hear are the sound of us, blowing our own trumpet…

The first reviews are in!

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Open the online edition of Folio magazine and scroll to page 50 to read our fabulous review click here.

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