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The Sweet Olive

+44 1235 851272
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sweetbreads” (13 reviews)
“tempura” (7 reviews)
“faggots” (4 reviews)
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European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

Extremely high standard of food. Excellent service. Menu is more fine dining really and more of a restaurant than a pub as such. I would love to go back and try the Sunday lunch some time. I am sure it would be just as excellent....More

Thank Smudge1367
Reviewed 3 days ago

I contacted Debbie and asked if she could arrange a surprise birthday Sunday lunch for my wife. This would be for 16 people (including 5 children under 5) and, apart from choosing the food, left all the arrangements to her. On arrival, we were warmly...More

1  Thank Geoff W
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Geoff W, Bless you for your amazing review. It was our absolute pleasure to meet you all and we were so pleased you managed to keep the event a secret until the last minute. It was really great to see the look on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were staying over in the area, we picked up a Travelzoo deal at this restaurant - lunch for two. The meal was superb, staff very attentive, pleasant and not pushy. Excellent lunch even without the Travelzoo deal well worth the money.More

1  Thank denisepaulbarney
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear denisepaulbarney, Thank you so much for the great review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us and found the service pleasant and efficient. We're also glad you thought the menu great value for money. We do hope you'll visit us again shortly....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I met an old friend who we hadn't seen for a few years. He travelled by train from London and we drove from Cirencester. I don't know the area so this choice of pub for a meal turned out to be inspired....More

Thank john w
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear john W, How lovely that you happened upon us by chance and left so pleased. Thank you so much for finding the time to put your experience in writing for us. We appreciate you live some distance away but do hope you'll come back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food. Very friendly service. Well worth heading to Aston Tirrold / Upthorpe which are a pretty pair of villages with lots of walks if you are here in the daytimeMore

Thank Lesley S
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lesley S, Thank you so very much for the great review of our little restaurant. We're so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed everything we had to offer. Although we certainly can't take credit for the beautiful surroundings we're so glad you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner I came to The Sweet Olive to celebrate his birthday on Monday evening, having received great recommendations from friends. I have to say the food was totally and utterly amazing. We had the sweetcorn starter, sweetbreads, sun dried tomato pasta, and my partner...More

Thank Tracy F
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tracy F, Wow, wow and wow back! What a super, super review! We are totally amazed that you were so pleased with your visit but I can absolutely assure you it was a pleasure to serve such delightful customers. We can't thank you enough...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub used to have a great Alsace menu but it now has different owners and chefs. The menu sounds great and the puddings were indeed lovely, but my starter of a cheese soufflé was swamped by salad. So much so that it took me...More

1  Thank Gail Y
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gail Y, Thank you for your review however, I was very disappointed to read it's content. It's obviously quite some time since you last came to the sweet olive as the change of ownership happened over 18 months ago and we have advertised consistently...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this pub/restaurant quite by chance on Facebook and booked for Saturday evening.. It is situated at Didcot which was about an hours drive from our home, but it was worth the drive. Formerly known as The Chequers it is now updated and the...More

Thank Keith C
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Keith C, What a fantastic review! We're so glad you saw us on Facebook as we've been quite busy there of late and it's great to know that you decided to visit following a Facebook post. An hours drive is quite a way to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommendable. Food great. Staff friendly and helpful. Quaint cozy country pub. Would return.

1  Thank Karen T
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Karen T, Thanks so very much for your lovely and very positive review. Well look forward to seeing you soon. Very best regards The Sweet olive team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see Sweet Olive being a success We'd been here last year when the new proprietor took over & pleased to see how well she is doing. At the time she asked us as seasoned i.e. older folk what we thought and our comments...More

3  Thank Graham H
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Graham H, Thank you for your feedback following your visit yesterday. I'm truly sorry for the service you received as this is not the experince we want any of our customers to have. Unfortunately, we had a staffing shortage yesterday at very short notice...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BAKER STREET | ASTON TIRROLD, Didcot OX119DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Didcot
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 851272
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Beautiful country pub and restaurant serving elegant, seasonal, locally sourced food. Constantly evolving selection of beers, real ales, ciders and eclectic wine list. Beautiful cottage garden with seating Al fresco dining available during the summer months and indoor fireside dining during the winter. Walkers, dogs and children are all most welcome.
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