Open to the public throughout the year

Open to the public throughout the year


With a capacity of 40 – 80 guests, Bideford’s Olive Tree Restaurant can be hired for private functions and events, such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversary parties. For smaller parties, the adjoining Aviary Room or The Appledore Bar provide a more intimate space. We can cater from 4 to 80 people dining, with bespoke menus and matched wines provided on request. We cater for all events, including:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Corporate Functions and Business Meetings
  • Wakes
  • Proms

An Elegant Setting for Special Occasions

With its Victorian Oak panelling, traditional décor, chandelier lighting and oak chairs and tables, the Olive Tree Restaurant is a popular choice for parties looking for a something that little bit extra special.

We serve fine a la carte and grill menus, on which you’ll find something for everyone. We are also able to provide a bespoke menu if required – please contact us with your requirements.

As always, all dishes are freshly prepared on the premises by our top chefs, using local ingredients wherever possible.

Private Dining Space for 4 to 250 People

In addition to The Olive Tree Restaurant the following rooms at the Durrant House Hotel are available to hire for a small charge:

Rooms with a Private Bar

The Venetian Ballroom
max capacity 220 dining with dance floor

The Sir Richard Room
max capacity 80 dining with dance floor

The Penthouse Suite
max capacity 45 dining with dance floor

The Regency Room
max capacity 20 dining

Rooms without a Private Bar

The Aviary Room
max capacity 20 dining

The Reading Room
max capacity 40 dining

A Central North Devon Location

Based in Northam near Bideford in North Devon, the Olive Tree Restaurant is easily accessible from the A39 near Bideford, North Devon.

Our convenient location is just 5 minutes’ drive from Appledore, Instow and Westward Ho!, and 15 minutes’ drive from Barnstaple.

Festive Feasts for a Merry Christmas 2016 in Devon

Christmas at The Olive Tree Restaurant is a truly memorable occasion – we love the festive season and put our all into creating a magical atmosphere and deliciously festive menus for our guests to enjoy.

Our talented chefs have carefully created 3 festive menus to cater for lunch time and evening meals, staff parties, and of course, Christmas Day Luncheon. With a choice of 2 succulent meats or a vegetarian option available, followed by a selection of traditional puddings, there is something to suit everyone.

Our Festive Feast menu is available from 1st December – 30th December (excluding Christmas Day).

All main meals are served with fresh roast potatoes and selection of seasonal vegetables, and our Festive Wine List has been designed to offer the perfect tipple to accompany your meal.

Christmas is a time to celebrate and our Christmas party evenings are always a night to remember. Our Party Nights take place in our Venetian Ballroom where we’re dedicated to providing you with the festive atmosphere, great food, and plenty of drinks to make sure that everyone has a magical time.

When booking a Christmas Party night, why not take advantage of our exclusive discounted overnight Bed & Breakfast rates at The Durrant Hotel. That way, you don’t have to think about driving home or paying for everyone’s taxis – it’s the perfect finish to any party night. To enquire, please call the hotel and ask for “Special Christmas Party Night Rates”.

Christmas Day should be all about family fun, festive cheer and over-indulgence – not worrying about over-cooking the turkey or washing up!

Take the stress out of Christmas Day this year and dedicate your time to your family by luxuriating in a Christmas Day Luncheon here at The Olive Tree Restaurant.

Adults: £45

Children: £25

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Monday to Sunday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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The Durrant House Hotel
Heywood Road
EX39 3QB

01237 472361