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.

The Olive Tree

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Open Hours

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

01237 472361

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    Contact Details

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    The Durrant House Hotel
    Heywood Road
    EX39 3QB

    01237 472361