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Address: 29A Herne Street, Herne CT6 7HL, England
Phone Number: 01227 371000
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Herne's worst kept secret.

When Martyn Hillier opened this first ever micropub 10 years ago he quickly established a wonderful oasis for people who enjoy a great selection of real ales and good banter both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
KWildon
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When Martyn Hillier opened this first ever micropub 10 years ago he quickly established a wonderful oasis for people who enjoy a great selection of real ales and good banter both with regulars and visitors. Not only is The Butcher's Arms a Community Pub of note but it's also a true Destination Pub for lovers of real ale served in... More 

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Thank KWildon
Herne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Landlord Martin Hlillyer opened the Butchers as the first micropub, pioneering the movement, and he remains at the forefront. A great little pub, impossible not to find a decent pint on the list, all served from casks by Martin. Definitely not a men only pub. Sit on benches, butchers blocks for tables (only 2). A lively atmosphere fueled by humour... More 

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Thank smethyCT2
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141 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This micro pub on a corner was really once a butcher's shop and inside you'll find a well-worn butcher's block that is a little 'worn away' so be careful how you put down your pint glass. The interior is... well, quirky to say the least! Lots of fun stuff hanging from the walls and ceiling. But the main reason for... More 

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Thank harris16464
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The first of a growing number of micropubs - no music, no fruit machines, no lager, no shots, just friendly conversation in intimate surroundings. It's tiny, very tiny, and just might manage ten or so customers. When you speak, people listen; when they speak you join in. Just how pubs used to be. Excellent real ales dispensed by gravity from... More 

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2 Thank PaulNa
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My sister and I thought let's go to the smallest pub in Britton, the barman was lovely and gave me samples of beer to try.We had a fab night and chats. The beer there is wicked. Thank you

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6 Thank lyn q
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have to begin this review with.. How do you get in, there is a big sign outside.MICROPUB OPEN Lights on.. My boyfriend.. Lets call him THE JUDGE.... Could not open the click on the door and declared it closed..then it opened, So our entrance was amusing to others to say the least; First impression.. A comedy skech, two men... More 

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5 Thank Annmarieholdforth
Herne Bay UK
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Butchers Arms is not your Normal Pub. I say this in a good way. A really good pint or jug of ale will be served straight from the barrel to you by Martyn(Landlord) or Gavin(Tuscany Sunset Barman) in a small (front room size) area where you can sit at an original butchers block table (or stand if theres no... More 

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3 Thank fordyski100
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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477 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

That's appealing not appalling! I have been visiting The Butcher's Arms for around 3 years. During that time it has got better and better. It's hard to see how it could improve more but it does. And this in spite of having what is universally agreed to be a grumpy landlord. It's probably this pub's greatest charm. Martyn Hillier is... More 

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5 Thank Donsafe
Peterborough England
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88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Read about the micro pub concept before visiting kent. The Butchers Arms is a great idea, serves great beer and people actually talk!! Well worth a visit if you like real ale

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4 Thank GBains
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Not a place for those wishing to have a private conversation or sensitive to the opinions of others BUT a gem if you like good company with your real ale and appreciate English eccentricity. Kentish Session and Truro Betty Stogs were brilliant. Do it !

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