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The Butchers Arms

Woolhope, Woolhope HR1 4RF, England
+44 1432 860281
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Ranked #2 of 2 restaurants in Woolhope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A lovely old half-timbered pub in gorgeous countryside 8 miles SE of Hereford and a few miles from Ledbury, Ross and Malvern. Run by chef Stephen Bull. The pub's food is sourced from local ingredients, and there are cask ales and local cider and perry. The Butchers runs regular special food and wine evenings (dates posted on website). Large garden with stream for nice days, two roaring fires in the winter. Separate room bookable for parties. Family and dog friendly. Warm welcome.
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed in our Sunday lunch at Butchers Arms. We booked for 2pm and arrived a little early hungry after a good walk. We both ordered roast beef only to be told 5 mins later that there was none left, which I thought was very poor. To be honest I really didn't want anything else, but had the rabbit pie... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food here isn't your bog standard pub food, it is dearer than normal, but boy it's well worth it. If you are in the area, this village inn has to be on the list. The only criticism I had was that the poor girl behind the bar was doing everything, serving drinks and food, taking orders, and delivering them... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Located in the midst of the Herefordshire countryside sits this beautiful old pub full of charm and surprises. If you like chips with everything choose somewhere else because this place is a cut above. The well thought out menu stinks of sophistication and a wealth of experience from a chef who's been there and done that! It's obvious Phil Vincent... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visited for lunch at Butchers Arms Sat 28th June. Had a wonderful lunch, top marks to Phil for his Haggis fritters with beetroot relish. Followed by the Rabbit and cider pie. Pub and gardens tranquil and beautiful. Cant wait for our next visit.

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swellendam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food with attention to detail, beautifully presented, with good balance of flavour and texture. We came here by chance rather expecting tired cliche pub food, and were subsequently thrilled at the variety. I had pigeon and black pudding, my husband loved the fresh mackerel with gooseberry and the crayfish salad was fresh, plentiful and crisp. Service was unobtrusive and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Such an authentic plAce full of charm with creative food. Just love it. The menu is full of surprise and the service lovely. A great place to enjoy local product.

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Thones, France
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44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was expecting something great. The menu looked imaginative, lots of acclaim in the press, and the chef was even mentioned in the same breath as 'The Walnut Tree'. To start with I had a glass of the most expensive white wine, which was served warm. I mentioned that it was warm, but was left to drink it without correcting... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Visited this pub over the May bank holiday weekend - luckily we booked. The food was great, a wide selection across starters, mains and puddings. I would highly recommend this pub for a realxed lunch or evening meal. It's a great pub.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The idea was to have a beer and food. What we got was a great experience, great food in a cozy little bar warmed by a blazing log fire. A great selection of local beers was complemented by some wonderful food. The highlight was a wonderful Stilton soufflé on a walnut and apple salad. So wonderful in fact, I had... More

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Yorkshire
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After four of us had visited the RHS Malvern Show in May 2012 we 'found' the Butchers Arms and everything about it was excellent. The welcome, the service, the food and even the prices were spot on, so with eager anticipation we paid a return visit last week after the 2014 show. Apparently there has been a change of ownership... More

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