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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When diciding to go for lunch at the butchers arms I was looking forward to it from hearing how nice the place was ! On arriving the pub is very warm and welcoming (a proper country pub ) and serving good local beers and cider what more could you want . However whilst sitting down it came to our attention... More

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birmingham
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Normally I don't review things so soon after a visit but felt the need to warn people to save their hard earned money as soon as I could. My partner and his family choose the butchers arms for a meal (Saturday 30 August 2014). Let me begin by stating that each member of staff tried their best and were very... More

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Jemma V, Public Relations Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this review

Dear moofymay, On behalf of the team here at The Butchers Arms we are sorry and disappointed to receive your feedback on Tripadvisor. We aim to address people's concerns and needs at the time of their visit to ensue everyone leaves satisfied and happy. We have had a sudden, unavoidable change in staff and therefore feedback is most crucial at... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very lovely evening, great menu, and the food was well presented. Lovely friendly atmosphere to a point. They where busy and the young waitress was pleasant throughout, sadly the experience was slightly dampened by an exceedingly loud bar lady/waitress. You do not shout across to customers! Not been there before, but will go again and hope the lady is quieter... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As Dutch tourists we were guided by our best English friends to find this pearl in Herefordshire and we loved every minute of our stay in this hospitable pub. Wonderful beers, good wine and an innovative menu were served by two very dedicated ladies. Both were very helpful to make a choice from the menu and all presented starters, main... More

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Tonbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We were on holiday in Herefordshire with friends and it was our 24th wedding anniversary. We picked the Butchers Arms via Trip Advisor. What and great evening, the food was fabulous the staff were very friendly and great with the kids, we all had a great time. We would all highly recommend it.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Butcher's Arms is just outside Woolhope on the road to nowhere in particular in glorious Herefordshire countryside. - it is worth seeking out. While definitely a pub serving good food rather than a restaurant it serves simple tasty food in generous portions with a local twist (game, rabbit etc). We will return.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Family dinner in our own room so kids could run about. Excellent choice beautifully cooked. Pigeon and lamb very good, lemon posset!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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