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The Butchers Arms

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High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Description: A very warm welcome to the Butchers Arms. One of the oldest pubs in the...
A very warm welcome to the Butchers Arms. One of the oldest pubs in the Forest of Dean, we have been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1802. Our menu combines signature 'Butchers' dishes with traditional British favourites, our modern recipes and grills are all prepared by Head Chef Matt Wheeler and his team from the freshest ingredients. Wherever possible we will endeavour to provide produce from local suppliers so you can truly have a taste of the Forest of Dean. We pride ourselves in providing good quality food, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. All our food is cooked fresh to order, so please allow a little time for service. We look forward to seeing you. Matt and Scott Directors
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent find

We called here after time in the nearby Forest of Dean We arrived slightly late for lunch,but that was not an issue Delicious choice of good warming local grub, brilliant. Fantastic ale pie. Have a lovely couple of hours,wished we had gone more often,hopefully there will be another time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lostwithiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We called here after time in the nearby Forest of Dean We arrived slightly late for lunch,but that was not an issue Delicious choice of good warming local grub, brilliant. Fantastic ale pie. Have a lovely couple of hours,wished we had gone more often,hopefully there will be another time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here as a family in July 2015. Good value for the most part, although just 15 minutes before the dinner service was due to start they insisted that we had to order from the lunch menu, but I digress. The food was better than we'd expected, including a great burger and the best pub chips ever. I hate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this gem of a pub after visiting the nearby Forest of Dean railway - and what a find! The staff are very friendly and the food delicious, we had the steak, mushroom & ale pies, kids portion of fish fingers and one burger, all presented lovely and good portion sizes for all meals, reasonably priced too, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I admit this was not the first time I have been to the Butchers having visited on a number of occasions previously. This time we went with friends who were visiting from Southport and we chose the Butchers to impress. It was their first time and the atmosphere annexed to the service and quality of food made it a most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

we stayed in Clearwell for a week and ate several times at The Butchers Arms, the food was superb, top restaurant quality, the staff were delightful, attentive and efficient and the whole experience was a real pleasure. The pub is frequented by regulars who were chatty and the whole atmosphere made our evenings there absolutely delightful. Our dog was also... More 

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great pub grub! Service professional and on point! Great choice of drinks, local and popular ales, decent cider lager and spirits. Something for everyone when it comes to food and beverages, whenever in the area worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quietly unassuming pub in small village on the west side of the Forest of Dean. Really friendly and helpful staff. We'd been warned that they served large portions and we were not disappointed. We decided not to gave a starter but they had a good selection. My husband had the bacon cheeseburger with 3x chips and I had the steak,... More 

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Surrey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

That was the comment made by the staff when I finally paid the bill. Leading up to the comment, the waitress tipped my starter over my lap. she was very dealt with the matter swiftly, but there was no offer to recompense me for the additional cleaning that was required.... just a throw away comment "well accidents happen". Not a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Staff and patrons very friendly. Small quaint pub, limited number of rooms but also full of character. Extensive food and wine menu and the restaurant looked very busy both nights. We both enjoyed our meals and have already booked to stay again in August.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had an evening meal at the Butchers Arms recently on a Saturday. We met up with friends. It was our first visit. The food was very good, and we all enjoyed our meals. The staff were friendly, and the pub itself is very nice. The only thing which was less pleasing was the length of time we had to... More 

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Address: High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
Phone Number: +44 1594 834313
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Clearwell
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: British, Grill, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Clearwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 834313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, Grill, Pub

Description

A very warm welcome to the Butchers Arms. One of the oldest pubs in the Forest of Dean, we have been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1802. Our menu combines signature 'Butchers' dishes with traditional British favourites, our modern recipes and grills are all prepared by Head Chef Matt Wheeler and his team from the freshest ingredients. Wherever possible we will endeavour to provide produce from local suppliers so you can truly have a taste of the Forest of Dean. We pride ourselves in providing good quality food, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. All our food is cooked fresh to order, so please allow a little time for service. We look forward to seeing you. Matt and Scott Directors

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