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The Butchers Arms

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British, English, Grill, Pub
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb food, beer and service

Called in with a group of friends and managed to get a table without booking. Staff very helpful and efficient and the 'Butchers beer' was v . good. Colleagues went for the Sunday evening 3 course deal - amazing value, quality and quantity! The roast dinner was amazing! We enjoyed the meal so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Called in with a group of friends and managed to get a table without booking. Staff very helpful and efficient and the 'Butchers beer' was v . good. Colleagues went for the Sunday evening 3 course deal - amazing value, quality and quantity! The roast dinner was amazing! We enjoyed the meal so much we had to go back for... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had the worst burger I have ever had in a pub - and it cost £11! Not sure what it was made of (horse?), it tasted like it was straight out of the freezer, strange colour and texture. Pretty sure it gave my partner food poisoning too. Came with a few chips (which were nice), and 4 small onion rings.... More 

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The Butcher's Arms offered really nice food, especially the chips! The staff were very friendly and overall a very nice place to eat if you want traditional English pub food.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

fantastic food and a warm welcome. Plenty to choose from and the beer was top notch aswell. this will become our local whenever in the Wye Valley :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed locally and was recommended The Butchers Arms. Found the staff to be very welcoming from having a drink to eating in the restaurant. The choice of ales were very good and the menu in the restaurant was excellent. Food was very well presented and was looked after very well.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited this pub twice whilst on holiday, and we found it to be great. Nice staff and good service. You do have to wait awhile for food, but that's a sign that it is being freshly prepared, and it was worth it!

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Handcross, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food and service. Dog friendly in the bar area but you do have to book. Don't be deceived by the size of the portions - they are bigger than they look. Midweek special is currently 3 courses for £16.95 from a selected choice but very good value. Decent choice of beer and cider on tap. Friendly locals

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Short break from the world of crime took us both to the Forest of Dean hence the title! This pub/restaurant stroke restaurant/ pub is just off the main track in the forest but worth the detour Staff amazing! Food first rate! Place spotless! Great atmostphe. Recommend? I. Should say so!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We booked as advised for an evening meal. There was adequate parking. We were welcomed and seated comfortably and the menu was fairly comprehensive. There was a midweek deal on which I found a bit complicated to work out and we also had a 10% discount courtesy of our cottage owners. The meal was served hot and nicely presented with... More 

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were a group of six celebrating an anniversary. It is a pub but has a somewhat better menu selection than the average. The food is well presented and well cooked. Being a pub drinks were of the normal range plus a decent wine list. It isn't meant for those who would like a quiet time but an enjoyable experience.

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Additional Information about The Butchers Arms

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, English, 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, English, 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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