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The Butchers Arms

High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Clearwell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $34
Cuisines: English, British, Pub, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great food in a lovely pub setting. We were there in the summer but it would be really cosy in the winter

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After arriving 10 minutes late (due to traffic), we were told that our table had nearly been given away. After being seated, we were left for 15 minutes and had to ask for a menu. The excuse for not already having been offered one was that it was our fault for being late! We were then given a time scale... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I don't write reviews about restaurants unless I felt that the service and food went above and beyond my expectations...and I have to say that the Butcher's Arms certainly did! Before arriving the party I was with had to inform the restaurant of the dishes we wanted, which was fine for my meat-eating friends, but as a vegan I had... More

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Bucks
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a shame that the food isn't very good. I had mussels which were overcooked and shrunken in loads of tasteless sauce thickened by flour. I overheard the next table complain about "the worst mash I have ever had". The rest of the food was very ordinary. The only exception were the chips which were as good as you get.... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great pub with character and friendly staff. The seating out area is lovely with cover and a carved wolf!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Popped in for lunch today and chose baguettes. They were served with delicious salad and chips without a too long wait. The young man serving was helpful and curteous. We have previously visted for evening meals and those too are highly reccommend.

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Lydney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My cousin and I had a catchup lunch here a few days ago. The pub was quiet as we arrived just after 12pm and opted for a table in the lovely beer garden, near the ornamental pond.The young guy that served us was very attentive without being invasive, made our every request seem like no trouble at all. We received... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had the most enjoyable lunch with friends. The atmosphere and very friendly staff made this a lunch to remember. The food was superb and everyone commented on how excellent everything was. And very reasonably priced.

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were staying next door in a hotel and decided to pop in for a drink first, after being greeted by friendly staff we decided to book for a meal later that night. The food was lovely and definitely value for money!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Just had my third visit to Clearwell in the last 7 months and drank and ate here each time. Standard extremely high each time. Will be back again.

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