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All 3 Clearwell Restaurants

The Butchers Arms

High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Clearwell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: English, British, Pub, Grill
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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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Dined here one night whilst staying at the Tudor Farmhouse. We enjoyed good food, served well. The cheesy mash on my fish pie was wonderful. A really cheesy flavour and so smooth. The staff on duty were friendly and service was good. We'd certainly eat here again next time we have a couple of nights in Clearwell.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent Food, Excellent Atmosphere, but staff are a little officious,and if you want to eat booking is essential. But it is the best in Clearwell by some distance.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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190 reviews 190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A really genuine old pub but brought up to date without losing its warm feel. Coal fireside, tables set out spaciously and plenty of weekday customers. Service is a little slow but with only one waitress assisted by the bar lady they did a fair job as long as you were not in a hurry. In the bar one gets... More

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Oxfordshire, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Sunday night meal at The Butchers Arms, and we were offered the steak night special (steak and a sweet for under £20)... comfortable, good service and a great steak.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Pleasant surroundings, friendly staff, ample choice on the menu, good food at a reasonable price. Service was a little slow on my two visits, probably because they could have done with another waiter/waitress. Limited choice of beer, good choice of wine

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Good value for money with large portions of lovely food in a cozy dining room. And particularly surprising and impressive modern toilets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I visited here the other night with my other half. I have just moved down the road and wanted to try a pub out. The house place is beautiful and has a homely feel to it. We had to wait for 25 minutes for our order to be taken. By oh my it was worth it!! I had the brie... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Booked a table for 8:30, though we tried to get in at 8. Upon arriving, it wasn't very busy. The drinks were very affordable but the service was a bit slow. We also didn't feel that the waitresses were attentive enough especially as there weren't many people eating. One of us had the duck white didn't look great, it looked... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After being recommended by a couple of people at work I had to try the butchers arms whilst staying at Coleford. It certainly lived up to the recommendations. A warm cosy setting with open fire, just the job on a wet and dismal autumnal evening. Freindly staff, real ale (doombar) and fantastic high quality food. I went for the butchers... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were looking for somewhere for lunch and found the Butchers Arms simply because the Wyndham Arms kitchen was closed. We had dogs so sat in the patio style garden which was very pretty on a hot day. Inside the pub was very olde worlde with a very small bar area and large dining areas which had pretty twinkling lights... More

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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: English, British, Pub, Grill

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