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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 - $30
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
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English first
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visiting friends who live near here, we went for NY Eve 31/12/14. Had to pre order and pay deposit. It was excellent value, the food was very good, great staff who joined in all the fun. It was a great atmosphere as they supplied all the party bits for everyone to act like school children. A lovely fun evening and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The staff at the butchers arms, were very delightful and the waitress counted to our every need. The food was cooked to perfection and affordable, but it was made better by the smiles and delight of the waitress that brought us our meal.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Each time I have to visit the Forest of Dean I make a point of visiting the Butchers. Whether it's a quick bite at lunchtime or something more substantial of an evening I have always found the staff to be welcoming, great service and the food is second to none.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had a very enjoyable Christmas get together during the evening. Food was very tasty, extremely good value for the money in warm, comforting surroundings .

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Dined here recently,the steak pie is a real meal ,after my whitebait starter (a meal on its own) i was hard pushed to do it justice,very good service, staff very helpful and friendly,great selection at the bar ,good wine list and all at reasonable prices ,a very nice way to spend an evening ,...you may have to book early for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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
117 helpful votes 117 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 - 30
Cuisine: English, British, Pub, Grill

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