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The Butchers Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Woolhope, Woolhope HR1 4RF, England
+44 1432 860281
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

6 ladies for supper...New Year catch up...!....cannot fault our visit on any level really.... all main courses hot, well cooked...and devoured! Fish and chips especially enjoyed and also the vegetarian filo and cheese pie...we could have eaten bigger pieces probably.....Our waitress was excellent. On the ball, got the orders right...didn't hassle us...clearly well trained or she's been 'in the business'... More 

1 Thank LedburyLass
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this quaint English pub for a lunch and absolutely loved it. Great friendly service, beautiful open fire and over all a lovely pub with country views. I had the local lamb with dauphinois potatoes, my husband went for the hare and the in-laws had the haggis - absolutely lovely the food, it was fresh beautifully booked and truly... More 

Thank HelenaHLondon
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So often you go out for lunch on Christmas Day and come home feeling disappointed or that you could have done it better. Well not this year. Our lunch with friends at the Butchers was absolutely superb. The welcoming Prosecco and canapes were appreciated, the starters enjoyed and the main course was superb. Nothing was forgotten. Christmas pud was very... More 

Thank Veronica H
Management response:

Thank you so much for your 5 star review you don't know how much it means to the staff and myself getting Christmas Day lunch right. We think all food served is important but more so for a very special day. Happy new year Phil More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is back to its best! (not that it's ever been that far away from it) Friendly atmosphere good honest food. I like this place as it has a good selection of Game and local produce and it does what it says on the tin. (The birds I've had, have sometimes been a bit over for my liking, but... More 

Thank ashovbrod
Management response:

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, Game season always a must for a good original country pub. Phil More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good choice of local beers and ciders, an interesting varied menu with some game dishes and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent. For the summer visitor there is a large beer garden. We will visit the Butchers Arms again.

Thank Sydenham F
Management response:

Thank you for your review, very kind of you to take the time, you must try our home brewed 🍺 beer, Henry Hodges, will be available on New Years Eve Phil More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Called in for lunch on a cold wet day. Both fires were lit but felt they could have been lit a bit earlier as it was still quite chilly in the pub. That aside, no more negatives!!! The welcome was friendly and it was great to have a menu selection that included items such as Pheasant, Hare, Rabbit and Scallop's... More 

1 Thank Geoff B
Management response:

Sorry that you were a bit chilled that day, we had a few problems lighting the fire that morning due to what we think was a cold chimney due to a frosty night, smoked whole place out so all doors and windows were opened so it could be cleared. Oh the joys of open fires 😩 Phil More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Excellent food in lovely village pub surroundings, our first visit but we will be back for more, I had steak and it was cooked to perfection, my partner had partridge and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank Sandra T
Management response:

Thank you for your 5* review, the staff and I appreciate your comments, helps us keep a good standard Phil More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

10 of us popped this sunday 20/11/16 in just for a quick pint after our walk and ended up staying for 2 hours, although the landlady said the pub shuts at 2.30 she was more than welcome to keep serving. Its an olde worlde pub with a great menu. we didn't eat but the food we saw being served looked... More 

2 Thank stuart828
Management response:

Always a pleasure to of service, times are only guidelines, thank you Phil More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The Butchers Arms in Woolhope is a lovely old pub in the heart of rural south herefordshire, its open hearth and beamed interior offering all the old world charm you expect from Herefordshire country pubs. However it is particularly worth seeking out for the astonishing quality of the food. The menu is ambitious, offering imaginative dishes which conjure together wonderful... More 

1 Thank based_in_london
Management response:

Thank you for your great positive feedback, the team and I are so pleased you enjoyed your visit Phil More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We've come here twice recently and been very impressed. It is a welcoming, cozy place - great to come back to after a walk (and there are some great walks in the area). Everyone is very friendly and attentive. The pub is walker-friendly (there is somewhere to leave your boots) and dog-friendly in the bar (you can escape into the... More 

1 Thank Philip S
Management response:

The staff and I are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The butchers Arms Phil More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $41
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woolhope, Woolhope HR1 4RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Woolhope
  • Phone Number: +44 1432 860281
A lovely old half-timbered pub in gorgeous countryside 8 miles SE of Hereford and a few miles from Ledbury, Ross and Malvern. Run by chef Stephen Bull. The pub's food is sourced from local ingredients, and there are cask ales and local cider and perry. The Butchers runs regular special food and wine evenings (dates posted on website). Large garden with stream for nice days, two roaring fires in the winter. Separate room bookable for parties. Family and dog friendly. Warm welcome.

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