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The Butchers Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashioned pub . Just average decor .the menu offered plenty of choice decent sized portions of food. Typical pub food

Thank julie w
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was quite good. However the food was not. I chose soup of the day for a starter, Cheddar cheese and white onion, the soup itself was good but tepid no hot, the chiabatta was better. Within two minutes of finishing the first course the main arrived! For the price I paid I expected a nice thick piece of... More 

Thank davidcairnsruiz
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited whilst staying next door at the Tudor Farmhouse. Pleasant pub with a pretty beer garden. Plenty of ales, ciders and whiskeys. The bar staff and locals were friendly to visitors.

Thank Rach123P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's our favourite place in our area it's not the usual pub grub, one can tell someone with real flair for cooking and imagination has cooked the food. The service is excellent and the warm, friendly cosy atmosphere is so appealing. The best kind of country pub. We always recommend The Butchers Arms. Pam and Adrian Missenden

Thank Pamela M
Llawhaden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few days away around Lydney and Symonds Yat last week and stumbled across the 'Butchers Arms' by chance as the restaurant we intended to visit was shut on the Sunday night. So glad we stopped there for food, an absolute treat proper home cooked food (first visit we had the steak,ale and mushroom pie) and were so... More 

1 Thank Les H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited recently after a long journey and all I can say is Wow! Really good meals, nice friendly staff but check out my photos... have you ever seen chips like that?? Going back next weekend just to check it wasnt a one off, research purposes and all that... 😊

1 Thank Julie M
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had a lovely meal ,atmosphere is nice. Steak very good, portions good.the staff are very friendly, not cheap but nice big portions and nicely served would recommend a visit

1 Thank harry977
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Booked in as ate here about five years ago when staying in Clearwell. This time camping close by. We were delayed arriving due to bad weather but the pub happily kept our table for us. We ate in the bar as we were able to bring our dog into this area. Staff and customers very friendly. Pub nice and bright,... More 

1 Thank 1967teapot
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We ate here 5 nights running while staying at the hotel next door and still didn't try everything that we wanted to. It's unusual for having an extensive menu but cooking everything fresh, no microwaves in sight. That sometimes meant longish waits for food to arrive, but it was worth it. The portions are huge so choose carefully! We found... More 

1 Thank underw00d
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Good food and service. As we sat outside with our dog, we cannot say what the inside eating area is like but they have what must be be best pub loos in the country!

1 Thank Mrscornwall2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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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