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The Butchers Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had a very good meal here, good choice on the menu, especially the starters. Good sized portions, and we were offered our puds in takeaway boxes as we couldn't manage them, and they were part of the fixed menu - what a treat!

3 Thank Causette1
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch with family lovely food good service excellent value and presentation and quality of the food was excellent and throughly enjoyed the Sunday lunch

2 Thank mstephens07
Stone, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food and great cosy little bar. It's a shame that the beers can be so expensive here but it seems the norm for around here with a pint of some of the lagers being £5. Would recommend!

3 Thank Jon B
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a beautiful country pub that serves truly scrumptious food. I had the mussels and try as I might I just couldn't get to the bottom of the dish, the portions here are huge and just wonderful.

2 Thank riastar2015
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great food. excellent offer Mondays-Fridays 3 courses for £16.95 . The food is great. the service was good and the locals were very friendly. great food great pub

3 Thank Ruthiewilson104
Newport, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had dinner here the other day and was amazed to find such a pleasant pub restaurant here. Service was quick and efficient and the generous helpings of food very tasty and nicely presented. We will definitely be back

3 Thank lumleys_11
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent food and atmosphere in this lovely pub. We were staying next door at the Tudor Farmhouse so this was very handy. Staff friendly and we would recommend eating here. Do book in advance as they were fully booked on the Saturday night.

3 Thank sharon w
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent food. The service is slow,we had a long wait 50 minutes.It was worth the wait as the food is exceptional.

3 Thank Cindy838
Bangor, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

This pub is so good, wishes we lived nearer. Scott (who seems to work 24/7 and still be polite and smiley) and colleagues made us feel so welcome and even allowed us to have a snack by the bar as we were peckish rather than hungry. We had a sharing plate of olives, peppers, bread, balsamic vinegar and olive oil... More 

4 Thank Welshweekender
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

We booked a table and ordered our food in advance and on arrival we're delighted with the traditional cosy pub with beams, open fire and a warm atmosphere. Our food was all served promptly and was fresh and hot - the pie had a lovely shortcrust lid and all portions were generous. The maltesers cheesecake was to die for with... More 

2 Thank deb r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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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