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“Worth searching for this one!”
Review of The Butchers Arms

The Butchers Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Woolhope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $41
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth searching for this one!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We rented a cottage nearby and with the help of the owner and Alistair Sawday's guide book found this fantastic pub. Having read it up in the guide book I realised that the owner was Stephen Bull who had previously run the Lough Pool Inn, so was expecting a treat. We were not disappointed! You will need directions to find it as it is well hidden down narrow country lanes. Situated beside a stream, a small pub converted now to almost exclusive food supply, but still having some excellent beer on tap from Wye Valley Brewery at the small bar. Two guys were our hosts behind the bar and taking orders, very welcoming and superbly efficient. Very helpful as the wine list is much varied with some rare offerings (amazingly no French red!). After a long chat we settled for Greco Di Tufo Terredora, a white from Italy. I can thoroughly recommend this if you ever see it! We started with Stephen's signature dish of twice baked cheese souffle and crab mousse, both fantastic then moved onto simple fish and chips! BUT served in the lightest of beer batter, beautiful intense green mashed peas (not mushy) and fresh crunchy chips. I had pork filet with black pudding croquet which was just magnificent. I finished with cheese which came with two chutneys, one of which was beetroot which was one of the nicest things I have ever tasted. Followed by great coffee freshly ground beans straight into the espresso machine! and fresh real mint tea looking like it was growing out of the teapot! A great find and very worth a visit, not cheap but worth every penny for food and service of this quality.

  • Visited September 2012
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Delicious Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We visited for Sunday Lunch and were very impressed. The pub is in a lovely spot, although off the beaten track, well worth a visit. The staff were very welcoming and the food was excellent. It was the best meal we had during a 5 day visit to the area. Superior to other establishments nearby that are supposed to be of higher rating. We would not hesitate to return if we found ourselves nearby. It was a great start to our Holiday.

  • Visited July 2012
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food great location”
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Visited this old pub after sometime away, read the reviews so thought we would go back. Not disappointed, great food and felt welcome. If you don't mind a short car ride from Hereford its defiantly worth a visit,

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great meal, sublime pudding!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a lovely meal here on a balmy saturday night, the pub is set beside a babbling stream out the outskirts of the beautiful Woolhope village. The staff were very welcoming to both my husband and I and our tired out little puppy. We enjoyed an extremely tasty meal, very well thought out, cooked & presented. And then we then shared half each of the creme caramel and the absolutely fabulous frangipani tart, which I am still in raptures about! The prices aren't cheap, but if you deserve a treat - then this is the place to go!

  • Visited August 2012
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“a very pleasant Sunday lunch”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were a party of fifteen celebrating a silver anniversary, a lovely old pub, we were in a private room, Six starters, six mains always a good sign, a nice variety on the menu. I thought the food was very good and for me coming from Surrey was great value.The service was very efficient credit to the young people involved, anything asked for was brought as soon as possible. I would eat here all the time if it was nearer! A real gem.

  • Visited July 2012
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