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“Relaxed, welcoming, food and beer excellent”
Review of The Butchers Arms

The Butchers Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Woolhope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We booked in a party of 12 for a family get-together on a Saturday lunchtime (youngest 8, oldest 85), and we were really impressed with the menu range, the welcome and friendliness of the staff, the relaxed atmosphere and the open fire :-).
Parking is easy.
The food and beer were brilliant and great value for money. The whole day was capped off when we were allowed to bring the dog in who also was warmly welcomed.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Myself and my partner had the pleasure of eating here last Friday after being recommended by our B&B owners. After negotiating the country lanes in the dark we found the pub and entered the bar area to locals and a roaring fire. The barman (Andy) was partial to the homemade marmalade from the lady at our B&B so we created him with a pot which he was very pleased with. We got some drinks and were then shown to our table to peruse the menu. Neither of us had a starter but for mains we had Longhorn & Chorizo Burger and Lamb Meatballs with Polenta Chips & Tzatziki. These were both beautifully presented on the plate and certainly did not disappoint on the taste buds either as we cleared our plates!! We shared the Cheese Board for pudding and had a glass of Port to accompany this and again, both were excellent. Andy and Laura (waitress) were both very friendly and delivered great service. Although the menu was not extensive, the quality of the food made up for this. The price does reflect this too but it is not your run of the mill pub grub - it's fine dining in your local. I would have no hesitation in eating here again and recommending it.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

we visited last week on a tuesday and were not in anyway disappointed. the menu covered all bases and i was asked when i booked if i required any special dietary requirements, a service so often overlooked or missed out completely today. whilst there was only 1 vegetarian option it was well thought out and my cornish dory was cooked to perfection.
the drinks on over were of excellent quality, the wye valley bitter was well kept and the wine list had a reasonably priced prosecco for us to celebrate with.
we will certainly be returning again!!

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Thank MrFly1981
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is what a pub should be: warm, welcoming and dog-friendly . . . Oh, and with excellent food! (NB. remarkable haggis fritters.) Varied, inventive menus cooked to order and seriously tasty. No chi-chi or frills here, just ease, good cheer and helpful service. A nice place to be - whether with friends, colleagues, granny, or even solo. A little off the beaten track but well worth seeking out.

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Thank Suzette H
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We arrived in two parties, unfortunately in to different Butcher's Arms! The staff at Woolhope were great when we explained that we were waiting the others arrival in about 30 minutes, we just had a drink and some bread to pass the time. The food was great, the haggis fritters were enormous, the homemade piccalli with the pork terrine was beautiful - all well seasoned on the plate. The grilled liver came pink and moist with bacon, a pile of creamy mash, gravy carrots and greens - all top notch, a burger ordered rare came just as requested, the fish stew was rich and deep in flavour and texture. Struggling to manage a pudding but the pannacotta and spicy plum compote was spot -on, the ice creams especially the bay leaf were excellent and good coffee to finish. An excellent wine list and a good pint of stout topped off a great evening by the fireside.
This is a great find and worth every penny.

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Thank Lawrence W
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