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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great find, my wife and I visited for Sunday lunch and were definitely not disappointed. We ordered a pork and a beef and the portions were of good size and the food was excellent. Its a busy spot so definitely worth making a reservation for....Good value for money and some good real ales.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today for a traditional Sunday Lunch. We both had the Roast Beef with potatoes & Yorkshire Pudding with a serving of mixed veggies served on the side also cauliflower au gratin, it was fabulous huge serving & well presented. For desert we had...a serving of Bread & Butter Pudding with vanilla Icecream & a 2 scoops of icecream Even though the restaurant was really busy nothing was too much trouble for the staff & the atmosphere was great Outside walkers with their dogs also seemed to be enjoying their Sunday lunch Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unpretentious, real pub in a beautiful location with quite a lot of seating inside and out. Good honest pub grub. I noticed there was some information on 6 circular walks you can do from the pub. It was reasonably busy early on a Tuesday evening;...mostly locals and a good atmosphere and warm welcome/service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi , thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. Sheepscombe is full of beautiful walks long or short. We are delighted you enjoyed out beautiful pub. Please do visit again . Miles Jayne and the team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As per the title, the most striking aspect was the incredibly warm welcome as we came in thru the front door. Considering a thriving and busy pub it was quite a surprise i.e. imagined stressed and flustered staff. But all was very good. This all...continued with a great and friendly service. Wide range of specials on the board as well. Starters were wonderful and brought out at speed. Likewise, the main dishes all came out at the same time and with very little wait. Again, seemed impressive. The main dishes perhaps did not match the excellence of the starters but were massive. Everyone struggled to get thru it all (or failed). So great place capped off by some amazing service.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi , thank you for writing a review on trip advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us . We look forward to seeing you again soon. Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous Sunday Roast.The Beef was thickly sliced & succulent.The Yorkshire puddings ,huge & the Roast potatoes,floury & crisp.Honestly could'nt fault the meal.Friendly landlady & barman made us very welcome.Thank you for a great experience.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi , thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We are extremely proud of our Sunday Roast dinners. We do hope to see you again soon. Miles Jayne and The team

Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

We arrived on a cold wet Monday night to a really friendly welcome, nicely lit pub with a log fire. Good variety of food on the menu and on their specials board too. Steak Ale and Horseradish pie was surrounded with proper shortcrust pastry (not...just a puff pastry lid as lots of pubs offer), likewise with the leek, cheese & potato pie. Both were served with mashed potato, a separate jug of gravy, fresh carrots, broccoli and savoy cabbage - all perfectly cooked. Good value for money. We’re visiting the area, but are told that the outside seating catches the last of the evening sun, so I bet it’s a great place in the summer. Good selection of local beers. We would definitely recommend this pub.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please do come along and try our spring summer menu, if you are visiting again. Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 3 March 2024

Found this lovely pub on line as we were staying In the area. The food was fresh and plenty of it. The staff were lovely and friendly. Prices were great and excellent value for money. Enjoyed this very much indeed.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2024

Hi , thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience here with us. We do hope you will re visit us if you return to The Cotswolds. Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent pub grub in a traditional venue with genuine staff! We were welcomed in as if locals and it made us feel like the 6 mile walk up and down hills to get there was worth every step. So nice to see you can still...get great food, with quality ingredients, and not be ripped off. Worth every penny!! We will be back…!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2024

Hi , thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was our pleasure to look after you. See you again soon. Miles Jayne and the team

Reviewed 23 February 2024

once you've survived the narrow lanes a warm welcome awaits here with plentiful hearty good and a good selection of ales. We had a really good meal with a sharing plate of nachos and then a mixture of burgers and pies. Too full for dessert...but the selection looked temptingMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2024

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. At the top the most amazing reviews , at the bottom we await you with a huge big friendly welcome. We are delighted you found us , Do come again soon Miles Jayne and...More

Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

3 days in south west cotswold. Chose to dine at the Butchers Arms while in Cheltenham as it was onroute back to Stroud. Could not have chosen better. Warm welcome. Incredible VG and GF options. Food so tasty. Best vegan burger I've ever had and...Best gluten free bun ever had. Dairy free ice cream as well. Highly recommend anyone to visit. Iis o e of the very best dining experiences I've ever had.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Hello , thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you could find lots on the menu to suit your dietary needs. We do hope you will visit us again soon. Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 8 February 2024 via mobile

We have been here often for drinks. The food looks great. Their website says evening food until 8pm on Fridays. I just tried to book a table for 8pm tomorrow (Friday) but it appears that’s the time “the chef goes home” so you actually need...to be there earlier. Perfectly legitimate but a shame it’s not communicated better online.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Hello. We are extremely sorry that you were disappointed that you couldn’t sample our excellent food and service. We will update website with a different wording. We do hope you come and pay us a visit . Jayne Tilsley General Manager

Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience at Butchers Arms in Sheepscombe! Nestled in the heart of the village, we arrived to a bustling pub but were warmly welcomed. Despite being busy, they managed to squeeze us in between bookings, and it's dog-friendly! The beer selection, especially the...Bristol Beer Factory IPA, was superb. My wife enjoyed a generous portion of fish and chips with fresh, perfectly cooked fish, while I savored a flavorsome lamb pie packed with meat. For dessert, we shared a delightful bread and butter pudding with generous lashings of Garvey. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and attentive, creating a vibrant atmosphere. A mix of locals and visitors added to the charm. Thoroughly recommend the Butchers Arms for a great meal and welcoming ambiance! We will be returning soon 😊More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We are super proud to be dog friendly all the way through the pub. We really look forward to you visiting us again soon Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Four of us ate lunch on Sat 20 Jan and had all had tasty well cooked and presented food with attentive informed service. As I’m sure many will agree, getting a good pub meal with decent service is very hit and miss these days, but...the at the Butchers Arms standards remain high. Advise booking and having an early lunch if you want a stress free parking experience. Great walks of different lengths from the pub will help work off the calories/pints.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We are delighted that The But hers Arms hit the spot. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 21 January 2024

What a wonderful, cosy and welcoming pub. Made all the more fabulous by Jayne and her lovely, attentive team. We dropped in for lunch and it was 'lick-your-plate' delicious. We're already planning our return.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and are really looking forward to seeing you again soon. Miles Jayne and the team.

Reviewed 21 January 2024

WE VISITED JAYNE & MILES ON SUNDAY 14TH JAN WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM SOMERSET, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE DRIVEN OVER FROM SWINDON ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS AND EATEN EITHER LUNCH OR DINNER, THIS PARTICULAR SUNDAY WAS OUR 1ST EXPERIENCE OF THEIR SUNDAY ROAST AND WE CAN HONESTLY...SAY IT WONT BE OUR LAST IT WAS AMAZING. WE ALSO CAME OVER YESTERDAY SATURDAY 20TH JAN WITH MY SISTER-IN-LAW WHO IS OVER FROM AUSTRALIA AND ONCE AGAIN WE HAD DINNER WHICH WAS BEAUTIFUL. THERE IS ALWAYS A WARM, FRIENDLY WELCOME AND NOTHING IS TO MUCH TROUBLE FOR ANY MEMBER OF THE BUTCHERS ARMS TEAM. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, SEE YOU AGAIN SOON. XXXMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jayne Tilsley , General Manager at The Butchers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Hello , Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We love you visiting the pub. See you soon. Miles Jayne and the team.

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Yes, they are allowed in a certain area. It is probably worth booking to make sure your table is in the dog friendly area!
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