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The Butchers Arms has recently been brought back to life after being rescued by a group of enthusiastic locals. Now owned by a consortium of local villagers and investors, it has been completely refurbished, extended and remodelled. The Butchers Arms now boasts a 'modern rustic' bar, a relaxed dining area, a stylish Private Dining / Meeting room, a multi-purpose function room and a newly landscaped tiered garden. A hub for community activities, The Butchers Arms is proud to support local teams and groups, both in the venue and out in the wider community. We also love well behaved dogs and children. With access to all areas for disabled users (with the exception of the upstairs Private Dining
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 April 2024

Found this gem of a pub on the off chance and the 'Real food and Ale' signage drew us in. Lovely food and ale at a good price with great service. A must if you are in the area!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal for four people on a Friday night. We ordered focaccia for starter, fish and chips, pie, burger and shepherds pie for mains followed by the waffle for dessert. Focaccia was served with balsamic and oil, very nice. If being overly...fussy the oil and balsamic should be in a shallow dish so can be mixed. It was difficult to get the taste of both in a deep serving dish. I enjoyed my pie but pastry was far too thick, chips and gravy lovely. Dessert was nice but some parts of the waffle very hard ( due to being reheated I think? ) , ice cream beautiful. Prices were reasonable and service good. We will give it another go at some point.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

Came with a friend for the curry night. We both had lamb dhansak it was delicious and came with poppadoms and chutneys which were different to what you get in an Indian restaurant, but I thought they were better. I took my dog and she...loved meeting the other dogs that were there too. Overall it was a good evening and we will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Have lunch here every Sunday and often pop in during the week for dinner. Excellent food and service. Great staff. Lovely ambiance. Our favourite eating place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

Had lunch with friends. Great and friendly service. Food was excellent. I had a homemade beef and ale pie which was superb. Great beer on tap ( Timmy Taylor) and great coffee.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

This pub is amazing! Delicious food, great selection of drinks, brilliant service and a lovely, friendly atmosphere. Child and dog friendly too! We eat here all the time.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Went for a quick midweek dinner. As usual service was friendly, welcoming and efficient. Food was catering for my dietary needs (I'm vegan) and they had a good choice of specials as well as their normal menu. Good atmosphere, not too quiet, not too noisy.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Food good. Nice and fresh. Worth a visit, staff very friendly. Good priced. Nice atmosphere , will use again

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Great restaurant. We go a couple of times a month and the food is always delicious, well cooked and presented. We eat out a lot in London, and this pub is up there with London - but half the cost. The staff are fantastic and...attentive but not intrusive. We highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Over priced wonabees £19.00 for Sunday lunch. 2 cold bits of beef cold vegetables 3 roast potatoes cold . We was told no room in restaurant only in bar plenty of empty tables in restaurant and was still empty when we left we had to...put are own tables together in bar cutlery arrive in pint glass had to ask for salt pepper mustard. Bar staff / manager eating Drinking behind bar and cuddling each other . Been watching too much television and no ideas of how it should be done sticky toffee pudding just brown colour sponge no taste anaemic sugar water what should have been toffee sauce cold again . This place is rubbish will not be coming back ever again .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

We held a Sunday lunch in the private Barn Room for 9 family members to celebrate a 97th birthday. Sam and all his team did a fantastic job of looking after us, and making the day feel special. The food was excellent and the service...attentive and friendly. In advance we pre-ordered food and Sam was very helpful in coordinating everything, and enabling us to get into the room early to decorate it with our birthday banners and balloons. Thank you for all your help - a very good experience in every way.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Friendly, relaxed atmosphere but great efficient team with attention to detail. The menu is varied but not overly long; we were delighted by the quality of the cooking of every dish we had. Everything was delicious, and in spite of the generous portions it was...so yummy we cleared our plates!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Despite not having a vegan main on the menu the kitchen were able to offer two options: a veg soup which was tempting but the winner was a root vegetable pie with mash and greens. Our server couldn't have been more helpful. My mum thoroughly...enjoyed her fish cake and salad, which left her just enough room to fit in a sticky toffee pudding. All in all a great meal, lovely setting, helpful and friendly staff. We'll definitely be heading there again!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

The Barn at the Butchers Arms is perfect for a big family celebration. We had a wonderful lunch for 21 people to celebrate my mum's 90h birthday with 7 great grandchildren and all generations inbetween plus a couple of dogs. Having the whole room was...brilliant allowing time for people who were travelling from all over the country to arrive, meet and catch up and there was space for a childrens table to occupy little ones. Sam and Claire were very helpful during the planning stages and on the day the food was delicious and service was flexible and prompt but unobtrusive. It was the perfext venue for a big family reunion and a memorable big birthday for mum. Thank you to all in the kitchen and front of house.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Wonderful again! We popped in without booking and we were seated by a very friendly woman who said she could squeeze us in. The service is flawless and nothing too much trouble. The pie special was amazing- real home cooked goodness!! This is really becoming...our favourite place to eat. Incredible food , brilliant service and a great atmosphereMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yes! We are dog friendly (excluding the main restaurant, but welcome our four legged friends in the bar and garden!) 😊
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