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Temporarily Closed 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
US$7 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

We booked for Sunday lunch and there were 9 of us. What a lovely find. You definitely need to book as the place became full while we were there. The food was excellent. The staff were very pleasant but due to the numbers and where...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent menu, great locally sourced food and friendly staff. Decent kids menu and good selection of beers too. Well worth going out of your way to visit.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020

Good, fresh prepared food from a large selection on the menu, oak beams and an open fire. Been more than once and food consistently good. Friendly helpful staff.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

We popped in for a quick drink. It was very cosy. Looked romantic enough to have a meal and the staff were friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

Lovely pub, staff were excellent. The menu is quite large so there is a lot of choice. Great atmosphere and it was very busy. Overall very enjoyable

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 January 2020

Excellent country pub with extensive menu and dog friendly in the bar area. Have visited several times at different points through the year and always very accommodating and have found somewhere to sit. Last visit was early Dec and consistently good. Great steaks, stacks and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2020

Couldn't have wished for a nicer village pub, it became our local while we were staying in the beautiful village of Clearwell- food good value with plenty of choice- nice atmosphere with friendly staff- Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

We had dined here about 6 years ago when we last stayed in the area and had a fantastic evening, so when we booked to come to the area for a 40th birthday treat we decided to book again and we were not disappointed! We...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2019

4 of us called in for drinks only, we made a point of asking if it was ok to just have drinks and was told "yes, no problem".. all was well, we had ordered the 2nd round of drinks...and then we got told that one...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Nice dinner, huge selection! Hubby had the herb crusted salmon off the festive menu with chowder. I wanted something lighter but struggled to select something either veggie or fish (as I don’t like salmon). I went with the mushroom burger and decided to forget the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Sue K
11 October 2017|
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Response from fodexplorer | Reviewed this property |
Hello Sue K I think you have to contact TripAdvisor direct. Kind Regards Matt
22 August 2016|
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Response from Matt W | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have a beer garden, and we welcome dogs in the beer garden and bar area. Regards Matt
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  • The Butchers Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5