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The Butchers Arms


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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 you. Matt and Scott
US$7 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a find in the Forest of Dean. Lovely choice of food, beautifully presented and great service. Eight of us for dinner and everyone was very happy. Well done everyone. We will come again. The Camembert sharing platter was awesome 👏

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Peaky09
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this village pub for dinner on the two evenings that we were staying at a nearby hotel. Cosy atmosphere with a great choice of Ales and Ciders. A very varied menu with something to please all palettes. Booking recommended - you will not be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bill-goff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for a great meal out, look no further that this little county pub in the picturesque village of Clearwell in the Forest of Dean. We shared a tasty little starter of garlic and cheese flat bread, our main courses were a fresh...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lee D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great drink and meal here we stayed in the area for a couple of days and visited it for a evening meal lots of drinks to choose also lovely menu friendly staff and had starters, mains and desert and all was very good...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 165justinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to send Sunday roast back twice before it was served on a hot plate, we arrived early evening and felt it was all warmed up from lunchtime however, the beef was good. It came with the two smallest roast potatoes I have ever seen....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kevstone012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pub Grub at Restaurant prices! The food is average, service and waiters were lovely, however the four of us chose the bargain menu £21 for three courses thinking it would be a cheap evening - with drinks the bill was £140, £70 per couple!! When...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank LeafGreen123
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby Hotel for my wife’s birthday over the weekend, after an awful meal at our Hotel I asked one of the staff recommend a nice Restaurant . She gave me the number for the Butchers Arms We are very fortunate...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eamonn D
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We had family dinner here, burgers, steak and ribs. It’s pricey but convivial atmosphere. The service was a bit hit and miss, but staff were friendly. Enjoyable meal

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NicholsonDenis
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Nice warm welcome, good beer, good pub food. Pretty place. Beautiful country side surroundings, so nice to find this place so busy. Order at the bar, pub style, I recommend the baked camembert with spicy condiments, great to share before a fish and chips or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Francois L
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Yet again we have just been for lunch at the butchers,all the family went for the festive 3 coarse which was excellent food with a good combination of choice. We also liked the offer of taking the desert home in a takeaway box well done...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Sue K
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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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