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The Butchers Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just had Christmas dinner with the team here. Don't expect a fast and frenzied service as you have to wait for quality... and believe me it's worth it. Three courses of utter delight. The starters were large and delicious. The Turkey and Beef was thickly cut and beautifully cooked and presented. There was enough on the table to feed a... More 

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Thank Leyton P
UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, toddler and I went today after a visit to Father Christmas at the caves. The staff were so welcoming and really looked after us. The food was divine and the portions were very generous. The tables were decorated for Christmas with crackers so my daughter had fun! An all round great experience and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Gossiper
Ross on wye
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well done to the Butchers team yet again, fantastic Xmas meal Turkey was lovely but had to take the Pud back home with us! attentive waiters, bar staff, well done to the Chef and his crew for a perfect night and thank you Martin x

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly and helpful staff, good hearty food, very reasonably priced. The sharing boards are great. It's a lovely cosy pub too! Overall wonderful!

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Thank roz512
Buckinghamshire
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165 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is lovely, a proper traditional homely feel. A lovely log burner to warm us up! The food was really tasty and portions were big. Good value. Good service, a really nice meal for our last night on holiday.

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Thank Hellyb123red
Coleford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a group of 6 on a Thursday evening. Have lived 5 minute drive away for 15 years but this was my first visit!! It was lovely. The pub itself is done out nicely and is very welcoming. It was a bit warm when eating but the wood burner made it very cosy. We all had starters, mains and... More 

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Thank Michelle B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little traditional pub! Low ceilings, roaring log fire and a quality pint of Guinness! Opted for the Beef dinner on this occasion and I wasn't disappointed! Plentiful portions of both meat and trimmings! Service was great too!

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Thank Lewis A
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food at the butchers arm is off a very high standard and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming we all enjoyed it very much.

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Thank JOHN J
not far from Bristol
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in a while back now on spec and got a table once service started. Watched staff arriving which was only negative point. Probably missed out on atmosphere as we ate early. Food was excellent - well cooked, great presentation and offered that wow factor. Would recommend highly and look forward to a return visit.

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Thank rollos
Walsall
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an old coaching inn back in the day so there's low ceilings & old fire places, which gives it a lovely comfortable feel. Waitress behind the bar was very welcoming but there didn't seem to be much staff on. It wasn't overly busy & the prices were middle of the road. I had cajun chicken with salad &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Clearwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 834313
Description
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 Directors

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