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The Butchers Arms

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's much to commend the Butchers Arms. Its garden is a nice place to spend a sunny afternoon having a refreshing drink with friends. Inside, however, things are somewhat more complicated. Almost all the space is occupied by restaurant tables, leaving just a small area near the car-park door for the bar. The result is that, in the evening, it... More 

Thank allitnil1
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice pub/restaurant two minutes walk from Tudor farm hotel... warm atmosphere and nice food Don't drink beer so no comment

Thank Dominique G
Morfa Nefyn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined twice while staying next door at Tudor Farmhouse (see review). Attractive beamed interior, open fire etc. Good atmosphere. Food offered - fairly standard pub grub, but reasonable choice. Fair selection of wines and service was attentive and friendly

Thank robertwidgery
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Tudor Farm House Hotel, next door and as it was mid afternoon and some time until dinner we went for a late lunch. It's a very nice pub with a comfortable bar and we went into the restaurant and were quickly served with drinks, they had Doombar on tap, which is one of my favourite... More 

Thank Kevin B
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal on Saturday and got the first time ever we have got a few grumbles about this place. Some of the waitresses seemed a bit shy and lacking in skills but maybe they're new. The restaurant seems to have been refurbished/extended which is nice but judging by the waiting time for food they may have extended the... More 

Thank Ontheroadagain1987
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 evenings having an evening meal Couldn't fault it in anyway, staff service meal excellent Decor is welcoming lovely convivial atmosphere

1 Thank Snowflake440
Melksham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch. Good choices and quality food plus plenty of it. Highly recommended. Service food too and it's just a nice pub. Very busy too.

1 Thank Philip H
Newport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

There were 9 of us for a family 30th birthday on Sunday February 26th. The room was set out beautifully. The food was exeptional,piping hot and the meals all came together. The desserts a must. A great choice of food. The staff friendly and very helpful. I will definitely be going back. The best service that I have had when... More 

2 Thank Beverley S
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Quiet pub area which was dog friendly and the restaurant area (no dogs) served really good portions of food. Extensive wine selection for a small pub

2 Thank Mark B
Ross on wye
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Thank you very much for the team effort for producing my takeaway soup! I declined being taken out for an Indian meal for it!!! As per usual excellent customer service and well done to whoever made it --- but was it as good as mine????

3 Thank Jan1998Rossonwye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?