The Butchers Arms

4.8
121 reviews
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Welcome to the Butchers Arms.

Our 16th century Public House is situated on Lime Street in the parish of Eldersfield near Gloucester.

The Butchers Arms is first and foremost a rural pub, where the bar is the hub of life, with low ceilings, wooden floors, roaring fires and real ale served straight from the cask.

The food is British and we source only the finest ingredients from local suppliers. The menu constantly changes according to what is in season.

Please note that as it is a small pub and we are unable to cater for children under the age of 10.
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Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service with very attentive staff, Food okay but expected more considering it awards

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible. We’ll be back!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, super friendly and helpful. Lovely unique place that is great for special occasions, they make a big effort for everyone. Highly recommend.

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Responded 6 days ago

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F
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We left the restaurant disappointed, although there were some very good things about the meal. I was not impressed with the bread which was heavy and not particularly tasty. Three of us chose the prawn and crab salad which we felt was overpriced and very ordinary, with 3 fairly tasteless prawns and the small amount of crab overpowered by the sauce. The fourth of our party had the scotch egg which he said was very good. The main courses were fine, especially the locally sourced venison. The desserts were good standard fare. When we have been in the past we have been excited by the cooking but this was not the case this time. We felt that this was bistro food at fine dining prices.

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MW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly attentive staff, nice atmosphere, great well cooked and presented food and a decent real ale. What more could you want?

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review!

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DH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the courtesy call the day before our reservation to the warmth of the welcome on arrival very friendly and help, the food was really wonderful a great time was had by us all.

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KW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing
Atmosphere amazing
Staff amazing
Definitely worth the trip

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CT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food , & beautifully presented . Full of rustic charm , warm & friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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AW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious in every sense of the word. Only slight disappointment was the price. Having eaten there under previous ownership and a Michelin Star, was disappointed the price didn't reflect the more bistro feel of this lovely eatery. Would definitely recommend but also warn about cost.

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WF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tucked away in rural Gloucestershire this is a destination public house serving exquisite food.

Good to see the ale in barrels behind the bar and a great choice of wine / gin.

Not massive inside which adds to the atmosphere, however it has all the elements of a great foody night out.

As a non drinker that eve would have loved to see some non alcoholic beers ( try Adnams low alcohol Ghost Ship or Brew Dog Nanny State - both hoppy and flavoursome)

All round good location and worth 50min drive.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A superb pub with fantastic food and great service. Refreshing not to have loud music pumping away in the background as with other pubs we have visited
We would highly recommend a visit as the food was exceptional.

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CH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensitively crafted food in a wonderful setting. If you want to get away from "giant cod and chips" this the place for you. A food and proper British pub lovers dream.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food as always, lovely quite location and surroundings.

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SS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb food with relaxed atmosphere.
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning food, lovely owner/staff, charming venue!

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O
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good ingredients, clever variation on breaded fish (hake) with wild garlic, raw fennel, crushed new potatoes, asparagus. Hereford fillet good quality but nowhere near cooked to medium that was ordered.
Rather too quiet meal at lunchtime Bank Holiday Friday but friendly service and locals. Quaint setting and historic building.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is lovely and the service is superb. My number one choice for a special dinner.

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CA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly service made us feel very special. Food top class superb attention to detail. Is now a go to destination for special fine dining.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for lunch and had a fabulous meal. The pub has a lovely ambiance and really friendly service. Every part of meal was fantastic with fresh ingredients that were prepared and presented with care and attention to detail. It's a shame we don't live closer.

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GW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a Birthday meal, we were made to feel very welcome, the food an ambience was wonderful - can't wait to go again.

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a
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an anniversary meal. The service was impeccable, they couldn't have been more helpful. All three courses were superb, including a perfectly cooked Chateaubriand. Not cheap, but worth every penny. This was our second visit, we'll definitely be returning.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little restaurant out in the sticks. We drove from South Worcester and it was only a half hour drive that was made all the more worth it by the incredibly attentive staff and owners and of course the great food! Really well priced and will definitely be making another trick soon!

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KG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received a warm welcome with an offer to take our coats. There was enough choice of food and several wines were available by the glass. The food turned out to be excellent and was the best meal of our holiday. The service was excellent despite the staff looking a little hard pressed; they worked hard! I would definitely recommend.

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DN
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite gastro pubs. Always superb food and service and is to be recommended.

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MB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent meal. Great service, great menu - my fav in Gloucestershire!

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SK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location, friendly and efficient service, great food using locally sourced produce. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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ST
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the Butchers Arms. A lovely place to visit for a special occasion. The food is consistently to a very high standard, absolutely delicious, well thought through and beautifully presented. The service, wine list and real ale is excellent too. We’re very fortunate to have such a special place within our neighbourhood and are already looking forward to our next visit!

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DC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent, worth the trip.The new Owners have followed the previous owners.The only comment was the draught from the front door.Would have appreciated being in the other room.Look forward to our next visit.

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MB
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal, excellent friendly welcoming service, my husbands 85th birthday and we had Happy Birthday all over the table plus a candle in the dessert!! Thank you.

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d
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fabulous experience. Staff were very welcoming; made us feel that nothing would be too much trouble. Food was great as was the beer. Not a massive selection of wine available but the house wine was fine for both white and red. I particularly love the atmosphere of a country pub but with fine dining. I wish it was my local. Highly recommended.

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LN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at The Butcher’s Arms last week - great service and wonderful food in lovely, relaxed surroundings, couldn’t ask for anything more. Would thoroughly recommend.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience staff always friendly and helpful
Food nearly always excellent although this time
Had the duck as main a bit challenging to cut but
Was OK once sliced - might have been a blunt knife
Rest of meal very good
Would recommend always

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AB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although food, service and general ambience were very good unfortunately would not recommend as far too expensive for the quality and quantity of food. It was my birthday and we did not even receive a birthday drink, merely a candle stuck in my pudding!

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OL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband was celebrating his birthday and so wanted a nice pub meal, as opposed to the all too familiar ‘cooked from frozen’ ping chef type meals!
The Butchers Arms did not disappoint, it excelled in every way. The food presentation and quality was certainly very worthy of the Michelin star accreditation, as was the excellent attentive service provided by the two lovely ladies looking after the customers!
Although there was only one cask ale on sale, the Wyve Valley Golden Ale did not disappoint, as it was a super light and refreshing accompaniment to the very yummy food!
The pub ambience was lovely. Two separate dining areas heated by very welcoming wood burners. Nice and snug!
All in all, a very pleasant lunchtime experience. Yes, I would return there and also recommend it to my friends. Keep up the excellent work ladies!

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DM
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good food, pleasant staff. What's not to like?

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OT
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our local go to choice for Sunday Lunch-when we can get a table!

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NK
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, particularly the venison dish.
The salted caramel ice cream that accompanied the chocolate ganache was to die for.

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DS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful find especially since they have only been open about 15 months. The quality of the meal was excellent - my only observation that it was very slightly on the pricey side for a atmospheric village pub ambience. This is NOT a reflection on the quality of the food or service, rather an observation of expectation of white tablecloth silver service at this price range. They also have a very neat touch of a self catering cottage immediately adjacent which you can arrange to use so that you don't have to arrange to drive home after imbibing in an excellent meal with the appropriate wines!

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JJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I have eaten in a very long time. Will definatly be going again and this time staying longer to enjoy the place fully.

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CE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in a proper, rustic country pub. Wood burning stoves in each room. Locals chatting round the bar in the centre of the pub added life. Actually managed to produce a dairy-free dessert that was not fruit salad or sorbet! Much appreciated. A little pricey but good value for what it is.

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