The Butchers Arms

4.8
80 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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JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every minute of the night, great service and amazing food, we will be going back.

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F
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were given a voucher and decided to use it for a Sunday lunch for our first visit. What a delightful place this is, set in the countryside but easily accessible, and close to the borders of three counties. This is a bistro pub with fine dining. The lunchtime menu was well thought out, all the dishes sounded tempting and the food we chose was beautifully cooked using fresh seasonal ingredients. The small area in front of the bar was busy with lunchtime drinkers so the small restaurant on the right is probably better if you prefer a quieter area to eat. We were given a table in the bar, a little noisy at times but the wood burner kept us toasty on a chilly day. An excellent meal and will definitely go back again!

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PS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Starters main and pud were all outstanding. I had the fillet of beef as did my niece and we both loved it. The cep puree was a particular highlight. If that is the usual standard fayre then they should have that star back in no time.

Great, low key, atmosphere in such an intimate place and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Not as polished as some might expect but it hit exactly the right note for a pub. Excellent to see a few locals sat at the bar having a Friday night pint. Excellent vfm given the standard of food and wine. Spot on and will be back soon.

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L
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic lunchtime value and great quality. We will be back

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic service and amazing food.
Highly recommended

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MB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a lovely pub and very good value. Smaller than I expected it but nice to see they don't cram people in. A lovely meal and we'll certainly be back. Thanks!

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KS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the Butchers Arms for my husband’s birthday on 18/01. The pub is very warm and welcoming with a rustic feel. The staff are very friendly and helpful and couldn’t do more to make us feel welcome.
The food is excellent and seasonally and locally sourced. My male guests tell me the beer was fantastic too. Very successful visit and would return again

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JW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a very warm welcome, greeted with smiles. They were friendly and made us feel special. The food was outstanding, some of the best I have had, ever. I have told everybody I have met since what a fabulous place it is for a special meal.
There were only two slightly negative points - the woodburner was not functioning properly as they were burning slightly green wood. There was a slight chill in the air, increased every time the front door opened. My seat was not very comfortable, with a hard rim and no central padding.
I will be back at the first opportunity. It was outstandingly good!

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EB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience of the Butchers Arms was fantastic from start to finish. The food, service and setting were all perfect.

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MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what we wanted, good food, good wine all in a beautiful setting with excellent service

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the food quality was very good and cooked beautifully but the menu is quite short,quite expensive and not adventurous ( as iy used to be under the previous owners )

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a
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Upon our arrival, we were given a table next to a real fire, which was very welcome considering the foul weather outside at the time.

The food was excellent, but not cheap. The menu options were a bit limited (4 mains), so fussier members of your party might struggle to find something to their liking.

We very much enjoyed the dishes we chose, including the cheese and coffee at the end of the meal. We're sure to return in the future.

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DJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely welcoming and cosy, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The food was delightful from beginning of the starter to the end of the desert. Can't wait to go back.

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CH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the Butchers Arms although we reserve this for very special occasions. It is friendly, with understated decor which feels both warm and homely. The food is exceptional and is so delicious. We will be back next summer for our birthdays! Thank you Jen for your lovely welcome and for looking after us so well too.

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RW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy little pub. Very friendly and efficient service without being obtrusive. Food was on the pricey side but outstanding quality.

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GW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again another warm welcome and very lovely dining experience. It was the perfect evening for a catch up with a very good friend.
This place is highly recommended, however you should always remember to book well in advance as it is very popular and not massive.....but you will not be disappointed.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely tasty food in a warm and cosy Christmasy setting. Very welcoming friendly staff.
Will definitely return

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect for a family lunch. Could not be faulted.

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JL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal defiantly be back again. Service and food was exceptional.

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CL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The food was out of this world. The service from Jo and her team was outstanding.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's lovely to continue to revisit the Butchers Arms and know that their menu regularly changes with seasonal produce and they continuous offer delicious, mouthwatering dishes.

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OT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, ambience and above all the food.

The meal we had was exquisite - duck terrine, shoulder of lamb and rhubarb crumble. Delicate flavours and generous portions.

We will definitely return and the food and drink is very highly recommended.

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S
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although a little difficult to find especially in the dark, the Butchers Arms is well worth the effort and would be difficult to beat.

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l
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really off the beaten track. Service exceptional, food a tad disappointing but still good.
Go if you’re passing

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AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly and accommodating service - highly recommended

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TH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

charming little Gem hidden away off the beaten track.

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AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect. Great attention to detail no request was too much to ask for. Michelin star worthy! What a cosy venue on a winters day near the fire. It was a perfect meal with freinds. Every dish was well thought out and none were a disappointment.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A fabulous restaurant/pub, lovely atmosphere, lovely hosts, greeted upon arrival by name. Food good, maybe a tad expensive, but amazing cuisine and as local ingredients and cooked to order. would definitely recommend and we will be going back. we did Sunday lunch, which was lovely going to try and evening next time!

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MB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable evening. Warm welcome, lovely staff and attentive service, perfect balance of flavours in everything we tried. Everyone loved it. Cosy and atmospheric. Moon in the window. A real birthday treat. Looking forward to coming again for lunch.

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I
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. tip top attention to detail from arriving in the car park to the big smiles when we opened the door to go in. Lovely service and really great food. This place deserves all the praise for making an absolute gem of a place - we are going back soon!

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D
Warwickshire
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food
Great Wine and Beer
Great Service
Great Evening
Thanks

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GW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Daughters 18th Birthday took place at the Butchers Arms, what a splendid and memorable evening it was.
The food, quality taste and sight was simply sublime and they made a special desert for the birthday girl.

My huge thanks to all that made this a very lovely night and I’m already looking forward to going back again soon.

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R
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and really friendly. Will definitely be recommending the butchers arms and visiting again

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c
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful place,the service was exception and the food was so yummy I just wanted to eat it all over again!

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VP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with great food and customer service.

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DS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall this pub/restaurant has improved with the new owners;. Staff are very friendly and helpful, food is fantastic - great produce cooked perfectly. Not a huge choice but we prefer quality over quantity. Good wine list and great atmosphere. We had a fabulous evening and will definitely return.

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OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal with sublime food! The waitresses were very friendly and attentive and the ambiance of the restaurant was very relaxed and intimate as there is only a handful of tables available to book. There is a great selection of Gins with some brilliant local beers available.

An amazing experience, cant wait to go back!

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LJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time, truly looked after, with attention to detail. This included the service, the food, the quality of the drinks and the birthday confetti.

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TM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attentive service fantastic food loaded with flavour delicious

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CE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. A very warm and attentive welcome. Food such good value!

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