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The Butchers Arms, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire

The Butchers Arms

4.8
4.8
643 Reviews
£41 and over
British
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Food served Wed–Sat 18:30–21:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–13:30
  • Phone number
    01452 840381
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Block

What 643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Worcestershire

    Best Overall

  • Worcestershire

    Best Food

  • Worcestershire

    Best Service

  • Worcestershire

    Best Ambience

  • Worcestershire

    Best Value

  • Worcestershire

    Great for fine wines

  • Worcestershire

    Good for special occasions

643 Reviews
  1. FrankB

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely country pub with welcoming staff and cracking good ! Would go again

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  2. annb

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding, beautiful pub , very attentive staff so helpful very relaxing Food was delicious, but definitely go back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Delicious, interesting and local food with a welcoming and friendly service. Highly recommended

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  4. NicholasG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very nice ambience and very attentive service. Highly recommended!

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  5. SamA

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, attentive staff and good food! Would definitely recommend

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  6. Duckss

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful discovery. Food cooked to perfection, in a wonderful location, served by caring staff. It made for a wonderful wedding anniversary.

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  7. KMac33

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really tasty meal here. It’s a lovely ambience and the service was excellent; very friendly. Highly recommend!

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  8. JamesH

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish from the service to the food it was fantastic and well it is really worth a visit and I will definitely be returning.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as ever. Delicious lunch. Great place. Highly recommend.

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  10. JohnT

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excey food and service. Will definitely go again. Highly recommended.

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  11. AlistairY

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly service. Couldn’t have wished for a better evening.

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  12. RichardS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way! This was our second visit and again couldn't be faulted. Will definitely be coming again. Thank you!

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  13. AngelaH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful

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  14. spyder4691

    Worcestershire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pub, with Great atmosphere and top notch food.

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  15. smithy

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicely cooked food in a country pub with limited food options

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  16. SallyR

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to the Butchers Arms, and our most recent trip again, was superb! Such lovely staff, a welcoming ambience and the food is outstanding as always. We cam just 2 weeks ago but it was great to see a different menu this time, always keeping the customers intigued as to what tasty delights will await them each time! There is a reason why every time we come there isn't a spare seat in the house, keep doing what you're doing wonderful Butchers Arms!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, will go back. Staff and food are excellent

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  18. Vicar

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This small establishment is a little gem with great ambiance, superb cuisine and the right level of service. The delivery is well considered and remains one of our favourites for a great experience for a quiet couples dining.

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  19. LynW

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so nice to receive a personal welcome on arrival, all the staff were very pleasant. The service was excellent and at just the right pace. It was hard to choose from such an interesting menu and the food was well presented and tasted delicious.

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  20. JJG99

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic, everyone was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. Will definitely be going back

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  21. AnitaK

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t fault it food excellent service wonderful place warm cosy everything you would wish for the winter meal and day out

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  22. Stradyroller

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food in a beautiful old pub with a really friendly atmosphere. Country pub dining + +

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  23. JanetT

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    T’he food was fabulous, really good quality ingredients beautifully put together and just the right amount. Service was charming. Our first experience dining here and we will definitely be back.

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  24. Stefan

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food but menu a little too short of choice

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  25. SarahM

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and hosts. Small pub so booking a must.

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  26. emmah

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub for a special Sunday lunch. Service and setting were excellent. Food was also very good. The only negative comment I have is that there needs to be a more pedestrian option on the starters menu: with only four options and two of them being smoked eel or pigeon, a couple of members of our party decided not to order anything and stuck to just a main course. Impressive offerings by the Butchers Arms but a little too niche for your every day punter.

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  27. LizW

    Worcestershire

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A regular of ours as you always get delicious food in a great atmosphere (small & very friendly) and with superb service. We chose from the new fixed price menu which had a great selection of dishes , all put together with the usual attention to flavours and presentation. See you again soon.

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  28. DWHH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Country pub with charm, great food & friendly staff.

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  29. DeeC

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. Greeted on arrival and shown to our table. The food as before was beautifully presented and delicious, we were given just the right length of time before courses and not rushed at all. Thank you, we will be back.

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  30. LisW

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A meal here never disappoints. Excellent choice of food and wine all beautifully presented and delicious flavours. Staff attentive and very friendly. A wonderful experience - we shall of course return

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  31. marks

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food , good chef , good service ,enjoyable evening , family run .

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  32. AdriaanZ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute delight of a restaurant/pub, 10 out of 10.

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  33. SeanM

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, very friendly and welcoming. Attentive service, food was lovely and o good choice without too much choice.

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  34. Fownhopian

    Herefordshire

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a very friendly reception followed by an excellent meal. One of us had the duck breast, the other the roast cod. Both perfectly cooked with good saucing and vegetables. Interesting English wine offered by the glass. Lovely atmosphere and service.

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  35. LynneM

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food, with friendly and welcoming staff and a lovelly atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  36. StevenC

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent friendly service-amazing Christmas pudding desert!

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  37. ManuelO

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu, though short, contains enough to satisfy all tastes. What our group had was all of excellent quality, both in terms of the food itself and its preparation and content. The service was impeccable: attentive, fast and extremely helpful. Good atmosphere and despite the restaurant being full the noise level was more than acceptable.

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  38. PeteandAL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the Butchers Arms in Eldersfield a number of times and it is our go to place when friends visit, but also great if we fancy a good quality meal for just us two. The food is superb, the service is friendly and unobtrusive. We will return again and again as there is always a warm welcome and the food is guaranteed to be spot on. Thank you Jo-Anne, Mark and team.

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  39. MrandMrsEss

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, a lovely lunch. A couple of minor service issues but a delightful experience all the same.

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  40. RichardW

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was cooked to a high standard and all of the staff were attentive.A very good dining experience.

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The Butchers Arms is rated 4.8 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Butchers Arms

Lime Street, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire GL19 4NX

Additional information

  • Area
    Eldersfield
  • Hours of Operation
    Food served Wed–Sat 18:30–21:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–13:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Block
  • Additional
    Indoor Fireplace
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