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.
Excellent and original food, prompt and friendly service in a charmingly rustic setting.
First class food, great service, lovely choice of wines (some very nice inexpensive gems there), nice, if loud, ambience, excellent range of options in both prix fixé and a la Carte menus. Reasonable pricing too. What’s not to like?!
Exceptionally warm service, fantastic food and knowledgeable advice. Thank you for a lovely meal.
My wife and I were staying overnight in Cheltenham (Thursday 26 September 2019) and were looking for something special for dinner. Well, we certainly found that at The Butchers Arms. What amazing experience. On arrival the property looked beautiful and inviting. Inside, we had a very friendly welcome. The menu was perfectly balanced and the food was outstanding. We cannot recommend The Butchers Arms highly enough.
Great food, service. Little noisy at peak. London standard cooking in countryside
I would recommend and would visit again.
Happy smiling faces, quaint and cosy half timbered building and fantastic food - nothing else required for a perfect evening. Thank you to all.
Outstanding service, starting with a wonderful welcome. Have eaten here myriad times previously, however this time the quality of food was not even close to the other occasions.
Excellent all round! Will definitely come again. Fantastic service, food was incredibly and great that it could be catered to me as I’m pregnant.
The atmosphere was lovely too, you can really tell it’s got a wholesome family/ community feel
A friendly welcome and ongoing service. A nice small menu and delicious well prepared food. The ambience was very pleasant and this pub is fully recommended.
Lovely welcome. Service very good throughout the experience. Food was delicious on every course. Don’t usually have a desert but couldn’t resist one here. Fine choices of wine available to match any dish well. Good ambiance. Have booked to go back!
Food is great and worth the journey but the best thing about The Butchers Arms is the staff; friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Highly recommended.
6 of us in one voice say that our lunch in the Butchers Arms was excellent in all respects. Even our two teenagers impressed us with their appreciation of the ‘adult’ menu and they really ‘tucked in’. Don’t expect pub grub if you eat in the Butchers Arms nor ‘fine dining’ because it is actually better than that - a small hybrid menu with delicious food served in good portions. Desserts, which all too often disappointing in so many establishments, are superb. We look forward to returning.
Staff made us feel genuinely welcome. Attractive pub surroundings with a rustic feel. Excellent value set dinner menu with quality ingredients, well matched and beautifully cooked and presented. Short but interestingly-selected wine list. This is a little gem of an eaterie, run by a couple who are in love with what they do, and it shows. Well worth a return visit.
Amazing food - so lucky to have this close by! It's little in the pricier side, but you won't be disappointed.
Excellently cooked meal from a happily simple choice on an excellent menu. Fine front of house service.
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Great food, as always, in a lovely atmosphere and served by friendly staff. Do not expect pub grub here.
This is more than a pub but less formal than a "gastro-pub" and all the better for it too.
We will be back...again!
Thank you very much for your kind review, really glad you enjoyed the food and service. See you soon!
Fantastic food and service in a lovely country pub location. Will definitely be going back again. I can’t recommend highly enough.
Class setting for a great meal in a beautiful pub. Service was outstanding as the front of house even driving us home after the meal. Wine was great, grub was brilliant and i would recommend thoroughly.
Friendly, relaxed service. Nice selection of dishes on the menu - I could have eaten any of them. Everyone in our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed their meals and plates were wiped clean (that doesn't mean that portions were too small!!). Would recommend although please note that prices are on the higher side - reasonable for level of quality though.
Excellent food and service. The set lunch menu is very good value or you can spend more by going a la carte! A lovely welcoming place to eat with both locals drinking and visitors eating equally well looked after by the friendly staff. Highly recommend a visit - you will not be disappointed!
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A charming destination pub with a warm welcome and an original menu. We had a lovely birthday meal for two
Glad you enjoyed the birthday meal and hope to see you soon. Thanks
We really enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. The food is beautifully cooked and presented without being cheffie. In other words it was real food and not prissy which we are quite fed up with. The burrata starter was very special. We loved the desserts and the wines are good and reasonably priced with an outstanding pinot gris rose. Staff are warm, friendly and efficient. This is a small staff who work extremely hard but they obviously enjoy what they’re doing and it is a great building to work in with loads of atmosphere and people enjoying themselves. We also liked that we were not rushed. Love to return one day.
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Brilliant!! Excellent food, good choice of wine friendly staff ambiance 18th century re invented with Farrow and Ball.
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Great service with very attentive staff, Food okay but expected more considering it awards
Thanks for your review David. I hope we meet your expectations on your next visit.
Everything was incredible. We’ll be back!
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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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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.
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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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.
Definitely worth the trip
Excellent food , & beautifully presented . Full of rustic charm , warm & friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exceptional food as always, lovely quite location and surroundings.
superb food with relaxed atmosphere.
Stunning food, lovely owner/staff, charming venue!
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.