The Butchers Arms

4.9
278 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.

Support The Butchers Arms during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 278 People Are Saying
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LizW
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The marquee was nicely laid out with heating and blankets for added warmth if required and we felt very comfortable in a Covid safe environment.
As always the food and service were spot on. The venison Scotch egg was delicious and the Suffolk pork was outstanding.

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ChristineF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an outstanding meal as always and all the staff are so nice and helpful and doing everything they can to make the experience as pleasant as possible in these difficult times. I am glad we went and the food was exquisite. Thank you to everyone for lifting our spirit when the world all around is so depressing. I hope our small contribution to support The Butchers Arms will help to ensure its long existence. Merry Christmas to all and 2021 is a lot less turbulent!

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SusanD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a limited menu but we had no trouble choosing our meal as all the options sounded delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was really lovely and we would definitely return. Well done to the Butchers Arms for providing a great night out for me and my husband.

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DaveS
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a lovely lunch. Great food, warm hospitality and tip top service.

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broadenthemind
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service. Small establishment felt very cosy on a wet winter day. Very good Covid precautions.

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SophieM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, Friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere

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DaveH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, a hidden gem, we want to keep it to ourselves!

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SueC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are lovely and as always the food was excellent. The problem is deciding what to have knowing it will all be very good

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JoanneT
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most wonderful place. So welcoming and snug. The food is delicious. They have managed to keep the lovely ambience even with social distancing.

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Vinemeister
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - always a real treat - never disappoints

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Fautless
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, highly recommended

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LizW
Worcestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Tried the guinea fowl terrine to start followed by Halibut and Venison mains. Chocolate ganache and cheese & biscuits to finish. All delicious in a Covid safe and friendly place. See you again in a few weeks.

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HollieW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and beautiful food! Was recommended the Butchers Arms for an anniversary celebration, it did not disappoint! Great vegetarian selection, butternut squash was gorgeous. Would definitely come again!

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Hollie, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SallyR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, really friendly welcome and attentive. Food and beer was excellent, can't recommend highly enough.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Sally, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JulieD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish!
Service excellent food was simply superb the best monkfish curry I have tasted... The chateaubriand the guys shared was mouthwatering!! We will return for sure and soon! Great price great food great place
Thank you

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Julie, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SarahC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is fantastic, could have eaten everything that was on it!

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Sarah, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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janaslt
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This warm and inviting restaurant was an excellent choice for a birthday celebration. The service was excellent and helpful in adapting the menu to my daughter's dietary requirements. The food was delicious and it was great to have a candle in my dessert.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DebbieE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place food was great and fantastic service great team making you feel very welcome

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Debbie, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a real diamond in the countryside. Food is out of this world. Always made to feel at home when we visit. Kids also love the menus. You will not be disappointed.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear John, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Katie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and gorgeous food in a lovely setting

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Katie, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and exceptional food. In spite of COVID, the experience was full and their friendliness and hospitality was very comforting and their adherence to safety was spot on. The balance of flavours, the quality of each ingredient and presentation were all elegant and excellent. From the first batch of bread, through the gorgeous scotch egg and heavenly venison on a bed of red cabbage and cauliflower purée, Even down to the oat cake for the sourced cheese board ...

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SallyN
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked The Butchers Arms for a special birthday lunch having not been there for many years. Everything about our experience was excellent, lovely staff who were very friendly and welcoming on arrival and during service, excellent food...absolutely delicious! It surpassed our expectations. We would definitely recommend The Butchers Arms.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Sally, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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markm
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good food in a lovely traditional country pub setting. The menu is not extensive but what they do they do very well. A good selection of starters and deserts. We tried the roast pork and venison and both mains were delicious and very well cooked. The crackling was perfect. Would welcome the addition of a lighter/vegetarian option but apart from that very happy to recommend the Butchers Arms

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Mark, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening

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Nigel
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great lunch with lovely service.
Many thanks

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Nigel, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SueC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always friendly staff and excellent food. Couldn’t fault it and will be back

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Sue, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Lily
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful and service excellent, a nice atmosphere and plenty of space between tables.
Will will definitely return.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Lily, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RichardF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal and fantastic atmosphere and service - well worth a visit and we'll be back

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear Richard, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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iand
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food for miles. Worth a drive to get here. The use of fresh ingredients is on par with the best and finest places the world over. Set in a beautiful old world pub and surrounded by a wonderful landscape. I love taking people to The Butchers Arms, I love seeing the joy on their faces when they get to share in it.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 3 December 2020

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at The Butchers Arms. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and fabulous service thank you

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 6 October 2020

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SimonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best lunches I have had - 5 of us and every plate was clean. Service also excellent - a great restaurant

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JeremyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection ! Been here 3 times now and it gets better and better - highly recommended

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NickB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food, friendly service and lovely atmosphere.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 6 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review Nick.

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VanceW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service - as we’ve cons to expect. Never disappoints

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 6 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review Vance.

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workinlate
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

pity as there was little on the menu my wife would eat not the fault of the restaurant but it spoiled the evening

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RoyG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a pretty pub.
Exceptional quality and attention to detail for a delicious Sunday lunch.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 6 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review Roy.

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DaveC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Butchers Arms was a superb dining venue for us. The menu was interesting and we enjoyed every course - the Monkish and the Venison were both a delight. The wine list is interesting and clearly well though out. We definitely believe this a five-star experience, one of the few times we could happily say this. You must make as booking; although it's a fair drive it's clearly very popular, and we can see why!! We applaud the chef for the design of the signature dishes throughout.

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well presented. Spoilt for choice on the menu which was small (maybe 5 starters, 6 mains) but had a range of fish and meat dishes. Probably not so good for vegetarians.

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helenh
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening had here whilst away for a few days.
Social distanced brilliantly, staff pleasant and attentive and food was spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely starters- crab, and beef tartare, very tasty. My lamb main was slightly overdone , a bit chewy and tasteless served with a long courgette slice which was also overdone, soft and slightly bitter, crushed potatoes under seasoned. Very pricey too.
The service was excellent.

FAQs

The Butchers Arms is rated 4.9 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

The Butchers Arms does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thebutchersarms.net.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.