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The Butchers Arms

4.8
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258 reviews
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£41 and over
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 258 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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

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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

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SueC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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RichardF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
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.

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SusieWriter
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant evening, with marvellous food. All precautions taken for our safety. The pub is characterful; the food creative and delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful but not obtrusive. I would definitely return - hopefully we can do that again soon.

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RichardF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal at a delightful restaurant with lovely staff.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and location. Worth the effort to find it.

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timbo59
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch time treat for my sister. Food and service could not be faulted. We will be back again.

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PeterA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and very attentive to my dietary requirements too (coeliac)

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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SheilaM
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating out with our friends since lockdown.
As always, The Butchers Arms was as good as ever. The food was delicious, the ambience just right.
Looking forward to our next visit.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review Sheila, we really do appreciate it.

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Alex
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here after being recommended by a friend. The food was outstanding and we both had a great evening, a little hidden gem!

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome. Tables well spaced but seemed perfectly normal. Interesting menu. Starters looked good but I can’t handle 3 courses anymore so we opted for main and dessert. The cod with mussels was outstanding. Dessert of damson was good too.
Next time maybe 2 starters and a dessert?
Will definitely return.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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suzettes
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was fantastic They were all helpful and courteous and knew our names the second we walked in. I liked the setting/location but be interested to see it during the day. Food was good too

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault the food or service here. Always willing to vary a meal to suit any specific needs. Go and try it. You won't be disappointed.

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BarryM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome, prompt service, lovely food. The management and staff made a big effort to ensure we had a good experience in these strange times.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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HannahP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at The Butcher's Arms. Considering the current COVID situation the entire process was still very seamless and enjoyable. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious!

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Jonathan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal and excellent service. Our third visit.

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EvelynM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for an excellent meal, have been to the Butchers Arms over the years and it is now better than ever.

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MaggiD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the Butcher’s Arms. It did not disappoint. Service was attentive without being intrusive and the place has a warm ambience. There was a good selection on the menu with choices that were clearly seasonal. We enjoyed three courses of the most delicious food which was all beautifully presented. We will definitely be visiting again soon.

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kpop
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would definitely come again. Lovely pub, food, service. Main course, a little rich but tasty.

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Suzanne1
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food lovely atmosphere and attentive service

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MariaM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful birthday meal with my Mum, would definitely come back!

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LizF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal & great service- will be back!

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team were incredibly welcoming from the first moment to the last. They were attentive without being over-bearing. The food was wonderful and the wine a perfect accompaniment. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

The Butchers Arms
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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The Butchers Arms is rated 4.8 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

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

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