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.
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
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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.
What a wonderful place. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is lovely and the service is superb. My number one choice for a special dinner.
Really friendly service made us feel very special. Food top class superb attention to detail. Is now a go to destination for special fine dining.
We came for lunch and had a fabulous meal. The pub has a lovely ambiance and really friendly service. Every part of meal was fantastic with fresh ingredients that were prepared and presented with care and attention to detail. It's a shame we don't live closer.
Went there for a Birthday meal, we were made to feel very welcome, the food an ambience was wonderful - can't wait to go again.
Went for an anniversary meal. The service was impeccable, they couldn't have been more helpful. All three courses were superb, including a perfectly cooked Chateaubriand. Not cheap, but worth every penny. This was our second visit, we'll definitely be returning.
Great little restaurant out in the sticks. We drove from South Worcester and it was only a half hour drive that was made all the more worth it by the incredibly attentive staff and owners and of course the great food! Really well priced and will definitely be making another trick soon!
We received a warm welcome with an offer to take our coats. There was enough choice of food and several wines were available by the glass. The food turned out to be excellent and was the best meal of our holiday. The service was excellent despite the staff looking a little hard pressed; they worked hard! I would definitely recommend.
This is one of my favourite gastro pubs. Always superb food and service and is to be recommended.
An excellent meal. Great service, great menu - my fav in Gloucestershire!
Lovely location, friendly and efficient service, great food using locally sourced produce. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening.