The Butchers Arms

4.8
103 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
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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N
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GW
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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a
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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KG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DN
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite gastro pubs. Always superb food and service and is to be recommended.

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MB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent meal. Great service, great menu - my fav in Gloucestershire!

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SK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location, friendly and efficient service, great food using locally sourced produce. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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ST
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the Butchers Arms. A lovely place to visit for a special occasion. The food is consistently to a very high standard, absolutely delicious, well thought through and beautifully presented. The service, wine list and real ale is excellent too. We’re very fortunate to have such a special place within our neighbourhood and are already looking forward to our next visit!

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DC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent, worth the trip.The new Owners have followed the previous owners.The only comment was the draught from the front door.Would have appreciated being in the other room.Look forward to our next visit.

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MB
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal, excellent friendly welcoming service, my husbands 85th birthday and we had Happy Birthday all over the table plus a candle in the dessert!! Thank you.

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d
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fabulous experience. Staff were very welcoming; made us feel that nothing would be too much trouble. Food was great as was the beer. Not a massive selection of wine available but the house wine was fine for both white and red. I particularly love the atmosphere of a country pub but with fine dining. I wish it was my local. Highly recommended.

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LN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at The Butcher’s Arms last week - great service and wonderful food in lovely, relaxed surroundings, couldn’t ask for anything more. Would thoroughly recommend.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience staff always friendly and helpful
Food nearly always excellent although this time
Had the duck as main a bit challenging to cut but
Was OK once sliced - might have been a blunt knife
Rest of meal very good
Would recommend always

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AB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although food, service and general ambience were very good unfortunately would not recommend as far too expensive for the quality and quantity of food. It was my birthday and we did not even receive a birthday drink, merely a candle stuck in my pudding!

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OL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband was celebrating his birthday and so wanted a nice pub meal, as opposed to the all too familiar ‘cooked from frozen’ ping chef type meals!
The Butchers Arms did not disappoint, it excelled in every way. The food presentation and quality was certainly very worthy of the Michelin star accreditation, as was the excellent attentive service provided by the two lovely ladies looking after the customers!
Although there was only one cask ale on sale, the Wyve Valley Golden Ale did not disappoint, as it was a super light and refreshing accompaniment to the very yummy food!
The pub ambience was lovely. Two separate dining areas heated by very welcoming wood burners. Nice and snug!
All in all, a very pleasant lunchtime experience. Yes, I would return there and also recommend it to my friends. Keep up the excellent work ladies!

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DM
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good food, pleasant staff. What's not to like?

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OT
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our local go to choice for Sunday Lunch-when we can get a table!

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NK
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, particularly the venison dish.
The salted caramel ice cream that accompanied the chocolate ganache was to die for.

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DS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful find especially since they have only been open about 15 months. The quality of the meal was excellent - my only observation that it was very slightly on the pricey side for a atmospheric village pub ambience. This is NOT a reflection on the quality of the food or service, rather an observation of expectation of white tablecloth silver service at this price range. They also have a very neat touch of a self catering cottage immediately adjacent which you can arrange to use so that you don't have to arrange to drive home after imbibing in an excellent meal with the appropriate wines!

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JJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I have eaten in a very long time. Will definatly be going again and this time staying longer to enjoy the place fully.

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CE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in a proper, rustic country pub. Wood burning stoves in each room. Locals chatting round the bar in the centre of the pub added life. Actually managed to produce a dairy-free dessert that was not fruit salad or sorbet! Much appreciated. A little pricey but good value for what it is.

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great fine darling pub with wonderful staff. Overall a great dining experience

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JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every minute of the night, great service and amazing food, we will be going back.

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F
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were given a voucher and decided to use it for a Sunday lunch for our first visit. What a delightful place this is, set in the countryside but easily accessible, and close to the borders of three counties. This is a bistro pub with fine dining. The lunchtime menu was well thought out, all the dishes sounded tempting and the food we chose was beautifully cooked using fresh seasonal ingredients. The small area in front of the bar was busy with lunchtime drinkers so the small restaurant on the right is probably better if you prefer a quieter area to eat. We were given a table in the bar, a little noisy at times but the wood burner kept us toasty on a chilly day. An excellent meal and will definitely go back again!

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PS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Starters main and pud were all outstanding. I had the fillet of beef as did my niece and we both loved it. The cep puree was a particular highlight. If that is the usual standard fayre then they should have that star back in no time.

Great, low key, atmosphere in such an intimate place and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Not as polished as some might expect but it hit exactly the right note for a pub. Excellent to see a few locals sat at the bar having a Friday night pint. Excellent vfm given the standard of food and wine. Spot on and will be back soon.

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L
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic lunchtime value and great quality. We will be back

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic service and amazing food.
Highly recommended

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MB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a lovely pub and very good value. Smaller than I expected it but nice to see they don't cram people in. A lovely meal and we'll certainly be back. Thanks!

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KS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the Butchers Arms for my husband’s birthday on 18/01. The pub is very warm and welcoming with a rustic feel. The staff are very friendly and helpful and couldn’t do more to make us feel welcome.
The food is excellent and seasonally and locally sourced. My male guests tell me the beer was fantastic too. Very successful visit and would return again

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JW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a very warm welcome, greeted with smiles. They were friendly and made us feel special. The food was outstanding, some of the best I have had, ever. I have told everybody I have met since what a fabulous place it is for a special meal.
There were only two slightly negative points - the woodburner was not functioning properly as they were burning slightly green wood. There was a slight chill in the air, increased every time the front door opened. My seat was not very comfortable, with a hard rim and no central padding.
I will be back at the first opportunity. It was outstandingly good!

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EB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience of the Butchers Arms was fantastic from start to finish. The food, service and setting were all perfect.

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MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what we wanted, good food, good wine all in a beautiful setting with excellent service

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the food quality was very good and cooked beautifully but the menu is quite short,quite expensive and not adventurous ( as iy used to be under the previous owners )

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a
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Upon our arrival, we were given a table next to a real fire, which was very welcome considering the foul weather outside at the time.

The food was excellent, but not cheap. The menu options were a bit limited (4 mains), so fussier members of your party might struggle to find something to their liking.

We very much enjoyed the dishes we chose, including the cheese and coffee at the end of the meal. We're sure to return in the future.

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DJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely welcoming and cosy, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The food was delightful from beginning of the starter to the end of the desert. Can't wait to go back.

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CH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the Butchers Arms although we reserve this for very special occasions. It is friendly, with understated decor which feels both warm and homely. The food is exceptional and is so delicious. We will be back next summer for our birthdays! Thank you Jen for your lovely welcome and for looking after us so well too.

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RW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy little pub. Very friendly and efficient service without being obtrusive. Food was on the pricey side but outstanding quality.

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GW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again another warm welcome and very lovely dining experience. It was the perfect evening for a catch up with a very good friend.
This place is highly recommended, however you should always remember to book well in advance as it is very popular and not massive.....but you will not be disappointed.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely tasty food in a warm and cosy Christmasy setting. Very welcoming friendly staff.
Will definitely return

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