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The Butchers Arms Priors Hardwick

4.4
4.4
804 Reviews
£26 to £40
English

A'La Carte menu is served in the evenings and at lunchtimes as well.

The set evening weekday menu is served Tuesday-Fridays only 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

Set lunch menu is served Tuesday-Friday 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm.

ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.



In the picturesque Warwickshire village of Priors Hardwick. The Butchers Arms is one of the region's finest dining experiences.

Nuno and Allison Correia’s passion permeates through the restaurant — from the signature Portuguese dishes to our extensive wine collection. Our cottage gardens abound with colour in the summer, while the honey-hued inn is warmed by open fires through winter. It is truly a house for all seasons.

Why not visit when you are passing on your way to the Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare, the finest castle in England, Warwick Castle or Silverstone when Formula 1 or many other events are on.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Portuguese

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:00 Tue–Sat 18:30–21:00 Sat 18:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    01327 260504

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Luxurious decorated new private dining area with private lounge area holding a maximum of 16 people. Enjoy a special occasion with family or friends with a patio door leading directly onto the terrace area, Available for private hire.

  • Private party contact

    Sally Daynes: 01327 260504

  • Area

    Southam

  • Parking Details

    Large free car park provided by venue.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Seasonal Lunch Menu

    £24.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Try one of our signature dishes of fishcakes which are packed with five varieties of fresh fish from the seas around Cornwall. Or one of our seasonal dishes like freshly picked local tender asparagus with parmesan, perfect for a warm spring day. Maybe even an aperitif on the terrace :) 2 course £24 3 course £28
  • Summer Fridays - Special Menu at The Butchers Arms

    £25.00 per person

    8 Jul - 12 Aug 2022
    Enjoy a taste of summer at the Butchers Arms with a special set menu priced at £25 per person for three courses. Available on selected Fridays in July and August. Add a glass of Pimm's for just £5! Full menu details are available on our website or OpenTable profile.
  • Special Portuguese Menu - Fridays in September

    £25.00 per person

    1 Sept - 30 Sept 2022
    Experience a taste of Portugal in Warwickshire this September as we serve our special set menu every Friday. Enjoy a choice of starters, main courses, and desserts to showcase the best of the nation's cuisine for £25 per person, washed down with a large glass of sangria for just £5. See our website or OpenTable profile for full menu details.

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What 804 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food was wonderful. Enjoyed all 3 courses. Could not understand why it was quiet. Will be going again very soon.

  2. CE

    CarolE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent choice of dishes were on the three course midweek menu. The food was excellent, freshly cooked, well presented and nicely served. The overall dining experience was excellent.

  3. X

    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely meal . Great food and service Throughly enjoyed it

  4. SW

    SandraW

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service Excellent food and wine. Ample parking and friendly staff what more can I say 10 out of 10!!!

  5. CH

    CherylH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, delicious and special food. Service impeccable and friendly.

  6. B

    Brian

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredible service. The waiter remembered us from our last visit and had a birthday card waiting for my husband at our table. It's at the more expensive end of our normal budget but well worth it for a special occasion. The food is awesome, the right quantity and excites a "Wow" when you taste it. If you want something special this is the place to go !!!

  7. GW

    GeoffeyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite place of all time and has maintained the very highest standards since the seventies.

  8. JJ

    JaneJ

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal and service. We expected that the silver service would have been discontinued in these Covid times but were disappointed that the beautiful white tablecloths were missing from the tables. This really affected the whole look of the dining room! Thankfully the white linen napkins were still being used. Otherwise we had a fabulous meal and enjoyed sitting in the lovely garden with our pre-dinner drinks.

  9. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased with the food and the service

  10. TV

    TonyV

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    The Portugese Menu was interesting, but it lacked vegetables and the Rump Steak was almost inedible. The owner gave a complementary drink of Portugese Wine The desserts were, howver excellant

  11. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was excellent, staff very attentive. Set menu very good value. Main menu and drinks £££… would go again for a special occasion.

  12. IS

    IanS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    National Portugal day

  13. CH

    CarlaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting, been coming here for many years, staff friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the food. If you like fish, you cannot go wrong here, always cooked to perfection. Will be back soon.

  14. BO

    BillO

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1

    We have been going to the Butchers Arms for 40 years + in our opinion it has lost the atmosphere we previously enjoyed, the food is still very good but we were very disappointed when we took some friends with the overall experience and the standard of service has also fallen We were always greeted on arrival and made very welcome but not anymore

  15. AL

    AnnaL

    Warwickshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first visit to The Butcher's Arms for lunch, where they have a set menu but full of variety. My friend and I tried a number of options between us and all were delightful. We appreciated the fact there was no pressure to hurry through the meal - nicely paced. My friend is in a wheelchair and all my effort to move her up and down access ramps was swiftly taken over by two gentlemen of the staff which was very kind of them. Altogether a lovely setting for an excellent lunch.

  16. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my son who was over here on holiday from New Zealand to the Butchers Arms for lunch. We were both well pleased with our meal although the octopus my son had was a bit on the tough side. However, overall the food was delicious and we will certainly go back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Nicely cooked food in pleasant surroundings.

  18. EL

    ELIZABETHH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for an evening meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our son had bought a voucher for the meal which is a great idea. The exterior of the building is beautiful and the interior has been beautifully restored without losing any of the character. The staff were friendly and welcoming, service was excellent, the food was really lovely and excellently cooked. An extensive wine list gave us lots of choice. We even had an anniversary card on our table, a thoughtful gesture. We would definitely go again.

  19. G

    Ginger

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Lack of attention to arriving guests. Not very friendly staff. Very moderate food. Rather old fashioned.

  20. P

    Ponytail

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was just a perfect Sunday Lunch. Excellent choice of courses. Polite and experienced staff who served excellent food and drinks in a very warm and concerned fashion. The restaurant was full with a nice warm atmosphere as if you were eating at home with friends. Thank you too for the lovely Birthday card on the table, very nice touch.

  21. Z

    Zebedee24

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very chilly bar area when ordering dinner. Miserable staff, faces like thunder. Young waiting staff not motivated at all. Tepid soup, cold broccoli on plate. We ordered seasonal veg and more broccoli and carrots covered in seeds arrived which were also cold. My husband cant eat seeds so he didn't get much veg. Very slow service. Very expensive for what we had. The best bit was crem brulee. My husband had orange cake and he said it was tacky. Won't go back for a long time.

  22. MB

    MiaB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my husbands birthday and were thoroughly spoilt by the team. Even bringing a candle in the pudding and singing happy birthday.

  23. SO

    SmallOyster

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Our table was booked at 2pm we sat down at 2.35pm and still had no food at 2.50pm asked for some bread / olives or something which was given to us but just enough for one small piece for the 5 of us but only knob of butter, another bread delivery did arrive without us having to ask but with no butter. Our starters arrived at 3pm which were lovely but were missing the restaurants signature Melba toast!! I asked if they still did it and the server confirmed Oh Yes do you want some, I said no thank you as we were now waiting for our mains but at the begining when we first sat down would have been nice. When the main roast dinners arrived again presentation was poor all dumped on one small plate. In the past they would have brought the plates out with the meat and yorkshire puddings and would then serve a selection of vegetables and gravy. Unfortunately the gravy was like water, the veg very over cooked and the meat full of fat all very disappointing. We decided to cut our losses and miss desert. The staff new things weren't going well as they very kindly supplied us with a round of alcohol free gins. I am just so disappointed as this once was a go to special place for our family but no more!!

  24. RB

    RussellB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyable evening with good food and ambiance at one of our favourite restaurants.

  25. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was good. Disappointed to be given crumpled paper menus upon arrival, clearly well handled by previous guests. Not really in line with the style / price of the restaurant. White wine was placed far from the table; the waiters did not pour it. We had to get up, look for it and serve ourselves Plates removed while we were still eating.

  26. TB

    TimB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Wonderful food and wine. A strange ambience for a summer evening. The window tables section was not used, it would have been nice to see the gardens. And the inner area which was used had quite flat bright lighting. In this area some lower lights and candles would make for a very romantic setting.

  27. B

    Benb

    Warwickshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As per usual we were given a table that was within the quieter area of the restaurant which was reasonable busy. The service was excellent as was the food. A very enjoyable evening was had by us both and we will defiantly be back in the near future.

  28. j

    johnp

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Although it was obvious that we were not regulars, we were made to feel most welcome. The staff we had contact with were, smart, professional and friendly, especially when they , obviously accidentally , brought the wrong order to the table Definitely recommend

  29. JM

    JohnM

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely location brim full of character with delightful gardens Great menu of delicious food . The fresh asparagus I started with was the best ever and the pork was exceptional. My 3 other diners were equally overjoyed with their selections. Oh , if only we had a restaurant like this near we live we would be regulars.

  30. CT

    ChrisT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting and lovely interior with many elements of the old structure integrated into the various comfortable spaces. Good and service were terrific. We tried several of the Portuguese specialities and would recommend them all.

  31. C

    Charlie

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful venue, with stunning ambience. Service and food were excellent

  32. RR

    RichardR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Quiet night for the team but great food and service and made to feel very welcome.

  33. BB

    BarrieB

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, staff very efficient and friendly. Especially thanks to Rose.Lovely old pub. Excellent Portuguese cuisine as well as English. Only one criticism - the background music in all parts of the restaurant, although it was turned off in our room it was still audible.

  34. DW

    DerekW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and we were well served by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

  35. CC

    CarolineC

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent way to celebrate our anniversary. Welcomed nicely, service and food both excellent. It's the attention to details that separates the Butchers Arms from any of its competitors.

  36. PH

    PeterH

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good lunch menu at a very reasonable price. Service was very good as well.

  37. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    A Sunday lunch to look forward to. Starters of prawns and fish cake much salivating. However the pork main was not tender. Too much gravy on plate best to serve it separately. The salt cod superb. Nata superb. Almost a full five on the food. Maybe the price a little high.

  38. PB

    PhilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing, as it always has been. It was disappointing to see that we now have to pay for the melba toast, which was always provided on the table. This place is a "special occasion" venue for us. As it's quite expensive, it's not something we can do too often. We will definitely go again, when the event demands that level of quality.

  39. PM

    PatriciaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As always brilliant service staff are very friendly and make sure you enjoy your evening. The food is beautiful! Love eating here!

  40. MC

    MrCosta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    really good diner the staff were unbelivable can not wait to visit again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Butchers Arms Priors Hardwick is rated 4.4 stars by 804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

June 2022
Mon
Tue
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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Butchers Arms Priors Hardwick

Church End Priors Hardwick Southam, Warwickshire CV47 7SN

Additional information

  • Area

    Southam

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:00 Tue–Sat 18:30–21:00 Sat 18:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    English, Portuguese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Large free car park provided by venue.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01327 260504

  • Private party facilities

    Luxurious decorated new private dining area with private lounge area holding a maximum of 16 people. Enjoy a special occasion with family or friends with a patio door leading directly onto the terrace area, Available for private hire.

  • Private party contact

    Sally Daynes: 01327 260504

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