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The Butchers Arms

High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (27 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

having been caught out on a rainy sat and not finding a place to eat lunch we arrived about 3 pm seated no problem staff friendly and welcoming the building as very clean and lots of comfortable tables ,my inlaws have been in hospitality trade...More

1  Thank dressurdiva
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good value, well cooked and good portion size, lovely garden and good service, would recommend and would visit again

Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table booked for 6.30 we were seated at 6.20 however it took 30mins for our order to be taken only prompted by us standing up ready to leave. The starter arrived, breaded mushrooms & spring roll, ok standard but not the best....More

Thank seanjanet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends make a meal but the staff at The Butchers made it an experience Superb food, friendly and accommodating staff and nothing was too much trouble Made our stag party so welcome Thank you from the Oxford and Mansfield party

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit for evening meal eight in our party.The staff on our arrival were very nice ,we shown to our table,and were told that several dishes were off the menu(it was only 7-30pm on a saturday evening) not a good start.We all...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this delightful pub many times over the years but on this occasion it was to have an overnight stay after attending a wedding at Clearwell Castle. The 2 twin rooms were clean, nicely decorated with very comfortable beds. The tea/coffee facilities...More

Thank jill p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this pub and were recommended it by a local. If they hadn't told us it was there we might never have gone looking. The first day we went they had stopped serving food at 3pm. So the limited hours led to my...More

Thank Vequihellin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice, steak and ale pie to die for as was the t bone steak! Highly recommended this typically country pub, friendly staff, very clean facilities,great service.

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice country pub with excellent food. A group of 6 of us were seated in the dining area which is light and bright with pleasant décor. Staff were friendly and the food was excellent. We had the Sunday lunch, 3 courses for £20 deal,...More

Thank jwills90
Reviewed 11 May 2018

A cozy place for drinks with a huge menu of excellent pub food. We went three times during our stay in the area.

Thank chucknonverbal
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Sue K
11 October 2017|
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Response from fodexplorer | Reviewed this property |
Hello Sue K I think you have to contact TripAdvisor direct. Kind Regards Matt
22 August 2016|
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Response from Matt W | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have a beer garden, and we welcome dogs in the beer garden and bar area. Regards Matt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Clearwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 834313
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A very warm welcome to the Butchers Arms. One of the oldest pubs in the Forest of Dean, we have been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1802. Our menu combines signature 'Butchers' dishes with traditional British favourites, our modern recipes and grills are all prepared by Head Chef Matt Wheeler and his team from the freshest ingredients. Wherever possible we will endeavour to provide produce from local suppliers so you can truly have a taste of the Forest of Dean. We pride ourselves in providing good quality food, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. All our food is cooked fresh to order, so please allow a little time for service. We look forward to seeing you. Matt and Scott Directors
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