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The Butchers Arms

High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (27 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
“brie” (5 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 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best pub for food we could find in the area, and they were very helpful with vegan options for one of our party. Friendly atmosphere and popular with the locals.

Thank timcoombe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m fairly new to the area, myself and my family moved locally just a few months ago and haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit the local pubs. Having a small child and a dog I wanted somewhere where both would be welcomed. We have...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated by the bar and so spent the entire dinner being jostled by waiting staff, trying to speak over their chat and ignore their general activity. If this is their break out area, why seat customers there? There were plenty of other available...More

Thank Grotto99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booking is essential to eat in this Fabulous traditional English country pub. The service was great and the food mouth wateringly good. I will definitely be back.

Thank Local-lass1969
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Come here with the family for a meal out. We have 2 dogs and finding a pub that allowed dogs is not easy. The pub was recommend by the owners of the campsite we stayed on and I can see why. The pub is full...More

1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Went for our 30th wedding anniversary, just the two of us tried before but, fully booked well worth the wait, food was excellent. Staff couldn't be more helpful and atmosphere fine

2  Thank Neil H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a lovely meal at the Butchers Arms, staff were wonderful, food was delicious, the restaurant was very clean and lovely decorated, if your in the area well work a visit. Not the cheapest, but quality of food excellent

2  Thank Jill C
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Visited this pub as was staying overnight locally and not many places were serving food on a Sunday evening so this was a very welcome discovery. Enjoyed delicious burgers(one beef, one vegetarian) and a good pint. Dessert menu very tempting but resisted the urge as...More

2  Thank Adrijada
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 13 June 2018

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

1  Thank Teresa N
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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$6 - US$25
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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