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“Perfect pub - friendly, welcoming, good food, good beer, good location, great value”

Ye Olde Butchers Arms
Ranked #42 of 117 Restaurants in Buxton
Price range: US$12 - US$24
Description: We are a Family run pub serving good home cooked food and real ale. Gluten free food available ask at the bar for information.
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Description: We are a Family run pub serving good home cooked food and real ale. Gluten free food available ask at the bar for information.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't write reviews but had to on this occasion as we found this gem while staying nearby in the Peak District for a week, and went back a couple of times.

First off, the landlord, Carl. He's completely unique. Got to be one of the friendliest, chattiest blokes we've come across. He loves running the pub, it's been his life apparently, and this comes through - you don't feel like customers, rather mates who've dropped in for a chat.

The decor of the pub is perfect, comfortable and in keeping with a 400 year old building. Dogs are, of course, welcomed, but if you haven't got yours with you there'll be a couple of Carl's wandering around following the landlord's lead on greeting customers in a friendly, but not pushy, way.

Food is fabulous, but bring a big appetite with you. It's not gastro (thank god) but good British pub food - steaks, pies, gammon, fish, scampi etc. All portions are big (e. g. rump steak is 24oz), we found the tendency is to cook meat well so you need to be clear if you want it less so - and they're happy to oblige.

Value wise, all I can say is that I'm in my sixties and have never come across better value - and that's if you can persuade Carl to charge you for everything you've had!!

We live 200 miles away so won't be regular visitors, but if ever in the area we'll be in Ye Olde Butcher's Arms again.

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1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Favourite place, always a warm welcome they will try to do anything for you.
Food is gorgeous every time

1  Thank missadam2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very quaint local Pub in fantastic scenery on the Moors near to Warslow and Longnor, huge meals at great value, extremely friendly family run place, highly recommend.

1  Thank Lyndon S
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What can i say about ye olde Butcher's arms apart from that its one of the best places to go for a fantastic meal.weve just had a xmas dinner there everyone loved it.carl and Donna are to of the nicest pub landlords ive ever seen and cant do enough for you.ild highly recommended this place to anyone who wants a great meal out

1  Thank Glyn B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just had brilliant food in excellent surroundings.  If you are a lover of traditional country pubs then this venue is a must. Open fires, welcoming owners, great food, friendly atmosphere and excellent beer. What more could you want. If you are staying anywhere near Buxton we highly recommend trying it. I had the steak pie which was to die for. My girlfriend had the Scampi which was equally good. Be warned, the portions are large. Make sure you are hungry. We will certainly be returning next time we visit Buxton.

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1  Thank Damian L
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