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The Butchers Arms

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Clearwell €€ - €€€ , British,
High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
+44 1594 834313
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“pudding” (16 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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1 - 10 of 379 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

wanted some where nice with friends for Sunday Lunch we pre booked a table and was asked if we would like pre order our mains - I had to ask what the mains where - the person on the other end of phone was not...More

Thank ame662
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last weekend with friends. Starters were tasty and nicely presented- garlic bread and brushettas. We had steak x2 and scampi x2. All delicious. Service overall good but could be a little more attentive. Our starter plates were still left on table when the...More

Thank sharri91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Sunday lunch at the Butchers Arms in Clearwell (very nice village). The food was good. There was an excellent selection and quantity of vegetables. The meat was good, well cooked but a rather small portion. The prices were on the high side by...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off after a busy day for a few ciders and food. This was a pleasure the ciders (Handbrake) was very nice indeed, and the food was of a high standard, very nicely put together.

Thank david j
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Booked based on the website information and the location. I am not local and had no idea what to expect. Meal for 4 adults and 4 children was pre ordered. The pub is welcoming, the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and is very clean. Staff...More

1  Thank pybba
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely establishment, great food, great service and a gorgeous outside seating area . We shall return.

1  Thank marvel-men
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at the Butchers Arms before a wedding nearby the next day. The staff were very accommodating and found us a table even though they were very busy and we hadn't book. The food was lovely real home cooked delicious food. Full...More

1  Thank Macmackay
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The Butchers Arms is in a lovely location. We Enjoyed a delicious steak for our evening meal. Friendly efficient staff, the waitress was very polite. This is a great place to enjoy delicious food and relaxed atmosphere.

1  Thank Kath T
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Came here with hubby and two young children. Very pleased with the food and the atmosphere. I had the halloumi cheese stack, delicious, huge and very worth it. I haven't needed to eat dinner it was so filling but not over the top. This came...More

1  Thank MrsRFW
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Returning to the Butchers I had an amazing dinner of tempura prawns followed by a 12 oz rib eye steak. Quite simply that was the best steak I have ever had.

1  Thank Tony T
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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$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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