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US$8 - US$27
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

we came across this pub while on holiday at Butlins we went on the Wednesday to find it shut so returned Friday instead we were welcomed by the owner very friendly and sat in the window seat we placed our order of food which arrived...quickly and was very nice however the price of the final bill was a bit steep so wont be returning the pub is lovely and very old but we found the price a bit too steep for usMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021

This pub would make an ideal subject for one of those tv transformation programs. It is the only pub in a village with a large affluent population but it was not full of locals. Landlady was very friendly but she did not wear a mask...or keep a distance. Not keen of seeing dogs in the restaurant area of pubs (happy to see them in the bar area) and certainly not the serving landlady serving them treats. Really enjoyed the steak and kidney pie and my wife said her gammon was ok, but the food was overpriced as was the beer. This place could be a gold mine if better runMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

This is a yearly stop for us during our October week on Exmoor. My wife had booked us in and as always we were surprised by how few were eating on the night. We were treated like old friends by everyone. Food we had a...steak pie with real pastry all around it, not just a lid and my wife had a steak which she demolished. Our dogs were given biscuits and cuddles from the owner and the quiz master so they were happy. As it was Monday it was quiz night so we joined in, we did get last spot but enjoyed the taking part in an activity in these horrible times. This is a honest pub with honest people running it, the locals still use it and some may find that strange, for us it's a real pub and we like it that wayMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

After several poor and cold restaurants what a brilliant change in the butcher's arms it was warm friendly and helpful and the food was excellent

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

We were staying in the village and decided to sample the local pub. Food was very good and the staff very friendly. Typical village pub which is what a village needs hard to come by these days!! We were treated to homemade lemon meringue which...was delicious!!! Would definitely call again if in the area again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

Stayed in the carpark in our campervan originally for 1 night, but once we mentioned we were touring, one of the lovely staff....Sandra....suggested places of interest worth visiting, so we stayed 2 nights. The staff were really friendly and welcoming, as were the locals. We...had two lovely meals here on both nights, good traditional pub grub, which is rare these days. They was a good selection of beers and ciders, so we were quite happy. It was also very dog friendly, our two got spoilt rotten with biscuits and cuddles! Will definitely recommend this pub. It was reassuring to see hand sanitising station and track and trace too.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

Had a stopover in the car park,went in for a meal which was really good,and really friendly,and is also a dog friendly pub which is even better.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020

After failing to find a place to eat in Minehead, we almost gave up on an evening meal, opting instead for a simple takeaway from the nearest fish and chip shop. That was until we drove past The Butcher's Arms! We had never eaten here...before, and arrived just before the kitchen closed. Not only were we greeted with open arms, but our experience continued to exceed all our expectations throughout the evening. The food arrived at our table with tremendous speed - cooked to perfection, and involved two of the best steaks that me and my partner have ever tasted. The owners and staff were elite in customer service. Friendly, professional, with a good sense of humour - it felt like we had known them for years. Great with kids - my daughter cannot wait to see Sandra and Carla again. On top of this, the local customers were equally as friendly and easy to talk to - this can be rare in some traditional pubs - but here we felt comfortable and accepted into the Butcher's Arms community. Although terrible at general knowledge, we decided to linger a bit longer to take part in the pub quiz...Yes, we came last. But it was the cherry on top of a great experience. Overall, a superb evening. Cannot recommend highly enough! We will be visiting again next week to try out the rest of the menu. Thank you Butcher's Arms!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

I popped in for a quick half & some pork scratchings (!) but was so tempted by the sight of a steak & kidney pudding arriving at a table near me that I succumbed! In response to a previous post, it may not be fine...dining but it's not setting out to offer that and what it does - good, solid pub food at extremely reasonable prices and with a friendly welcome - it does brilliantly. The chef was also more than happy to accommodate my request to swap chips / new potatoes for mash! I've heard really good reports of the carvery, but it may be worth calling ahead if that's what you're after as I don't think they always offer it at quieter times of the year – which is fair enough. Plus the items on the daily menu mean you'll still have plenty of choice anyway. All in all, highly recommended. (And you can always walk off a few of the calories you've gained by exploring the fab community orchard next door.)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

Not very happy with the meals here. Quite expensive and not much choice. Wasn’t very nice had to leave half of it.

Date of visit: January 2020
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The Butcher Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4