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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%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
“pudding” (15 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Clearwell GL16 8JS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place feels like a hidden gem in the Forrest. The place is in a beautiful old traditional pub that has been kept lovely with an incredible wooden bar. The food was just perfect on every course. I'd recommend the camembert to start which is...More

1  Thank tomcweaver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night before wedding at castle. Loved it. Well done guys. Food in restaurant was superb. Preferred staying here than castle!! Thanks so much x

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 7 pm, 7 of us, passing through and so hadn't booked. Fitted us in, fed us well and a great range of beers just topped it off for a great evening. Cash only otherwise 5 star.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My Daughter and I came here for lunch on Saturday, two weeks ago. We sat outside and the young Waiter was really pleasant. That makes such a difference. We enjoyed our meal and glass of wine and the price was spot on. Only downside was...More

Thank Velma44
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Excellent meal, ribeye steak and chips was well worth the price! Enjoyed the garlic bread and cheese to start. Nice restaurant and bar area. Attentive staff.

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is a winner for me! Lots of choice and tasty food. With a group of friends we had plenty of laughs. For starter I had the king prawn linguine - this I can honestly say is the best prawn dish I have had in...More

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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

1  Thank ame662
Reviewed 8 August 2017 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 4 August 2017

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 21 July 2017

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
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Sue K
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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