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The Butchers Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Woolhope, Woolhope HR1 4RF, England
+44 1432 860281
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food in lovely village pub surroundings, our first visit but we will be back for more, I had steak and it was cooked to perfection, my partner had partridge and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank Sandra T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 of us popped this sunday 20/11/16 in just for a quick pint after our walk and ended up staying for 2 hours, although the landlady said the pub shuts at 2.30 she was more than welcome to keep serving. Its an olde worlde pub with a great menu. we didn't eat but the food we saw being served looked... More 

2 Thank stuart828
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butchers Arms in Woolhope is a lovely old pub in the heart of rural south herefordshire, its open hearth and beamed interior offering all the old world charm you expect from Herefordshire country pubs. However it is particularly worth seeking out for the astonishing quality of the food. The menu is ambitious, offering imaginative dishes which conjure together wonderful... More 

1 Thank based_in_london
Malvern, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've come here twice recently and been very impressed. It is a welcoming, cozy place - great to come back to after a walk (and there are some great walks in the area). Everyone is very friendly and attentive. The pub is walker-friendly (there is somewhere to leave your boots) and dog-friendly in the bar (you can escape into the... More 

1 Thank Philip S
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planned visit to rural Herefordshire for weekend so booked Sunday lunch at The Butcher's Arms in Woolhope. Not disappointed. Very good food in pleasant old low beamed pub. Good atmosphere, warming log fire, friendly, chatty owner and attentive staff.

1 Thank mozzaslot
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, we had a lovely meal. There were new dishes on the menu and very tasty too. we came out very satisfied with our meals. The atmosphere is always very pleasant. A fire was lit on this cold night enhancing the evening. Service was very attentive and friendly.

1 Thank Philippa7260
Management response:

Thank you Philippa The staff and I appreciate your fabulous review Kind regards Phil More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went as a group of eight people and were seated in a room which is off the corridor between the rest of the pub and the kitchen-so we felt a bit out of the way to start with. The initial order was taken fairly quickly but after our first course we felt we were forgotten about. There was a... More 

1 Thank Peter D
Management response:

Hi Peter Thank you for your feed back of your bad experience at the Butchers Arms I have discussed all your points with staff on duty that night and I appologise to you and your party. I would be grateful if you could call me on 01432860281 Kind regards Phil More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly place. Welcoming open fires, food excellent. Pretty setting looking out to fields. Our second visit and will definitely go back again.

1 Thank Faye J
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I'm catching up a few reviews I should have submitted earlier. I have been enjoying visits to the Butchers Arms, off and on, since 1975 and it is now (July '16) better than ever under its current owners. My parents, my wife and I had a lovely meal inside with quick and friendly service in a relaxed setting. This country... More 

1 Thank TaylorClan
Management response:

Thank you for fantastic review, the staff and I love to hear good feedback, look forward to seeing you on your next visit The staff and Phil More 

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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our neighbours, (in Berkshire) spent a few days away and 'discovered' the Butcher's Arms. They enthused about it so much, that when, a few weeks later we also wanted to book a break away, we centred it on being near enough to the pub to try it out for ourselves! It lived up to expectations! Firstly, it is very dog... More 

1 Thank Lizziesview
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review on our little pub, we are so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your meals with us Kind regards The staff and Phil More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 41
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woolhope, Woolhope HR1 4RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Woolhope
  • Phone Number: +44 1432 860281
A lovely old half-timbered pub in gorgeous countryside 8 miles SE of Hereford and a few miles from Ledbury, Ross and Malvern. Run by chef Stephen Bull. The pub's food is sourced from local ingredients, and there are cask ales and local cider and perry. The Butchers runs regular special food and wine evenings (dates posted on website). Large garden with stream for nice days, two roaring fires in the winter. Separate room bookable for parties. Family and dog friendly. Warm welcome.

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