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The Butchers Arms

Rural Cotswold gem with stunning views

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Tucked into the western scarp of the Cotswolds and reached via narrow winding lanes, pretty Sheepscombe radiates all of the mellow, sedate, bucolic charm you’d expect from such a haven. The village pub, dating from 1670 and a favourite haunt of Cider with Rosie author Laurie Lee, lives up to such expectations and then some. Views from the gardens are idyllic whilst within is all you’d hope for: log fires, clean-cut rustic furnishings, village chatter backed up by beers from Prescotts of Cheltenham, Wye Valley and Otter. Walkers, riders and locals all beat a path to the door beneath the pub’s famous carved sign showing a butcher supping a pint of ale with a pig tied to his leg. The pub takes its name from its association with Henry VIII’s Royal Deer Park, which was located nearby, when deer carcasses were hung in what is now the bar. The fulfilling fodder here includes locally sourced meats. To drink, there’s a cracking range of ales, and Westons Stowford Press and Rosie’s Pig ciders. Following a sympathetic extension, there is now more room to enjoy the delights of this lovely pub.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-2.30 6.30-11 (Saturday 11.30-11.30 Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday to Sunday all day
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9.30, Sunday 6.30-8 (excluding Sun January and February

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Prescott Hill Climb, Otter Bright, St Austell Proper Job, Wye Valley HPA
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press and Rosie's Pig

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1.5 miles south of A46 (Cheltenham to Stroud road), north of Painswick

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