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Butchers Arms


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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 3.00 pm
6.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 3.00 pm
6.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 3.00 pm
6.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 3.00 pm
6.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 9.30 Mon - Fri
12 - 9.30 Sat
12 - 6 Sun

About the Pub

Cosy, 17th century village pub with restaurant area, furnished in traditional, country style. The pub has fish nights on Wednesday, and runs quiz and darts teams. Quoits is played. Heated foot rest at the bar and a wood-burning stove. Several ghosts reported. Its inn sign, a painted three-dimensional carving of a butcher quaffing ale while tethered to a pig, is world famous. It is thought butchering went on here when Henry VIII hunted deer in the valley. In 2014 the lean-to outdoor toilets metamorphosed into a new bar, seamlessly executed in reclaimed stone and Welsh oak. This complements a quality inter-war refurbishment that added the generous bay windows and porch. The forecourt tables and sloping side garden are suntraps in summer - with spectacular views from the tables on the steep grass behind the pub. It is worth a walk to the bizarre sloping village cricket ground, where the batsman cannot see the bowler running up until he is almost at the wicket.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Battledown Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Backyard Blonde
  • Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
  • Vocation Bread & Butter

Source: National

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Butchers Arms, Sheepscombe


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Gravel car park to the right of the pub, 9 car or so capacity, otherwise opposite on the road, care not to obstruct drives.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby 2400m

    Painswick Glamping.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Butchers Arms


Sat Nav Reference

51.792442, -2.159211

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (320m)

Cotswold Green: 228 (Once weekly - Thursday - check with operator)

Closest Station (9500m)

Stroud (Gloucs)


Signed off A46 North of Painswick and B4070 North of Slad

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