January 2018: The Butcher's Arms has been bought by former Grain Store chef Mark Block.
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It’s all change at this well-known country inn, where owners the Winters, who held on to a Michelin star for seven years, made way for Grain Store chef Mark Block in January 2018. Despite promptly losing the accolade, early reports praise the “excellent, proper food” – and “to top it all, you can still get a decent pint”.
“Consistently wonderful food” wins very high ratings for James & Elizabeth Winter’s rural pub – a well-known foodie destination, where the cooking is considerably fancier than the cosy interior. “Be sure and book”.
James & Elizabeth Winter’s “relaxed” pub has retained its ‘local’ feel while serving up “exceptional food”. “Quirky” wine list, too – think bottles with “curiosity-arousing names (Kung Fu Girl!)”.
James & Elizabeth Winter’s “superb, old-style village pub” is proof that “brilliant cooking doesn’t have to be in London nor in a swanky restaurant”. Whilst it’s the sort of spot where “locals are welcome in the bar”, there’s no mistaking the “Michelin star-worthy food”.
The Butcher’s Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews
"With quite a tough act to follow, doing nicely under new ownership"
"Google says it has a Michelin star. Not any more it doesn't. The place is very much a rural pub with good food. It's still early days but the lamb dish with black pudding came without the black pudding. This followed with apologies for forgetting in a tiny separate dish. It had no relevance. Nice people."
|Wine per bottle||£23.50|
Lime St, Eldersfield, GL19 4NX
|Tuesday||7 pm-11 pm|
|Wednesday||7 pm-11 pm|
|Thursday||7 pm-11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 7 pm-11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-3 pm, 7 pm-11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-3 pm|