We’re a family business. Chris does the Landlord thing (and plays about infusing spirits and making charcuterie and stuff), Paula heads up the kitchen brigade with the help of son Dan, while daughter Becki holds the whole thing together with smiles and laughter and some pretty exceptional management skills.
Of course we’ve got great beer and all the usual drinks, but everyone talks about our food…and our hospitality, and our eclectic (some say weird) taste in furnishings and décor, and our toilets (you’ll love our lavs!), our coffee, our home made gins and ever changing wine list, and…did we mention the food? We’re a bit different and (we’re told) a bit good at what we do best; making people happy.
So we’re real people running our own business, doing something we love. And when we’re not working, we’re working. Days off are often spent in some of the country’s most interesting restaurants to bring inspiration and ideas back to The Butlers Arms. Our holidays are spent…mainly in restaurants or vineyards to bring inspiration and ideas back to…yes, you’ve got the idea.
We live and breathe great food, interesting drinks, outstanding hospitality, and all of that comes home to roost in our lovely pub. We think it’s our interest and passion that makes for happy customers and we’d love you to visit us.
Great food is the lynchpin of our business, so we have to have some rules. If it’s fish, it’s got to be the freshest fish. If it’s meat, it’s got to be the best meat from the best butcher, and if Paula decides to pop a burger on the menu…it’ll be the most glorious burger ever! We smoke our own fish and occasionally cure some of our own charcuterie.
We set our own Ginger Panna Cotta, serve delicious cheeses and mix an outstanding espresso Martini. All sounding ok so far? Here’s the best bit.
Our simple ‘family business’ model (nice people, great drink, outstanding food, daft prices) means we’re always pretty busy. Please do book ahead using our online reservation thing (don’t be frightened as this one works) or call us on 0121 308 0765.