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The Butchers Arms

Timsbury Road
Farmborough
Postal town: Bath
BA2 0AE
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Punch Taverns

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Butchers Arms

A traditional pub on the main road through the village, it seems to be more of a local’s pub than a destination for townies and there was a good crowd in watching the rugby on a recent Friday evening visit.

The pub is basically an L-shape with a small restaurant area off to one side. The flooring is mostly wood strip, with some grey slate tiles around the bar and carpet in the restaurant whilst the paintwork was a mixture of pale green and deep red. At the far end of the ‘L’ was a pool table and darts board and a couple of stone fire-places on the opposite wall, although only one of the two were in use which was a bit of a shame on a cold February evening. There was a plasma showing the rugby by the pool table and a second in the restaurant which seemed a little odd. It’s just as well nobody was eating as it had been taken over by the rather vocal sports fans and would have been less than relaxing for anyone who was trying to eat.

Despite four hand pumps on the bar, the only available beer was Bass. Two of the pumps had reversed Doom Bar clips, whilst the fourth appeared unused. Ciders fared somewhat better with Thatcher’s Gold, Carling and Weston’s Old Rosie served from a box on the end of the bar. There was also no ice or lemon available for Mrs B’s Gin & Tonic. Not somewhere I’ll be rushing back to.

On 9th February 2015 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for The Butchers Arms, Farmborough
9th Feb 2015, 11:57
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
12th Jan 2014, 11:35
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Petanque pitch - last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 15 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 23 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
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Last inspected: December 4th 2015
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