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We are located in the village of Balscote, just of the A422 Banbury to Stratford road approximately 1 mile from Wroxton.

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If you'd like to get in touch with us to reserve a table or enquire about an event please call us on 01295 730750 or complete the form below.

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Opening Times and Food Availability

Monday CLOSED          CLOSED
Tuesday  Closed at Lunchtime ** 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday  Closed at Lunchtime ** 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday  Closed at Lunchtime ** 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday  Closed at Lunchtime ** 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday   12:00 to 2:00pm 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday   12:00 to 6.00pm 7:00pm to 11:00pm
*******NEW FOR THE SUMMER********
The Butchers Tea Room
Sunday Afternoons 3-00 to 6-00pm
** Please note we are open for groups, clubs and walkers for lunch by prior arrangement. Call to enquire 01295 730750
Food now available 6-30 to 8-30ish
Wednesday £10 Supper Club, Thursday, Friday** and Saturday Evenings
Food also available Saturday/Sunday Lunch**
(**Booking Advised)
See Food pages for menu examples 
tastecard is no longer accepted here.
Sorry we do not accept card payment
Please pay by cash, cheque or BACS

Hook Norton Brewery Visitors Centre


If you're a real ale drinker we'd recommend a visit to the local Hook Norton Brewery, just 15 minutes from Balscote, to discover how the fine ales are brewed. Established in 1849 produces fine award winning ales and stouts. It is powered by a 25 horsepower steam engine installed over 100years ago. Local deliveries are made by Shire Horses.

Tours start from the Visitors Centre and last approximately 2 hours. They consist of a trip around the Brewery, museum and village museum, followed by beer sampling. On leaving you will receive a badged glass as a memento of your visit. A range of beers and other merchandise is available in the shop.

Please see the Hook Norton Brewery website for further details.

Upton House & Gardens

The fine 17th century National Trust property, Upton House & Gardens was restored in the 1920's is just minutes away from Balscote. Why not combine a visit with lunch or a drink at The Butchers Arms. Other nearby places of interest include Broughton Castle and for those of you less familar with the local area the town of Banbury also has some historic attractions and very good shopping centre.

On Yer Bike !

On a fine day why not get out "on yer bike" along the country roads and plot a route aournd the villages stopping off for refreshments along the way. Take a look at a suggested circular route from Banbury that we have plotted on the MapMyWalk website or determine your route from where you live. Why not invite your friends along and give us a call to pre-order your meals.

Take a countryside walk

There are many walking routes in the area and we welcome walkers and ramblers, dogs and muddy boots ! So get out in the countryside for a walk and visit The Butchers Arms along the way. For larger groups we can arrange warming meals and log fire on those cold days or summer salads and refreshing cold drinks on those hot days. Please take a look at the Ordance Survey map for a suggested route from Banbury or determine your route from where you live. Give us a call when planning your day out and we can be sure to meet your requirements. If you get here and don't feel like walking home take a look at the bus timetable for the journey home ! (To print this route click the small printer icon above)

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Campaign for Real Ale
  • Winner of the Michael Jackson Award Announced
    The Michael Jackson Award winners announced at the Great British Beer Festival 2014: Champion Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewery (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Runner Up Barrel Aged Framinghammer from Jack’s Abbey Brewing (Framingham, Massachusetts) 3rd Place Berliner Metro Weisse from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. (Roseland, Virginia)
  • CAMRA name Cider Workshop as winners of prestigious Pomona Award
    CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today presented with the much coveted Pomona Award at the Great British Beer Festival. CAMRA’s annual Pomona Award is awarded to those who make an outstanding promotional contribution to Real Cider and Perry and Cider Workshop, an online community and information resource., which is used by...
  • Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival
    Press Release Released: Tuesday 12th August For immediate release Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is today proud to announce that Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker has been...
  • London ales take centre stage at Great British Beer Festival as microbrewery boom continues in the capital
    The number of breweries in London has continued to rise at a meteoric rate, with 52 real ale brewers now calling the capital their home compared to 44 this time last year – an 18% rise. Even more impressive, this comes after brewery numbers doubled in the previous twelve months, jumping from 23 in 2012...
  • CAMRA urges 55,000 festival goers to lobby Government over failure to close planning loopholes – as pub closures rise to 31 per week
    A new campaign launched by CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival today hopes to see 55,000 festival-goers lobby their MP, as the UK pub closure rate rises to a whopping 31 per week. The CGA – CAMRA Pub Tracker figures are being released as part of CAMRA’s new ‘Pubs Matter’ campaign, which calls on...
  • Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to Crown Britain’s Best Beer
    Press Release Released: Monday 11th August 08.00am For immediate release Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to Crown Britain’s Best Beer Lead singer of British rock legends IRON MAIDEN will be crowning one very special beer the best in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in London tomorrow. The Champion Beer of Britain competition, organised...
  • Key Campaign 2 – Activity Report
    National Planning Reform (England) Every week, two pubs are converted to supermarkets. A loophole in planning law means pubs can be demolished or converted to mini supermarket stores and a range of other uses including estate agents and pay-day loan stores without a planning application. CAMRA is calling for these loopholes to be closed so...
  • Key Campaign 1 – Activity Report
    This year the Government made history as beer tax was cut for a second year running. Thanks to the incredible efforts of over 5,500 CAMRA members who lobbied their MP ahead of the 2014 Budget, consumers were able to raise their glasses and toast another Budget for British beer drinkers. Alongside this unprecedented second consecutive...
  • Key Campaign 4 – Activity Report
    This campaign actively targets the promotion of the pub and aims to get more people using pubs for a variety of activities. Community Pubs Month This annual campaign creates PR for pubs and encourages them to try different marketing activities in their local community.   WhatPub WhatPub is CAMRA’s pub website, that features over 45,000 pubs,...
  • Key Campaign 3 – Activity Report
    The focus of this campaign is on increasing consumer awareness of real ales, real ciders & real perries. This campaign will be supported by the production and distribution of promotional material for use in pubs and at CAMRA events throughout the year. CAMRA will work with a selection of trade and industry partners as part of...
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The Butchers Arms, Shutford Road, Balscote, Oxfordshire, OX15 6JQ Tel: 01295 730750


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