The Butchers Arms in Balscote is a lovely little find. Hidden away in the North Oxfordshire Countryside, it has been a Hook Norton Pub since 1878 and still has the original Ice house in the garden as well as boasting a Grade II Listing
We have combined the old with the new, with our traditional Hook Norton Craft Ales being served straight from the cask, alongside our draught beers/lager/ & ciders, in a bright comfortable village atmosphere, we also offer monthly ales and guest beers.
Aunt Sally is a hugely popular pub game in the county of Oxfordshire and is a thriving sport that has spread to other areas of England in recent times. The idea is simply to knock the Aunt Sally doll cleanly off a swivel on the top of a post by throwing wooden sticks at it. It's an old game that is great fun, whether you're playing in a pub league or less seriously in a pub garden!
Chicken Tikka Masala
Spinach & Chickpea Balti (V)
Served with rice and naan bread
Beef lasagne served with side salad and garlic bread
11“Pizza with a choice of four options: Chorizo/Pepperoni/Chicken/Prosciutto Ham/Olives/Mushrooms/Sun Dried Tomatoes/Peppers/Red Onion/Jalapenos
Beer Battered Cod (GF option available)
Wholetail Breaded Scampi
Beer Battered Halloumi (V)
Served with skin on fries and a choice of mushy peas/garden peas/baked beans
8oz Beef Patty
Southern Fried Chicken Fillet and Onion Rings
Moroccan Style Lamb Burger
Thai Style Veg (V)
Served in a toasted brioche/ciabatta bun with lettuce, tomato, side of chips and homemade slaw
A subtly balanced, amber bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate – the classic session beer, eminently drinkable
A strong combination of citrus and orange notes delivering a full on refreshing beer.
Delicate aromas of white fruits, banana and apple are noted with a slight nuance of white bread and a floral base.
A refreshing medium-dry sparkling cider that is bursting with the delicious flavour of crisp cider apple.
Rich and creamy. Distinctive, Ruby Red colour. Velvety in its finish.
Carling Lager is proud to be Made Local, right here in Burton-on-Trent, using 100% British Barley that's Red Tractor approved. We're the UK's no.1 lager for a reason. Carling is brewed to have the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, giving it that brilliantly refreshing taste from the first sip to the last. And of course, from grain to glass, we're making it where we're from.
Served in 125ml/175ml/250ml and by the bottle
The juicy Merlot grapes in this wine give it a red berry and raspberry jam flavour, with a tickle of caramel, cinnamon and vanilla scent and a twist of oak.
A bright crimson red whose plum and raspberry aromas mingle elegantly with vanilla notes from the 6 months aged in French oak barrels.
Aromas of ripe plums with hints of liquorice and vanilla. A full-bodied wine, it displays soft tannins and a long finish.
Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand's South Island. Powerful and aromatic: zesty gooseberry and passion fruit flavours with bright acidity.
A touch of oak makes this a versatile wine that will accompany all food styles, in particular pasta and chicken dishes.
A lovely Pinot Grigio blend with an appealing floral aroma, plenty of fresh fruit flavours on the palate and a rush of citrus acidity, making it perfectly balanced and totally refreshing. An elegant style of wine.
A premium Italian Rose from North West Italy made predominantly from Pinot Grigio grapes with the addition of Pinot Noir for colour and fruit. A wonderfully dry, fresh and fruity one. Ripe berry and cherry fruit with a vibrant finish.
This elegant Prosecco Spumante has delicate lemon fruit notes and a refreshing lively style. Made in the North East of Italy, this delicious Prosecco is a typical sparkling wine for any celebration, special occasion or simply as a treat. It has delicate white stone fruit and lemon flavours and fine bubbles.
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Get on down to the pub for a drink and some pub grub!
12:00 – 22:00
Kitchen closes at 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and 3pm Sunday