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!
We have also been selected to represent Central Southern Region, in the top 16 pubs for CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023
Check us out in the Good Beer Guide 2024
Chicken Tikka Masala
Spinach , Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry (V)
Served with rice and naan bread
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
Thai Style Veg (V)
Served in a toasted brioche/ciabatta bun with lettuce, tomato, side of chips and homemade slaw
Freshly baked bar snacks available:
A subtly balanced, amber bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate – the classic session beer, eminently drinkable
Delicate aromas of white fruits, banana and apple are noted with a slight nuance of white bread and a floral base.
Gold showcases the very best of what cider making is all about. Crafted from a blend of our favourite apples, including Dabinett and Harry Masters Jersey, Gold sets the standard. A real ‘cider drinker’s cider’.
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.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, green and fresh with lime and gooseberry, gentled by flavours of tropical fruit. Crisp, dry and refreshing.
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 light and refreshing rose, with fresh cranberry and raspberry notes on the nose. On the palate the wine is crisp with some citrus flavours coupled with a core of red fruit such as Strawberries. Lovely and easy drinking
Well-balanced and refreshing, with a delicate almond note.
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16:00 – 20:30