Country pub, restaurant and venue in Dunmow, Essex

Looking for a country pub and restaurant, serving great food? Maybe a classic afternoon tea or perhaps the best Sunday roast in Essex? The Butchers Arms, Dunmow provides a warm welcome for all serving hearty food in a child friendly location with ample parking – all just a short drive from Chelmsford. Come and enjoy!

Restaurant & Bar

Our contemporary menu features something for everyone with classic bistro dishes from around the World – from ribs, steaks and wings to mac ‘n’ cheese and much more besides. We also have vegetarian options and smaller portions for children.

Served Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday lunchtimes and evenings.

Sunday Roast

Whilst a lot has changed at The Butchers Arms, some things remain the same. This includes our fabled home-cooked Sunday Roast. We would like to think the best Sunday roast in Essex. If it’s Sunday why not visit us, put your feet up and relax whilst we peel the spuds!

Served Sundays from 12:00 to 17:30

The Essex country pub for everyone

The recently modernised Butchers Arms is a contemporary country pub and restaurant, which by day is also a classic English tea room. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, whether you are treating yourself to afternoon tea and sandwiches, or dining from our restaurant menu. From home-cooked food to our modern and contemporary style dishes, we are sure you will find something new and innovative from our kitchen. Conveniently situated in the heart of Essex, we serve quality cask ales, fine wines and an extensive menu make us a popular choice for Sunday lunches, family meals and drinks with friends.

Meet our chef!

Mark Green, Head Chef at The Butchers Arms

Mark Green

Head Chef at The Butchers Arms

Our current Head Chef Mark Green joined our team at the end of October 2022. A local boy, Mark has worked all over the county and surrounding areas. He started his career at Westminster catering college, also spending some time in France.  Having worked his way through the ranks over more than thirty years he is a great addition to our team. Why not come down and sample his creations?

The family friendly pub and restaurant

The family friendly pub and restaurant

The Butchers Arms has been refurbished to bring you a relaxing and contemporary eating out experience. We offer a 40-seat restaurant, bar area and seating as well as an outside beer garden. We are child friendly, with a children’s play area and a chance to meet Wonky the donkey!
  • 40-seat restaurant
  • Bar seating
  • Beer Garden
  • Ample free car parking
  • Disabled access
  • Childrens play area