The Butcher’s Block
For meat-loving foodies there’s no beating The Butcher’s Block in Burham, so named for owner and manager Simon who spent over three decades as a butcher. When he hung up the apron, Simon – along with his wife Joanna and family – decided to open this delightful country pub and restaurant. Surrounded by glorious Kentish countryside, this is an ideal spot to break up a dog walk with a hearty lunch. The pub’s interior is beautifully decorated to combine elegant country chic-style with quirky characterful touches. Weather permitting, the two patio gardens are also perfect for a gin and tonic in the sun.
The Butcher’s Block delights diners with a variety of hand-cut steaks that are dry aged in-house along with the likes of smoked pancetta and sage Scotch egg served with tomato and harissa jam, and juicy pan-seared scallops with ‘nduja sausage, ‘nduja bread and spring peas. For a hearty main course opt for lamb tagine comprising chickpeas, apricots sundried tomatoes, and served with almond and apricot couscous. Guests will also be impressed by the vegetarian offering. You might enjoy onion and local cider velouté served with a Gruyère crouton, perhaps followed by flavoursome gnocchi paired with sweet potato, red pepper and smoked garlic. The dessert menu provides the perfect end to your meal, and there’s a wealth of wine, spirits and non-alcoholic options to accompany your choice. Why not complement your dessert with a chilled glass of Chapel Down Nectar or your cheeseboard with a glass of Port?