The Butcher’s Block
65-67 Church Street, Burham, Rochester, ME1 3SB
For meat-loving foodies there is 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, with his wife Joanna and their beloved pup Butch, 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 interior of the pub 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. A meat-lover’s haven, The Butcher’s Block delights diners with the likes of wild boar and apple Scotch egg, juicy pan-fried Rye Bay scallops and chorizo with pea mayonnaise, and rich chicken and wild mushroom terrine with pickled girolles and truffle mayonnaise. Guests will also be impressed by the vegetarian offering. You might enjoy Camembert, rhubarb and onion tart, perhaps followed by rich wild mushroom ravioli sprinkled with roasted pine nuts and served in a burnt butter sauce. The pudding menu provides the perfect ending to your meal, and there’s a wealth of potable options to accompany your choice. Why not complement your white chocolate parfait with a smooth cappuccino, or your cheeseboard with a chilled glass of Chapel Down Nectar?