Today we thought it would be a good game to have lunch in The Old Butcher’s. As you might expect from the name, it is a restaurant sited in what used to be a butcher’s shop. It is one of many fine eating joints in the rather traditional Cotswold town of Stow-in-the-Wold.
Rock decides to cut out the starter, in order to leave room for dessert, but I am unable to hide my desire for the Fish Soup. The soup is already a rich and tasty affair – made richer and tastier by a fine Rouille – and flanked by Gruyere and Croutons.
For the main course Rock chooses Venison Ragu with Pappardelle. I lean towards the Slow Roasted Pork Belly with White Beans and Chorizo. Both dishes were good but slightly underseasoned.
My thirst is cured by a fine bottle of Hung, Drawn‘n’ Portered from the North Cotswold Brewery.
Finally…both of us have to give dessert the chop…but coffee with a shared plate of Chocolate Truffles, fat chunks of Biscotti, mini Meringues, dissected shards of Brandy Snap and tender slices of Vanilla & White Chocolate go down well.