Lunch@The Old Butcher’s, Stow-on-the-Wold

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.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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