The usual Gastropub interior decor of exposed brick and chalkboards greet punters of the Butcher’s Hook, Ravenscourt. Following its rebirth from The Thatched, the building has been spruced up a little with a new porch and new wood burning fire in the back restaurant area, affording this large airy room a little more warmth and character for evening dining.
The bar has an interesting selection of wines; we plumped for a bottle of the Palliser Estate Riesling, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2011 after polishing off a welcome Sipsmith Gin and Fever Tree tonic.
Service was excellent: chatty, friendly, informative and responsive.
By a long way my favourite dishes were the pork belly and scallops (huge, plump, delicious things they were), and the lamb two-ways. Those broad beans were gorgeous too.