Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch. References for the Ploughman’s Lunch are found in English literature since Medieval times. This dish is probably part of the English diet since antiquity. The term Ploughman’s lunch probably stems from the 1950s when the Milk Marketing Board began promoting the meal in pubs as a way to increase the sales of cheese. The dish is a cold meal usually consisting of Cheddar cheese, Stilton cheese, crusty bread, a variety of pickles, boiled egg, perhaps a sliced ham, some seasonal fruit, a paté and basically all kinds of rustic food one would pack for a picnic. Supplemented with a cold English pint this is the ideal pub meal.

You can find a great version of a Ploughman’s lunch at The Betjeman Arms located bang in the middle of St Pancras train station and across the road from King’s Cross, the Betjeman Arms is the perfect spot for those meeting up in the city.

With an ever-changing seasonal, British menu and the most thirst-quenching craft beers and moreish wines from around the world, the Betjeman is your go-to spot in King’s Cross.  Chef Carlo, cooks up a storm in the kitchen from 8 am Monday through to Saturday, delivering seasonal British dishes all year round. When Sunday comes, he’s all about the Roasts; whipping up spuds that are somehow that perfect balance between fluffy & crispy and could certainly rival Mum’s. Its Grand Terrace is the perfect spot for drinks.