At The Chopping Block we’re passionate about eating well.
Our corner is a bustling little spot in Penrith, founded by Chris – our Head Chopper and lover of tasty treats. We’re a small but perfectly formed team, working with handpicked, independent suppliers to bring you a Butcher, Deli & Café that’s a cut above in every way… pun 100% intended.
The Founding moment
“After leaving my last job, I took a couple of months to mull things over and spend some time with my Wife and 4 young boys – there were a lot of nappies to change. I loved what I did before, but taking time out gave me the distance I needed to restock. I didn’t want to work for someone else, I wanted to make a difference in my home town and, most importantly, I wanted to build a business my family would be proud of.” So here we are! A family run, independent with an eye for quality and a flair for the delicious.
At The Chopping Block, we think there’s a really exciting time ahead for independent British food and drink. We’re passionate about the provenance of everything we offer – championing sustainable, exceptional ingredients and high welfare livestock. Using a mix of local and national suppliers, we’ve made sure everything in our little shop is of the highest standard – because life’s too short to eat mediocre food. So if you think your products would sit nicely in our shop then drop us a line.
Eat & Drink
We’re working to be as sustainable as possible, so our menu changes daily. Showcasing seasonal produce, you’ll find Brunch classics alongside our tasty Lunch specials. There’s always a delicious bite and a fresh pot of coffee to be found here.
We pride ourselves on knowing exactly where the meat on our counter has come from – the same goes for our pies! If our skilled Butchers aren’t serving you on the counter or having a cup of tea, they’re cutting, preparing and mincing our products, ready to be bundled up for your supper.
Each of our cheeses has been carefully chosen to be certain there’s something for everyone. From our pongiest Blue, to wonderfully crunchy Cheddar and everything in between – come and have a taste and we’ll help you build the ultimate Cheese Board.
We have the ultimate Tomato Ketchup, beautifully pure Speciality Salt and plenty of books for some gourmet inspiration – perfect for your kitchen or a thoughtful gift for the foodie in your life.
At The Chopping Block, Penrith New Squares, Penrith CA11 7FX
Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 4.30 (ish)
If you can’t make it into the shop you can drop us an email at
At The Chopping Block we have…
Butcher & Deli Counter • Food & Drink • Eat In & Take Away • Foodie Gifts • Comfy Chairs • Disabled Access • Loos • Great Chat
We currently don’t have… Table Bookings / An Alcohol License (but we’re working on it!)
Sadly we’re not allowed to have dogs in the shop, but there’s always a bowl of water for our furry friends outside.
(Guide Dogs are of course welcome.)