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The UK’s first dedicated free-range butcher and craft beer bottle shop.
Working for over 12 years as a Butcher in the meat industry, honing his talents at some of the most distinguished butchers across the UK. Steven was most recently found developing a range of products and events at West London’s Hook and Cleaver where he discovered a passion for the world of charcuterie. He soaked up knowledge from mentors to become a master of his craft.
Five years of co-ordinating major events has given Katie an expert knowledge of catering for lavish parties with the highest quality produce from suppliers. She has worked closely with top British chefs including Angela Hartnett to deliver first-class experiences for all lucky enough to attend her events. Katie has travelled extensively around the UK, Europe and America, seeking out the very best craft breweries and has even turned her hand to brewing her own unique beers.
Joel joined the team just before Christmas 2017 as our trainee butcher and first member of staff. He has a huge knowledge of craft beer, having run several bars in Newcastle including Dat Bar & Bierrex, and loves to cook and experiment with food & meat.
The go to place for Free Range meat and craft beer in the North East.
At Block & Bottle we have curated a shop brimming with exciting, locally sourced, free range, grass fed meats; tantalising hand-crafted charcuterie and mouth-watering craft beers for your delectation. Focusing on the fantastic North East and UK breweries, with a few additions from the rest of the world.
Block & Bottle offer all that you’d expect of a traditional high street butchery or beer bottle shop, with the welcome addition of draught beer for you to take home in growler bottles (reusable glass jugs for the ultimate take out craft beer experience). You can also find a unique and delicious range of charcuterie including, salami, chorizo, coppa ham, pancetta, guanciale, jerky, pepperettes and much, much more.
Winner - Specialist Food & Drink Shop of the Year, Guild of Fine Food - Shop of the Year Awards 2019
Winner - Newcomer of the Year, Drinks Retailing Awards 2019
Runner Up - Best Independent Retailer, Observer Food Monthly Awards Readers Vote 2018
Bronze - Taste of England Award, North East Tourism Awards 2018
Winner - New Butchery Business of the Year, Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2018
Bronze & Silver Medal for our Soppressata and Nduja - British Charcuterie Awards 2018
Regional Winner - Best Butchers North East - Talkology Communications & Media Awards 2018
Winner - Taste of England Award, North East Tourism Awards 2017
Top 100 Small Businesses, Small Business 100 2017
The Telegraph - The Guild of Fine Foods Shop of the Year Awards, March 2019
The Chronicle - New York-inspired beer and meat store in Gateshead that's proving a big hit, February 2019
North East Times - The Indie Series, November 2018
BBC News - Life Under the Arches, October 2018
BBC Business - How small businesses are dealing with online giants, December 2017
The Chronicle - Innovation of the Year Award feature, November 2017
The Chronicle - Small Business 100 feature, August 2017
Lazy Hazy Days - Review, July 2017
Luxe Magazine - Feature in Print & Online, July 2017
Newcastle Eats Blog - Review, May 2017
The Chronicle - Feature, April 2017
Food Haul Blog - Review, April 2017