A mile out of St. Andrews, nestled in the country estate of Strathtyrum, Balgove Larder and The Steak Barn offer an idyllic place for a lunch stop after a world renowned round of golf or a walk in the Fife countryside.
Highlighting the wonderful produce that Fife has to offer, Balgove Larder sells the best of Scotland all in one place. From whisky to apple juice, oatcakes to tablet, there is simply nothing Scottish worth having that can’t be found in the aisles of Balgove Larder farm shop.
Beef, game and pork from the estate are available from the on-site butcher, and we can personally recommend the ox cheek – a delicious cut of meat that is all too often forgotten and seldom available in butchers. Find our delicious recipe for Ox Cheek with Celeriac mash here.
With an on-site cafe, there is certainly no better place to rest your legs after a spot of shopping, or if you fancy something more substantial during the summer months, The Steak Barn can be found just a few yards away. Seasonal vegetables and locally baked goods lie at the heart of the cafe menu while home reared steak and locally grown potatoes (in the form of chips!) reign at The Steak Barn.
While farm crates piled high form the walls of the barn, trestle tables and suspended beams complete the rustic look and feel of the barn. The large, open-air barbeque kitchen specialises in steaks, but burgers and sausages butchered in the larder also feature on the simple, reasonably priced Scottish menu. Served on wooden boards alongside a glass of red wine or local craft beer, who could ask for more? No bells and whistles required, the quality of ingredients used certainly speak for themselves at Balgove. The famous Scottish weather only allows the venue to be open Spring until Late Summer/Autumn, but a visit to Fife certainly warrants a trip.
Regular summer pop-up events are often held in the barn, including a monthly Night Market held in collaboration with local producers, breweries, distillers and musicians. July 8th saw St Andrews gear up for the British Open with a Golf themes event hosting author, Oliver Horowitz, New York Times bestseller of An American Caddie. Guests also received the opportunity to try the limited edition Eden Mill Golf Gin – a perfect accompaniment for some local tonic and some Scottish banter.
- 5 August – All foodies delight – the August Night Market will host a series of talented local chefs. From Martin Hollis, head chef at the Old Course Hotel to Paul Hart, the new head chef at renowned The Adamson, chefs will be serving up signature dishes to give you the true flavour of Scotland.
- 16 September – The final market of the season, the autumnal market will feature specialty beers from across Scotland.