The Embankment at Trent Bridge, The Bread and Bitter on Mapperley Top and Bingham’s Horse and Plough have each set up a full and separate menu dedicated to all things gluten free. Initially each with trial their own ideas with a view to amalgamating all that is best and most popular into choices that can be rolled out across other Castle Rock pubs in Nottingham and the East Midlands.
Leading the move is Sarah Halpin, herself wary of some breads and pastas. “More than just offering diners a selection, we’ve opted to keep the gluten-free options on their own separate menu. That removes doubt and makes it easier to highlight the bigger choice we’re offering.
“In the kitchens, chefs will continue to make sure implements, fryers, and cooking devices are only used for gluten-free meals,” she says.
The Embankment is initially specialising in stone baked pizzas, vegetarian and gluten-free Lebanese casserole and tortilla wraps. Burgers with no bread binding on gluten free brioche rolls are among the offerings at The Horse and Plough.