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UK 100% gluten free – South East England

South East England – 100% gluten free

Welcome to this series of posts aiming to capture all the 100% gluten free venues in the UK.  This post covers Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Kent, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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For other regions of the UK, including London, please see the UK 100% gluten free page.  Please subscribe (see box to your right), or connect via Facebook or Twitter for updates.

The criteria I used for inclusion, was that the business has to be:

  • 100% gluten free food (ie no cross contamination risk), and
  • have its own outlet that you can visit, such as a shop, café or a stall at a market.

If you know of a business that fits the criteria that is not listed, please let me know via the contact page.


Contents

Use the headings below to jump to your preferred area, or if you would prefer a printable list, please see the restaurant lists page.

HAMPSHIRE       BERKSHIRE

SURREY     SUSSEX

KENT     OXFORDSHIRE

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

You can also zoom out & drag the mouse on the map to see if there is anything in your area.

 

Hampshire

The Compass Inn (Winsor)

This pub is owned by a gluten intolerant landlady who in 2015 made the menu entirely gluten free.  Winsor is between Southhampton and the New Forest national park.   If you also have a dog, it is a dream come true to have an entirely safe meal with your dog at your side as the pub is dog friendly too!

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The food is traditional pub food at a good price.   You can see in the menu above there is a wide variety of meals and below is an example of a roast dinner.

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You will also find plenty of dessert options (#fruitisnotadessert)!

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I have seen mention on social media that they are a predominantly adult only pub and children must be well behaved.  Kitchen open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

Photo credits: T Colbert

Winsor Road, Winsor, Hampshire, SO40 2HE (2 miles from M27 J1)
Phone: 02380 812 237

www.compassinn.co.uk

Offbeet (Wickham)

[previously known as Cafe Meon]

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Cafe Meon view_optCoeliac vegetarians rejoice!  Offbeet is a vegetarian/vegan cafe that become 100% gluten free in 2015.  You will find a variety of healthy lunches and plenty of tempting cookies and other bakes.

For pictures of what is on offer, please check their Facebook page.  Some outdoor seating is available if you have your dog with you.

Chesapeake Mill, Bridge Street, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5JH
Phone: 01329 834078

Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun & Bank holidays 11am-4pm

www.offbeetfood.com

 

Hampshire Gluten Free Company (various locations)

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Mother and daughter team producing a large range of pies, quiches, scones, bread, cakes, mustards and pickles.
 They bake everything themselves so there is no risk of contamination from wheat or gluten.

They attend various markets, mainly around Hampshire and Berkshire.
Please see website for market locations, dates and events (mainly on weekends).

hampshireglutenfreecompany.co.uk

 

Mum & Dad’s Kitchen (various events around Hampshire/Dorset)

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Gluten free cakes & pies produced in a registered gluten free kitchen.  They have won the Hampshire hot and cold pie of the year awards and more exciting products are in the pipeline!

Order online or check website on Events Page for stalls (regular examples are below).

www.mymumscakes-shop.co.uk

Hampshire – At Car Fest South in August.  See event website below.
http://www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-south

Dorset – At Christchurch Food & Wine Festival in May. See event website below.
http://www.christchurchfoodfest.co.uk/

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Berkshire

Nibsy’s Coffee Shop (Reading)

Nibsy’s is a 100% gluten free café in Reading, a busy shopping and business area in Berkshire.   Not surprisingly, it is run by a lady (Naomi Stoker) who is gluten intolerant herself.

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The café is set up for both ‘grab & go’ lunches and for eating in.   The offering is sandwiches (can be toasted), wraps, quiche, cakes and biscuits, as well as seasonal items (eg pies, soups, smoothies).

For a full review, please go to this link, but to whet your appetite, below is a toasted ham sandwich and a scrumptious quiche.

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The variety of cakes is also great!

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You can see some of the other items available on their Facebook page.

26 Cross Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1SN  Phone:  01189 597 809

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm, Saturday  9:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday  10:00am to 5:00pm

www.nibsys.com

 

Hampshire Gluten Free Company (Wokingham, Newbury)

Mother and daughter team producing a large range of pies, quiches, scones, bread, cakes, mustards and pickles.  Please see entry under Hampshire (Burghclere).
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They attend various markets, mainly around Hampshire and Berkshire.
Please see website for market locations, dates and events (mainly on weekends).

Wokingham General Market, Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AL, two Saturdays a month from 9am-4pm.

Newbury Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury Town Centre, last Sunday of the month 10am- 4pm.

hampshireglutenfreecompany.co.uk

 

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Surrey

The Willow (Kingston-upon-Thames)

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The Willow Health Restaurant and Bar in Kingston is a new ‘Food as Medicine’ style restaurant serving 100% gluten free lunch and dinner dishes – even the award-winning draught beers are gluten free!

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Photo credits: Lauren McLean

Locally sourced real food that uses cooking methods that maintain nutritional integrity. As a coeliac himself, head chef Paul Smith understands the struggles of dining out and struggling to find dishes that won’t cause harm. He says “Blending my love of great food and striving for a healthier, gluten-free lifestyle has allowed me to follow my real passion – creating great dishes that create great memories, real foods that use nature’s medicine cabinet with locally sourced, sustainable produce”.

Click link for a review by Forever Free From.

The Willow, 16 The Triangle, Norbiton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 3RT    Phone: 020 3034 2424

Mon-Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm

Facebook/yourwillow    Twitter @your_willow   Instagram your_willow
www.yourwillow.co.uk

 

Glutopia (Kingston-upon-Thames)

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A 100% gluten free artisan bakery, offering an array of freshly baked cakes, brownies, loaves, savoury food, juices and coffee.  All created fresh everyday on site.

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41 Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey  KT1 1JQ  Phone:  020 8974 5444
Mon-Fri 10am – 7pm, Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 10.30 – 6.30pm

www.glutopiabakery.com

 

Pinch of This (Kew)

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Pinch of This provides fresh, delicious, gluten free baking including cupcakes, French macarons, brownies & much more.   Their products are gluten free but have the taste and texture of regular baked goods.  They only use the finest natural, organic and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

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Find them at markets (Kew, Acton & more) and also available for canapé catering.  See Twitter @pinchofthisuk for events and market attendance.

Kew Village Community Market, 1st Sun of month 10am – 2pm, Station Parade (next to Kew Gardens tube), Kew TW9 3PZ

www.pinchofthis.co.uk            www.kewvillageamarket.org

 

Sussex

Brighton

Since the closure of The Creperie at the end of February 2017, there are currently no listings in Brighton.

 

 

Sussex Bread Co. (Worthing)

This bakery and cafe is a welcome addition to Worthing with breakfast, lunch and dinners available.

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They won the gluten free category in the Tiptree World Bread Awards in 2014 and in 2015 they won several awards, so if you don’t know where to start with sampling their bread this list might help:

2015 Awards: 

Gold Hove Seeded Loaf
Silver Shoreham Cob loaf
Silver Bracklesham brioche burger rolls
Silver Firle Focaccia loaf
Bronze Eve’s Chocolate Brioche

For some background and pictures of the amazing looking bread, click the article below.

Sussex Bread company review by Rosemary and Pork Belly.

 

Revenue Chamber, Chapel Road, Worthing, Sussex BN11 1BG  Phone: 01903 214 172
(opposite Worthing Museum)

Open 7 days for breakfast/lunch and Thurs-Sat for dinner

www.sussexbreadcompany.com

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Kent

Oscar & Bentleys Bistro (Canterbury)

Oscar & Bentleys frontOscar & Bentleys is a must visit if you are in the lovely town of Canterbury.

Founded in 2012 by children of a coeliac who saw their mum struggle to eat out safely.  They specialise in gluten free food and also cater for dairy free and nut free (although not a nut-free establishment) and won the Free From Eating Out Awards 2015 overall award and for their category.

You can have a meal or an afternoon tea.   All food is made on site and you can see some fabulous photos on Facebook.  For a review by GlutenFreeMrsD, please click here.

 

10 Guildhall St, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JQ   Phone: 01227 454544

Tues 9am-5pm, Wed-Sat 9am-late, Sun 11am-5pm.  Closed Monday.

www.oscar-bentleys.co.uk

 

Duke  of Edinburgh (Barming, Maidstone)

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Smart, modern casual pub and bar serving gluten free British inspired sharing tapas and Sunday roasts.  The daughter of one of the owners is unable to eat gluten so they understand the difficulties of eating out.  They make all dishes from scratch in their 100% gluten free kitchen.

You will find items that are usually hard to find gluten free, such as fish & chips, roasts, scotch egg, breaded brie, breaded mushrooms, croquettes, flat breads and mixed platters.

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The menu below is a sample, but you can see the latest version on their Facebook page.

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There are also daily specials and desserts.

1 Heath Road, Barming, Maidstone, Kent  ME16 9LQ   Phone: 01622 727122

Food hours:  Thurs-Fri 7pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm, Sunday roast 12pm-3pm
Pub opening:  from 4pm weekdays and midday weekends

 

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Oxfordshire

Knife & Fork pop up restaurant and B&B (Deddington)

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A pop up restaurant run by Tanya Young, a coeliac chef.  With a fine dining style menu, she serves a 5 course taster menu for £41 per head (Feb 2016 pricing), which also includes canapes, a glass of prosecco on arrival and tea/coffee and petit fours at the end of the meal.  The menus vary with the seasons and is traditionally a British meal, but special nights such as an Asian theme are also undertaken.

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Mushroom ragu with poached duck egg

 

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Chocolate Torte with orange salad

Enjoy a sociable night at large tables shared with other diners or book a private table for 6 or 8. If there are 10 or more of you are very welcome to book a private night and have your own ‘dinner party’ with friends without having to do any of the cooking or the washing up!  Book ahead to get the dates you are after.

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Marshmallow & pistachio petit fours

If you are looking for accommodation, you can stay overnight as a B&B guest in one of two large ensuite bedrooms.   Breakfast is also gluten free, but normal bread is available (stored separately to avoid cross contamination).  For more details and photos see link below.

Restaurant is open most Friday and Saturday nights.  Check dates & book via website (address provided upon booking).
Two-three course meals are also available Mon-Thurs for B&B guests.

www.knifeandforkeatery.co.uk             www.knifeandforkeatery.co.uk/bed-breakfast

 

Yippee Gluten Free, Banbury

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A home based gluten free bakery selling both sweet and savoury products.  At fairs in the South East, South West and Midlands.

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Regular events:

August  Banbury Food Fair in the Town Centre.

October  Banbury Canal Day.

Check Twitter @yipeeglutenfree and Facebook @yippeeglutenfree for up to date information on events they will be attending.
www.yippeeglutenfree.co.uk

 

Buckinghamshire

There are currently no listings for Buckinghamshire.

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Photo credits:  All photos are author’s own or have been provided by the businesses and they retain the ownership rights to these.

 

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .

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