Fantastic #freefrom cafe in Stafford – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Emporium

This place is amazing. If you’re travelling to Stafford and have allergies or are a coeliac you MUST visit for lunch. It’s a lovely, homely, friendly, family-run cafe who were proudly displaying their certificate for their Shortlisting in the FreeFrom Eating out Awards. These guys were winners in my book and I was winning all […]

The Alford Arms is closed due to fire…

My favourite pub and amazing winners of the Free From Eating out Awards in 2015 has had to close due to a fire. I am so sad about this because they make such an effort to provide me with a choice of starter, main and pudding and it’s always such great tasting food. I am […]

Wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips in Aylesbury

Back in October Mr What Allergy and I ventured out to our local fish and chipper in Aylesbury, The Cod Father. Love the name and love, love, love the wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips. Due to having both a wheat and dairy allergy it’s not usually possible to get fish and chips […]

Horse & Jockey, Curbridge with allergies – 8.5/10

I was lucky enough to judge the lovely Horse and Jockey pub in Curbridge near Southampton recently for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards so I was delighted to see that they did really well, getting highly commended in the Pub Restaurant category. My aunt, who lives in Eastleigh was delighted to be invited along for […]

FreeFrom things we’d love but never get!

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants for foods suitable for food service and the quality just keeps on getting better and […]

Cater for allergies and gluten free? Make my day!

There are a growing number of restaurants, pubs and cafes who are happy and willing to cater for the allergic and gluten free community but we need more. Just yesterday I met a guy who is opening a freefrom deli and two pubs in my local area – watch this space for more news on […]

ITV news, allergen regs and a FreeFrom cafe

The allergen regulations came into play in December 2014, almost six months ago, so food service businesses have had quite some time to get ready for the allergic community. There was plenty of warning before the regulations came into effect but many establishments may still be very unprepared for catering for an allergic diner. ITV […]

Brasserie Blanc with allergies – 9.5/10 for service and safety

My favourite freefrom friendly restaurant so far for 2015 has to be Brasserie Blanc. Last year it was The Alford Arms in Frithsden, who won the FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014. Check out Alford Arms Wins FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014 to find our more about them. My best find so far in 2015 is […]

Only 17% of people with allergies/coeliacs trust waiting staff

Damning results from a recent survey suggests that “Only 17% of allergy sufferers and coeliacs trust waiting staff to give them accurate information about allergens or gluten in the food they are serving.” A wake-up call to the food service industry, many of whom are only just now getting to grips with the new regulations […]