What is Coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is often spoken about in terms of food allergies and food intolerances, but is in fact an auto-immune disease where the body produces antibodies that attack itself, caused by gluten intolerance. Left untreated, coeliac disease can lead to serious health implications.
How does this effect you?
For people with coeliac disease, gluten can cause damage and inflammation of the lining of the small intestine, reducing its ability to absorb nutrients from food. The symptoms of the gut can include:
These symptoms can last from a few hours to weeks
What is Gluten
Gluten is the elastic, rubbery protein in grains which binds the dough in foods such as bread and other baked goods. It contributes to the spongy consistency and is commonly found in rye, wheat and barley.
As a protein, gluten is not essential to your diet and can be replaced by other foods with contain protein but not gluten, such as cheese, fish, potatoes, rice, oats, pulses, dairy products and meats, which are all naturally gluten-free.
Does removing gluten effect
The one product group which is effected by removing gluten is bread. The majority of bread manufactures use a gum to replace the holding ability of gluten. We buy our bread from a bakery in Scotland that uses egg white as an alternative to gluten. We find this makes the breads eats and holds as close to standard bread.
We developed our recipes and production methods over the last 9 years. To create food that we are proud to serve and our customers love.
Reviewed by Miss Maureen Harris
100% Gluten Free menu. Food was excellent and was reasonably priced. I am very intolerant to gluten and was reassured the kitchen was only used to prepare gluten free food. I had a fantastic meal and had no I'll effects afterwards. I will definitely go there again and would highly recommend
Reviewed by MisterFozzman
We had a very delightful gluten free Sunday Lunch at the Red Lion pub - you would never have known that the meal was gluten free by taste or texture. The food was good, especially the GF apple crumble for dessert (with plenty of custard!). As the complete menu is gluten free, there is no worry about cross contamination. We hope to come back!
Reviewed by 374helenrolls
Just had a lovely evening out, great food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. My husband is fussy and normally turns his nose up if I tell the food he is eating is gluten free but he had a pie and didn’t notice difference. Another friend didn’t realise his bread was gluten free either. Well done, will be back
Why are our menus 100% Gluten free?
Because more and more customers asked for gluten free dishes. A single crumb can make a gluten intolerant person very ill. So eliminating gluten in the kitchen takes away any risk of cross contamination. As you can see from the sample TripAdvisor comments above. It does not effect the quality, flavour or taste of the food. Please come and visit the Red Lion. You will be in safe hands.