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Gluten free: Best places to eat

Gluten free: Best places to eat 2048 1280 The Editor

Gluten free: Best places to eat

If you’re like us, when visiting a place for the first time - whether that be for a day trip a long weekend break or a full getaway - the first thing you will be doing is checking out the local restaurants, cafés and pubs to see what types of delicious food you can expect to enjoy during your time here. When you have a specific dietary requirements or preferences, this can make this process a necessity or even influence where you choose to plan your trip. The Isle of Wight is full of lovely eateries that cater to a vast range of dietary needs, especially gluten free. Here is our guide to some of the best gluten free places to eat on the Isle of Wight.

1. Lady Scarletts Tearoom – Ventnor

A charming tea room situated along Ventnor seafront, you can enjoy the ambience of the vintage 1940’s theme whilst looking out across the sea with an indulgent homemade gluten free cake or a selection of ice cream’s with a gluten free wafer cone. The best part is that everything gluten free is very clearly labelled and they are also coeliac registered and dog friendly too.

2. The Bargeman’s Rest – Newport 

The Bargeman’s Rest, nestled alongside the quay in the heart of Newport, is a characterful family-run pub boasting a large menu with no shortage in variety with everything from seafood to home-cooked traditional pub dishes and sharing platters, plus much more. Everything on their menu which is gluten free or can be made gluten free, is clearly marked with all allergens also listed for each dish. With live music most evenings and a quirky nautical theme, The Bargeman’s is family and dog friendly with something that everyone can enjoy.

3. The White Hart – Havenstreet

Just down the road from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Havenstreet, The White Hart is a quaint and cosy family-run village pub that is full of character. Enjoy friendly and attentive table service as well as quality home-cooked meals. They offer a range of gluten free dishes as well as gluten free rolls, which are available on request. Ask a member of staff to see their separate gluten free specials board, or choose something equally as tasty from their main menu where gluten free options are clearly labeled, you will be spoilt for choice. Booking is highly advisable so as to avoid disappointment.

4. Lake Fish Bar – Lake

You can’t beat a good fish and chip takeaway especially when visiting the Isle of Wight, it’s the perfect seaside treat. As I’m sure you will know this is one delicious treat that is notoriously not gluten free. However that does not mean there aren’t places out there that offer gluten free alternatives to this nationally treasured dish. Lake Fish Bar is one such place. Enjoy a great number of gluten free options/alternatives such as battered sausage or cod and chips all cooked in a separate fryer as to avoid cross contamination. Let the staff know of your gluten free requirements and they will let you know if and how it can be made for you. There is also a poster listing all the ingredients and allergens in each item.

5. ComiCoffee – Newport 

If you’re a fan of all things comic book and superhero themed ComiComic is the place for you. This unique independent coffee house come comic book shop offers a large gluten free selection of food and drink, including gluten free options of their specialty waffles as well as other delicious goodies. The staff are friendly and helpful so don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

6. The Sun Inn – Calbourne 

Located in the picturesque village of Calbourne the home of Winkle Street, The Sun Inn is a friendly, family run pub in the heart of the countryside. With a cosy village pub feel the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Boasting an excellent selection of gluten free dishes on a seperate menu to suit a variety of tastes including; sandwiches on gluten free bread, gluten free cod and chips, roast dinners with gluten free yorkshire puddings, steaks with gluten free onion rings and so much more, you will be left spoilt for choice and guaranteed to find something truly delicious to tempt your taste buds.






The Editor

Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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