We have just had a lovely family evening out at The Great Northern Pub in Mickleover, Derby and the food was gorgeous. Now I have to visited this pub over the many years throughout my life as it was close to where I grew up so I've seen it change a lot. I haven't been recently though and not since being gluten intolerant.
I was presented with a gluten free suggestion list, hurray.....no boring dietary lists to work my way through. very clear and it was nice that they were prepared to change any dish around to accommodate dietary needs. I was absolutely spoilt for choice which to be honest doesn't happen a lot. I did have a quick look at the menu online before my visit, something I tend to do to see what choices I have and I did notice the classic jacket potatoes so I knew I'd be safe. I decided on chilli con carne with chunky potato wedges which was very tasty, could have done with a bit more chilli and the potato wedges were disguised more like a jacket potato underneath but that's just me being picky. It's always a bit tricky though with chilli and curry as everyone likes it a different way. It is probably to stay safe in a restaurant and offer it mild. I was just relieved to be having a choice and eating free from gluten.
There wasn't a separate dessert menu but the very friendly staff do explain what is available. They can adapt the sundaes by removing any biscuit base or wafers, ice cream was an option and the sticky toffee pudding was gluten free. I went for the sticky toffee pud with ice cream and it was delicious and with a coffee to finish our meal I can honestly say I had one of the best evenings out for a while.
The place has a very nice atmosphere, very popular and busy which is good to see. It's a sign of a good venue when it's fully booked. The staff were very lovely and happy to help, a very happy customer. It makes the difference when I can eat out without worrying too much about the restrictions on my diet and knowing that I can in fact eat! It was a very rainy night tonight but on a sunny day you can sit outside, for special occasions they have a function room available and also accommodation so everything catered for really. For more information they have a website at:
So what are you waiting for? Go and book now! Oh get me, bossy Sue from the Brew....telling you what to do, it's just a nice recommendation honest!
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