Perrywood wins GOLD at the 2018 FreeFrom Awards!

Perrywood is delighted to have won a GOLD award for the category ‘Newbies’ at the 2018 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. These national awards, now in their fifth year, not only raise awareness of ‘free from eating’ within food service but also set a standard for excellence to which free from eateries can aspire.

 

Coffee Shop Manager Jackie Newton and Head Chef Andy Smith with their gold award

 

All winners were visited by one of the expert secret diner-judges, all of whom are coeliac or food intolerant themselves. The FFEAO judge described the food at Perrywood as ‘delicious’, ‘loved the menu’ and said the Coffee Shop was a ‘hidden gem nestled within a beautiful garden centre’.

The judge ordered a gluten free sandwich and commented it had ‘lots of filling and the bread was nice and fresh’. The judge said the gluten and dairy free scone ‘literally melted in the mouth – one of the best I’ve had’ and said the gluten free coffee cake had ‘perfect taste and texture’.

The Coffee Shop team are really passionate about catering for as many dietary requirements as they can including vegan, dairy free and gluten free.  They are always seeking and trying out new recipes and have a comprehensive free from and vegan menu, including breakfasts, sandwiches, hot lunches and plenty of sweet treats. Afternoon teas are freshly made to order and can be adapted for those with allergies.