I’ve been craving a roast dinner for months so was delighted when I found out (via www.gfdining.co.uk – thanks Alice!) that The Farm Tavern in Hove caters for the gluten free diner. Not only that, there’s more than one choice of Sunday roast on the menu!
I’d never been to the pub before, I actually didn’t even know it was there. I’m a little bad with venturing outside of Brighton, hell, even Hanover when it comes to pubs as we’re spoilt for choice. (There are easily about 15 pubs within about a five minute walk from my house). So Hove is no man’s land as far as I’m concerned, unless I have a friend that lives in that zone in which case I might venture that way, but only if I really like them.
The pub was on a relatively quiet, one-way street not far from the seafront. It was small but warm and friendly – definitely seems like a good winter pub, although I can’t recall if I saw an open fire which for me is a deal maker or breaker. The staff were very friendly and although we couldn’t get a seat downstairs despite it only being about 12.15pm (they only started serving food 15 minutes before – but that’s got to be a good sign?), we discovered another seating area upstairs so marched up there to claim a table.
We did have to wait a while for food, but it was worth it. (And I enjoyed listening to indie classics belting out the stereo while thinking about my food.) I got the gluten free roast chicken which came with, wait for it, gluten free gravy AND a gluten free Yorkshire pudding plus all the trimmings! Wahey!
I had to avoid the stuffing and cauliflower (I’m a slave to the low fodmap lords) but all else was delicious. Loads of chicken, perfect roasties and plenty of side sauces to choose from.
I was a happy bunny and shall be returning soon.