Whether it’s a pint of cask ale in our taproom or a bottle you’re purchasing online, we want you to enjoy your purchase from us with confidence. We’ve outlined below some useful information relating to allergens.
THE 14 ALLERGENS
Listed below are the 14 types of allergens we recognise (as defined in the UK by the Food Standards Agency).
- Cereals containing gluten
- Tree nuts
- Sesame seeds
- Sulphur dioxide and sulphites
The vast majority of the beers we brew contain just four or five ingredients; water, malted barley, wheat, hops and yeast. All of our beers (like those of most other breweries) are brewed using “cereals containing gluten”. A few of our beers contain lactose (milk) and in a few instances they may contain other allergens. To help you make an informed decision, we list all ingredients and highlight allergens in bold text on all of our packaging and on our website. At the time of writing, we do not currently brew ‘gluten-free’ beers (however we do offer a selection of ‘gluten-free’ guest beers).
HOW WE LIST ALLERGENS
As a business, we sell our products in a number of different ways. How we communicate allergens will vary according to whether the products is:
- Prepacked for direct sale
We sell the following prepacked products in-person (on our premises) and online (via our web shop):
- Bottled beers
- Canned beers
- Bottled ciders
- Bottled wines
- Bottled spirits
- Bagged snacks
We sell a number of non-prepacked products in-person at our premises. These include dispensed or poured drinks (e.g. beer served in the taproom from a hand pull) food items offered on our taproom menu and loose bar snacks. In this instance, we will:
- Display a list of allergens on all menus
- Display a ‘please ask about allergens’ sign
- List allergens next to any buffet items
- Hold a reference sheet containing product ingredients
In addition, our team will be very happy to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to ask!
Prepacked FOR DIRECT SALE PRODUCTS
An example of a product prepacked for direct sale is something that is , freshly prepared and packaged on-site for consumption later (e.g a sandwich). We don’t generally offer products within this category, however if/when we do we will ensure that all products show a full list of ingredients with any allergens listed in bold. Once again, our team will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.
STREET FOOD VENDORS
Regular visitors to the brewery will know that we sometimes invite third party street food vendors to sell food freshly prepared to order. In this instance, we advise customers to double check allergens with the vendor (most of whom will already list these on their menus).
If you’d like to find out more about food allergies you may find the following links useful:-