Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta in Bude, Cornwall
Bude. Not the first place that would spring to mind when thinking of somewhere to go for a gluten free meal. Me and my husband spent last weekend there and ended up in a lovely pub called The Crooklets Inn. At the Crooklets (Facebook page, their website is down), I got stuck into the local cider and we settled in for the evening as it was tipping down outside. I asked to see the menu as I saw that the pub had a lovely conservatory/restaurant near to where we were sitting. I was utterly flabbergasted when I read that gluten free breads, pasta and pizza where available. We booked a table and double checked with the waiter about the gluten free options and we were informed that it would be no problem at all.
We both ordered pizza and unfortunately they were both brought out overcooked. My husband couldn't eat his but I happily tucked in, I've always liked a burnt crust! I think the pizza crust was bought in rather than homemade but it was great. The price was reasonable though I would have liked at least a side salad with it. Also my husband was offered fresh bread from the basked after we got our drinks but when I asked if they had any gluten free bread the waiter said "I would have brought some if I'd known" and then didn't get me any.
So for service and general cooking skills, they scored a 2/3 out of 10 but for offering gluten free pizza and pasta in a small seaside town, I commend them!
Crooklets, Bude EX23 8NF
(Oh and Crooklets if you're reading this your waitress is a saint and you need to put your address on your website!!!)