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During half term we decided to go on a family holiday. When I was younger I would have jumped at the chance to travel even if it was in my own country. Nowadays, I’m a little bit more apprehensive. Since giving up processed foods and sugars and discovering I have a slight gluten allergy I’m more cautious about eating out. It’s really not nice being on holiday and feeling sick. Normally I make my own food and take it with me.
After staying in Devon for four nights we then drove down to Dorset to visit my husbands family. If we were leaving from home, as I said, I would make my own lunch but as we were already on the road I had to chance it. We arrived in the beautiful Hamstone village in South Petherton and I was not hopeful about the food we would find here. I don’t mean to sound so pessimistic but I have been to a small country pub before and asked what gluten free meals they do. Only to be told the roast potatoes might be gluten free.
The village had one pub The Brewers Arms and a delicatessen which had a cafe inside too. My husband and I decided to try the pub first and I went to the bar thinking there was going to be no meals on the menu for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the menu as it had about five or six meals on it that I could eat. Even the bar maid commented on the menu saying, ‘you don’t expect to see that in a country pub do you?’
Everything on the menu looked amazing and we all had a main meal in this pub. Ted had the kids fish fingers, chips and beans, Howard had a burger and chips and I had salmon, chorizo and butter beans in a tomato sauce. The salmon was beautifully cooked and the chorizo gave the meal an added flavour plus the butter beans were a very healthy alternative to rice or pasta. We were very satisfied customers after these meals.
The Brewers Arms can be found at the centre of the Hamstone Village of South Petherton. The building dates back to the 17th Century and it is an old coaching inn that has much to offer. They also have gained a reputation for serving quality real ales so my husband was very pleased. The staff were friendly and the service and food were excellent. I would give this pub a 5 star rating. Please see the holiday vlog on my YouTube channel to find out more about the village and pub.