We’ve been shortlisted in the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards, sponsored by Middleton Foods, for the second year running!
Last year we won a Gold Award in the Fish and Chip category, and we’re up for the same award this year as well as being in the Crème de la Crème category for our Gluten Free menu.
The cafe will receive a visit in the next couple of weeks from an incognito adjudicator who will sample our Gluten Free food before making their final decision. The judge who visited in 2017 said that “the food was delicious and the portions were huge... delicious looking GF cakes… I got the feeling they take gluten-free seriously…” Since then we’ve been accredited by Coeliac UK for the fourth time so we’re sure that our undercover guest will find equal confidence in our FreeFrom food.
We’ll let you know how we get on at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 20th November.
We closed October with a real treat, with a visit from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. We were honoured to welcome local Station Manager Jim Differ to the café, where he presented us with a plaque in recognition of our support for the local community fire station.
Both Colin McGeoch and Ivan Stankov are fully trained reserve fire fighters and full time members of our management team. We are incredibly proud of them and their contributions both at the café and within the fire service. The whole team support Colin and Ivan and have allowed them to create the time they need to train and attend incidents whilst the café continues to serve hundreds and thousands of visitors.
We’re grateful to be recognised by the fire service as a business that supports and encourages its employees in making a difference with a wider contribution to the community.
Well done everyone!
We’re really proud to have been nominated in The Great Outdoors Magazine Reader Awards 2018 – and now we need your votes to win it!
We’ve been short listed in the ‘Walkers Cafe of the Year’ category, and we’d really appreciate your votes to help us over the finish line. Voting shouldn’t take longer than three minutes, and you can cast your votes in as many or as few categories as you wish – but obviously cast your vote for us at the very least!
Click below to cast your vote online.
October has only started and already we have more good news! The team have achieved an A Grade certification from Coeliac UK for the fourth year running. We’re incredibly proud of all the teams’ efforts, but particularly of Colin and Mirela who assisted Coeliac UK’s auditors.
Coeliac UK conduct unannounced visits to assess whether venues are knowledgeable about gluten free products and are preparing food safely, so that staff and visitors to the café can have confidence that gluten free means gluten free when eating at the café.
We’re proud of our gluten free offering, and know that many of our customers from afar to eat with us. Our gluten free chocolate fudge cake has a two star Great Taste Award, and our gluten free fish and chips are award winning, with everything on the plate being suitable for coeliacs, from the batter and the mushy peas to the vinegar!
If you want more information on how we prepare our food safely, you can find out on our dietary requirements page.