UK pub chain has a vegan menu
If you live in the UK or have ever visited, you will surely know about the J.D. Wetherspoon pub chain with locations everywhere.
These pubs are known for being cheap and sometimes cheerful places to meet friends, down a few drinks and not be too far from home at the end of the night.
And now the chain pub is making a different kind of name for itself by offering a vegan menu!
It isn’t going to set the world alight with excitement, but the menu is going to be a welcome change for thousands of vegans who find themselves in a Wetherspoon pub on any given day.
Part of the vegan menu at Wetherspoon pubs can be seen above, or click here to download a full PDF version.
You can also click here to locate your nearest Wetherspoon pub.
That’s about as boring as a vegan menu can possibly get, but it’s at least nice that they went to the trouble.
I’ve often had their vegan pasta dish, which is tasty enough and filling. What a nice gesture it is to provide a separate vegan menu. Wish all restaurants would be so considerate.
I think this is good, but also a little confusing in that the box for drinks appears to list non-vegan drinks (e.g., it says ‘any real ale’ even though most real ales aren’t vegan (more bottled ales are vegan than cask-conditioned ones, I think), although that’s improving). I think the warning that some drinks may not be suitable isn’t enough to dispel the impression that’s what’s listed in the box is vegan. It’s obviously difficult with drinks, as their beers are constantly changing and probably different from pub to pub, so I think it would be better to train staff and perhaps have guidance or training in some way. Still, it’s good to have that menu and perhaps it’ll develop, e.g. into offering the ‘leave something out’ items as fully vegan. I’ll drop them a line about it as I sometimes go to Wetherspoon’s pubs.
I went last night and because it wasn’t curry night, they had no samosas or onion bhajis, or vegetables!!!
Yep. It’s been this way for ages: the curry was always our go-to option, then a few years ago it got restricted to Thursdays only 🙁
I know this was posted a while ago but for anyone reading this now, just be aware that the beans are no longer vegan as they use Heinz Low Sugar since the sugar levy. The salad dressing is suitable for vegans now.