Winners of the 2014 awards

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Antony Worrall Thompson presenting the Overall Winner's Award to Brandon Kirby and Mark Snelling of the Alford Arms in Frithsden on 18th November 2014 at Food Matters Live

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The winner of the 2014 inaugural FreeFrom Eating out Awards

The Alford Arms, Frithsden

Alford Arms

'As someone with multiple serious allergies, I have NEVER been so well fed and cared for! They prepared me a special menu (three choices of starter, mains and dessert!) and checked it with me three times, yet on the night I was treated like any other guest – absolutely NO embarrassing fuss!'

'Great allergen awareness, excellent training and procedures, wonderful attitude on behalf of both the staff and the management, excellent fresh, imaginative and delicious food and really not expensive Wow!'

Runners up...

Tea 42


‘For making freefrom cool and trendy – where everyone
wants to go, what everyone wants to eat!’



Hampshire CC
(Hampshire County Council Catering Service)

‘For taking the ‘special’ out of children's special diets by letting everyone eat ‘freefrom’. 


Pizza Express

Pizza Express

‘Using only gluten-free flour for all of their pizzas so there is no contamination risk for coeliacs and gluten sensitives was just a genius idea – really thinking outside the box!’


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