Eating out: Which gastro pubs have the best vegan menus?

Read Time:   |  12th August 2019

From country hideaways to city hangouts, we review which pubs offer the best selection of vegan food and drink…

Lounge bars

pubs with vegan menus

RATING: ★★★★

Locations: This quirky-cool chain started off in Bristol and now covers the whole of the UK.

Menu: Their dedicated vegan menu is packed with exciting options, including vegan bacon butties, burrito wraps, a Mexican Superbowl, a Beyond Meat burger and a small selection of tapas. There’s sweet stuff too, including chocolate and orange torte, flapjacks and carrot cake.

Ambience: Expect eccentric interiors, comfy cushions and a real home-from-home kind of vibe.

Look out for: Be sure to check the Special menu as there’s often a vegan dish on there too. Don’t forget to specify vegan when ordering.

All Bar One

pubs with vegan menus

RATING: ★★★★★

Locations: There are currently 56 buzzing bars in town and city centre locations across the UK, including Oxford, Reading, Southampton, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. 

Menu: Whether you’re visiting for brunch, lunch or tapas, there’s something on the menu for you! We love the vegan hash breakfast, the chilli nachos and the new Biscoff cheesecake – yum.

Ambiance: These stylish bars are a great place to meet friends for drinks and nibbles. Whether you’re out shopping or on a night, you won’t go hungry.

Look out for: Their wine list is clearly labelled with vegan options – hooray!


pubs with vegan menus


Locations: You’ll find a whopping 936 pubs and hotels in the UK.

Menu: Enjoy everything from a full vegan breakfast to nachos, a hummus and veg wrap, roasted vegetable pizza, noodles and curry. For dessert, choose form apple crumble (be sure to order it without custard or ice cream) and fresh fruit salad.

Ambience: Wetherspoons pubs are well-loved for their cheap and cheerful meals and drinks offers. Find your nearest at

Look out for: If you have little ones, options include a mini pizza, jacket potato and a bean chilli.

Vintage Inns

pubs with vegan menus

RATING: ★★★★

Locations: There are 186 pubs dotted throughout the UK – from as far south as Devon and Dorset right up to the north and Scotland.

Menu: Vintage Inns have a dedicated vegan menu that’s available from Monday-Saturday, with a range of starters, mains, sides and puddings. Dishes include wild mushroom, beetroot and horseradish pasties, spiced chickpea, aubergine and spinach burgers and coconut panna cotta. The food is hearty and delicious.

Ambience: These contemporary country pubs offer clean, bright surroundings, pub gardens for summer and roaring open fires
in winter. What more could you ask for?

Look out for: Menus change on Sundays but vegan options will be available. Find and contact your local pub at

Chef & Brewer

pubs with vegan menus

RATING: ★★★★

Menu: Choose from Locations: This traditional chain has 140 pubs dotted around the UK, most of which are in smaller towns and villages.

a great selection of starters, mains and desserts including roasted tomato soup, mushroom and ale pie, fishless fish and chips and crumble. This is British food at its best – and it’s vegan!

Ambience: Cosy, welcoming and full of character. Perfect for a casual Sunday lunch, or a Friday night family meal.

Look out for: There isn’t a vegan roast on the menu at present and you’ll need to ask your server to specify vegan drinks options.

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