UK’s first vegan carvery to open in former traditional country pub in Warwickshire

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  29th January 2023


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The vegan carvery notes a major shift in direction for The Barn Pub and Restaurant, which used to serve a lot of meat and few plant-based options

The owners of a country pub and restaurant in Warwickshire will be relaunching as a vegan restaurant, including its Sunday carvery serving vegan roast dinners – thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

From February 1, the Barn Pub & Restaurant will be trialing serving only plant-based options, including its Sunday carvery, for the entire month.

According to the eatery’s owners, who took over the business in September last year, the move sparks a major change in direction.

The pub and restaurant previously served plentiful meat dishes, with very limited vegan options.

However, since taking over, the new management has been reducing the meat offering and replacing it with plant-based options.

The vegan meat options on offer include gammon, turkey, nut roast and sausages. Sides include roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and a range of vegetables as well as gravy and stuffing.

When it comes to the rest of the menu, which will also be entirely plant-based throughout February, diners can choose from a range of classic (veganised) dishes including tofu fish, meat-free steak and vegan burgers.

Vegans can enjoy a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings, including gammon, turkey, nut roast and sausages, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and a range of vegetables as well as gravy and stuffing. Image credit: The Barn Pub & Restaurant

Vegans can enjoy a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings, including gammon, turkey, nut roast and sausages, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and a range of vegetables as well as gravy and stuffing. Image credit: The Barn Pub & Restaurant

Vegan carvery

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, the eatery’s owners said: “After receiving great support for our vegan menus, and especially our vegan carvery, we have decided to take the leap and trial a month of fully vegan food. 

“We currently run a carvery every Sunday and believe we may be one of, if not the only, plant-based carvery in the country. With this we are finding our little restaurant is becoming increasingly popular among the vegan community. 

“Every week we serve up homemade, plant-based roasts along with Yorkshires, cauliflower cheese and all of the trimmings, all vegan! Up until now though we’ve still had to offer meat as well, but this has been served up in the kitchen, out of sight of the customers. 

“We have decided that now is the time to try and ditch the meat entirely. As of February 1, we will be trialling a month of going completely plant-based, including our carvery. As this may be the only vegan carvery in the country we are very excited.”

The Barn Pub & Restaurant already serves a vegan carvery, which costs £14.95 for adults, £7.95 for children, and £12.95 for takeaway.

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Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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