Wetherspoons – what you can eat!

Wetherspoons – what you can eat!

NOTE: To ensure this information remains current, I have updated it from the original post in 2010 (Six years ago, can you believe it!?) to reflect the new, 2016 offerings. I will try to ensure this stays as up-to-date as possible as it is one of my most popular posts! – April 2016

So today during my marvellous breakfast with the girls on my course in Wetherspoon, I picked up “Our Foodie Guide” from the condiments table!

*2016 note: Wetherspoon now have their own ‘gluten free’ and ‘dairy free’ menus which you can pick up behind the bar.

The new gluten free menu at Wetherspoon.

The new gluten free menu at Wetherspoon.

This guide is amazingly useful – I’ve been impressed for a while with Wetherspoon’s acceptance and help with gluten free eating, and I felt that this deserved a mention!

Their labelling is great, their gluten free crumble is delicious, and they even advise and give extra options of GF meals!

One thing to be noted is their chips contain gluten, so you can order any meals with a jacket potato instead of chips to keep it gluten free.

So, here’s the low-down, courtesy of the foodie guide, on what you can eat in Wetherspoons!! (Although they can’t guarantee any of the products are free from traces of gluten, the following are made with gluten free ingredients)

  • Nachos
  • Jacket potato with baked beans
  • Jacket potato with mature cheddar cheese
  • Jacket potato with tuna mayo
  • Gammon steak and free range eggs (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • Cod fillet (on the afternoon deal)
  • 5oz gammon steak (on the afternoon deal – with jacket potato)
  • Salmon salad
  • Salmon fillet (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • Ham and eggs (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • 8oz Sirloin steak (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • 8oz Rump steak (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • 28-day-matured British Isles 10oz rib-eye steak (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • Mixed grill (ask for jacket potato not chips)
  • Skinny steak
  • Chicken Tikka Masala (ask for extra poppadums instead of the naan bread)
  • Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry (ask for extra poppadums instead of the naan bread)
  • Full rack of BBQ ribs
  • Chicken and rib combo
  • Tandoori chicken

Gluten free desserts

Mexican Monday

  • Naked burrito
  • Nachos
  • Small nachos

Chicken Club (Wednesday)

  • Peri-peri chicken breast and pepper skewers
  • Peri-peri boneless chicken breast
  • Peri-peri half roast chicken (ask for side salad and dressing or rice)
  • Grilled halloumi
  • Half rack BBQ pork ribs
  • Mini corn on the cob

Curry Club (Thursday)

On Thursday 3pm-10pm, Wetherspoons also offer the following curry club dishes that are gluten free – just make sure to ask for all of them with extra poppadums instead of the naan bread which isn’t gluten free!

  • Chicken Korma
  • Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Beef Madras
  • Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry
  • Chicken Jalfrezi
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Poppadums with mango chutney
  • Tandoori chicken skewers


  • Coleslaw
  • Side salad
  • Avocado
  • Half rack BBQ pork ribs
  • Grilled halloumi
  • Mini corns on cob


  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh fruit and organic, greek style yoghurt
  • MOMA gluten-free porridge

Or make up your own breakfast from the following items:

  • Bacon
  • Fried egg
  • Baked beans
  • Flat mushroom
  • Tomato


  1. Sue
    November 4, 2010 / 19:25

    Hi Sarah – there is a discussion on the gluten free message board from yesterday about Wetherspoons. Seems some branches are more clued up than others. I agree the crumble is great tho someone mentions the custard is not guaranteed gluten free, and someone else says they have nothing for breakfast but yoghurt. Well, can’t see anything wrong with the egg and bacon, mushroom and beans.

  2. sarahhowells
    November 4, 2010 / 20:53

    We were actually discussing over breakfast how there seems to be a variation in menus and prices in wetherspoons – including two right opposite each other with completely diff prices!! Fortunately every spoons I have been to has been fine and really clued up, well, as clued up as the menu indicates I guess! I had the bacon eggs and mushrooms today and have no ill effect – have had the crumble with custard and that seemed fine too but will have to look into that one! I think unfortunately they dont GUARANTEE anything gluten free (as most places dont grr) althought reasonable chance would indicate that it is? I’ll try find out 🙂

  3. Claire
    June 26, 2014 / 10:29

    Hi, I go to Wetherspoons every week and they have some fantastic gluten free curries as mentioned above. You can also have the salmon, baked potato, hollandaise sauce and vegetables which is delicious. If you want steak, just ask for a baked potato instead of chips as they are not gluten free.

    Thanks for this website it is brilliant and full of great information.

  4. Michael
    July 11, 2014 / 20:23

    Yep I love my own gluten free cooking but when we are on hols or iam lazy it’s off to wetherspoons for what they have on gluten free is brill , what other bigger pub chain has such a larger gluten free menu than spoons , I don’t think they know of intolerences .but why don’t spoons bring black g f chips and have g f gravy or mashed spuds .

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  7. julie sweet
    January 30, 2016 / 15:19

    Why do you not serve gluten free chips. Will you be doing a gluten free lager. Otherwise fantastic never have a bad meal in any of chains hitchin and stevenage old town wetherspoons the best

  8. February 29, 2016 / 17:58

    I would like to see gluten free fish, chips, and sausages at wetherspoons.

  9. April 14, 2016 / 19:31

    I’m in a wethers now with a karma. Thank god for wetherspoons, and thank you to you x

  10. Michael
    April 14, 2016 / 19:46

    Cool not , stopping Sunday dinners for cost cutting no more and saying that you are putting more veggies food on ,rubbish ,being veggie is a believer , gluten free is an intolerence,

  11. Tony Machin
    August 27, 2016 / 11:12

    I ordered full rack of ribs with jacket from the gluten free menu at your Greenwich branch. This meal was for my daughter who has an intolerance. It came with onion rings on the plate. my daughter carefully removed them but was very ill last night as a result. I believe the onion rings contain gluten. perhaps your staff need retraining in this matter.

  12. Ann Dorman
    September 14, 2017 / 22:12

    I can’t find mention of gluten free bread/roll and they could not provide one with my soup at Ryde Wetherspoons, 14 Sep. Had to wait 15 mins at a hotel bar nearby for one to be heated up to take away.

  13. Patricia
    July 21, 2018 / 16:52

    I’m new to gluten free , now I’m baffled …. went into a jdwitherspoons today and had the gluten free tikka curry ….it was bought out with naan bread and poppadoms lying across my dish . I said it was a gluten free …. so he took off the naan bread … !! Bit odd …. I asked if he was sure no gluten was in the rest …. well that’s the gluten free one was his reply. So I asked about the poppadoms as they looked greasy and I was told the difference between the gluten free popperdoms at another of your pubs is that they were oven cooked. The manager said that the poppadoms were cooked in the same fat as the chips and always have been so he ended up whipping the poppadom off the plate too ! I asked why they have a gluten free menu then if the poppadoms are cooked in the gluten laden chip fat …. he said they always have been . I think someone is not doing the right thing here ….even if it is in this particular branch . I ended up with a curry which was small and rice , paid full price and didn’t eat it as I was worried I would be ill…and wasn’t even offered my money back. Not good enough Mr Witherspoon … people can be very ill this needs to be looked at carefully .

  14. Paula Carter-Lockwood
    August 23, 2019 / 08:26

    I am gluten and dairy intolerant often go 2 wetherspoons 4 food and some meals include a drink which is really good value 4 money. The only downside is their gf breakfasts do not come with gf toast, sorry but u can’t have a fry up minus the toast/bread, they just need a separate toaster for this, wouldn’t cost much and wld make a real difference!

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