The Gluten Free Diet

Leonard’s Field House is one of the few Guest Houses in Keswick that, in addition to a traditional and varied Breakfast menu, also specialises in Gluten Free cooking. Being highly rated in the recent free from eating awards. We understand that simply offering gluten free sausage on the menu, does in no way guarantee that the food has been stored, prepared and served in the correct manner.

Theresa is herself a diagnosed coeliac and understands the very real need to prevent cross contamination. With this in mind a part of our kitchen is set aside for the sole preparation of gluten free food, using only designated chopping boards, utensils and toasters. There are usually several Gluten Free Cereals on offer and all of our standard breakfast fayre can be made using gluten free local produce.

We reveive many compliments about our gluten free sausages handmade by our local butchers. All breakfast items are cooked and prepared separately. Many Hotels and Guest Houses usually ask you to bring your own bread, but, this is not always practicable if you are travelling around or have come from abroad. At Leonard’s Field House, we always have a good stock of gluten free bread on offer. If you have your own favourite please feel free to bring that. In addition I can re-fresh any bread or rolls you bring. There are gluten free biscuits in your room and we can provide gluten free packed lunches.

It is always nice to meet and chat to fellow coeliacs and swap stories and tips and maybe even tried and trusted recipes. There are several establishments we’re aware of in Keswick who cater for gluten free diets, so when eating out in the evening you can be assured that you will be well catered for. There are also cafes in Keswick offering gluten free cakes and we can direct you to a variety of Lake District cafes and assorted eateries catering for gluten free diets. Such as Casa Bella or Morrell’s not to forget The George Pub, with gluten free menu and gluten free beer!!  So, you can relax and enjoy your stay secure in the knowledge that you should be able to pick up a meal or snack when out and about leaving you to concentrate on the really important stuff like having a good time exploring the wonderful countryside we call home! Why not let us pamper you with a totally Gluten Free holiday.

Our efforts have now been recognised with the publication by one of our guest, of an article in Forbes magazine. Which can be read by clicking on the following link.

In addition we received a write up in the September 2015 edition and December 2015 edition of Cumbria Life Magazine.

and now:- We have achieved third place in the “National Free From Awards” .


As a result of many requests, we now offer for sale, our home made ,”award winning”,  natually Gluten Free Borrowdale Tea Bread. made to our own recipe. This can be pre-ordered when you book, or during your stay or ordered at any time over the phone and sent out to you, just ring us for details.

“Lovely breakfasts, especially Gluten-Free. Peaceful, friendly atmosphere – Thank You.”

Coeliac and Gluten Free

Leonard’s Field House will also cater for special diets!

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Useful Links
Coeliac UK is the main charity providing information and support within the UK
The Dermatitis Herpetiformis Online Community. Popular, active message board where you can share experiences and information with other coeliacs.
Located in Melmerby in Cumbria, they specialise in a range of gluten-free products.