Chef & Brewer, the 145 strong country pub restaurant brand, has launched a new no-gluten containing steak & IPA ale pie designed by students at the University of Nottingham.

The new pie, which is available in all pubs now, was created in partnership with supplier Made Without and the University of Nottingham, who tasked postgraduate food production management students with making the perfect pastry for a no-gluten containing pie.

To accompany the pie, Chef & Brewer is also stocking a new no-gluten containing lager from Skinny Lager, which is vegan friendly and comes with 30 per cent fewer calories.

Peter Harbrecht-Parker, food development manager at Chef & Brewer, said: “We are committed to improving and innovating our food and drinks, working in partnership with our suppliers to ensure that we can continue to cater for a range of diets.

Jeeva Sanmugam, managing director for Made Without, said: “We know that no-gluten containing and dairy free products are no longer a ‘nice to have’ on a menu or a token gesture, consumers are demanding more choices and expect to be treated equally when it comes to flavour and choice, they expect food to be great tasting and current and fit alongside the core lines on a great menu without compromise.”

The steak & IPA ale pie and Skinny Lager are both now available in all Chef & Brewer pubs across the UK, with the lager also being made available to Greene King’s free trade estate of more than 2,000 pubs. For more information about Chef & Brewer go to: www.chefandbrewer.com

Chef & Brewers no-gluten containing pie and Skinny lager