By Ann Evans

The British Motor Museum has been shortlisted in the 2016 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards in the Independent Cafés and Tearooms category. The awards, which are in their 3rd year, were launched to raise awareness of the opportunities offered by ‘freefrom’ food within the food service sector now that new allergen regulations have come into force. The winners will be announced at a presentation party on 22 November, the first day of the trade show ‘Food Matters Live’.


The catering team at the British Motor Museum passionately believe in producing quality food that is safe for its customers. They have undergone extensive training and have shown great commitment in achieving Coeliac UK accreditation.


The venue became the first Museum & Conference Centre to gain ‘Coeliac UK GF (Gluten Free) accreditation’ in 2015 so visitors can enjoy a wide range of gluten-free options in the Junction 12 Café, including home-made sandwiches and cakes, safe in the knowledge that behind the scenes is a physically separate gluten-free kitchen to ensure there is no risk of cross contamination.  Conference delegates are also catered for with a specially designed Gluten Free menu.


Paul Kelly, Head Chef at the British Motor Museum said “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Whether or not the catering team win the award next month, we will continue to aspire to the highest food production standards for the enjoyment of our visitors.”


The café menu and allergen links can be found at:

To find out more about the British Motor Museum please visit the website at:  or call 01926 641188.






About Ann Evans

Feature writer and award winning author, Ann Evans has more than 22 books published for children, young adults, reluctant readers and adults. Never content to write one thing at a time, she always has at least half a dozen different writing projects on the go. She worked for 13 years on the Coventry Telegraph as a feature writer and currently writes for a number of different magazines, in print and on-line. Ann is also a writing tutor running classes for adults and doing author school visits throughout the UK. Ann decided to put her years of writing experience together in her book Become A Writer – a step by step guide. Amazon link: Blogs: