Jarrow pub the Lakeside Inn launches new vegan menu ahead of busy Christmas period

A South Tyneside pub has launched a new vegan and vegetarian menu in time for Christmas to help make sure it can cater for all.

The Lakeside manager Carl Mowatt with the new vegan/vegetarian menu
The Lakeside manager Carl Mowatt with the new vegan/vegetarian menu

The Lakeside Inn in Jarrow has revealed a new plant-based menu with the busy festive period just around the corner.

The new menu is part of the pub’s desire to cater for everyone over Christmas, and manager Carl Mowatt, who is a vegan himself, played a key role in the introduction of the pub’s new selections.

The menu includes vegetable pizza, vegan bangers and mash, and a vegan mince and dumplings, to name a few.

The Lakeside Inn. Picture c/o Google Images.

Carl is excited about the new additions, describing his pride in the pub being able to cater for everyone.

He said: “The reaction to the menu has been great. There’s been no negativity towards it all. Even non-vegan customers are keen to try something new and give the vegan options a go.

“There’s a lot of demand in the market for places to offer vegan options, especially at Christmas, and I’m glad we’re involved in that.”

The Lakeside are having two Christmas days at the pub. After selling out all tables for the big day, they announced a replica Christmas Day for Boxing day for those who couldn’t get themselves a seat at the table for Christmas.

The number of vegans in the UK continue to rise, with an estimated 540,000 in 2018, with plant based diets becoming increasingly popular.