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Hotel that banned booze & bacon to specialise in gluten-free food

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The Bermondsey Square Hotel - which hit the headlines last year when a new owner removed alcohol and pork from sale for religious reasons - is to relaunch its restaurant this summer.

Hotel that banned booze & bacon to specialise in gluten-free food

An unnamed 'Middle Eastern investor' took control of the Bermondsey Square Hotel and decided to stop serving alcohol and to phase out pork products from the menu.

The hotel's breakfast menu now features a 'Full English Breakfast' that includes chicken sausages and turkey rashers instead of the more usual pork sausages and bacon.

At the time of the media furore about the withdrawal of alcohol and pork, hotel bosses said that a restaurant revamp was planned for this year.

Now the hotel has revealed details of its future plans, which include "lots more gluten and refined sugar free options".

The hotel's ground floor will be refurbished to include what is described as a "breakthrough new lounge concept" that will offer "an inviting, playful space for our guests, travellers and locals to utilise as their own".

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