Summer afternoons are made for lounging around in the sun, but it can be difficult with several tots in tow. We've rounded up our favourite family-friendly pub gardens, so you and your little one can get outside and have some fun! For more fun ideas, read our guide to the Best Toddler Days Out.
The Old Mill Inn, Devon
This Devonshire pub is full of character. It’s the perfect place for a drink in the sunshine thanks to an amazing adventure playground. The best bit? Parents can stay put because the play area is visible from the outside dining tables. Bonus!
The Goffs Manor, West Sussex
This country pub is perfect for all ages. They have a large garden with plenty of space for kids to play, plus they can get involved with feeding the chickens and ducks. For treasure hunts, live music and bouncy castles, don’t miss their family fun days.
The Rosendale, South London
Not only is The Rosendale one of the few London pubs with outdoor space, it also includes a special, separate play area for little ones. It has a dedicated space for kids birthday parties too. Erm, we’re booking now?
The Bat and Ball, Farnham
The Bat and Ball has separate adult and child garden areas – so you can avoid the dreaded frowns when your kids are running wild. Their front garden also has a handmade wendy house, swings and slides. Fuel up on BBQ food when they light their outdoor grill. Mmm...
Elephant and Castle, Reading
The Elephant and Castle pub is just a few miles from the centre of Reading – and it’s worth the drive. A friendly pub with a great children’s menu, there is a gorgeous garden for adults and a separate children’s play area, too. You can also supervise the children from the comfort of your table, which is handy.
Kings Oak Hotel, Epping Forest
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Epping Forest, energetic toddlers can burn off energy in the huge play area. As you eat delicious pub grub, the children will be occupied for hours. We’ll race you to the slides.
Hopwood House, near Birmingham
We would head to Hopwood House on a lazy Sunday afternoon. While you chill in the beer garden, the kids won’t want to leave their play area. This pub also pay attention to detail, providing a special menu for children with allergies.
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