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Child Friendly Pubs

Taking a short break or day out with the children at a country pub has got a lot easier. As an increasing number of British pubs are much more child-friendly, it is easy to forget the days when anyone under the age of 14 was restricted from entering a pub and had to be left outside in the beer garden.

It's child's play for the whole family when you  stay at a Great Country Pub.

These days most inns will accommodate children with reduced-price, smaller portions on the menu – much appreciated by parents who are paying the bill – and highchairs are supplied for tiny tots, as well as nappy-changing fKeep the kids smiling at a Great Country Pubacilities in a lot of establishments. Family bedrooms are becoming more common, while other establishments will add an extra bed on request. Most pubs have a beer garden suitable for kids to play safely, sometimes with an adapted play area, enabling parents to relax and enjoy their drink.

The rural surroundings of 'Great Country Pubs' encourage children to spend more time outdoors partaking in healthier activities, such as walking, riding a bike and horse riding - the perfect chance for a bit of family bonding.

Landlords can at their own discretion apply restrictions when it comes to minors in their pub and parents should respect this, and obviously all pubs have to conform to licensing laws. While children are becoming an accepted part of the landscape in and around pubs, and the UK has moved beyond the notion that ‘children should be seen and not heard’, there is still some opposition to kids in pubs, hence they should always be on their beBoy Playing on Swing, Britainonview, Rod Edwardsst behaviour.

Examples of Great Country Pubs that will go out of their way to welcome your offspring include: the Golden Pheasant in Etton (Cambs), which has a separate very safe play area. Children have their own menu at The Crown in Playhatch (Berks), and in the summer you can take advantage of the safe walled garden. At The Three Horseshoes (Essex), they have a large garden area and children’s play area.

Find a Great Country Pub


The Griffin Inn

LocationFletching, East Sussex

The Griffin is a proper local pub with a truly authentic feel that is matched by few other establishments. Family run with great passion, a devoted crowd flock to the well-stocked bar for real ales...

The Griffin, Fletching, West Sussex

Great Pubs for Children

The Griffin Inn

LocationFletching, East Sussex

Walpole Arms

LocationNorwich, Norfolk

Drift Inn

Locationnr Lyndhurst, Hampshire

The Stag on the River


The Crown

LocationPlayhatch, Berkshire

The Swan Inn


Alford Arms

LocationHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Fighting Cocks

LocationDartford, Kent

The Little Angel Pub

LocationHenley on Thames, Berkshire

Five Bells

LocationColchester, Essex