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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 Polecat Inn at Prestwood (Bucks) you will also find a children’s play area to keep the kids amused and safe.

Find a Great Country Pub


Russell Arms

Locationnear Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Thought to date back to 1763 (although parts of the building are older), the Russell Arms nestles at the foot of Coombe Hill, one of the highest points in the Chilterns and offers first-class food...

Russell Arms

Great Pubs for Children

Russell Arms

Locationnear Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Duke of Cambridge

LocationFarnham, Surrey

Fox & Hounds

LocationUffington, Oxfordshire

The Wiremill

LocationLingfield, Surrey

The Exchequer

LocationFleet, Hampshire

The George Inn

LocationDean, near Andover, Hampshire

The Crown @ Granborough


The Boot Bledlow Ridge

LocationHigh Wycombe, Bucks

The White Hart

Locationnr Henley On Thames, Oxon

Peacock Country Inn

LocationThame, Oxfordshire