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Eating out

The Furze Bush Inn, Newbury

The Furze Bush Inn, Newbury

The Furze Bush Inn in Newbury is a fantastic pub in Berkshire offering family friendly dining and lots of space for children to burn off some energy. Nestled in the stunning North Wessex Downs, and just 4 miles from Highclere Castle, there are lots of […]

The Pineapple, Dorney

The Pineapple, Dorney

The Pineapple in Dorney is sandwich heaven. I’ve never had a better sandwich, it really is that good and it has the accolades to prove it. If you’re a fan of the two chunks of bread with yumminess in the middle kinda lunch, then you need to […]

Tummies Restaurant & Bar, Cippenham

Tummies Restaurant & Bar, Cippenham

Tummies restaurant first opened it’s doors back in 1988 and since then has been a favourite eatery, not just in Slough, but in the surrounding areas too. And it’s well deserved. As well as being a fantastic restaurant and bar (it’s our favourite brunch meet […]

The Jolly Farmer, Cookham Dean

The Jolly Farmer, Cookham Dean

The Jolly Farmer is an award winning traditional village pub nestled in the beautiful countryside of Cookham Dean. Dating back to 1788 with many of it’s original features it’s a lovely family friendly place to come for lunch or just to chill out in the […]

Stubbings Estate & Cafe, Maidenhead

Stubbings Estate & Cafe, Maidenhead

Grade II listed Stubbings Estate House was built in 1750 and the Estate is now home to Stubbings Nursery and Café. The Café is open 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 9.30am – 4.00pm Sunday. Stubbings Café has an excellent reputation for breakfast and lunch and […]

The White Horse, Hermitage, Berkshire

The White Horse, Hermitage, Berkshire

The White Horse is a lovely little pub snuggled in the heart of Hermitage village, near Newbury. It’s relaxed and family friendly, with a large garden including a play area for the children. They have a great food menu, including their ever-so-popular stone based pizzas […]

Peacock Farm, Bracknell

Peacock Farm, Bracknell

It had been a while since we visited Peacock Farm in our Bracknell residing days, so we decided to pop back to our old lunch haunt and were pleasantly surprised by the addition of a children’s play area. I say ‘pleasantly surprised’, I mean absolutely-effing-delighted […]

The Fox and Castle, Old Windsor

The Fox and Castle, Old Windsor

Sunny weekend? Looking for a pub with decent food and somewhere for the kiddies? The Fox and Castle in Old Windsor is worth checking out. The children’s menu isn’t as adventurous as the adults, but it’s packed with firm favourites like chicken nuggets, sausage and chips, […]

The New Inn, Knowl Hill

The New Inn, Knowl Hill

Nestled on the side of the A4 between Maidenhead and Reading is the New Inn, Knowl Hill. This is a family friendly pub which specialises in Italian and Tapas. They have a children’s menu which includes tasty mini dishes like meatballs, deep fried calamaris, chicken croquettes and […]

The Botanist, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

The Botanist, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Okay, I’ll come clean. This one was more for me and purely an excuse to go and indulge. I had promised myself only restaurants on here that were really aimed at families and children, but hey I made an exception and boy was I glad […]

The Palmer Arms, Dorney

The Palmer Arms, Dorney

Having undergone an impressive refurb in March, one of our favourite eateries just got even better. If you’re looking for somewhere that perfectly combines some posh pub nosh with a chilled, family friendly atmosphere then give the Palmer Arms in Dorney a go. What’s more they […]

Noodle Nation, Maidenhead

Noodle Nation, Maidenhead

Noodle Nation is a firm favourite with our 3 and 4 year olds, pop a pair of chopsticks in their hands and they suddenly turn into Mr Miyagi. This is great value, child-friendly Chinese dining at its best, and you’ll never feel bad for the […]

Wyevale Garden Centre, Hare Hatch

Wyevale Garden Centre, Hare Hatch

The epic rise of the garden centre. Previously home to your nan and elderly next-door neighbour, now packed to the rafters with mummies and their brood. Myself included. Multiple times a week it seems. My favourite hangout of the green variety is Wyevale at Hare […]

Dorney Court Kitchen Garden, Dorney

Dorney Court Kitchen Garden, Dorney

Dorney Court Kitchen Garden (try saying that after a few glasses of prosecco) is pretty much always top of my list when thinking of somewhere to take the kiddies for lunch on a warm day. This place has it all… Children’s play area Tick Fantastic […]

Fernygrove Farm, Hawthorn Hill

Fernygrove Farm, Hawthorn Hill

Tucked away on the back roads from Maidenhead to Ascot lies this little gem of a Farm shop, Fernygrove Farm is perfect if you want to get some fresh air over lunch and tire out your little ones at the same time. Fernygrove has a […]