5 of the best family friendly pubs in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 09:36 14 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:55 19 January 2016
After a day of energetic Easter fun, they’ll want feeding. Here are some family friendly places to eat
The Black Swan
Everyone from young ones to grandparents will be impressed by the menu at this Lower Withington gastropub. Jam sandwiches and banana and syrup pancakes are sure to entice the children, while beer battered fish and chips and chocolate and salted caramel pots should satisfy the adults in your party. There’s a lovely quirky interior and large family-friendly tables, and there’s an attractive outdoor seating area with wood burning oven. Plus, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, a great place to spend time as a family, is nearby.
The Black Swan, Lower Withington, SK11 9EQ, 01477 571770, blackswancheshire.com
The White Horse
This popular pub, located next to the Parade Ring at Chester Racecourse, is an ideal venue after a visit to the races on family fun day - one of their child friendly events - or if you’ve enjoyed a day in the city centre.
Youngsters can create their own pizzas to be cooked in the stone oven or enjoy fresh pasta as well as classic dishes including fish and chips. Don’t miss the pirate ship play area where children can walk the plank, take on a climbing wall and zip down the slides. There’s also a nice outdoor seating area.
Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY, 01244 304650, thewhitehorsechester.co.uk
It’s easy to see why this Cheshire Life Dining Pub of the Year award winner is a firm favourite with families. This Christleton venue is smartly decorated and the food is top quality. All the family will be impressed with the style, service and, most importantly, the food. It was also given the Family Friendly Award at the Chester Food and Drink Festival.
There’s a sizeable children’s menu with treats including stone baked pizza and Malteser fridge cake. Outside is a lawn with tables and play area.
Village Road, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AS, 01244 335422, ringobellschester.co.uk
The Bear’s Paw
This charming 19th century inn is bursting with character as well as being set in lovely surroundings. It’s an ideal place to rest after exploring the countryside. The food, including local cheeses and ice creams, speaks for itself and the restaurant has won an AA dining award.
Children will be satisfied with a special menu offering lots of choice including starters of soup of the day or melon with seasonal berries. Mains include mini battered haddock or steak burger. Super accommodation is offered here, meaning weary legs need walk no further than a few steps.
School Lane, Warmingham, Sandbach, CW11 3QN, 01270 526317, thebearspaw.co.uk
The Fishpool Inn
After an energetic day walking, cycling or taking on a tree top adventure in Delamere Forest, this refurbished chic country pub is an ideal place to decamp. The contemporary venue proves that family friendly can also mean magnificent.
A simple but well thought-out children’s menu will keep your little ones happy – the Cheshire Farm ice cream will be a hit - while the adults can choose from a vast menu of mouth-watering options.
Fishpool Road, Delamere, CW8 2HP, 01606 883277, thefishpoolinn.co.uk