The Bat & Ball Freehouse
Wrecclesham, Surrey, GU10 4SA
This lovely Surrey pub is child-proof with its dedicated children’s play area equipped with swings and climbing net for the small ones to play on when sitting still is not an option any longer. For the rest of the guests the great garden and seating area are the perfect place to be for a sunny Easter spring day. As well as amazing traditional and modern pub food, The Bat & Ball Freehouse offers a very wide range of British ales. For additional entertainment the pub is running events such as open mic nights, quizzes and music festivals all year around.
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Broad Oak, Sussex, TN31 6EU
The Rainbow Trout is beautifully located between the towns of Rye and Battle, perfectly placed for a day out walking with the whole family. After enjoying the beautiful countryside, parents can relax with good ale and a locally sourced meal in the pub’s huge garden, while the children can romp around in the timber play area on their Easter egg hunt. Rainbow trout is, of course, available to order in the pub together with other classics such as steak and cod.
Penn Street, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0PX
The Squirrel has received the ‘Family Pub of the Year’ Award by the Chiltern District Council repeatedly, officially making it child-friendly. Its outdoor area is well-equipped for playing kids, and when they get hungry the little ones’ menu gives them loads of choice between traditional pub foods and more unusual treats (for example fried Easter eggs). The grown-ups in the family will be thankful for the pub’s Cask Marque accredited beer and the great sandwiches, pies and buffets that The Squirrel has to offer for a fair price.
Page 94 of The Good Pub Guide 2016
Five Bells Pub & Restaurant
Colne Engaine, Essex, CO6 2HY
With their annual Easter egg hunt planned for Bank Holiday Monday, the Five Bells in Essex is sure to bring fun for all the family this Easter. As well as chocolatey treats for the youngsters, this pub also offers good homemade food, including their own home-baked bread, using locally sourced ingredients, so there’s something for the grown-ups to look forward to as well! The pub also features an attractive front terrace with picturesque views of the Colne Valley, welcoming walkers and dogs as well as children – perfect for an afternoon Easter ramble.
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