Just because we started a family doesn’t mean we don’t still enjoy eating out!
When the sun is out, there’s nothing we love more than heading to a pub with a nice outside space and play area too. Here are some local ones I’ve uncovered…
The Angels, Hitchin
Large family friendly pub in Hitchin. Indoor soft play area suitable for younger children and an outdoor play area with seating. Children’s menu available.
The Three Moorhens, Hitchin
Traditional pub in Hitchin with outdoor play area and seating. Children’s menu available.
The Orange Tree, Baldock
A 330 year old traditional pub with 4 Local Ciders and 8 top quality real ales at all times, with 13 Thursday to Sunday. Home-made, locally sourced food available every lunchtime and evening, plus Bob Chapman’s Sausage Emporium(!) Dog, child and muddy boot friendly with children’s play area and large beer garden.
The George IV, Baldock
Traditional pub just outside the centre of Baldock. This family friendly pub has a large beer garden with outdoor children’s play area.
Oldest pub in the village of Ashwell. This traditional family run pub welcomes children and dogs and has a large garden with children’s play area.
Country pub and eating house in the lovely village of Ashwell, near Baldock. Great outside space with children’s play area. Children’s menu also available.
The Raven, Hexton
Traditional family friendly pub-restaurant just outside Hitchin with garden and outside play area. Perfect to combine with a local walk around Barton or Pegsdon Hills!
The Bull, Watton at Stone
15th Century country pub, refurbished in 2012. South facing garden, enclosed children’s play area, patio and heated terrace. Children’s menu available.
The Chequers, Stotfold
Traditional family run pub in Stotfold serving food in both the pub and restaurant. Large garden with outdoor play area.
The Cricketers, Weston
Climbing frame in the garden. Fab Sunday lunch, wood fired pizzas and children’s menu available too.
The Crown, Aston End
The Crown has been recently refurbished and looks stunning from the pictures! This pub/restaurant just outside Stevenage offers food (including children’s menu) and a beautiful garden backing onto horse fields, children’s play area and patio seating for over 50 people. There is also a table tennis table.
The Chequers Inn, Woolmer Green, Knebworth
Not a play area, but a small zoo at The Chequers in Woolmer Green (not Winter). Large secure gardens with a variety of birds and animals from rabbits and guinea pigs to Pygmy goats and Marmoset monkeys.
The Red Lion, Woolmer Green, Knebworth
Family friendly pub with an extensive menu plus a kids menu, two outdoor play areas and an outdoors table tennis table In the summer.
Market Cross, Dunstable
Perfectly located family friendly pub for after a visit to Whipsnade Zoo or the Dunstable Downs! Small toddler play area and lovely outdoor play area and outdoor seating including covered area. Fab children’s menu and epic looking puddings too!