We know it can be a palaver rummaging through websites, social media and review sites trying to find a pub suitable for your family. There are loads of things to consider before piling the pint-sized ones into the car for a spot of lunch; Are there highchairs or changing facilities? Is there an outdoor play area? Do they offer gluten free food for kids? Or perhaps, more importantly, how much is a child’s meal? We’ve taken the hassle out of the hunt and put all the important info in one handy place, so you can search for a pub by what’s important for you.
Pint-Sized Trips was launched as a way to champion the often unsung perks pubs have on offer for families – the bits and bobs that make it a little easier to eat out. As parents to two young children we know how tricky it can be when deciding where to go for a bite to eat or spend time with the family. We’re often faced with dilemmas such as being able to get a buggy through the door; what type of kids' meals are on offer; is there anything to entertain/distract(!) the kids; can the family dog tag along too. At Pint-Sized Trips we don’t believe families should feel restricted to chained restaurants, high street coffee shops or to simply visiting the same place over and over. We think the British pub can be the perfect place to head to as a family.
Pubs are marvellous places. They ooze character & charm, can serve up some top notch food, are typically at the very heart of town or village life, and more importantly are often run by families themselves. It’s a sad reality that the ‘local’ as we know it is slowly disappearing from many communities, but if you look hard enough, you‘ll find there are plenty of cracking places still out there and that welcome families with open arms.
Now, we’re not advocating dragging your kids off to the pub for an evening of boozing, but likewise, we don’t think families should feel restricted on where they can enjoy time out. So whether you're planning a Sunday lunch with the family, looking for somewhere to go after a trip to the local soft play or simply meeting up with some old friends somewhere new, then we’ve got you covered.
Pint-Sized Trips currently champions the wonderful family-friendly pubs, inns and taverns around Rutland, Stamford and surrounding villages with new pubs being added regulary as the site grows.