Having an active 4 year old on my hands, I am always looking for fun places to dine that will provide the grown ups with good value/tasty meals, and of course entertainment to keep Leo occupied while the grown up's get the opportunity to catch up and relax.
Leo, myself and two close friends of ours were very recently invited along to our local Brewers Fayre at Elmbury Lodge in Tewkesbury to try out the new Autumn menu. Luckily for us they are one of the first places to have the new Dennis the Menace themed play zones, which boast fully supervised play areas for toddlers and children to play while they await their meals to be prepared. This was an absolute god send for us as it meant that the grown up's could talk among themselves, and because of the great seating from our table, we had the perfect view to keep an eye on Leo as he expanded much needed energy!
If you were thinking of a birthday party then this really could be the all inclusive stress free option you were looking for...
Of course for us grown up's and our rumbling tummies, are eyes immediately diverted to the menus where we found a great selection of dishes, that ultimately made it very difficult for our party to narrow it down to just one course each! I very quickly settled on the 14oz Rib Eye Steak, but instead of chips I opted for the very delicious Pan Fried Mushrooms and a salad. Leo had decided on the kids hot dog before running off to play, and the rest of the table was a mixture of ribs and steak,
The service was attentive and nothing was to much trouble, Leo was instantly smitten when he discovered they had set him up with party bags and helium balloons! The way to my 4 year olds heart it would seem...
The food arrived promptly and was exactly as we had wanted, piping hot and hit ever taste bud on the way down. Even Leo gave his meal a proper go, and understood that he had to sit down and eat his meal with us, and only then after he had finished (to our standards) could he go back of and play again.
We were sat directly opposite the play area, and for us it was the perfect location. It meant that we go to enjoy the experience all the while knowing exactly what Leo was up to, but meant we weren't sat among the chaos of the kids playing like you are in some establishments, and I have to say that this made the entire experience much more relaxed. It wasn't busy, it was quiet and perfect for a catch up with old friends.
The new menu for the Autumn months boasts a wide range of freshly prepared dishes, from steaks, Burrito Wraps, Pasta's and Burgers. There is something to suit everyone (even the most fussy of eaters, as Leo ticks that box!).
If you aren't familiar with Brewers Fayre, they offer pub classics at great value that will keep the whole family satisfied for less. New highlights include the Ultimate Sausage And Mash, with a new, larger Yorkshire pudding - perfect for a pick me up on a cold Autumn day. A new Chicken and Ham Pie provides a hearty lunch or dinner, whilst curry lovers can choose from FOUR brand new curry options, including Chicken Balti, Beef Rendang and Vegetable or Chicken Biriyani. For dessert lovers, a new Family Sharer Dessert means the whole family can indulge together.
When it comes to value, Brewers Fayre is hard to beat.Their Daytime Value offer runs from Monday to Friday and means guests can enjoy two starters for £2.50, two mains for just £10.99* and two desserts for £2.50, so eating out doesn't have to be limited to special occasions.
I hadn't ever eaten at a Brewers Fayre before this recent dining experience, but it is definitely a venue I will be re-visiting with Leo. It's only 20 minutes away from us, and makes a great after school treat for both of us (especially if I am feeling lazy and don't want to cook).
Thank you Brewers Fayre for a fantastic meal and of course keeping Leo entertained through our dining experience.
Disclaimer: We were provided with a £50.00 voucher in exchange for our meals and honest opinion.