Schools out for Summer and it is a great chance to take the kids out for the day and have lots of quality family fun making memories together.

The slight drawback to going out and spending time together is that the jobs don’t get done at home. Shopping snd cooking is still an essential chore!

After a lovely family day out in the Peak District we visited the Cookhouse and Pub locates just off junction 28 on the M1 in Ripley, Derbyshire. It was a fantastic way to end a lovely day and saved the hassle of shopping and cooking! Woohoo!

Cookhouse and Pub have other locations around the country.

The restaurant is light. modern and fresh with wood features, bright colours and comfy chairs making it a relaxing and ambient space.

There is an outdoor play area which is visible from inside, or adjacent to an outside sitting area, so little ones can let off steam whilst waiting for their food.

The staff are friendly and helpful- just the thing after a busy day out having fun with the kids! Our waitress came over immediately with the menus and a bottle of tap water with glasses. I thought this was a really nice touch!

Throughout the Summer holidays, a child can eat two courses for just £1 between 3.30-5.30pm (additioal courses can be purchased for 75p)  meaning it won’t break the bank either. Up to two children under 12 can take advantage of this deal for every adult meal purchased.

The children’s menu is the best I’ve ever seen in a pub with lots of favourites – burger, pasta, curry, sausage and mash, pizza and all with a serving of vegetables to boost their 5 a day. The fruit salad dessert option has two servings of your 5 a day!

For starters the boys both opted for chicken meatballs with bbq sauce and cucumber sticks followed by sausage and mash with beans for one and chicken curry for the other. Empty plates all round!

The adult menu also has a great choice with a specials board as well and lots of healthy options too.

We tried out the open beef Wellington from the specials board. Fillet steak, cooked to perfection, was sliced and layered with puff pastry, mushrooms and bacon and served with chips and a jug of gravy. Delicious!

Firecracker chicken with lots of fresh vegetables and noodles was the other choice. It was all delicious!

Flatbreads are a bit of a speciality here – definitely one to try next time/ check out the great oven!

We really enjoyed this experience- it was lovely to relax and enjoy a meal together after a fun day out sharing stories without the added stress of shopping, cooking and washing up!

Quality family time at its best!

Does this sound like your cup of tea? They had lots of other fab offers such as Sunday Carvery for two adults and two children for £20 and a coffee and mini dessert option too. Yum yum!

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One Response to Cookhouse and Pub – the perfect Summer holiday family treat (a review)

  1. Granny says:

    Sounds good to me!

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