We had kept it as a surprise for Little D so he was very excited when we arrived. The play area is in the corner of the restaurant and in a separate room do you don't have to visit or even sit near it if you don't want to, so if you have come in for a quiet meal you can have just that which is good. Of course we did want to try out the play area, so we chose to sit actually in the play area so Little D could enjoy it whilst waiting for his meal and in between courses.
£3 for 90 minutes play was good value especially as the ladies held a treasure hunt for sweets and Little D came back with a huge haul! There were two slides, some climbing steps and bars and lots of tunnels, Little D made a couple of friends and they had a great time finding the sweets and playing chase. In the play area there is also special party room which the ladies were laying out for a party later on, this looked very exciting, again it was Beano themed with special tablecloths cups and plates.
Little D was even given a copy of a special Halloween themed Beano to take home with him as part of the Brewer's Scare event. This was a huge hit and has lots of activities to keep him busy over half term. Whilst we were there extra Halloween decorations were being put up for a disco that was taking place that evening. We were told that during the October half term, kids Halloween themed activity mornings also will take place every Monday-Friday with arts, crafts, colouring- in, puzzles, games and other spooky goings on.
There is a wide choice of food, as you would expect this is mainly of the pub grub/ fast food variety which we wouldn't normally choose as it's not really our kind of thing, but there's everything from burgers to steaks to fish and chips. There's a huge selection for children with an opportunity to swap your sides so you can have mash, veg or even salad instead of chips. Prices are on a par with most pub restaurants, but there are some really cheap mid week deals on all courses which would make it much more affordable. The children's menu is £4.99 for three courses it was all themed with pictures of the food so it was easy for children to choose exactly what they wanted.
Little D started with garlic bread which he loved while we shared a portion of nachos which were huge. Little D plumped for the popcorn chicken which was surprising as it was something he has never tried before, whilst we chose a mix grill and a steak from the grills menu. We finished up with Apple Betty, Oreo Cake whilst little D devoured a chocolate Ice-Cream Sundae. With a Orange Capri drink and refillable Pepsi's the bill came to just under £50 which is probably average for this type of establishment.
After our meal we headed off to our local town where Spooky Saturday was taking place. so the Halloween fun continued. Little D had a wonderful day and it made a great start to the October half term.
We were guests of Brewers Fayre but as ever our opinions are our own.