Restored country pubs tempt parents this bank holiday

Let the kids get stuck into cooking lessons and story-telling sessions while you enjoy some fine cuisine There's good news for parents looking to eat out this bank holiday. To tie in with the start of National Family Week on Monday restored country pub chain Marchant Inns has introduced some family friendly initiatives.

There are activities and offers to keep the kids entertained while mum and dad get the opportunity to tuck into cuisine from the kitchen of Michelin-starred executive chef Rob Clayton.

At the Black Boy Inn near Banbury in Oxfordshire and The Lambert in the Chiltern Hills kids get to eat free when their parents choose any main course from the lunch a la carte menu and from 6:30-8pm. Called Proper Food For Small People, the child friendly meals are all nutritionally balanced and take into account their five-a-day.

Also participating in the scheme is The Saracen’s Head at Great Dunmow, Essex, which is offering a story telling corner from 10:30-11:30am on Monday, May 25. The following day, and on Wednesday 27, the pub is hosting its first ‘little cooks corner’ – a chance for young ones to pick up a few fun culinary skills under the tutelage of the head chef.

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