Play at Brewers Fayre

Play at Brewers Fayre - VIP DayWe were recently invited along to a Play at Brewers Fayre event at our local Brewers Fayre pub restaurant, the Castlewood in South Normanton, Derbyshire (just off junction 28 of the M1).  The event was being held to celebrate the grand re-opening of their play area, which has had a revamp … and we couldn’t wait to go along and see what it was like!

On the day we were joined by my sister-in-law, Lucy and niece, Amelia. So if you see any unfamiliar faces in any of my pictures, it will be one of those two!

Play at Brewers Fayre - Castlewood South Normanton DecorWhen we arrived at the Castlewood Brewers Fayre I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. For some reason I had been expecting a pokey little restaurant with a tiny children’s play area, when in fact it was quite the opposite!

The play area itself is really big compared to ones we’ve seen in other eateries, and the decor is lovely and bright with an awesome Dennis the Menace theme throughout. There is plenty of seating areas for adults to sit while the little ones play, and you can also eat your meal in there too, which is great for people like me who don’t like to keep moving from one area to another once they’ve got comfy!

Play at Brewers FayreThe play area has two different sections : a free soft play area for the really little ones, and a larger play area with things to climb up, slides and rope swings for the bigger kids. The larger play area does cost £3 per child to use, but these areas are fully supervised and cleaned regularly so I do think it offers great value for money. Height restrictions also apply.

As well as the two awesome play areas, the Castlewood Brewers Fayre also has a little zone where the kids can just ‘chill out’. In this zone there was a seating area made up of super comfy looking bean bags and a TV (playing episodes of Dennis the Menace, of course). There was also a table full of Dennis the Menace colouring sheets and masks to make. As Oscar has recently discovered colouring, he absolutely loved sitting and scribbling on some of these!

Play at Brewers Fayre - Kids Menu

As well as getting to try out the new and improved play area, we also got to sample the Beano inspired Children’s Menu too! For the size of each portion, I think they offer great value for money, with a main meal costing £3.99, 2 courses costing £4.49 and 3 courses costing £4.99. You just can’t go wrong!

Stacey and Amelia had grilled chicken with chips and peas for their main meal and they both did us proud by clearing their plates, and Oscar had bacon and sweetcorn pizza with grrrrrlic bread and salad.

Play at Brewers Fayre - Kids Menu

The kids desserts looked absolutely delicious as well. Stacey and Amelia polished off a chocolate indulgent sundae each, and Oscar tried some lip-smacking tricky mini doughnuts.

Brewers Fayre - Adults Menu

The meals that myself and Lucy tried from the restaurants main menu were delicious as well. Yum!

Overall I thought the play area and kids menu were fantastic, and I will most definitely return to the Castlewood Brewers Fayre again in the future. Thank you so much for inviting us guys!

Have you ever visited a Brewers Fayre pub restaurant before?
Why not let me know your thoughts on them in the comments section below?

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*We attended an event at our local Brewers Fayre and got complimentary meals and play
**A big thank you to the lovely Emma from Handbags to Change Bags for allowing me to use a few of her photo’s of the decor!

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24 Comments

    • 03/04/2015 / 7:43 pm

      Aww, I know what you mean. We would often go to Brewers Fayre when we were on holidays when I was younger. I always loved it X

    • 03/04/2015 / 7:44 pm

      They seem to be revamping all the menu’s and play areas at the mo. We were so impressed with the food when we visited the other weekend X

    • 04/04/2015 / 8:55 am

      Thank you Danielle 🙂 We sure did!X

    • 04/04/2015 / 8:56 am

      The kids polished them off super quick so I think they must have tasted as good as they looked!!X

    • 04/04/2015 / 8:57 am

      I’m not keen on chocolatey puddings, but I have to admit it does look delicious!X

    • 05/04/2015 / 1:22 pm

      I’m not surprised Sophia. The chocolatey desserts look amazing 😉 X

  1. Nafisah Atcha
    05/04/2015 / 7:03 am

    Denis the Menes brings back so many memories. This looks like a wonderful evening.

    • 05/04/2015 / 1:23 pm

      I know what you mean. I loved to watch him on TV when I was younger 🙂 X

    • 05/04/2015 / 1:23 pm

      It really is Laura. The staff really look out for them X

    • 05/04/2015 / 5:34 pm

      Exactly! It’s just what the doctor ordered 🙂 X

  2. 05/04/2015 / 5:31 pm

    What a fantastic sounding restaurant I love that it has a theme and who doesn’t love Dennis!

    • 05/04/2015 / 5:35 pm

      He’s awesome isn’t he Sarah?! I wanted to bring Gnasher home with me!! LOL X

  3. 06/04/2015 / 6:46 pm

    The foods looks delicious! Seems like you had a great day!

    • 09/04/2015 / 9:12 pm

      It tasted as good as it looked, and we did, thank you 🙂 X

  4. Nicol
    06/04/2015 / 8:58 pm

    Dennis the menace brings back my childhood! Those were the days

    • 09/04/2015 / 9:12 pm

      He’s still every bit as awesome nowadays Nicol 😀 X

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