Eating out

Child Friendly Pubs

Family friendly pubs, cafes, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours in Cheshire and specifically in Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas. These pubs, cafes, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours all have facilities which make them baby, toddler and child friendly.

NB for 2021 – given the situation with coronavirus some places listed here may not be open or may be operating with restrictions.  The child friendly extras referred to may also have been altered or removed.  Please check direct with the place before you travel.

Blacksmiths Arms, Henbury

The team at the Blacksmiths Arms are passionate about our food menu so you can relax and enjoy our quality dishes and great service at this fantastic venue. Kids play area.

“Great play area for the kids”

“Fab menu for the kids”

Chelford Rd, Henbury, Macclesfield SK11 9PG

T: 01625 424312

Bulls Head, Sandbach

We offer a traditional menu of English fayre and daily changing specials board, helping to maintain The Bull’s Head’s position as one of the leading local pubs in Smallwood.

“Great food and friendly pub”

“Family feel”

“Nice playground”

Newcastle Rd, Sandbach CW11 2TY

T: 01477 500247

Butley Ash, Macclesfield

Despite the pub’s rural location, the popularity of The Butley Ash sees guests return from as far afield as Stockport and Manchester to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and hearty food.

“Welcomed the children”

“Games and books to keep the kids entertained”

London Rd, Prestbury, Butley SK10 4EA

T: 01625 824930

Harrington Arms, Bosley

The Harrington Arms is open all day every day and offers home cooked tapas daily. There is a large garden and children’s play area with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Peak District National Park.

“Brilliant place to eat”

“Great pub”

Bosley, Macclesfield SK11 0PH

T: 01260 223113

Heath Farm Pub and Carvery, Congleton

Family friendly pub with Wacky Warehouse.

“You can keep an eye on the kids whilst you eat your roast”

Padgbury Ln, Congleton CW12 4LR

Horseshoe Inn, Congleton

We offer quality home cooked food with a menu that ranges from a simple sandwich to a mixed grill. The garden is a suntrap during the summer months offering plenty of outdoor seating over looking the children’s play area.

“Great food”

“Lovely play area”

Fence Ln, Congleton CW12 3NL

T: 01260 272205

The Plough & Flail, Mobberley

Children’s menus ranging from sausage and mash to seabass fillet.  Outside play area.

“Great in the summer”

“Alpaca farm opposite!”

“Lots of parking and a nice play area for kids.”

The Plough and Flail, Paddock Hill Lane, Mobberley, Cheshire WA16 7DB

T:  01565 873537


Railway Inn, Mobberley

Located in Mobberley near Knutsford, the Railway Inn is a family-run, freehold village pub situated in the middle of the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

“My kids love it there”

“Great play area with some resident pigs which delighted my daughter”

2 Station Rd, Knutsford WA16 6LA

T: 01565 873155

Sutton Hall, Macclesfield

Our wonderful pub is over 480-years-old.A warren of seven different dining areas, with plenty of terraces and gardens to enjoy the sun.

“Sutton hall has some swings and a tractor and there is a big grassy area for them to run around”

“The little ones are well occupied when we go”

Bullocks Ln, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0HE

T: 01260 253211

The Bears Head, Sandbach

The food we love to eat, is the food we love to serve. So whether it’s a traditional Sunday roast or one of our new seasonal dishes, we’re sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Bear’s Head.

“Great kids menu”

“Good choice of kids menu”

The Bear’s Head, Newcastle Road South, Brereton, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RS

T: 01477 544732

The Bear’s Paw, Warmingham

Located in the picturesque village of Warmingham, The Bear’s Paw is a characterful luxury country hotel and restaurant in Cheshire dating from the 19th century.

“Kids meals very good”

“Family and dog friendly”

School Lane, Warmingham, Sandbach, CW11 3QN

T: 01270 526317

The Brocklehurst Arms, Macclesfield

A very warm welcome to the Blocklehurst Arms. We’re just a short drive away from Macclesfield. With your mates, with your other half, or even with the kids, the Blocklehurst Arms is perfect – comfy, casual and lively.

“Family pub”

“Reasonably priced”

40 Manchester Rd, Macclesfield SK10 2HA

T: 01625 423688

The Cheshire Cheese

The Cheshire Cheese is a characteristic and charming local inn, situated in the traditional village of Wheelock, adjacent to the picturesque Trent and Mersey Canal.   Serving great customer service, a warm welcome and quality food alongside an extensive portfolio of drinks and fine ales.

“Very friendly”

“Child friendly”

The Cheshire Cheese, 466-468 Crewe Road, Wheelock, Cheshire CW11 3RL

Tel – 01270 346600

The Church House, Sutton

We are a family and dog friendly pub, with a large beer garden, children’s play area and extended field behind the pub, which is enjoyed by all in the winter snow and summer sun alike!

“Large outside play area”

“Very child friendly”


Church Ln, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0DS

T: 01260 252436

The Cock and Pheasant, Bollington

Of all the pubs in Bollington, Cock & Pheasant must be one of the best places to indulge yourself and enjoy a rewarding meal.

“Really Nice”

“Very popular children’s playground”

15 Bollington Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5EJ

T: 01625 573289

The Egerton Arms, Chelford

We welcome children to play in our playground with a swing & slide in the garden and a selection of children’s toys to keep everyone happy. The kids menu is popular and comes with a colouring competition.

“Very friendly and welcomed my baby and toddler”

“Great play area”

“Can’t recommend this place enough”

The Egerton Arms Knutsford Road Chelford Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9BB

The Fox and Hounds, Sproston

The Fox and Hounds is a Cheshire Country Pub serving freshly prepared quality food using Locally Sourced Produce.

“Big garden and children’s play area”

“The food is incredible”

“Great garden for the kids”

Holmes Chapel Road Sproston Cheshire CW4 7LW

The Miners Arms, Adlington

Welcoming old country pub with friendly staff and regulars. Family friendly, offering excellent food to suit all tastes

“Large beer garden with kids area”

‘Great food’

Wood Ln N, Adlington, Macclesfield SK10 4PF

T: 01625 872731

The Red Lion, Pickmere

The Red Lion is a fabulous country pub situated in the village of Pickmere where you can enjoy quality food and drink in relaxed and inviting surroundings.


“Nice outdoor area for kids”

Park Ln, Pickmere, Knutsford WA16 0JX

T: 01565 733247

The Windmill in Whiteley green

The Windmill offers a warm welcome to all. The family area can be found to the rear of the pub. Relax and enjoy the sunshine whilst the ‘kiddy winks’ run around our windmill maze till their heart content.

No play area but a maze for the little ones. 

“Great pub”

“Brilliant labyrinth in the garden for the children!”

Holehouse Ln, Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ

T: 01625 574222

Waggon & Horses, Wilmslow

Chain pub/restaurant serving classic comfort food, with kids’ and dessert menus. Wacky Warehouse.

“Good place for a meal with the family as they have an indoor play area”

“Family friendly”

231 Wilmslow Rd, Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3JZ

T: 0161 437 3626