3 Family Friendly Pub Accommodation Ideas

School’s out for summer! So allow us to showcase 3 of the finest family-friendly pubs for you to stay in – with options for kids of all ages and your family dog.

The holidays are a time for you to spend 6 weeks of uninterrupted fun with your children. To make the most of the sunny weather with days out and exciting activities. But planning these days out can be a headache – especially if you’re looking for overnight accommodation.

But fear not, we can help! Our family-friendly pubs will cater for all ages and tastes, with plenty to do locally. So, read on and gain some inspiration for your next family getaway.

1. The Royal Foresters, Berkshire

Situated just 15 minutes away from Legoland, the Royal Foresters sits in the heart of the pretty Berkshire town of Ascot. The main entrance is beautifully framed with wisteria, and leads you to a fabulous bar and two-period fireplaces. Upstairs, there are 24 calm and relaxing boutique bedrooms. 


  • Family-friendly stylish boutique bedrooms
  • Rooms contain bespoke handpainted furniture 
  • Nespresso coffee machine & tea making facilities 
  • Roberts radios
  • Flat screen TV in rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi

Things to do

  • Legoland – a guaranteed kid-friendly day out in the UK! (15 minutes drive away)
  • Go Ape (in Bracknell) for a treetop family adventure (3 miles away)
  • The Forest Segway experience – an hour-long cruise through the trees (3 miles away)
  • Windsor Duck Tours (down the River Thames) – a guided tour of Windsor on a duck themed bus (15 minutes drive away)

See The Royal Foresters Family Days Out Near Ascot for a full breakdown of the local attractions. 

Legoland Windsor Package

The Royal Foresters have their own dedicated “Legoland Windsor Package”. This includes a room for the night, dinner, cooked breakfast and a ticket for you and your family to enjoy the park’s magic.

Book The Royal Foresters today

For a relaxing stay and great local activities that your whole family will enjoy, look no further than The Foresters. 

See inside and book: The Royal Foresters

2. The Merry Harriers, Surrey

A family countryside escape

The Merry Harriers is a special 16th-century pub, situated in the picturesque village of Hambledon. Perfect for you and your children, their dedicated Family Wing comprises 1 double bed and 2 twin beds – accommodating a family of 4. If you’re looking to accommodate up to 5, a rollaway bed or travel cot is available upon request. 


  • Dog-friendly
  • Two bathrooms with walk-in rain showers
  • Sleeps a family of 4 (up to 5 upon request)
  • Views of their llama paddock
  • Guided llama treks – enjoy the hill’s natural beauty and views
  • Variety of routes to suit your fitness & ability levels

Book The Merry Harriers today

Enjoy the pub’s wonderful flora, fauna and history & experience something totally unique as a family.

See inside and book: The Merry Harriers

3. Pettifers Hotel, Wiltshire

A firm family favourite

The Pettifers has plenty on offer to keep your children entertained – both inside and outside the pub grounds. The Cotswolds is a glorious place chock-full of activities and natural sights for you and your family to explore. Perfect for adventurous families.


  • 4 well-presented family bedrooms
  • Large green space to play summer games (equipment for croquet and “pooh sticks” provided)

Things to do

  • Cotswold Water Park (2 miles away)
  • Great lakes with SSSI status (Site of Special Scientific Interest) so keep an eye out for local wildlife!
  • Exhilarating activities around the lakes – canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, rafting, high-wires & cycle hire
  • Walking routes – along the Thames Path, Cotswold canal path & various ramblers walks
  • Bowood House – a spectacular wooden adventure area, featuring a life-sized pirate galleon ship 
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park – full of penguins, big cats & other exotic animals for your little ones to marvel at

Book The Pettifers Hotel today

For endless family-friendly activities to keep you and your children entertained, book your getaway at the Pettifers today.

See inside and book: Pettifers Hotel

If you want some more choices that are a bit closer to home, discover more of our family-friendly pub accommodation. Simply tick the “family friendly” option and find the perfect pub stay, wherever you’re planning to go.

Written by Connor Davies, Head of Content at Stay in a Pub