The 10 best pubs with play areas in London

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Are you looking for a child-friendly pub to take the kids this summer, but want to find a pub that has more to offer them than just a children’s menu? Look no further than our list of the best pubs with play areas in London.

We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best pubs with play areas which also have fantastic pub gardens. Each pub has an outdoor children’s playground or dedicated play area in addition to a bespoke kid’s menu, so you can go out for a drink and a meal and relax knowing the little ones will be well looked after. 

Read on to find out the best child-friendly pubs with play areas in London to take the kids on a day out.

Pubs with play areas and playgrounds in London

Pubs with play areas

Finding a pub with a play area isn't always straight forward, but all the pubs listed below are equipped with play areas/outdoor playgrounds and children’s menus to keep the kids entertained and fed – meaning more much needed ‘you’ time!

Listed in no particular order, here are some of our favourites:

The Red Lion, Barnes 

The Red Lion in Barnes is a popular pub all year-round due to its roaring log fires and heated outdoor area, and its beer garden always proves to be a big hit in the summertime. A child-friendly pub, there’s also plenty for the kids to do, including playing in the outdoor playground in the pub’s garden.

There’s also a children’s menu for ages nine and under, which is full of all their favourites to keep them full of beans.

The Red Lion is located at 2 Castelnau in Barnes, London SW13 9RU. Visit The Red Lion’s website for more information and to book a table. 

The Red Lion Barnes child friendly pub
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds in London

The Hare & Hounds, Osterley

Surrounded by lush green fields, The Hare and Hounds is a beautiful old West London country pub located minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hounslow, which caters for the whole family.

There is a large playground at the back of the pub’s impressive garden bar, which will keep the kids entertained while they wait for their delicious food ordered from the kid’s menu. You can even host your child's birthday party there.

The Hare & Hounds is located in Wyke Green, Osterley, Middlesex, TW7 5PR. Visit The Hare & Hounds Osterley for more information and to make a booking. 

Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Hare and Hounds Osterley
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Hare and Hounds Osterley

The Half Moon, Herne Hill 

If you're looking for a beautiful pub with a play area in Herne Hill, The Half Moon is a beautiful Grade II-listed pub and hotel that has been restored to its former glory. The child-friendly restaurant has a special kid’s menu that caters to every taste – no matter how fussy – while the outdoor play area will keep the children entertained for hours with games including giant connect four.

With delicious food, impressive outdoor spaces and beautiful boutique bedrooms, it’s a family-friendly place to dine, drink and stay in Herne Hill.

Located at 10 Half Moon Lane in Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HU, visit The Half Moon’s website for more information or to make a booking. 

Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Half Moon Herne Hill
Garden bar and children's play area at The Half Moon pub Herne Hill London

The Prince Blucher, Twickenham

The Prince Blucher is a child-friendly rugby pub in Twickenham with a spacious bar and restaurant, but step outside into the beautiful beer garden where you'll discover a small children’s playground and play area.

With real ales, tasty pub classics and a special children’s menu, the pub is a great spot for a drink and a bite to eat – even more so if you’re a fan of rugby.

The Prince Blucher is located at 124 The Green, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5AG, just opposite the north-west corner of the Green. Visit The Prince Blucher for more information and to make a booking. 

The Prince Blucher Twickenham beer garden and garden bar
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Prince Blucher Twickenham

The Plough Inn, Ealing 

An award-winning pub, The Plough in Ealing is a real country charmer and its impressive beer garden is a magnet on sunny days. There’s a children’s playground at the back of the garden with plenty of seating around it, so you can look out for your little ones while you enjoy delicious food and drink in the courtyard.

The bespoke children’s menu is one of the biggest in the area, with plenty of tasty meals and puddings to choose from.

Located at 297 Northfield Avenue in Ealing, London, W5 4XB, visit The Plough Inn for more information and to make a booking. 

The Plough Inn beer garden London
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Plough Inn Ealing

The Anglers, Teddington

Recently refurbished, The Anglers is a massive riverside pub in Teddington with delicious food, great drinks, and the best garden bar in the area.

The large garden has a great play area for children and adults alike – equipped with table tennis tables and foosball. There’s also a large playground with a jungle gym and a slide for the kids – making it a top destination for the whole family.

Located at 3 Broom Road in Teddington, London, TW11 9NR, visit The Anglers Teddington for more information and to make a booking. 

Outdoor table tennis at the anglers pub teddington
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Anglers Teddington

The Turk’s Head, Twickenham 

Another great family-friendly pub with a play area in Twickenham is The Turk’s Head. The lively rugby pub has a children’s playground in the garden which has a slide and a small jungle gym. After working up an appetite, the kids will love the bespoke children’s menu, which has a range of pub classics and puddings. 

The Turk's Head is located at 28 Winchester Road in Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1LF. Visit The Turk’s Head for more information and to make a booking. 

The Turk's Head beer garden in TwickenhamPubs with play areas and playgrounds The Turk's Head Twickenham

The Duke of Kent, Ealing 

Having a great pub garden is a common trend in our list of the best pubs with play areas, and The Duke of Kent has tasty food, a great selection of drinks and one of the best pub gardens in Ealing. Nestled in leafy Pitshanger, it’s the perfect place to soak up summer, with a bar, BBQ, private glasshouse and table-tennis tables among the outdoor highlights.

The garden has an impressive children's playground at the back, providing the perfect spot for drinks and a bite to eat in the summertime. There's a bespoke kid's menu, too.

The Duke of Kent is located at Scotch Common in Ealing, London, W13 8DL. Visit The Duke of Kent in Ealing for more information and to book a table.  

Duke of Kent pub Ealing beer garden
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Duke of Kent Ealing

The Drayton Court, Ealing 

The Drayton Court is a family-friendly pub, hotel and venue in Ealing with one of the biggest beer gardens in London. A children’s playground equipped with a slide and swings is at the back of the garden, with plenty of seating nearby so you can keep an eye on your little ones with your favourite drink in hand.

There’s table tennis and giant garden games, as well as a foosball table inside in case the weather turns sour. The kids will love the pub’s children’s menu, which consists of yummy pub classics and puddings.

Located at 2 The Avenue in Ealing, London, W13 8PH, visit The Drayton Court Hotel for more information and to make a booking. 

The Drayton Court Ealing beer garden and garden bar
Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The Drayton Court Ealing

The White Horse, Richmond

The White Horse in Richmond is the ideal spot to enjoy a pint or glass of wine alongside a delicious fresh meal with family and friends. A large playground is conveniently placed right next door to the pub, providing the perfect area for the kids to play – although young children would require supervision.

The kid’s menu has a mix of British favourites and healthy meals, with yummy puddings available if they still have room… 

The White Horse is located on Worple Way in Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6DF. Visit The White Horse Richmond for more information and to make a booking.

Pubs with play areas and playgrounds The White Horse Richmond
The White Horse Richmond pub with playground

Family Friendly Pubs

The child-friendly pubs featured on this list are 10 of the best pubs with play areas, outdoor playgrounds, and children’s menus that London has to offer – meaning there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. 

There is an abundance of great pubs in South England with bespoke children's menus. Click here to find a family-friendly pub near you.

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