Reviewed by Tracey Flintham
We attended the opening of the new “Play at Brewers Fayre” area at Preston Farm in Stockton-On-Tees on Saturday 18th July. The pub itself is easy to find with plenty of free parking. The event started at 10.15pm and we arrived a little before this time. We were greeted by 2 members of staff who directed us to the correct area pointing out where our table was and where the complimentary drinks were.
After leaving our things at the table, the girls were keen to dash off to the play area. The play area is really light and airy, with an area for older children and a toddler section. The room is decorated throughout with a Dennis the Menace theme including a Dennis the Menace carpet and large themed flags on the ceiling. The play equipment has 3 levels with a long slide, rope bridges and tunnels. The toddler area had lots of big bean bags for relaxing on, large cubes to build towers and ‘on the wall’ jigsaw puzzles. Dennis the Menace and Gnasher made an appearance and made my oldest daughter’s day by giving her a signed autograph.
After dashing around the play area, the girls decided to have their faces painted before dashing back to play some more. Our table was in a nice position within the play area which meant we could sit and relax knowing we could keep an eye on the children at the same time. It also meant once the children had finished eating they could go and play again whilst we finished our meals. The area was clean throughout and nicely air conditioned. I had chosen the smothered chicken for my main meal and it was a nice quality, good sized portion. My husband had the chicken tikka masala which he enjoyed. Meanwhile the children were eating their spaghetti beano-ese and they cleared their plates in no time. The staff were all very polite and attentive and coming to check everything was okay with our meals.
After the meal, the girls went to chill out in the den area which was laid out with craft activities and cartoons playing on the big screen.
Overall I was very impressed with the organisation of the event and the play area is very nice. The toilets are conveniently located for the play area and another feature I liked was that the doors to the entrance of the play area were quite heavy so small children couldn’t escape easily and there was a gap between the 2 doors to ensure no trapped fingers.
All in all we had a super morning, my girls thoroughly enjoyed using the new play area and I will be checking out other Brewers Fayre pubs in my area.
For more information, to view menus or to book a table visit:
Brewers Farm, Yarm Road, Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3RT | 01642 633 354