By no means an exhaustive list, but useful nonetheless! More coming soon.
Pubs with Lovely Gardens and Great Food
Lands End - Paddle in the ford too
The Dew Drop Inn - at Burchetts Green, with beautiful country walks in the woods around! Well worth a trip, and really quaint! In the middle of nowhere, so a drive, but so close to Henley. Lovely food.
The Baskerville Arms - at Shiplake, with a nice enclosed garden at the back with a small little climbing frame area for little ones to play around it. Great food.
The Bottle and Glass - In Binfield Heath. Lovely large garden to run around in, with great food and a childfriendly atmosphere in the garden. Great in summer, particularly with their outdoor BBQ days.
The Elephant and Castle - in Hurst. Lovely atmosphere. Outdoor children's play area and separate bar for adults so your don't feel so bad about the noise.
The Green Man
The Horns - At Crazies Hill has just reopened and has great food
The Ploughden Arms - at Shiplake Cross. Enclosed garden, lovely pub, great atmosphere. Fantastic food.
Baratta's at the Royal Oak - in Twyford, also has a lovely climbing frame area and encolsed garden at the back. Great food.
Shurlocks - at Shurlocks row
The New Inn - on the A4 near Knowl Hill. Big garden at the back. Great Spanish food.
Wagon and Horses
The Red Lion - in Peppard Common, lovely play area, football goals, climbing frame, wendy house and large area outdoors to run around in, with an enclosed garden.
Henley - Child-Friendly Cafes
Cafe Go:two at d:two - Nice, really friendly Cafe in the church with kids food and drinks and a little play area. Really handy as right next to the Children's Centre and the venue of many of the drop-in activities for babies and toddlers in Henley. Also holds an NCT meet for parents once a week. www.dtwo.co.uk/index.php/cafe-go-two-home
Magoos - has a child-friendly outdoor beer garden, with slide and playhouse. magooshenley.co.uk/contact
Mill Meadows Cafe - nice simple cheap food served. Great after a trip to the brilliant children's outdoor play area (great for all ages) there - only a short toddle away. By the river, so can also be tied in with feeding the dogs, a nice walk along the river or run with a pushchair, feeding the ducks and watching the dogs and people go past.
Quince Tree @ the River and Rowing Museum - really lovely, great location, great cakes and food, and very kind and professional staff
Swiss Farm Cafe - Kids corner inside with dress up, books and toys and play park outside next to all the outdoor seating. www.swissfarmcamping.co.uk/facilities.php
The Regal Cinema Coffee Shop
Henley - Child-Friendly Restaurants
CAU - give children "CAU pads" aka iPads to play if you want them
Zizi - child friendly menu
Angel on the Bridge
Twyford Area - Child-Friendly Cafes
Sheeplands at Hare Hatch - has a nice child-friendly Cafe, some outdoor play toys, grass to run around on outside with horses and a range of farm animals you can visit for a small donation. A lovely little in-door play area too, which is totally free. As well as keeping little ones entertained going round Sheeplands you can also do a high quality food shop and pick up bits from the garden centre, children's toys section and much more. Well worth a trip. www.harehatchsheeplands.co.uk
Sebastian's Cafe in Twyford - www.sebastianscafe.co.uk
Twyford Area - Child-friendly Restaurants
Wee Waif (Hungry Horse Pub) - cheap and cheeful and child friendly www.hungryhorse.co.uk/pubs/wee-waif-readin...
Jolly Farmer - in Hurst. Does great food and there is a lovely garden for the kids too. www.jollyfarmerhurst.com
The Duke of Wellington - Serves fantastic food from 12-2.30. Very children friendly. Lovely garden. www.brakspear.co.uk/our_pubs/pub_page/91/d...
Restaurants - Fine Dining
Very useful guide to the best restaurants around. Put your postcode in, enter a cetegory of food if you like, and then search the best restaurants nearest to you!
or, the Michelin guide, again enter your postcode to find the nearest restaurants: www.viamichelin.com/web/Restaurants/Restau...
Other useful links for restaurants: