UK’s best family pub that’s under two hours from Berkshire

Known for its smokehouse, the Onslow Arms Pub has extensive gardens and a canal setting that is sure to draw in visitors from all over. Having won the ‘Best Pub for Families’ award at the 2021 Great British Pub Awards, it is definitely a place to check out for a family day outing.

With the two goats, Hops and Barley, being hits with the customers, this pub offers more than your traditional local. Due to their ‘ great facilities ‘ and menus that ‘suit families’, they managed to nab the top spot in the latest round of awards. They even have a play area on-site to keep the children entertained.

Set in a 17th century Grade II listed building, the pub is described as ‘warm and inviting’, having retained many of the original features including solid oak beams, exposed brickwork and log fires. Located in Loxwood in West Sussex, it is just 1h 20min from Reading – a worthwhile journey for an award-winning pub.

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The menu is full of a variety of great produce, and since the pub is also a smokehouse, all their products are freshly smoked on-site. The pub strives to support local suppliers, and if they are unable to source local, they will always UK products.

With a menu packed full of exciting items to try, there is something for all the family. From extravagant milkshakes and pork crackling to mac and cheese, you will be able to feed even the fussy members of your clan. With deals on certain nights of the week, such as Tuesday ribs night where you can bag a half rack, chips, corn and a drink for only a tenner, you are able to dine out and not break the bank.

Like all traditional British pubs, the Onslow Arms also offers a Sunday Road menu where you can choose from a variety of roast mains and sides to build your own customised plate, or you can opt for their ‘Mega Onslow Roast’ for £26. Even the kids can join in on the roast action and bag themselves a mini roast.

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