There is not much more than I like than eating out at pubs and restaurants.
However, as you will know is is not always a relaxing experience when your kids come too! So it is always nice to find a family friendly pub or restaurant which also offers good food for great value.
My husband, children and I visited The Mason’s Arms in Rudgeway for tea last weekend. The Mason’s Arms prides itself on being very family friendly with tasty food that is great value and serves traditional lunches and roast dinners as well as pub grub, also.
When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Decor inside is smart and modern. It is also very Christmassy at the Mason’s Arms at the moment with a beautiful Christmas tree and decorations.
We were each given menus and my children were each given a pack of coloured crayons to colour in the drawing activities on their menus. This was great as kept them occupied for a while while my husband and I decided on our meals.
We decided to go for the Festive Menu which includes three courses for £8.79 per adult and £4.99 per child, plus a Christmas cracker each – fantastic value. My kids enjoyed pulling their crackers, wearing their crowns and looking at the gifts inside.
For starter, both my children and I opted for the Prawn Cocktail and my husband opted for the Honey Roast Parsnip Soup. There was also a vegetarian option of Crunchy Button Mushrooms on the menu.
We all decided to go for the Carvery option for our main meal (though the veggie option of Sun Blush Tomato and Squash Kiev did sound nice, too).
At the carving deck, my kids enjoyed being independent, choosing the meat and vegetables they wanted. There was a choice of roast turkey, roast beef and mustard glazed gammon.
There were also nice vegetables to accompany the carvery such as Yorkshire Puddings (we were offered two if we wished – always appreciated!), carrots, roast potatoes and more. Our main meals were hot and tasty and our plates were piled high with delicious food!
There was also a super range of puddings on the Festive Menu, including Christmassy ones such as Christmas pudding and Double Chocolate Yule Log.
My choice of pudding was easy however, as my favourite was also on the menu: profiteroles. These were amazing! My son opted for the Kentish Bramley Apple Pie and my husband and daughter went for the Dairy Ice Cream.
Ice Cream at the Mason’s Arms is extra special as you get to use the ice cream machine and eat as much as you want! My daughter loved using the ice cream machine and helping herself to the colourful sauces and toppings.
Staff at the Mason’s Arms were friendly and helpful and several times came over to check that we were all okay and enjoying our meals.
The Mason’s Arms also had a very relaxed atmosphere and there were other children and families there which put both my husband and I at ease – we always feel more relaxed in restaurants when there are other kids so don’t feel so awkward if ours start to play up.
Our food at the Mason’s Arms was both tasty and great value, plus the staff were friendly and helpful.
It had a really nice, relaxed vibe. We will definitely visit the Mason’s Arms again.
If you would like to find out more about the Mason’s Arms or see the menu visit http://www.crowncarveries.co.uk/nationalsearch/southwest/themasonsarmsrudgeway.
*Disclosure: Our meal was provided free of charge with the agreement of me providing an review of the Mason’s Arms. However, this is an honest review and we really did enjoy eating at the Mason’s Arms!