If you live in England you need to visit Marlow. Not only is it home to spectacular culinary destinations (The Hand and Flowers, The Fat Duck, The Hinds Head, The Waterside Inn, The Compleat Angler, The Coach) it is a beautiful and very child friendly location for a day trip / weekend.
You can walk along the river side on a very civilised paved pathway, wide enough for prams to pass each other. There are swans and ducks in abundance and the most beautiful riverside houses to drool over.
I simply have to share my review of The Coach. Not only because each dish was utterly delicious, but because they were extremely relaxed and informal despite it being pretty close to fine dining. We had the pram (huge Bugaboo Buffalow!) and a 9 month old baby and they didn’t blink at the door! They immediately moved an entire table to fit our pram and made sure we had a lovely booth seat so Jack could bounce around between us. (They don’t have baby chairs) We saw a few toddlers too which sets your mind at ease.
Above we had fish and chips, pigs head croquette, lamb pie, ceaser salad and a stuffed quail. You don’t see the perspective here, these are small sharing portions – although we did over-order as we are greedy folk (and we even squeezed in a dessert and coffee!) I would recommend 3 dishes + dessert for two adults.
Jack was super well-behaved, here he is standing on the seat between us while we tag-teamed the eating. He is smashing his food pouch into our shopping bag 🙂