We have good news Little Munchers! There is another pub in Sydney that is welcoming families with open arms. This pub has such a cool little play area for kids and has just had one swish make over too. Let me introduce you to the Plumpton Hotel!
The Plumpton Hotel is located in Glendenning a suburb of Western Sydney (the suburb of Plumpton is right next door). It's not an area that we were familiar with, but when I saw pictures of a very cute dinosaur playground pop up in my social media feed, I knew we needed to go on a little explore!
The Plumpton Hotel belongs to the Laundy Hotels group - they own quite a few pubs all over Sydney and NSW. They've just spent a bit of dosh recently fixing up the Plumpton Hotel and now it could be at home in any posh suburb of Sydney. When you arrive you will find plenty of parking right in front of the hotel and you can easily take your pram inside as there aren't any steps to negotiate, and there is also heaps of space next to your table to park it.
The play area is outside of the hotel's eating area, with quite a few of the tables having a good view over the space. You can also ring up and book a table so that you are guaranteed a table with the best view. And as the play area is under cover, kidlets should be able to use it in most weather conditions. You will find your menu and cutlery on your table (with extras available inside near the kitchen). Once you have made up your mind, pop into the bistro and place your order. You are given a buzzer to notify you when your meal is ready. It's in here too that you will find the toilets (no baby change table) as well as some high chairs.
The kitchen at the Plumpton Hotel serves up a reasonably priced kids meal deal. For $10.00, kids receive a meal, drink and paddle pop! You will find the usual suspects on the kids menu - nuggets & chips, cheeseburger & chips, pasta bolognaise, fish & chips as well as a sort of healthy option - sausages, mash & vegies. The boys went with the bolognaise which was on the smallish size, but they didn't complain as they just wanted their paddle pop and to play in the playground again!
The adults meals are typical of what you find on most pub menus these days. Burgers, steaks, schnittys, pizzas, pasta and salads. Prices range from $16 for a burger up to $24 for a T-bone. It's not gourmet by any means, but it does fill the belly well. When we dined on a Saturday at lunch time, the hotel was really quiet, so our meals were served very quickly indeed. And just to let you know, if you dine during the week they have some special deals happening such as free dessert and $12 meals on offer.
The Plumpton Hotel is open from 9am Monday - Saturday, and from 10am on Sundays. So it would be a great place to visit with your mums group or fellow parents at that time and just have a coffee whilst the kids play. Or if you really need a wine, go for that too....there's no judgement here my lovelies!
556 Richmond Rd, Glendenning NSW 2761
Open 7 days lunch & dinner