Kid Friendly Pubs in Clerkenwell
Juggling kids with your social life can be trying at the best of times – which is why we’ve put together a list of the top kid friendly pubs in Clerkenwell.
34-35 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6DB
Historical pub in Farringdon, dating back to King George IV. Legend has it the venue gained a pawnbroker’s license after the King traded in his gold pocket watch to fund a cockfight that took place in the tavern. Long gone are the days of animal rights violations and dubious dealings. These days the pub serves as a family friendly, unpretentious spot to grab a pint and a cheap bite to eat. Rolling with the times, The Castle offers a selection of tasty vegan food alongside traditional pub eats.
34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX
A stone’s throw from Farringdon and Old St station, sandwiched down Great Sutton St lies the Slaughtered Lamb – an airy pub with cool décor and wooden floors serving a great selection of rotating draught beers, complete with a selection of board games and plenty of room for the little ones to run amok. Head downstairs and you can find live music most nights of the week for a small fee.
52 Lloyd Baker St, Clerkenwell, London WC1X 9AA
Renowned as one of the best gastropubs in the Clerkenwell area, the Union Tavern’s food menu revolves around combining pub classics with seasonal ingredients to bring authentically British, good food – and that doesn’t stop at the adult menu. Aspiring beyond the regular chicken nugget and chip selection found at most UK pubs, the tavern offers healthier, tasty alternatives to keep both you and the little ones happy. Now for the grown up stuff… with a large array of local craft beers on draught and an extensive selection of gins, you can’t go far wrong .
Duke of Cambridge
30 St Peter's St, London N1 8JT
Proud to be Britain’s first and only certified organic pub, the award-winning venue has become something of an institution amongst yummy mummies in the surrounding area. Serving not only quality produce but great beer and wine too, the Duke of Cambridge offers a wholesome, welcoming and family friendly atmosphere for a guilt free drinking experience.
Earl of Essex
25 Danbury St, Islington, London N1 8LE
Last, but by no means least; our personal favourite spot to unwind with friends (and bring the kids too) – Earl of Essex. A stone’s throw from the canal (great for a stroll with the buggy beforehand) and with a beer garden bigger than the pub itself, there’s space enough for everyone to gather round (and delve into their devilish brisket cheese fries…). If that’s not enough, their ever-changing, extensive beer menu and knowledgeable bar staff ought to swing it.