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With Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March, we wanted to share with you some local Family Friendly places to eat, which have been recommended by some of our Chiltern Chatter members. Here are the top local picks:


Hart & Magpies, Nr Amersham

We really like this pub, especially since they have installed a massive climbing frame complete with a slide and climbing wall in the beer garden! The kids are happy to go off and play and we can have a drink in peace (what more could you want :)) Every time we have eaten here we have really enjoyed the food – its reasonably priced and generous portions. The fish and chips are fantastic. The pub has a resident dog called Scrumpy who is very friendly and they welcome all dogs. This pub is also close to Hodgemore Woods so perfect if you fancy a walk in the woods followed by drinks / food.
Reviewed by Anon.

Pizza Express 

You can’t really go wrong with Pizza Express. We tend to go to the Pizza Express in Amersham as its really nice since it’s new refit. The one in Beaconsfield is quite small as it’s in an old building so would prob choose Amersham over Beaconsfield if you have younger ones. There always seem to be lots of offers on, so check their website or do a quick google search for Pizza express offers before you go. Food always nice and the kids menu is good value (starter, main and pud) plus have crayons and drawing to keep them entertained.
Reviewed by Mumof3.

The Plough, Winchmore Hill, Nr Amersham 

We are pleased to have found a family friendly pub that serves decent, reasonably priced food. They have a restaurant, but we have eaten in the bar with our 2 children. The menu is varied and seems to change regularly. I had an excellent pheasant, reported to be locally shot. They do a children’s menu with a colouring page on the reverse and provide colouring pencils. The menu has an Italian twist with a wide selection of pizza and traditional yummy Italian desserts. I would definitely recommend this pub if you are looking for a nice Sunday lunch.
Reviewed by Nikkip72.

The Swan, Old Amersham

We took our two children (aged 3 and 6) here for dinner on Saturday and had a great meal. There was plenty of selection, early bird menu, evening menu, daily specials menu and children’s menu. The staff were very friendly and engaging with the kids, although no crayons/colouring etc for the kids so would recommend taking some to keep them entertained. There is apparently a nice beer garden to enjoy in the summer but we didn’t venture outside as the weather was too wet.
Reviewed by Liz.



The Swan, Ley Hill 

I would highly recommend the Old Swan in Ley Hill, run by Sam and Nigel (Byatt?). We have eaten there regularly with our two girls (now aged 10 and 13) since the day we moved into Latimer more than five years ago. The pub is the quintessential low-beamed English pub, the staff are always welcoming and friendly, and the integral restaurant is well-run. The pub carries varied bar and restaurant menus with mainly traditional but also some more unusual dishes. There is a large beer garden (and Ley Hill Common) in the summer, with comfortable shaded bench seats and tables to linger over Sunday lunch. The food is always freshly prepared and of a consistently high standard, the service courteous and efficient, the kitchen staff flexible and obliging of off-menu requests, and there are often events and music at the pub. It is repeatedly unanimously voted our family’s favourite place to eat.
Reviewed by Joanna Hill.



Luna Rossa, Gerrards Cross 

Brilliant authentic Italian bistro in the heart of Gerrards Cross. Fresh homemade Italian classics, tasty, good value for money and excellent service. Perfect place to grab an early bite to eat with kids and perfect for a mid week meal.
Reviewed by TargetHP.


We went to The Bond Premier in Gerrards Cross tonight with friends and popped into Wildwood for a quick bite to eat. The food was really tasty and although it was very busy our waitress was really attentive. They had a 2 for 1 on cocktails, which I wish I could have taken advantage of, but didn’t want to risk falling asleep during the film 🙂 Not sure if they do this every Friday but the cocktail menu did look very appealing! The bill was very reasonable too. Although we didn’t have the kids with us on this occasion, we have been there with them before and they are very kid friendly (children’s menu, crayons etc). Well worth a try!
Reviewed by Northern Bird.



The Squirrel 

Great pub to go for a drink and keep kids entertained naturally with great ambience… I love going to the squirrel of a peaceful meal or a drink as my toddlers will be way too busy playing on the climbing frame and running around…food is average, not that special but freshly made…. Beautiful location right in the centre of the Penn Village…
The Squirrel was voted ‘Family pub of the year’ a few years back and you can see why. The playground at the back is great as you can sit and drink while you watch them play. They also have games inside. The food isn’t fantastic but its a really friendly pub and not too busy either which is useful when you have children.
Reviewed by Vinleez & Harrisluc.



Tamarind Thai Café 

Love, love, love this restaurant. It’s the nearest to a ‘real’ Thai meal and service I have found. Very rustic decor, food is just amazing and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit. I’m not sure if they have highchairs but children are most welcome, our two love it, Enjoy!
Reviewed by Jo Saunders.



The Jolly Cricketers

A great place to go for lovely food with the whole family. The adults menu is mouth watering and they have a kids menu with all the usual favourites. I would suggest going at lunchtime with the family as they don’t start serving food in the evening until 6:30pm, which is a bit late for our kids. They have high chairs, and the atmosphere is really relaxed and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewed by Liz.


Thanks to everyone that contributed and shared their experiences of great places to eat locally. There are obviously loads more fab local places to eat. Make sure you share your opinions by writing a review on Chiltern Chatter.