Goosnargh pub rated as one of most family friendly in the UK

Posted on - 8th March, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Grimsargh, Preston News, Pubs
Rowena and Martin outside The Stags Head
Rowena and Martin outside The Stags Head

A pub on the outskirts of Preston has been named the most family-friendly pub in the UK.


Star Pubs and Bars bestowed the title on The Stags Head in Goosnargh.

Martin and Rowena Sanderson took on the pub 18 months ago and brought it back as a community local and gastro pub.

The Stags Head won praise for its outdoor facilities which include a fully-gated play area with castle, mini kids football pitch, pet rabbits and chickens as well as giant outdoor games like Jenga and Snakes and Ladders.

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Martin said: “We’re over the moon about winning the Best Family Friendly Pub Award.

“It is recognition of our vision for a family friendly gastro pub.

“Before we had children, Rowena and I used to enjoy going out to top pubs for meals. When we had our own children, it was no longer as enjoyable as they weren’t set up for families. We had the idea to blend the two and it’s been a great success.

“So, thank you to our staff and customers who’ve helped us on this journey.”

The outdoor play area at the Stags Head
The outdoor play area at the Stags Head

More than 2,700 pubs are managed by Star Pubs across the UK.

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Managing director of Star Pubs and Bars Lawson Mountstevens said: “Congratulations to Martin and Rowena and their team on a well-deserved win. Their standards and attention to detail are exceptional. Even going to the extent of incubating chicks for the petting area last year so they hatched in time for Easter!

“They’ve turned around The Stags Head, increasing trade six-fold, and created something many families have been craving – a top quality village pub serving fantastic food and drinks where the children have as much fun as the adults.”

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