Yesterday we spent some about four and a half hours in a pub, the brewers fayre in Bromsgrove, and no alcohol was consumed between either my wife or myself.
The answer to your question of why didn't you drink? Is a simple one, it was a bloggers event for our children to try out the new Beano themed menu and play area.
Well upon arrival the children were greeted by Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, they all had hugs and a photo with them.
We were then welcomed to the event by Katy who told us what the event would entail and where to find our seats.
The first thing the kids were invited to do was see Father Christmas, obviously meeting the big man himself was fantastic they told him they'd been good (obviously we agreed lol) and told him what they wanted for Christmas and in return they each received a lovely present and had their picture taken with him.
Once we had seated ourselves and sorted ourselves out, the kids quickly removed their footwear and headed straight to the play area.
They didn't know what to do first, get their face painted, played in the soft play area or go watch Dennis the Menace cartoons whilst colouring in Christmas tree decorations and Christmas cards.
Well obviously being my three they all wanted to do something different and off in different directions they went leaving me to turn into octopus arms daddy, nothing new there lol.
Mummy kindly took L-A into the soft play area whilst I sat with the boys and coloured in some tree decorations and made mummy a Christmas card, "you're enjoying colouring that in aren't you?" one of the photographers asked me to which it replied "beats being in work lol"
After all three had some sort play time we made our way back to our table to relax before our lunch was due to be served, the kids played with their Christmas present whilst mummy and I kicked back with a relaxing Costa latte.
Lunch came and we all thoroughly enjoyed our main course and desserts, the kids mixed a bit of each of their mains together so they all had a bit of variety then the boys enjoyed their brownie sundaes whilst L-A devoured doughnuts with caramel sauce and sprinkles.
At this point I'd like to say how friendly and helpful all the staff were who served is at various times during this event, they couldn't help us enough when we needed them.
After we'd all eaten, the children went back into the soft play area, all three of them throughly enjoyed themselves climbing up the steps, through the various obstacles and going down the massive twisty purple slide.
Before we left and as the queue wasn't too big the kids got their face painted or in L-A case a arm tattooed.
Overall we all had a fantastic day at the pub, the service was great, the food was fantastic and the kids loved the play area.