Written on: 20/08/2008
local pub with a children's menu.
I recently went for a meal with my 5 year old son at The Nag's Head, Thornton on the 20th aug 2008, I was told by management that I could not order a meal for us both as I was the only adult ordering. When I questioned this, I was told that because I had joined the company of my family who had arrived earlier for a drink, I was told that they would only be allowed to serve an adult meal and a child's meal if one other adult ordered too. When I questioned this I was told that if I had arrived on my own with my son, then there would be no problem in serving us. I cannot understand this seemingly ludicrous rule. My family have drank in this pub for over 50 years and I am appalled with this service. I have photographic evidence that is displayed outside the pub premises which states children will be admitted to the premises only when dining with an adult. So why was I not allowed to order a main meal for myself and my 5 year old son? I was then told that they would not serve me with any more drinks unless I had another paying adult to order a meal with me!
Pub has a children's menu but it seems as though they are doing their best to discourage families with young children from eating and drinking there. Unfortunately, I had no option but to leave the nags head with a very upset 5 year old. I will not be returning to the pub and will not be recommending it to my friends and family.