Family dining in North Wales: Cookhouse & Pub

Have you been to a Cookhouse and Pub before? We hadn’t until we tried one recently. There is now a Cookhouse and Pub in Rhyl, which we tried before a windy trip to the beach.

There’s a relaxed and friendly vibe at the Cookhouse and Pub, which is now open along West Parade on Rhyl’s seafront. There’s a large pay and display car park opposite and also a cinema.

The interior is smart and modern and food is served all day. You can relax in a booth, on a bar stool or at a regular table, there are lots of seating options to choose from. If you are looking for hassle-free, good value dining then pop in and give it a try.

Staff are friendly and welcoming and were attentive and helpful to customers. Wi-Fi says it’s free and available, although this was not working during our visit.

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They had couples, families with teenagers, families with young children, and solo diners whilst we were there, suggesting the place appeals to everyone. High chairs and baby changing facilities are available, although there were no bins in the toilets.

The menu is extensive, I think you’d be hard-pressed not to find something you liked. The children’s menu was one of the largest I’ve ever seen. Most dining establishments have 4-6 things on their kids menu to choose from, but this one was an entire side of A4 with a whole range of options, including multiple side sides.

The kids menu is well priced with two courses for only £4.99, but Monday-Thursday 3.30-5.30 PM kids eat for only £1 with every paying adult. It’s a great deal, making family dining much more affordable.

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Even breakfast!

If you’ve had an early start you can even pop in for breakfast. Whether it’s coffee and crumpets, tea and toast or fuelling up with a full English, Cookhouse and Pub’s unlimited breakfasts are a great way to start to the day.

At £8.99 per person (with kids eating free), including as many coffee and juice refills required to get you going, Cookhouse and Pub has got mornings covered. There are unlimited helpings of freshly prepared bacon, free-range eggs cooked any way you like, bubble & squeak, mushrooms and black pudding, as well as American-style buttermilk pancakes and crumpets.

For a more continental experience, choose from a wide variety of baked goods such as croissants, pain au chocolat, muffins and bagels with healthier options including fresh fruit salad, granola, porridge and organic yoghurt.

The king of salads

Cookhouse & Pub

I love a good salad but this one was one of the best I’ve had. This above is the C & P Super Salad with King Prawn Skewers, complete with feta, pomegranate seeds and a whole host of other yummy things – absolutely delicious!

All-day dining

At Cookhouse and Pub, there’s certainly something for everyone with a menu that features grazers, flatbreads and specials, alongside grills and pub classics.

Comforting and familiar classics such as lasagne, hand battered fish and chips, burgers and grills are sure to satisfy. Lighter dishes (all 600kcal or less) include an aubergine and butternut squash bake, firecracker noodles and a chicken and chorizo parcel pie.

Day time deals

Get more great value at Cookhouse and Pub with the Daytime Deal menu. Daytime Deals offers a great selection of weekday dishes for just £5.49 and two courses for only £7.48.

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Whatever you like to drink you should find at Cookhouse and Pub. They have a good wine list, craft beers and ciders, and cask ales. It’s not only the beer that comes on draught, there’s wine and fizz on tap as well as Pimm’s and Mojitos – best enjoyed with sharing grazers of feta, olives, houmous and bread twists.

Gin and tonic takes centre stage and comes in a classic serve or with elderflower, lemon and thyme or strawberries, all expertly made with Bombay Sapphire and Fever Tree.

For the designated driver, there are soft drink refills available.

What would you go for?

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