Children

Sign of the times: training staff in the language programme could benefit your business

What is Makaton and should pub staff learn it?

By Emily Hawkins

Makaton is a language programme that uses signs and symbols to help people with communication difficulties. The Makaton Charity is encouraging pubs and restaurants to teach staff.

Revenue stream: Families can be a valuable source of income for pubs

More than just child’s play

By Emma Eversham

You don’t have to install a state-of-the-art soft play centre, radically adjust your menu or ignore other customer groups to attract the family market to your pub

Gastrosprogs: 'they want tasty food that doesn't look healthy'

Create a healthy food menu for kids

By Andrew Don

Creating a children’s menu that satisfies young appetites, while keeping mum and dad happy that their cherubs are eating a balanced diet, can be tough. But the experts have a few ideas. Andrew Don reports

JD Wetherspoon: most child-friendly pub chain

Pub operators urged to cater for children

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon has been named as the eating-out pub chain with the most healthy meal options for children, as a new campaign is launched to put pressure on restaurants and pubs to improve their offer for children.

Legal Q&A: Children in pubs, kids

Legal Q&A: Children in pubs

By Piers Warne

Licensing lawyer Piers Warne from law firm TLT tackles some frequently asked questions about children and pubs.

Kids: keeping them happy is the key to success

Family pubs: learning from the big boys

By Michelle Perrett

Taking kids to the pub is a nice idea, but it can become an uncomfortable ordeal. Michelle Perrett looks at what experienced operators can teach pubs...

Protz: fan of the Butt & Oyster

It did the Youngsters good

By Roger Protz

For some, children in pubs are a minor irritation but the history of the Butt & Oyster features some interesting characters — fictional and real, says Roger Protz.

Top tables

Top tables

Our regular focus where licensees give tips on customer service. What should you do when customers bring along their own food and drink for their...

Attract families

Attract families

Mark Taylor continues our series with a look at how to encourage families to use your pub. The Priory, Tetbury, Gloucestershire As parents of young...