At the weekend we visited the Cookhouse and Pub in Bridlington. It’s right on the seashore with views over the sea itself and attached to a Premier Inn. We had been swimming at the Bridlington Leisure Centre, which I would recommend incidentally – it has pools and water slides and is very reasonably priced. We paid £14 for two adults and three children. You pay for parking but will get this reimbursed when you pay for your swimming.
The Cookhouse and Pub in Bridlington is a large, family friendly restaurant and pub. The decoration is modern, stylish and comfortable and the prices are very reasonable. During the day from Monday to Friday there is a cracking deal on for two main meals for £9.99. Ideal for during the school holidays.
We were greeted at the bar and then asked if we had visited before. When I said we hadn’t we were given a mini tour of the pub on the way to our table, past the open kitchen and bar.
Cookhouse and Pub, Bridlington Review
Our table was a large booth that could easily seat eight (I do love a booth, there is something so cosy about them!) next to large windows that overlooked the beer garden and sea. We were given children’s menus that doubled as a colouring and puzzles sheet as well as crayons. We were also handed the main menu and the drinks menu. To begin with Master T ordered the chicken meatballs that disappeared instantly:
while the girls ordered garlic bread.
I ordered jalapeno dippers, which I loved and would return just for these! My guest ordered the garlic and chilli prawns and was similarly pleased.
For his main course Master T went for a chicken burger and mash (unusual combination – his choice, as you could mix and match sides). He commented how large the chicken burger was for a kids meal (but ate it all!).
Miss H chose the cheese and tomato flatbread and salad (they could have chosen chips or baked potatos etc).
Her friend asked for a child’s portion of macaroni cheese. It wasn’t on the kids’ menu but they happily obliged. She loved it and wanted more.
My guest chose this very impressive looking pulled lamb and roasted vegetables flatbread.
With a side of halloumi fries.
I love a steak and could not resist the rib eye with a pepper sauce. It’s always a bit of a gamble ordering a steak in a family pub, but it was excellent, tender and cooked just as I had asked it to be. I also had a side portion of deep fried prawns.
Finally for dessert the girls went for these cute ‘make your own funny face’ ice cream sundaes:
While Master T polished off this cookie dough and ice cream dessert:
The staff were warm and friendly throughout and we had a lovely relaxed family meal. It’s very centrally located on the seashore, near the Leisure Pool as I mentioned, but also near the fairground and amusements too. A lovely way to finish off a family day out.
The Cookhouse and Pub in Bridlington invited us to vist and review, but as always, all my opinions are my own.