Our Family Lunch at The Village Hotel Hull’s New Pub & Grill
The Village Hotel Hull (on Priory Park) got in touch to let me know they had recently refurbished their restaurant and had re-opened the new Pub & Grill. We went down last weekend for lunch with some friends to see what we thought of it…..
As we walked in the kids were delighted, there are lots of HUGE screen TVs with cinema style seats or settees for them to sprawl out on! The children particularly enjoyed the two rows of cinema seats, they sat straight down to watch the rugby world cup on the screen in front of them and the premiership football to the other side. My son and his friend are both football mad and play for the local team Hessle Sporting so they were glued to the seats watching the game. My daughter and her friend didn’t really watch the game but enjoyed swapping seats (and tormenting the boys by fidgeting!). This gave us time to go to the bar and order our drinks and look at the menu in peace!
The new Pub & Grill is really airy and light and had a lovely atmosphere. I have been in before the refurbishment, my husband used to work on Priory Park and I’d take the kids in to meet him for lunch, and I remember it being quite dark and not that welcoming; the transformation is fantastic and we could easily spend a lot of time in there.
After being escorted to our table and finally dragging our children away from the big screens, the waitress gave them all free goodie bags, complete with crayons, puzzles, note book and some pirate hats to make. These kept them entertained for ages, especially making themselves into pirates.
The kids menu was also a colouring sheet; they could tick off their menu choices (so I didn’t forget on the way to the bar to order!) and there were puzzles and colouring on the back. There was a really good choice on the kids menu of mains and accompanying sides and it was good value including a drink and dessert. My son chose a burger and my daughter a pizza, both were very good portion sizes and both went down really well. The children went back to watch the TVs and do more in their activity packs between courses then demolished their brownies and ice creams.
The adult menu was also really good with lots of choice. The stacked burgers came highly recommended by the very attentive staff, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. I chose a burger with cheese and mushrooms (after toying with the idea of a salad, I was very glad I didn’t), my husband chose chicken skewers but had burger envy over my meal! The friends we were with also said how impressed they were with the food and they’d be back again now they have discovered it.
My children are 5 and 8 and my friends children 5 and 11 and what really stood out for me was that none of them asked for a phone or ipad at any time during the lunch. The activity packs and TVs kept them fully entertained, we even managed a conversation with our friends without being constantly interrupted!
We were there for 2 hours in total and could easily have stayed more, we had to drag the boys out of the cinema seats to go home! It was a really lovely way to spend some time with family and friends and I’d highly recommend popping in to try it out.
Find out more on their website hereor call them on 01482 427110 to book a table.
The Village Hotel Hull, Henry Boot Way, Priory Way, Hull, HU4 7DY.