Farnborough pub named Most Family Friendly Pub in national awards

Farnborough pub named Most Family Friendly Pub in national awards

Just a year after reopening, the Snow Goose on Fernhill Road in Farnborough has beaten off competition from pubs around the country to be named Most Family Friendly Pub in our national awards.

Following a £225,000 refurbishment of the Snow Goose which transformed it from a run down unloved pub into a thriving community local, new licensees Kate Hayden and Paul Warriner have spent the last 12 months investing time and money into making the pub family friendly.

In the large garden Kate and Paul have installed a beautiful and secure children’s play area, a petting zoo complete with a snow goose and giant outdoor games such as Jenga. A separate area has been created for those visiting without children so all feel comfortable.

The judges noted how Kate and Paul have added a myriad of thoughtful touches inside to ensure families have a relaxed, enjoyable time. There are games and activity packs, a home cooked kid’s menu devised after consultation with local children and baby changing facilities described by one customer as ‘”the best I’ve ever seen”.

The Snow Goose’s support for families reaches into the community with Kate and Paul launching family events such as a Halloween party and Easter egg hunt as fundraisers for local children in need. The pub also sponsors football strips for Rushmore under 7’s and 13’s and kit for the Phantoms Girls basketball team.

The judges were bowled over by the warm welcome customers receive at the Snow Goose and how families had been integrated into the pub whilst still enabling it to cater for the whole community. “Kate and Paul’s transformation of the Snow Goose is outstanding, it’s a real accolade to have won this award after one year. The Snow Goose is a magnificent pub and a joy to visit thanks to their focus on all the little details that make the difference. From offering free squash with children’s meals to warming baby food – everything has been thought of and nothing is too much trouble. A joy to visit, whatever your age!” says Star Pubs & Bars Managing Director, Lawson Mountstevens.

Kate and Paul received the prestigious award at a gala presentation evening in Liverpool from football legend and broadcaster Chris Kamara. Says Kate, “Having a pub of our own was our big dream; to have won this award is the icing on the cake. It’s been a real team effort to relaunch the Snow Goose, our staff have been awesome and our customers have provided endless support and feedback, we’re all chuffed to bits.”