9 Jul 2015

A Brewers Fayre Birthday Party


I knew Brewers Fayre did birthday parties because J had been invited to one last year. So when the time came to select a venue for J’s fourth birthday, the only dilemma facing us was which Brewers Fayre to book. We have a couple near us, you see. One of them has undergone a recent refurbishment and hosts a large Fun Factory, a dedicated children’s play area. The other one has a smaller Play Zone, but with the advantage that it is open to the restaurant seating area. The glass screen on one side also means parents can keep an eye on proceedings while enjoying their meal.

When offered the choice of venues, J chose the one with the Play Zone. Not surprising given that it was familiar territory. (We do visit this particular Brewers Fayre quite often, recently during May half-term).

A Brewers Fayre Birthday Party

Venue and time decided, it was now left to us to collaborate with the team to ensure that J had the most wonderful birthday ever. Brewers Fayre allocated a dedicated host to help us. Selena and her team were absolutely wonderful. They went out of their way to help with the planning and execution of the party, offering suggestions and always open to ideas. 

The decision was made to reserve one area of the restaurant for our party. The furniture would be rearranged to accommodate a bunch of exuberant four year olds. Their parents would sit overlooking the soft-play area to help monitor the unruly bunch.

The Play Zone at our local Brewers Fayre

I decided to pre-order from the delicious Brewers Fayre menu. It would save us all trouble on the day. J’s guests were all very excited to find out they would be having a three-course sit down meal. I was soon inundated with preferences. Of all the things on offer, jelly and ice-cream was most popular.

A couple of days before the party, I got in touch with the Brewers Fayre team to hand over some party decorations and the pre-order. Brewers Fayre use Dennis as their mascot, so all their stuff is Dennis-based. But J wanted Minions for his party. We decided to do a mix-and-match party theme. We were to have Minions and Dennis working together on the day!

All set for our Brewers Fayre Birthday Party

J was so excited and looking forward to his birthday party. I was a bit anxious, having never marshalled a dozen and half excitable four year olds before.

The lot of them did brilliantly well on the day. They started off expending energy in the soft-play area, stopping occasionally to grab a well-deserved orange or blackcurrant drink. The kids then sat down to their three-course meal, where they tucked into some amazing food. I know it was delicious because I managed to nibble on leftovers from J’s plate. A few other parents followed suite with their kids’ meals and concurred on the food quality.

Three course meals for our Brewers Fayre birthday party

Jelly and ice-cream - always a popular choice!

It was back to running around in the soft-play area before settling down to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ as J blew the candles on his cake.

Happy birthday, J xxx

It was time to go home, but not before collecting party bags. These too were a mix of Minions and Brewers Fayre fayre. There were Dennis balloons and colouring books to take away in addition to the other goodies and a slice of cake.

Lots of balloons for our Brewers Fayre birthday party

J’s birthday party lived up to all my expectations and beyond. Everyone had a fantastic time and the staff at Brewers Fayre were on hand every step of the way to make sure things went smoothly.

The fantastic team at Brewers Fayre

Would I choose to host another party at our local Brewers Fayre? Friendly and helpful staff, a decent children’s play area and amazing food all in one place. It’s a no-brainer, really!


Disclaimer: We were offered vouchers to use at Brewers Fayre for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.







24 comments:

  1. Looks like fun, I can't believe they put beans on a napkin though, such a pet hate of mine ;) I hope he had a lovely birthday x

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    1. Ha ha ha! The kids didn't seem to mind.

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  2. Ha I noticed the beans too. We have never been to a brewers fair, I actually worry at how much people spend on kids parties now!

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  3. My nephew has had his party at Brewer's Fayre two years running because my sister in law was so impressed with the set up.

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  4. This looks like such fun - if the kids are happy, am sure the adults are! Also that cake is fantastic. Happy birthday to J :)

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  5. This looks like great fun! =)
    That cakes looks fab!

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  6. Looks like you all had a great time!
    We always go to our local Brewers Fayre for my girls birthdays :D

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  7. I'm glad that J enjoyed his birthday party, it does look like it was fun. I've never had a party for any of my children at a venue like this before, I choose to wear myself out by hosting them at home...at least you didn't have to do the washing up!

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  8. I do like our local Brewer's Fayre and can't wait until we have our refurb. Glad the party went well.

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  9. I was so disaapointed when our local BF closed down and the new occupants removed the play area, my eldest always had fab birthdays there. Looks like you had a wonderful time

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  10. I've never had a party for my son as he wouldn't be able to manage it which is a shame when I see parties like this. Looks very handy for parents as I know arranging them can get a little out of hand these days.

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  11. This sounds like a great party and very convenient. Love the cake!

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  12. This sounds like a great idea to me and fuss free x

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  13. Oh wow I love how they have set it all up - sounds like a great place for a party! x

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  14. I'm so pleased you all had an amazing time. We've been at a Brewers Fayre party today, and the thing that impressed me the most after the food was the staff. They pulled out all the stops to make sure everyone had an amazing time

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  15. We love Brewers Fayres parties. The staff really know how to make sure everyone has a good time

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  16. It looks great, I may have to consider this for Leo's birthday next year!

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  17. It looks like such a great place for a party! xx

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  18. We do love Brewers Fayre, we are going soon to our nearest one. This looked like a great party. Kaz x

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  19. wow what a lot of fun. we love brewers fair ours has a massive play area that has just been redone. what a great place for a party.

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  20. I'm loving that cake! This looks like the perfect location for a children's party!!

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  21. i have to admit i have been to a fir few kids parties that have been held in pubs and i find them quite pricey but its great ot be able to cater for all ages, foods always lovely

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