We've always popped down to the very nice Swan in the summer evenings with our growing family and have in the past, sat out in the garden with friends (also with kids) until almost closing time (kiddies asleep in buggies etc). We popped down again this week to be told that we only had 30 mins to drink our drinks as kids are now no longer welcome past 8, even in the garden unless you are having dinner. I've seen a previous review after which the pub states that this is a 23 year old rule - but after being summer customers with kids for 6 years, this is news to us. We have always alternated this pub and another in Rothley but now have no choice but to aim for Rothley in the future. It's obviously up to the management team which client groups they are aiming at, but having mentioned this rule to a few of the local families today (ho were also unaware of it), we are all now heading south in the fine evenings and having to move our business. It doesn't come across as the policy of a family friendly establishment.
Lovely pub and we've had good times there - sad they're over.