Samford Valley Hotel – THE REVIEW

Playground and games room at Samford Hotel

If you want a night off cooking but the idea of eating out in public with your Brisbane Kids fills you with dread, you’ll love the Samford Valley Hotel – a place where children are not just allowed, but welcomed! Just north-west of Brisbane, this pub has a country feel to it and offers families a children’s menu, kids’ play area and makes a great place to meet up with friends and family.

kids area at Samford Hotel

A playground to entertain the kids

Set in the Main Street of Samford Village, the family-friendly Samford Valley Hotel has a large outdoor (covered) dining area which adjoins an equally large children’s play area. The play area is fully fenced and includes a fort with a slide and tunnel, as well as a large astroturfed area – about the size of a suburban backyard – for playing games. The play area suits all ages from toddlers to teenagers, but is mostly outdoors, so it could be unsuitable on a rainy day or evening. There is also an enclosed room with gaming consoles for kids to play on. When placing your order, you can pick up a kids’ activity pack for $2, which includes crayons and an activity book with puzzles and colouring in. When booking, we recommend that you ask to be seated nearest to the kids’ play area, so you can keep an eye on your little ones from your table. 

A meal at the Samford Valley Hotel

Quality food for adults and children

The menu at the Samford Valley Hotel includes a dedicated children’s menu featuring the usual favourites like fish and chips or ham and cheese pizza. There is also an ice cream station (scoop ice cream in a variety of flavours such as boysenberry or fairy floss) for dessert. For the adults, there is an extensive menu offering steaks, burgers, salads and a range of other options including gluten-free and vegetarian meals. There is also a gourmet pizza menu that will appeal to adults and children alike. Milkshakes in a variety of flavours are also on the menu. Highchairs are available for babies and there’s enough room to push a pram through the restaurant.

Dining area at Samford Hotel

What you need to know about the Samford Hotel

The Samford Valley Hotel has a rich history – it was moved to its present site in 1918 and has undergone a number of façade and name changes over the years, but is still going strong. Open for lunch and dinner seven days per week, there is plenty of free on and off-street parking available. To view the current menu or to make a booking, please visit their website

The Samford Valley Hotel is located on Main Street in Samford Valley. For more child-friendly places to eat in Brisbane, check out Places We Love To Eat. Or if you know of somewhere that should be added to our Top 10 Child-Friendly Cafes in Brisbane, please do let us know. You might also like to have a look at our Top 10 Dessert Places in Brisbane.

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