Games, Pizza, Burgers & Craft beer
“Can we come back tomorrow?” Always a line I love to hear from my kids.
The Dockyard is a fantastic new venue has opened at Barons Quay in Northwich. I went along with my two daughters aged 9 and 12. It’s a great place to go as a family, to have some competitive fun, meet friends & enjoy tasty food.
First off, there is a large bar offering craft beers from Mobberley Brewhouse and Hush Brew Co, which is a Nano Brewery in Northwich. Aswel as big name brands such as Madri, Coors & Guinness.
You won’t struggle with a place to sit as there is lots of seating, including cosy, intimate booths, large tables for big groups, or balancing on a bar stool as you play pool. Head upstairs & there is more seating on their amazing rooftop terrace, filled with sparkly lights, views of the River Weaver, a second bar & what could be a dance floor!!
To get your bums off those seats is a whole host of fun games. There are 4 pool tables for you to play on, classic arcade machines dotted around the venue, interactive darts, UV ping pong, but the highlight for us had to be the shuffle boards.
There are 2 large shuffleboards and 2 smalled boards called “Bankshot Shufl”.
This was our first time playing, so a member of staff kindly showed us how it works. It’s such a simple and fun game, especially when playing it with a small group. You take it in turns to slide your pucs along the board, trying to get the highest score. First to 15 wins.
After playing Shufl, we ordered some lunch. We had to try a pizza from Ply. This famous pizza restaurant from Manchester has a kitchen inside Dockyard. There is another kitchen by Home Town Burgers serving up amazing loaded burgers, so you really do have to try some of the amazing food on offer. We chose the “Goat” pizza, which was freshly made in their pizza ovens. It had goats, cheese, chirizo, & chilli jam and was heavenly. We got some fries to go with it and was perfect for me and the girls to share.
I met and spoke to the Manager Dan, he has worked for the Dockyard chain of bars for nine and a half years, starting out behind the bar at the flagship venue in Media City so this new venue is in good hands.
This is the perfect place to visit whether you want to challenge your kids or your workmates. Its industrial styling & weekly live music make it a great addition to the town and a fun place to relax.
Great to see our visit picked up by the Northwich Guardian too!