The Best Pubs and Restaurants Near Waterparks in the UK

Imagine the exhilarating rush of water as you plunge down a slide, the infectious laughter of loved ones echoing around, the thrill of adventure coursing through your veins. Yes, we're talking about the joy of waterparks!

But what if we told you the fun doesn't have to end there? Picture this: after a day of aquatic amusement, you settle into a cosy local pub or a vibrant restaurant, savouring a delicious meal while sharing stories of the day's adventures. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?

Welcome to our guide to the best pubs and restaurants near waterparks in the UK.

Let's dive in!

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Splashdown, Poole

Since opening in 1990, Splashdown in Poole has attracted around 180,000 visitors a year. We’ve tried it out, and it’s not just a waterpark; it's an adrenaline-filled utopia. From intense high-speed flumes that will leave your heart pounding to family-friendly rides that promise a splash of fun for everyone, Splashdown has it all.

Once you've had your fill of excitement, refuel at one of the top-notch local pubs or restaurants nearby, each offering a unique blend of comfort and flavour. From the quirky Sixty Million Postcards in Bournemouth to the lovely pub gardens of The Lambs' Green Inn Wimborne, we’ve got you covered.

Waterworld, Stoke-on-Trent

Next on our list is Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent. Thanks to being undercover, this tropical indoor waterpark offers a world of watery wonder all year around.

After riding the thrilling waves, experiencing the three pools and over 20 water slides, why not unwind with a sumptuous meal or relaxing drink?

Our curated list of local pubs and restaurants, with lovely country pubs like the Tablot, Three Crowns and Bear’s Head, to name just three, promises a gastronomic delight for every palate.


Time Capsule Waterpark, Glasgow

The Time Capsule Waterpark in Glasgow is a waterpark thrill-seeker’s dream come true. From flumes to the 10m high Storm Chaser, it's quite the aquatic journey (but you’ll probably find us in the more sedate Cove Island – it’s a bit more our speed).

After your exciting splash-about, travel just a short distance to some of the best local eateries for a meal that's sure to make your day even more memorable – and we’ve got you covered if you’re in a country pub or city spot kind of mood, with the likes The Red Deer, the riverside location of The Stables, or Browns Brasserie right in the heart of town.

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool

Since 1986, the Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool has been an indoor tropical paradise. It's a place where you can surf waves, relax in lagoons, or even brave the Masterblaster – the world's longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide!

After such an adventurous day, you'll definitely need to recharge. The local pubs and restaurants offer a diverse range of culinary experiences to do just that. We’re big fans of the River Wyre and Hesketh Arms pubs, but there’s plenty more to choose from too. 



Liquid Leisure, Windsor

Strictly speaking, Liquid Leisure in Windsor isn’t a waterpark like the rest of our offerings, but does provide an array of water sports activities for thrill-seekers.

When you've finished making waves, why not swap your wetsuit for dining attire and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the best local spots? From the canal-side Malt Shovel or Coy Carp in Uxbridge, there’s something for everyone on our list.

Alton Towers Waterpark, Stoke-on-Trent

Alton Towers Waterpark in Stoke-on-Trent (previously known as Cariba Creek, and before that know as Splash Landings) is a tropical lagoon tucked away in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside.

Since 2003, it’s been thrilling visitors with seven pools, 10 waterslides, and watercannons for all those little snipers who enjoy taking aim at fellow swimmers!

After a day filled with both leisurely lagoons and thrilling water slides, warm up in one of the top local restaurants or pubs, each offering a unique dining experience. You’ll see the likes of the Three Crowns in Stone and Burton’s Spread Eagle too – let us know which you visit.


Splashdown Quaywest, Paignton

Splashdown Quaywest in Paignton is the UK's largest outdoor waterpark, boasting a whopping eleven thrilling slides and some stunning views of Paignton.

It’s been a fixture of countless holiday-makers trips to Devon since 1988, and is a great way of getting some fresh air and sun while you’re having fun (our dear British weather permitting, of course). After a day of sun-soaked fun, cap off your day at one of the top local eateries nearby. Special mentions to the Drum Inn, Torquay and the Coombe Cellars in Newton Abbot.

So there you have it – some of the best waterparks in the UK and their perfect local eateries to round off your day. Remember, the joy of a day out is not just about where you go, but also what you eat and drink when sharing tales of the huge waves, slides and splashes that made your trip such good fun. So, why wait? Start planning your next adventure today! Just don’t forget your goggles!