Found within the Lodge Park Sports Centre in the Lodge Park Academy, the Pool Side Café provides exactly what it says on the tin, a café by the pool side.
Open between the hours of 10am and 7pm, the modest little eatery offers a wealth of dishes to be enjoyed at a visitor’s leisure, from hearty breakfasts to light lunches, as well as pleasant early evening repasts – there are even funky animal design lunch boxes available for the little ones.
For those looking to fuel themselves before a day of activity or learning, there are a host of breakfast options to be found. These include a number of bagel and sandwich selections of various fillings, such as egg, bacon and sausage (in both meat and vegetarian forms), as well as the traditional English breakfast, which comes in an assortment of sizes, from the light version, to the classic filled plate for the particularly gluttonous.
For the diner on the go too busy to sit down and indulge in one of the scrumptious main courses, there are an array of light bites that promise to satisfy. The chicken wrap, the chip butty, the Scotch egg and the pizza slice, are just four of the bites on show at the café that can act as a gratifying snack or a starter as part of a more indulgent meal. Of which, there are a range of healthy pasta, salad and jacket potato choices that work alongside a collection of more substantial treats, such as the quintessentially British fish and chips, the delectable lasagne, and their medley of burgers.
A nice place to visit morning, noon or evening, the usually low-price Poolside Café can be enjoyed at even better value when booked in advance with tastecard.