Jenny Kozyra, editor of Red Kite Days Cheshire, shares her review of Northwich’s newest venue - Dockyard.

"Can we come back tomorrow?" - Always a line I love to hear from my kids. 

This fantastic new venue has opened at Barons Quay in Northwich. I went along with my two daughters, aged nine and 12, to see what it had on offer.

It's a great place to go as a family, to have some competitive fun, meet friends and enjoy tasty food. 

First off, there is a large bar offering craft beers from Mobberley Brewhouse and Hush Brew Co, a nano-brewery in Northwich, as well as big name brands such as Madri, Coors and 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 and there is more seating on their amazing rooftop terrace, filled with sparkly lights, views of the River Weaver, a second bar and what could be a dance floor!

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Northwich Guardian: Jenny's daughter, nine-year-old Robyn, gives shuffleboard a goJenny's daughter, nine-year-old Robyn, gives shuffleboard a go (Image: Supplied)

To get your bums off those seats is a whole host of fun games. There are four pool tables, classic arcade machines and UV ping pong, but the highlight for us had to be the shuffle boards. 

There are two large shuffleboards and two smaller 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 pucks 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 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, chorizo and chilli jam and was heavenly. We got some fries to go with it and was perfect for me and the girls to share. 

Northwich Guardian: Manchester-based PLY Pizza are serving up their creations at DockyardManchester-based PLY Pizza are serving up their creations at Dockyard (Image: Supplied)

Next, we had a go on the pool tables. The tables were all in use but there is plenty of seats to sit and wait for your turn. My girls played a game together.

My nine-year-old is new to pool so we were teaching her how to hold the cue and my other daughter was so cute helping her take her shots. It was a really fun activity to do together even though it took her a while to hit the ball. 

I met the manager Dan Baker, he has worked for the Dockyard chain 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 and weekly live music make it a great addition to the town and a fun place to relax. 

Alongside writing for Red Kite Days, Jenny runs her own Facebook page, Days Out and Meals Out, which has more than 1,000 followers.