Yes, children are welcome if sat at a table and well behaved ! There is a large playing field with a children's play area just behind us so they can let off steam over there ! Our licensing laws allow only dining U18's after 9pm.
There is on street parking on St Leonard's Road, where you will usually find a spot, although maybe not right outside the pub. You can also park in Bennetts Field car park, which is accessed from Brighton Rd opposite Athelstan Way. The garden gate is in the corner my the ball court.