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by Sandra Lawson (subscribe)
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Published July 17th 2012
Inside Daisy's in the Park
Inside Daisy's in the Park

Daisy's in the Park can be found in the historic West House in Pinner Memorial Park. The house was refurbished a while ago and now also houses the Heath Robinson Museum, The Shrine and the Books of Remembrance of those who gave their lives in the two world wars of the twentieth century. West House was once the home of Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Horatio Nelson and their daughter is buried in the cemetery in nearby Paines Lane.

Heath Robinson's Illustration for Mixed Doubles
Heath Robinson's Illustration for Mixed Doubles: We Obviously Have a Tradition of Being Rubbish at Tennis (Picture Courtesy of the West House Website)

West House
West House

West House Around 100 Years Ago
West House Around 100 Years Ago (Picture Courtesy of the West House Website)

The park, which is dedicated to the memory of those who have fallen in war, is also home to an ornamental lake (full of ducks and geese),

Pinner Memorial Park Ornamental Lake
Pinner Memorial Park Ornamental Lake

a children's playground,

Pinner Memorial Park Children's Playground
Pinner Memorial Park Children's Playground

and an aviary containing budgerigars.

A Pair of Lovebirds
A Pair of Lovebirds

Daisy's is open every day from 8am until 5pm, serving breakfast, snacks, lunches and afternoon teas. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays it opens again from 7pm until 10pm when it morphs into Daisy's in the Dark.

Cream Tea at Daisy's
Cream Tea at Daisy's

When the weather is fine you can sit outside by the lake, or under the gazebo if it threatens to rain yet again. Alternatively you can take a seat inside and eat at one of the scrubbed wooden tables. The menus are all available on the website and cakes and scones for afternoon tea are all home- made. Children are well catered for, so it's a perfect place to take your little ones before or after feeding the ducks or playing in the playground. Feel free to bring your four-legged friends along too; just be prepared to sit outside and keep them under control.
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Why? To enjoy a meal and the park at the same time
When: Between 8am and 5pm daily as well as between 7pm and 10pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Phone: 020 8866 3035
Where: Pinner Memorial Park
Cost: Varies
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Beautiful place to hang out with kids and doggies
by wamps (score: 0|2) 3368 days ago
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