With Father’s Day just around the corner, you’ve probably already started thinking about ways to celebrate just how amazing your dad is this year. But while the standard ‘Words Best Dad’ mug is a safe (but basic!) bet, there are exponentially better ways to show your appreciation for all the things dads do for us. From awesome days out, to decadent dinners, through dad-themed must-buys, here’s a list of Dad’s Day inspiration to help you make the day truly memorable.
London Steakhouse Company, London
Well-loved British cuisine is the order of the day at London Steakhouse Co. The ever-popular restaurant offers an elegant take on the traditional steakhouse making it perfect for a decadent dinner out for Dad’s Day. Think white-linen tablecloths, an impressive wine list and service that’s second to none.
The Royal Oak, Ecchinswell
If your father is a fan of real ale, good food and a cosy rural pub then The Royal Oak in Ecchinswell is the perfect place to go. The venue is dog friendly so you can enjoy a long countryside walk first then relax in the cosy surroundings of the Royal Oak afterwards.
Suthwyk Ales, Hampshire
Combine an all-round quality family day out at the Victorian Steam Brewery with libation-centric entertainment that’s strictly for the 18+ demographic. Stocking over 175 different beers from all corners of the British Isles – not to mention a fantastic selection of ciders, country wines and other gifts – The Southwick Brewhouse is guaranteed to get you into dad’s good books on Father’s Day this year.
Buckfast Abbey, Devon
Buckfast Abbey’s friendly staff and resident Benedictine monks are known for offering the warmest and most genuine of welcomes. Set in the heart of a tranquil valley, amid verdant countryside and affording spectacular views of the Abbey, The Grange Restaurant and Tea Room is the perfect spot to start or end a family outing exploring the historic abbey and its grounds on Father’s Day.
Harveys Wine Cellar, Bristol
A name as synonymous with Bristol as Brunel and Cabot, Harveys has been making sherry since the late 19th century. Add a touch of class and sophistication to your Father’s Day celebrations at Harvey’s Cellars in the centre of the city, sampling the famous Bristol Cream, as well as a host of innovative cocktails and delicious Spanish and Caribbean tapas dishes.
Escape Yachting, Hampshire
For a Father’s Day treat that’s every bit plain sailing, Escape Yachting in Hampshire offers boating packages from £99. Picture you and your dad – maybe mum, but definitely no inferior siblings – enjoying Champagne on the Solent… Your new Favourite Son/Daughter mug will look great beside your dad’s World’s Best Dad one!
Sun’s out? Burger buns out! When it comes to making the most of the summer sun, we all know that Dad + BBQ = a winning formula. This year, make sure you’re buying the best equipment going, on practically any budget, thanks to Home Chef from nationwide catering supplier, Nisbets.
For the dad who has practically everything, splash out on a Tsuki 4-Piece Japanese knife set and help maintain your dad’s status as king of the grill this summer.
Robinson’s Brewery, Manchester
Step inside the beating heart of William Robinson’s 19th century brewing dynasty. Easily located just off the M6 and A6, the Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre lets you take a tour through a slight of beer-brewing history. These days the brewery is run by the sixth generation of the Robinson family, opening its doors seven days a week. It’s the perfect destination for a Father’s Day family outing that’ll be memorable for all the right reasons.
Stephan Langton, Surrey
Nominate Father’s Day to be the day that your family discovers the most secluded pub in Surrey. An idyllic setting, local beer, fine wine and beautifully presented dishes inspired by the best of modern and classic British cuisine – it’s the ideal destination for Father’s Day.