Father's Day Gift Guide

With Father's Day coming up on 20 June, our gift guide takes the stress away from finding the perfect gift or treat...

If you're stuck for ideas on what to get Dad, fret not! We've rounded up the best gift ideas and treats that are guaranteed to show him how much you care!

The Tavern on St John's

Tuck into a hearty roast dinner at The Tavern on St John's on Fathers Day and Dads will receive a free dessert! The Sunday Lunch menu includes Roast Shoulder of Suffolk Pork, Roast Beef & Horseradish, Roasted Chicken Supreme and Portobello Mushroom, Sweet Potato and Stout Tart.

All visiting Dads will also be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 food voucher, which will be drawn at the end of service at the end of the day.

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A Night at the Theatre

There's an exciting programme of events on offer at the Theatre Royal. On Fathers Day, treat Dad to 'An Evening in Conversation with John Sergeant and Terry Waite CBE.'

English television and radio journalist and broadcaster, John Sergeant is one of the foremost journalists and political experts in the UK. The BBC's Chief Political Correspondent from 1992 to 2000 and the Political Editor of ITN from 2000 until 2002, John also won the hearts of viewers in 2008 when he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and regularly appears on comedy panel shows – John joins his friend Terry Waite CBE, English humanitarian and author, for a fascinating and fun evening of conversation. Tickets are on sale at

If that’s not quite the thing for your Dad but they love musicals, drama, comedy or even panto then why not consider a gift card? Valid for 5 years from the date of purchase, a gift card can be emailed to arrive in your Dad’ inbox on Father’s Day ready for him to choose from a great selection of shows.

Lunch at ICE Cafe

There are  just a few tables left at ICE Cafe for Father's Day, so don't delay in booking! Breakfast is served from 10am and includes dishes such as Full English, Plant-Based English, Sourdough Special and Pancake Stack.

If you prefer lunch, choose from Burgers and Sandwiches, ICE Classics including Falafel Flatbread, Mac N' Cheese, ICE Hot Dog, Fish N' Chips, Thai Crab Cake, Superfood Salad, 8px Ribeye Steak and Thai Green Vegetable curry.

On Father's Day, Dads can also enjoy a single cone of ICE's delicious handmade gelato. Call 01359 270102 or email to book your table.

Brunch at Gastrono-Me

Brunch at Gastrono-Me is the perfect way to treat Dad on Father's Day. The extensive Breakfast menu includes The Ultimate Breakfast Bagel, Pain Perdu, Toasted Banana Bread, Lemon Berry Pancakes, Bubby's Panckakes, The Hangover Stack, Wild Mushrooms on Toast, The Gastrono-Me Veggie Hash, Buck Rarebit, Gastrono-Me Porridge, Melbourne Smash, Lola Granola, Breakfast Burrito, Slumdog Grillionaire, The Bean Beanie Burrito, Huevos Rancheros and a range of scrambled egg on toast.

Make the occasion extra special and book the Bottomless Brunch which includes one main course and unlimited breakfast memosas!

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Mission Impossible - Fathers Day Great Night Out

Ethan Hunt, an American special agent, struggles to prove his innocence and catch the real culprit when he is falsely accused of murdering his entire team. Showing as part of Abbeygate Cinema's Great Night Out promotion, the ticket price includes a special three course meal.

Ticket holders should arrive before 5pm for the film, which will be followed by a three course meal in the restaurant. The delicious menu includes a starter of Roasted Ratatouille with spinach timbale and gochujang sauce, followed by a main course of Avocado Jack Burger, Jackfruit Curry and Smoked Haddock Puttanesca.

Finish your meal with a dessert of New York Style Cheesecake with fresh strawberries, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

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Fathers Day Experience Menu at The Great House Lavenham

If your Dad enjoys the finer things in life, then the Father's Day Experience Menu at The Great House Lavenham will be sure to delight! 

Available from 12 noon - 2.30pm, choose from the five-course lunch for £48 or the six-course menu for £58. Each dish will arrive to your table as a unique surprise. The friendly staff will provide you with a detailed description of your delicious dish and poised for any questions you may have, whilst the Head chef, Swann, creates your culinary delight. This is the perfect choice for those looking to experience more than just a menu and to try a range of dishes they might not regularly order!

For an extra special treat, order a a bottle of Great House champagne to accompany your meal.

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Greene King Dadvent Calendar 

A great way to treat your Dad, especially if you're separated this Father's Day, the Dadvent Calendar from Greene King contains the essential 12 beers of lockdown! 

The pre-mix selection box, containing some of the nation’s favourite beers, is emblazoned on the outside with quirky beer puns and has serrated punch through holes on the top for easy access to the beer of the day.

The mixed box contains twelve bottles of beer - Greene King IPA, Abbot Ale, Abbot Reserve, Icebreaker Pale Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Old Golden Hen, Old Crafty Hen, East Coast IPA, XX Mild, Ruddles County, Belhaven Black and Belhaven 1719. Priced at £22, the limited edition boxes are available to order online at 

Alternatively, why not book Dad a place on one of the Brewery's Walk, Talk and Tasting Tours! Join Greene King as they take you on a walk through the brewery's history discovering their oldest buildings and finding out what they have been used for throughout time. The tour's knowledgeable guides will tell you everything you need to know about Greene King and how their beers are made. Back in the Greene King Beer Cafe you will be able to watch a virtual tour of the brewery and enjoy a tutored tasting of their beers brewed in Bury St Edmunds and Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar.

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Dining and Racing!

This Father’s Day The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds, Weeping Willow in Barrow and The Black Lion in Long Melford have joined up with Newmarket Racecourse to give every Dad a complimentary ticket to the Cambridgeshire Meeting in September!

Book the Chef's Table experience or a table at The Northgate and enjoy a day of dining and shopping in historic Bury St Edmunds; Sit amongst the blooms in the stunning garden of the 16th century pub The Weeping Willow at Barrow, or explore the charming Wool Towns of Clare, Lavenham and Long Melford, finishing your day at The Black Lion to tuck into a hearty sharing roast. 

To book a table visit The Northgate at, The Black Lion, Long Melford at and The Weeping Willow, Barrow at\

Father's Day Afternoon Tea at The Swan at Lavenham

All dads enjoying afternoon tea at the 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa on Father’ Day, Sunday 20 June, will receive an extra tasty treat to take home. 

Whether dad tucks into a quintessentially British cream tea or the indulgent Gentlemen’s afternoon tea experience, he will be given a specially wrapped savarin shaped rum baba cake with butter cream and a glacé cherry, to continue his Father’s Day celebrations at home. 

The Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of classic finger sandwiches filled with local Suffolk ingredients, followed by plain and sultana scones with preserves and clotted cream and individual cakes and pastries, paired with a pot of Newby’s of London tea or coffee. 

The Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea also begins with the finger sandwiches and includes the Newby’s of London teas but that’s where the similarities end. The sweet scones are replaced with stilton and sun dried tomato and basil served with herb butter and instead of the cakes there is a choice of tasty savouries. These might include prawn arancini, sausage rolls, Piri Piri grilled chicken and chicken liver pâté on a brioche.

Whichever menu you choose, the sweet and savoury delights are served stage-by-stage on bespoke Royal Worcester fine bone china. 

Served from 2.30pm until 5pm in either the elegant beamed Gallery restaurant, lounge or fragrant courtyard garden (weather permitting), afternoon tea is priced from £25 per person or £36.50 with a glass of sparkling champagne. Prebooking is essential either by email to or calling  01787 247477.  For more details visit 

Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card

Dads and Grandads in Bury St Edmunds could be given the chance to choose from one or more of 60 different outlets for their Father’s Day gift this year – if they receive an Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card on Sunday June 20. And they’ll be helping to support local businesses after the pandemic brought some of the most challenging times seen on the high street. 

It means no more agonising over whether to buy socks or a shirt, books or beer as traditional gifts hit the shelves – because the Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card can be spent in multiple local businesses including pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as local independent and national retailers. The card, which is promoted by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation works in the same way as buying a gift card for any individual retailer.  It can be purchased online and sent in the post or picked up at a number of shops in the town centre and loaded with an amount of the giver’s choice. The money is then locked into the local economy rather than one national brand.