Father’s Day 

17th June 2021

For the past year, interacting with family has been difficult. FaceTime chats and socially distanced doorstep conversations simply can’t compare to hugging your loved one without worry.

Thankfully, restrictions are slowly lifting – and, with Father’s Day this Sunday, there’s no better opportunity to make up for the lost time with a flood of appreciation! In this week’s blog, we’re here to give you some ideas on what you can do to share the love with your old man. 

For The Chef

There’s no denying that men are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for! The best Father’s Day presents – for your dad or any father figure in your life – are the ones he’ll really use. If he likes to spend time in the kitchen, forget the World’s Best Dad mug (even if he is!) and stick to something special tinged with practicality. 

If you’re looking for quality kitchen gear, the best place to visit is Trevor Mottram at The Pantiles! Named “Independent Cookshop of the Year”, this fantastic store sells everything from whisks and plates, through to clocks and cutlery. There’s sure to be something for your special person amongst this enchanting maze of metal utensils! 

Say Cheese!

Does your dad consider himself a photography afficienado? If that’s the case, your first stop should be The Pantiles Cameras! Whether you’re shopping for a digital dad, an analogue dad, a DSLR dad or a phone snapper dad, we’re confident that they’ll have the perfect gift!

The Pantiles Cameras also offers a high quality photo printing service – perfect if you’re putting together a traditional photo album for your old man! Father’s Day is the ideal opportunity to have your favourite images of you and your dad printed. 

The store can instantly print from most smartphones, memory cards, USB or other storage devices. From basic cropping and enlargements – to red-eye removal, sepia filters and the addition of titles; their team of editing wizards can enhance your images at the mere tap of a button.

Men’s Jewellery

That’s right – dad’s like to wear jewellery, too! Put a smile on the face of a well-groomed man with a pair of cufflinks. These must-have accessories are available at Peter Jenner in The Pantiles; with such a wide selection to choose from, you’re sure to find a pair that suits your dad’s style and sophistication!

Not every dad can rock a necklace and bracelet – but your dad isn’t a regular dad; he’s a cool dad. Once again, Peter Jenner have a variety of unique, stylish and durable accessories, made from different metals, textures and beading to complement any style or outfit of your dad’s choosing.

Footy & Food

Show how much you care and treat him to a fantastic meal!  For dinner, we all know that dads love a good burger – and combined with Euro 2020, there’s no better recipe for success! 

Framptons are already famous for their scrumptious burgers and refreshing beverages – including delicious cocktails and craft beer! Great food, stylish decor and a big-screen TV showing the footy – isn’t that just dad-heaven?

The Duke of York and The Sussex Arms are also broadcasting every Euro 2020 game. Head over, grab a pint and enjoy a much overdue bonding session with the old man!

If your dad enjoys a drink (or two… or three), be sure to visit The Wine Rooms. With a wonderful selection of rich, sweet and fortified wines, he’s sure to find something that tickles his fancy! You can also pair a glass with their exquisite assortment of mouth-watering cheeses – a wonderful way to cap off an evening at The Pantiles!

All That Jazz

You don’t necessarily have to celebrate on 20 June. Why not book a table for next Thursday at the Tunbridge Wells Hotel, Casa Vecchia or Kirthon and treat your dad to an evening of Jazz on The Pantiles? 

This wonderful event has grown to become hugely popular, showcasing some of the country’s very best jazz talents. Seated, socially distanced and safe – you can relax with your music-loving dad, enjoying scrumptious food whilst tranquil jazz fills the hot summer air. Absolute perfection!

The next artist set to perform at the bandstand is Heidi Vogel. A frequent face in the London and L.A. jazz and soul scene, this wonderful singer possesses an extraordinarily rich and complex vocal timbre.

The Pantiles

We hope everyone has a fantastic Father’s Day! Whether you’re seeking something special for your dad, grandad or a similar father figure, the restaurants and stores at The Pantiles are sure to have you covered this weekend!