Father’s Day on lockdown

Father’s day doesn’t have to be another day on the calendar that rises and falls indifferently during the lockdown. Family traditions may need re-thinking to reflect our current times. For those stranded from family, this may be particularly hard, so we’ve put together some ideas to help you say “Thank you, dad”.

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The discerning dad

There are some fantastic options out there for the discerning dad. The Great British Charcuterie delivers locally and nationally and has recently launched a subscription box, so each month dad can enjoy some choice cuts from the British isles. Albourne Wine Estate are currently offering 15% off mixed cases from their Expressions of Pinot Noir collection.

The Family Sunday lunch is always a big deal in Brighton, and we’ve all missed more than our share of them. But for special occasions like Father’s Day it’s good to really mark the occasion. These lovely local venues are taking orders for Sunday Lunch delivery or collection – get your order made in plenty of time, many of these are on limited numbers.

Does dad like a perfectly mixed cocktail? Or is he a craft beer man? Or maybe a budding wine enthusiast. Find the perfect drop with these local bars, brewers, merchants and distributors all offering a drop that’s local, delicious and (mostly) delivered. If dad can’t go to the pub this Father’s Day, then the pub should come to him.

Our Have at Home page is constantly being updated as more and more local venues work out ingenious ways to deliver their dining experience to your door. Some are introducing virtual tasting evenings, others are opting for a “finish at home” takeaway so the dish gets to the table in the perfect condition. So take a look, it may be that the restaurant you would have gone to can now come to you.

Redroaster coffee beans, Specialist Coffee Roasters

Wake up, Dad!

For the coffee-loving dad how about signing dad up to a coffee subscription with Small Batch Coffee Roasters, who will dispatch single-origin or signature coffee to his door every week or fortnight (depending on how much he loves coffee). Trading Post Coffee, has weekly, fortnightly or monthly subscription offers, as well as free delivery on single orders during the lockdown. You can also get fantastic locally roasted coffee from Redroaster with 15% off using JUNEBABY discount code.

Bolney Wine Estate picnic boxes

Dad outdoors

Pick up a picnic box from the Boleny Wine Estate just outside of Cuckfield (and a bottle while you’re at it) with classic, cream tea and vegan picnic options available. Bolney have a range of other Father’s Day gift ideas available too, which you can see here. For inspiration on where else to wonder for your picnic check out our guide to Sussex walks.

If the family are far away, now can be a particularly hard time. Which is why we created our From Sussex With Love page, these local growers, producers and makers all deliver nationally and many of them are offering discounts during the lockdown. So you can send the gift of Sussex this father’s day.

Nothing beats the social experience of dining out together. While we’re waiting for our beloved restaurants to re-open a gift voucher serves as a double gift. Not only to dad as a rain check for when we’ll all be able to meet again, but as a promise to our wonderful independent restaurants that we will be visiting them soon. Take a look at the BRAVO top 20 restaurants from 2019 for inspiration on where to take dad first.