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Five Fun Finds For Father’s Day

Five Fun Finds for Fathers’ Day

Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom. It is a day designed to honour both fathers and father figures, such as grandpas and in-laws. Many people make a special effort to send a card or gifts but we feel that your presence should be present enough! So plan ahead and treat your favourite father figure to one of these fabulous afternoon tea experiences which promise to serve up a suave alternative to this special tradition.
1.) Have a Hearty Spread The Hillthwaite Hotel
Thornbarrow Rd, Windermere LA23 2DF
££

This afternoon tea is far from traditional but we still love it. Thanks to the Hillthwaite Hotel, blokes can indulge in frivolity without the finger sandwiches. This is the place for esteemed gents who enjoy hearty treats like pork pie and Cumberland sausages. What is more, you can even upgrade your tea to a rather refreshing pint of chilled local ale.

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2.) A Slice of Savoury at The Athenaeum Hotel
116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ
£££

Afternoon teas are usually full of sweet treats, and frankly somewhat girly. However, real lads prefer more savoury tastes, like meat and ale. The Athenaeum’s afternoon tea for men is specifically tailored to appeal to a more savoury taste bud, with treats including wild boar sausage rolls, mini steak and ale pies and cheddar and bacon scones. All this is washed down with a drink of your choice from the whisky menu. Of course, actual tea is served too, alongside a very sticky, sticky toffee pudding and homemade whisky truffles.

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3.) If You’re Craving Cricket and Cream Head to Lords Cricket Ground
St John’s Wood, London, NW8 8QN
££

For the more refined gents and seasoned cricket fans, head over to Lords. You will need to adhere to the dress code at this tea spot, so make sure he’s got a formal jacket and tie at the ready for this firm fixture at the Home of Cricket. Soak up views over The Lord’s outfield from the iconic Long Room while enjoying a selection of hand crafted treats and splendid teas.

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4.) Rock On at The Sanctum Soho Hotel
20 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NF
££

For former rock stars or papas who like punk, Sanctum Soho’s Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea is not one for the faint hearted. Featuring a line-up of scrumptious savouries like steak sandwiches and king prawn cocktails, as well as traditional sweets such as an Eton Mess, this is not exactly your typical tea. You will make your way through chocolate fudge cakes, Jack Daniels ice cream, oysters rabbit pasties and miniature hotpots in this Ace of Spades inspired afternoon tea.

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5.) Soak Up The Sights at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Kirknewton, Edinburgh, EH27 8EB
£

Take an afternoon break in this swanky manor house and indulge in a less genteel affair surrounded by baronial style and refined décor. With 1000 acres of parkland, gourmet sausage rolls, mini pork pies and delicious Scottish cheese and chutney it is worth making the trip. Finally a choice of tipples from craft beer to single malt whisky makes this a proper Scottish country club treat.

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Photograph: Inside the Lord’s Pavilion
© Copyright Hugh Chevallier

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