Pie and a pint makes Dad’s day

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VIN­TAGE Inns has done some re­search into what it is that dads in Orm­skirk and South­port re­ally want this Fa­ther’s Day – and found that it’s nei­ther elab­o­rate or ex­pen­sive gifts.

The com­pany, which has The Hes­keth Arms pub in Church­town, found that 42% of dads said all they re­ally wanted was a cou­ple of hours of fam­ily time.

Ad­di­tion­ally, 40% said that go­ing out for a meal was their ideal way to cel­e­brate and over a third (34%) said they would be happy with sim­ply a pie and a pint of their favourite ale.

Al­though 38% said they would still like to re­ceive the tra­di­tional card and gift, one in 8 said that all they wanted was con­trol of the TV re­mote for the day!

Han­nah Pierce from Vin­tage Inns said: “We all want to make our dads feel spe­cial on Fa­ther’s Day but like with many things these days, we have a ten­dency to go over­board with ex­pen­sive gifts rather than think­ing about what re­ally mat­ters.

“Our re­search found that when asked what they thought Fa­ther’s Day was all about, over two thirds (69%) of dads said they be­lieved it was about hav­ing some time to re­lax.’’

She added: “And with over a third say­ing they would be happy with a pie and a pint, what could be eas­ier?”

Vin­tage Inns has put on a spe­cial menu with a steak and mush­room pie and teamed up with Doom Bar to of­fer all dads a free pint when they visit the pub on Fa­ther’s Day – avail­able at www.vin­tage inn.co.uk/freepint.

The com­pany has more than 190 pubs in the UK in ru­ral or semi-ru­ral lo­ca­tions, of­fer­ing a range re­gional cask ales, as well as fa­mil­iar favourites.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Vin­tage Inns or to book a ta­ble, please visit www. vin­tageinns.co.uk.

The sur­vey ques­tioned 500 dads in May 2017.

Time to re­lax – it’s Fa­ther’s Day

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