Pie and a pint makes Dad’s day
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.