What to do this Father’s Day weekend

With Father’s Day taking place this Sunday (June 18), venues across the Tunbridge Wells area are offering a range of exciting activities to say thanks to Dad.

From a classic car show at Bewl Water to delectable dining at The Brasserie, there are plenty of options to make this weekend truly memorable.

Salomons Estate, a stunning 36-acre country estate in Southborough, invites guests to embrace the start of summer with a mouthwatering alfresco-style feast.

Indulge in a succulent selection of barbecued meats from around the world, including chargrilled rump steak, locally-sourced sausages, and Thai coconut chicken thighs. The menu also features generous sides like Cajun fries and Jamaican slaw, as well as tasty desserts like Eton mess stack and millionaire’s cheesecake.

Costing just £24.95 per person, all dads will receive a complimentary pint, while children dine for half price.

Reservations and the full menu can be found at salomons-estate.com.

The Brasserie, located near The Pantiles is also putting on a Father’s Day feast, where dads dining at the restaurant will receive a choice of a free pint, a bottle of beer, or a glass of wine with their meal.

The menu boasts a variety of options, including juicy burgers, garlic and chilli chicken skewers, courgette and butternut squash tagliatelle, and a tempting fish finger sandwich. End the meal on a sweet note with indulgent desserts such as passion fruit sponge pudding and apple tarte tatin. Reservations can be made by visiting brasserie-owp.co.uk

For those seeking a nostalgic experience, Bewl Water, southeast England’s largest reservoir, is hosting a pre-war and classic car rally, presented by Austin Sevens.

The day will showcase a stunning collection of pre-1978 automobiles, commercials and motorbikes, providing the perfect treat for car-enthusiast dads.

Explore the auto jumble for hidden treasures and spare parts, before taking a leisurely family stroll around the 800-acre reservoir.

The dog-friendly Waterfront Café and Ice Cream Parlour offer a range of tasty treats and hearty lunch items, making it an ideal location for the whole family to celebrate.

Admission to the rally is free, with a small parking charge of £7 granting all-day access to Bewl Water and its exciting activities.

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