Father’s Day 2022 is just over the horizon and in anticipation of the big day we have rounded up a super selection of gift and experience ideas for a celebration that is as special as dad deserves. 

From delightful dining, great gift ideas and brilliant days out we are sure to have something for all the dads out there. Read on below to see our top picks.

Cheltenham Father's Day Gift Ideas: Delicious Dinners

There are plenty of options to choose from in Cheltenham this Father's Day for the foodie-loving dads, and we have rounded up a selection of brilliant independent restaurants to please every palate.


16 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ

Purslane is a stylish, family-run restaurant serving a creative menu focused on sustainably caught seafood. The fish is sourced from small, day-boat fishermen off the coast of Cornwall and is landed on the same day it’s caught. Meaning you get the freshest fish combined with the best local produce the Cotswolds has to offer.  

Bombay and Co

337 High St, Cheltenham GL50 3HS

Bombay and Co is a unique, family-run restaurant offering Indian infusions and classic Bombay street food. Spices and flavour combinations are created by chefs from Mumbai to reflect India in every bite, served up in cosy surroundings designed to reflect the bustling streets of Mumbai.

No.85 Coffee & Kitchen

85 Hewlett Rd, Cheltenham GL52 6AJ

Looking to start Father’s Day on the right foot with a brilliant brunch or lunch? Look no further than No.85 Coffee & Kitchen. For breakfast, there are smoked back bacon sandwiches, fluffy pancakes and haddock potato cakes to tuck into. While for Father’s day lunch they will be serving beef, chicken and vegetarian roast dinners.

Muse Brasserie

60 St George's Place, Cheltenham GL50 3PN

Situated on St George's Place, MUSE Brasserie is a modern European restaurant that brings together a world of flavours under the careful eye of Chef Director Frank Grillet. Their spring A la carte menu includes such delights as guinea fowl and truffle mash, Hariyali chicken tikka and smoked aubergine and jack fruit.

The Tivoli

36 Andover Road, Cheltenham GL50 2TJ

If you prefer the cosy comforts of a local pub to the glamour of a brasserie, then bring dad on down to the Tivoli on Andover road. They will be serving up mouth-watering Sunday roasts, burgers and steaks on Father’s Day, alongside a free pint of Doom Bar for dad when you pre-book.

The Botanist

The Brewery Quarter, GL50 4FA

For this Father’s Day, the Botanist in the Cheltenham Brewery Quarter is offering free bottomless pints alongside their brand new selection of brunch dishes and Father’s Day Sunday Roasts. Choose from a sirloin of beef or a vegan celeriac, mushroom and pearl barley wellington, and remember to keep dad's pint glass topped up!  

Gratifying Gifts 

Gift giving is a staple of Father’s Day, and we’re here to help you find a gift in Cheltenham that is as special as he is. 

John Lewis

123 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DQ

John Lewis’ has a wide selection of gifts to treat Dad this Father’s Day. How about a Bialetti espresso maker that goes right on the hob, or a stylish Marshall portable speaker for all of dads favourite tunes on the move.

Can’t quite decide on one gift? John Lewis has a fine selection of gift hampers full of snacks, chutneys and wines to choose from as well. There is sure to be something to please all tastes.

Bath Road Beers

157 Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7LU

Bath Road Beers are an independent business stocking around 450 of the world’s finest drinks, handpicked by their passionate team. Treat dad to a selection of beers and ciders from all over the world, from local Cheltenham brewers to New Zealand’s best. Vouchers are also available so dad can choose his flavours, or why not sign him up to the BRB beer club? For 8 exclusive, handpicked beers delivered to dad’s door every month!  

Merchant + Lab

7 Pittville St, Cheltenham GL52 2LN

An independent drinks specialist in the centre of Cheltenham. Merchant + Lab specialises in natural wines from around the world, craft spirits and exciting products made by hand in their busy micro-distillery. Choose from their range of small-batch spirits, cocktail ingredients and their brand new London Dry and Herbaceous gins.  

James of Montpellier

The Courtyard, Montpellier St, GL50 1SR

Does your dad need to sharpen up his wardrobe? Then why not treat him to a stylish new outfit this Father’s Day. James of Montpellier is a bespoke menswear retailer offering wonderfully crafted clothing of the highest quality. From snappy suits to suit any formal gathering to elegant shirts and jeans ready for a summer of garden parties and evening barbeques. 

Box Tree Gifts

4 Royal Cres, Cheltenham GL50 3DA

Choose from ready-made boxes, or create your own, Box Tree Gifts provide thoughtful, personalised gift boxes for every type of dad and father figure.
For the outdoor-loving dads, there’s the Adventurous Gift Box, complete with a reusable mug, tea and coffee sachets, and a refreshing shower bar. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, there is the Perfect Night in Box, with locally brewed beers, bar snacks and a deck of cards that he’ll love. 

Magnificent Memories

Want to give dad a gift that will last a lifetime? Then why not treat him to an exciting experience or day out and create some magical memories together. 

Escape Hunt 

The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA

Give dad the gift of adventure this year with Escape Hunt Cheltenham. Enter new worlds in their immersive venues full of dastardly puzzles. With escape rooms, outdoor games, VR experiences and play-at-home games you can enjoy from the comfort of your sofa, there is something to challenge even the most diehard puzzle enthusiast. Gift cards, gift boxes and e-vouchers are available to buy online or at the centre. 

Bespoke Cheltenham themed escape rooms available at Escape Rooms on Winchcombe Street. 

Prescott Bike Festival

Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington GL52 9RD

Prescott Bike Festival is the place for all things bike related this summer in Cheltenham. Check out the special guests with their rare and marvellous motorbikes in the paddocks. Celebrate the builders that modify old bikes to create something wild and new with this year's featured club, ‘Butchered Classics’. Or, grab your bike and join like-minded motor heads to ‘Run the Hill’, it's all taking place on the 26th of June.

Cotswold Driving Experience

Cirencester Rd, Down Ampney, GL7 5QF

Give dad the chance to experience life as a rally driver at Cotswold Driving Experience. Located in the heart of the stunning Cotswold Water Park, their purpose-built tracks and competition-prepared vehicles allow for truly authentic driving experiences.

With one-to-one tutoring, a white-knuckle passenger ride with an experienced rally driver, 4x4 off-roading and family packages all available it's fun for the whole family.  

Catch a Show

Everyman Theatre / Cheltenham Town Hall

There are few better ways to spend an evening than catching a live show. Whether it's music, theatre or comedy this year’s fantastic line-up of performances in Cheltenham means there is bound to be something for everyone. 

Coming up this weekend at the Everyman Theatre, on the 18th of June, is comedic songwriter Chloe Bezer. While the award-winning drama, Private Peaceful, will be showing from the 5th of July. Meanwhile, at the Town Hall, why not check out the thrilling Summer Wrestling Spectacular on the 19th of June, or the UK Pink Floyd Experience on the 1st of July. 

Ellenborough Park Spa 

Southam Lane, Cheltenham GL52 3NJ

Everyone needs a bit of rest and relaxation from time to time, even dad. This Father’s Day give him the day off with an indulgent spa day. 

The intimate spa at Ellenborough Park offers indulgent Elemis products and bespoke treatments alongside complimentary use of the Indoor Spa Facilities, including a Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room.

The Showcase

Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, GL50 4SH

The thundering of hooves will return to Cheltenham’s world-class racecourse on Friday 21st October. It’s a chance for dad to put on his best suit and catch some thrilling race action with his friends. Or why not make it a family affair? Under 18s go free, 18 – 24-year-olds get in half price and there are options for hospitality packages including dinner at one of the racecourse's many restaurants for you and the family to make a day of it. 

Discover Paddling

Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester

With over 25 years of paddling experience, Mike and Grace of Discover Paddling Gloucester are the perfect pair to take you and the family out on the water in neighbouring Gloucester, regardless of experience. Discover Gloucester Docks and the surrounding waterways atop paddleboards or kayaks, meander along the lazy canal and learn the skills of a pro paddler as you glide past Gloucester’s tall ships. Perfect for the dad that loves a little adventure in his life. 

These are just some of our top picks to make this Father's Day in Cheltenham extra special. Why not check out our helpful guides for more gift inspiration, dining, and things to do this Father's Day.  Or see what's happening this weekend for all the best events happening near you - Cheltenham Weekend Events Guide.


Bath Road Beers
Food and Drink

Bath Road Beers are a local independent business run by a passionate team determined to delivery a great experience. They stock around 450 of the world's finest drinks handpicked by the team from some of the greatest producers in the world.

Bombay & Co
Bombay & Co Cheltenham

A family run Indian restaurant who take great pride in their chefs who are from all over India.

Everyman Theatre
Venue Provider
Everyman Theatre

The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.

Escape Hunt
Escape Room
Escape Hunt

Escape Hunting involves teammates losing themselves in incredible new worlds, taking on pulse-racing missions and challenges created by the Escape Hunt Studios team. Groups have to work together to follow a series of fiendishly clever clues and complete their mission before their time is up.

Purslane exterior

Purslane restaurant opened in July 2012 and combines the freshest, sustainably-caught seafood from British waters with the best local produce the Cotswolds has to offer.



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