Last Updated on June 11, 2024. Written by Our Bury.

Father’s Day: Treat your Dad to the perfect day out in Bury St Edmunds


Father’s Day: Treat your Dad to the perfect day out in Bury St Edmunds

If you’re in the market for a last-minute Father’s Day gift for your Dad or father figure this year, look no further than Bury St Edmunds. Whether you are looking for gifts he’ll treasure forever or just somewhere to treat him to a pint or two, you’ll find it in our historic town. With our reputation as the foodie capital of Suffolk and home to the iconic Greene King Brewery, there is no end of places to spoil your Dad this Father’s Day. 

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Breakfast, Cake and Coffee

Father’s Day marks the only day of the year that is all about celebrating our superhero Dads and all that they do for us. What better way to start the day with a nice breakfast? For a breakfast fit for a King, why not visit Gastrono-Me or enjoy a pastry and a coffee in the huge selection of coffee shops around the town centre? Whether you’d prefer an independent cafe such as Baileys2, Bay Tree Cafe or Cafe Kottani, or to stop in for a quick coffee and cake at Costa, Cafe Nero or the Cornish Bakery, a mid-afternoon snack is a must!

Bury St Edmunds also has a range of activities for the perfect Dad-friendly day out. From tours, pub crawls, and more, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Bury.

Greene King Brewery Tour and Tasting

Join Greene King Brewery’s experts as you tour the brewery in Bury St Edmunds and hear all about the brewing process and the history of Greene King.

You will then return to the Greene King Beer Cafe to taste some of their lovely beers. Before you leave, you can choose a bottle of beer to take home to remember your day or stay for a free pint.

Why not combine the tour with lunch or breakfast? Any purchases in the shop over £5 will receive a 10% discount. Visit the Greene King Website to book now. It is worth noting that this tour is not suitable for under-16s.

A Tour of Bury St Edmunds

For history lovers, why not treat your dad to a tour of Bury St Edmunds? Discover 1,000 years of history, from monks and martyrs to Saxon kings and Tudor queens, from talking wolves and Magna Carta to Georgian chic and Mr Pickwick

The Daily Tours run every day at 11am from April to October, starting on Angel Hill, opposite the Abbey Gate. They last 90 minutes, are in English and are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Visit the Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides website to book now. Explore more historical facts about all things Bury St Edmunds with our selection of blogs.

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It's Show Time


Relax this Father’s Day with popcorn and a movie at one of Bury St Edmunds’ popular cinemas. Cineworld offers a wide range of films, including Hollywood blockbusters and independent and foreign films, to suit every taste. 

Everyman Cinema

The recently opened Everyman Cinema is also popular for enjoying a good movie. Bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to the cinema experience, you can even switch out your popcorn and fizzy drink for a glass of red wine and a pizza served to your seat!

Abbeygate Cinema

This modern yet perfectly original 1920’s cinema screens everything from timeless classics to box office latest releases. Why not sick back with some popcorn this Father’s Day at Abbeygate Cinema.

Sneaky Links Crazy Golf

Bury St Edmunds’ ultimate boozy crazy golf is ready and waiting for you this Father’s Day. If you’re looking for friendly competition or to practice your putting skills with friends or family, grab your bat and hit the holes.

The fully licensed can bar is stocked with everything from beers and ciders to cocktails and fizz, perfect for celebrating Dad’s Day! Sneaky Links is open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm and Friday through Sunday from 12 to 10 pm.

The Evidence Room

Are you ready to take on the escape room challenge at The Evidence Room this Father’s Day? With creative thinking, problem-solving and battling against the clock, The Evidence Room is Bury St Edmunds’s first permanent and independent escape room.

With three escape rooms on offer, each designed to test your logic, teamwork and patience, you’ll need to have your wits about you, as nothing is quite as it seems at The Evidence Room!

Shuffle Board Game Cafe

Shuffle Board Game Cafe, nestled in the heart of Bury St. Edmunds, is your ultimate destination for a thrilling and immersive gaming experience. Our vibrant cafe offers a vast library of board games, ranging from classic family favourites to modern strategic challenges, ensuring there’s something for everyone this Father’s Day.

Bury St Edmunds Ale Trail

If a drink is what you’re after this Father’s Day, why not embark on the ultimate pub crawl around our historic town? Did you know there were once 150 pubs in Bury St Edmunds, making it the perfect spot for a Father’s Day tipple. 

Known as the beer capital of Suffolk and the home to the iconic Greene King Beer, Bury St Edmunds has a brewing history dating back to 1,000 years. In 1086, monks brewed ale on the site of the Great Abbey using water from Bury’s chalk wells, which are still used today by Greene King.

Discover our Ale Trail and all of the businesses you can visit this Father’s Day.

Dinner fit for a King

Bury St Edmunds has a host of restaurants to choose from this Father’s Day. Treat your Dad to a dinner fit for a King!

For the full list of food and drink businesses in Bury St Edmunds to visit on your next romantic retreat, visit our website.


Situated on the popular Angel Hill in the town centre, 1921 Angel Hill is the perfect place to enjoy an evening in Bury St Edmunds. This elegant, comfortable and award-winning dining experience showcases a menu of delicious canapés and expertly crafted dishes using locally sourced ingredients. As well as excellent customer service, 1921 Angel Hill is also named in the Michelin Guide!

Blue Fig

One of the latest additions to Bury’s food and drink scenes is Blue Fig, the perfect spot for some Mediterranean food. Serving Mediterranean-inspired small plates and situated just a stone’s throw from the Abbey Garden gates, these delicious dishes can be paired with a variety of wines, beers and cocktails for a lovely evening to celebrate Dad. 

Damson and Wilde

In the heart of Bury St Edmunds, you’ll find Damson & Wilde. With a beautiful interior, a stunning walled garden, and a fantastic team, it’s the perfect place to visit for a Father’s Day meal. Whether you want to share nibbles, a sharing board, or just a few small plates, Damson & Wilde showcases well-sourced seasonal ingredients cooked simply and deliciously!

Edmundo Lounge

Located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Edmundo Lounge is an eccentric-style cafe/bar sitting just on the corner of Market Square. From Cheeky Mondays to Tapas Tuesdays and Teatime Tipples, Edmundo Lounge has something for everyone this Father’s Day. Impressively, this former pub and hotel has a list of recorded landlords that dates back as far as 1791!


Located on Angel Hill is Francela, serving a blend of Mediterranean flavours guaranteed to make your tastebuds tingle. Francela prides itself on using the freshest ingredients and even serving special dishes to meet any dietary requirements. Voted as one of the seven best restaurants in Bury St Edmunds by Tripadvisor, this restaurant is popular amongst all that visit.


If you are looking for an authentic Italian experience in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, we have the perfect place for you. Visit family owned restaurant, Rustico, and enjoy a selection of homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza and delicious meat and seafood dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Queens Bar & Grill 

Queens is an independent restaurant and bar in the heart of Bury St Edmunds with a strong focus on smokehouse flavours and ‘Farm to Fork’. Sourcing produce from Chef and Owner Ben’s own smallholding, the menu features delicious local flavours. Enjoy this welcoming bar and grill for your next spontaneous date night! Tuck into one of the menu delights, enjoy a fruity cocktail or even some drinks in the garden for a relaxed evening.

Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Cards

We know that some Dads might also like to choose their own gift too.  Here at Our Bury St Edmunds, we’ve also got that covered.  Pop one of our Gift Cards inside your card and you are sure to make his day.  With over 70 shops and businesses accepting it he’ll be spoilt for choice.  You can buy them online or pick one up at a number of outlets in town and just download the amount you want to give.

For the full list of food and drink businesses, shopping retailers, dog friendly venues and more to visit this Father’s Day, discover our interactive map.

Discover our interactive map