Father’s Day at The Refuge
This Father’s Day we’ve got a plethora of things to do with dad – all happening on Sunday 20 June from 12 noon.
Firstly, we’ve got an exclusive mini record store in partnership with Clampdown Records, and a contemporary homewares and accessories pop-up shop from Deadstock General Store. They’ll be joined by local breweries, Pomona Island, Shindigger; and Manchester Union; while food choices span from our legendary Sunday roast, to curated street food by EATMCR. Completing the line-up is the finest local DJs to keep things groovy until 11pm.
Clampdown Records are one of the best-known independent record shops in the city, and also recently appeared on Russell T Davies’ hit TV show, It’s A Sin (they’ve made us a playlist inspired by the show too). The mini record store will feature crates with standout new and second-hand records, offering a wide selection for dads to dig in and browse.
We’ll also be hosting a pop-up shop from Deadstock General Store, offering a unique and stylish collection of homewares and accessories. They’ll be bringing a special collection of firm Father’s Day favourites, perfect for you to pick up a last-minute gift for dad (or just to treat yourself). Choose from tools, facial hair treatments and organic toiletries, to beautifully-made socks, candles, botanical paperweights, and everything in between.
On Sundays we’re all about the roast. Spend quality time over our roast platter for two, piled with grass-fed rump of Lancashire beef, half a roast Cumbrian chicken, rare breed pork loin and all the trimmings (including thyme and salt roast potatoes, Vimto-braised red cabbage, glazed carrot, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese and pan gravy). Or, spend a lazy Sunday in the bar with our Tenner Well Spent menu, with pork or roast beef rump sandwich, accompanied by a side of roast potatoes and gravy. As part of our drink collaborations, exclusive crafted beers will be available from Pomona Island Brewery, Shindigger, and Manchester Union Lager, where you can pick up a tote bag filled with goodies, including a Manchester Union pint glass, badge and one of their craft lagers alongside their regular four packs of beers.
And, of course, there’s our street food collaboration with EATMCR on Waterhouse Way, featuring some of Manchester’s favourite and most exciting food traders and baked goods. If you’re into The Sopranos, continue to whet your appetite with the Italian-American style sandwich from Bada Bing, who prides themselves to be the home of the hoagie. To finish off the Father’s Day treat, head to Batard Bakehouse, run by Lewis Loughman, who offer ‘well good bread + bangin’ bakes’.