Father’s Day AND National Fudge Day!

National Fudge Day! It always sounds a little bit made up, but I promise it isn’t! It started in the States but as we believe the its spiritual home is Cornwall, we have brought it to the UK on 16th June! And as Father’s Day this year lands on the same weekend (17th June), it makes sense to combine the two with a round-up of fudgey gifts!

artisan tin

First up is the artisan tin which retails at £11.99. Filled with three of your favourites, the  crumbly fudge, the honeycomb and creamy milk chocolate and the Peanut Brittle (which we’ve discovered is extremely popular with dads), it’s available here






Perfect as a gift for someone special, or to put out as petit fours at the end of a meal. A decadent treat whatever the occasion.


Butter tablet

Last,  but not least, if your dad loves Cornwall, then check out Buttermilk’s multi-award winning, traditional tablet. It’s handmade in Cornwall and is one of Buttermilk’s best-ever sellers, but comes from a traditional Scottish recipe handed down from the original Scottish owner of the Buttermilk shop in Padstow.


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Prize of £1,000 to the creator of the winning dish plus £1 donated to West Berkshire Mencap every time the dish is ordered

Amateur and professional chefs have a shot at getting their signature dish on the menu of the award-winning Newbury Pub.

The pub on Bartholomew Street is partnering with West Berkshire Mencap to come up with an eye-catching, and of course, delicious main course for their a la carte menu.  There’s a £1,000 cash prize for the winner and £1 for West Berkshire Mencap every time the dish is ordered by a customer.

All you need to do is email the recipe with clear step-by-step instructions on how it’s prepared and cooked, plus where the ingredients can be sourced locally and all emailed with name, profession and contact number to enquiries@thenewburypub.co.uk 

Initial recipes need to be submitted by 30th June. The best three will then be cooked in front of a panel of judges including a TV chef to be announced shortly, Newbury Pub owner Pete Lumber and West Berkshire Mencap CEO Leila Ferguson on Sunday, 8th July.

All finalists will be given some assistance and tips by the Newbury’s head chef Gary Basham on the evening.

Newbury owner Pete Lumber said: “We think this is an innovative way to see what dishes local customers would like to see on our popular menu and hope it will raise funds for West Berkshire Mencap. We like to support local charities and this is a brilliant one that has really won me over with their support for local people with learning disabilities and their families despite limited resources.”

Leila Ferguson added: “We are so grateful to the Newbury Pub for helping us in such a fun way. Pete has a real talent for finding inventive ways of helping the local community and we are lucky he has chosen us as one of his beneficiaries.  Anyone over the age of 16 can enter and be in with a chance of winning the huge £1,000 prize!

“We are very much looking forward to playing the part of Gregg Wallace and John Torode while raising money at the same time.”