Pub launches search for Melton’s best dads

Town pub The Welby has launched a search for Melton's 'ultimate dad' ahead of Father's Day EMN-160206-183943001
Town pub The Welby has launched a search for Melton's 'ultimate dad' ahead of Father's Day EMN-160206-183943001
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A pub is giving Meltonians the opportunity to show their dad how much they care this Father’s Day, as it launches a search for Melton’s best dads.

The Welby, on Nottingham Road, is calling for locals to nominate their dad online, to be in with a chance of winning a £500 experience day for two and the coveted title of ‘Ultimate Dad’.

The Hungry Horse pub has launched its ‘Do It for Dad’ competition after discovering that only 17 per cent of Brits tell their dad they love them on Father’s Day.

Samuel Thorpe, general manager at the Welby, said: “We realise that Father’s Day can sometimes be overlooked but it was a real surprise to see just how many people aren’t showing their dads the appreciation they deserve.

“We want to encourage our local families to give something back to their dads this Father’s Day by giving them the opportunity to win a special bonding experience for two, as well as a parenting accolade like no other! We can’t wait to see what Melton’s dads have to offer.”

Meltonians can nominate their dad on the Hungry Horse website ( until Sunday, June 12, explaining in 100 words why they believe their dad deserves to take home the title and prize.

l Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19, and we are offering you the chance to tell your dad just how great he is through the Melton Times.

You can share a FREE special message through the newspaper published on Thursday, June 16, and online on the day itself.

It’s really easy to do. Simply fill in the details on the online coupon at

Messages can be up to 16 words in length. Please start your message with your dad’s name to make it easy for him to find it.

Example: Andre, Peter: Happy Father’s Day, you’re the best. Love from Junior, Princess and Amelia xxx

The deadline for messages is Monday, June 13, at 5pm.

Visit to send in your message.

The editor reserves the right to exclude unsuitable messages.

Messages received after the 5pm, Monday, June 13 deadline will not be published and we cannot be held responsible for lost messages.