Posted on: July 1, 2019
In celebration of the start of Wimbledon fortnight we are giving away free Cambridge strawberries with every private punt tour. Delicious!
It’s that time of year again: for the 142nd year, everyone has Wimbledon fever. We’re no exception…
The oldest and grandest tennis tournament of the Grand Slam is here once more, as newcomers face off against titans for the glory of the coveted trophy, and a flashy £34 million cash prize.
If there is anything Wimbledon is known for however, aside from the tennis, it’s the strawberries and cream. They have become a staple of the festivities pretty much from their beginnings.
Traditionally the best strawberries would come into season around the time the first games were played, ensuring a natural link between tennis and strawberries.
Strawberries were also incredibly fashionable to eat during the Victorian era when Wimbledon first started and tennis was a summertime pursuit of the elite of the day.
Finally; the idea of strawberries and cream, a dish dating back to the 1500s, has always been connected to the idea of ‘seasonal eroticism’.
On average, 27,000 kilograms of strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream are consumed by spectators at the games. At Rutherford’s, we might be far away from the action, but we’re never one to pass up the pageantry.
For the next two weeks, subject to availability, all private tours that go out with us will receive a punnet of fresh local strawberries, provided for us by a local farm!
Whether you booked with us in advance or just pop over to our desk on the day to get a spot, we’re .
If you take a picture of your fine selves with the strawberries, either on our punts, by our desk, or at our phone booth, and tag us on Instagram or Facebook, you might win yourselves another free punt tour!
Get to the river, get your strawberries, and get punting with us soon!