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!

It’s that time of year again: for the 142nd year, everyone has Wimbledon fever!

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 for many reasons.

Firstly; traditionally the best strawberries would come into season around the time the first games were played. Secondly; strawberries were incredibly fashionable to eat during the Victorian era when Wimbledon first started, and finally; the idea of strawberries and cream, a dish dating back to the 1500s, seems connected to the idea of ‘seasonal eroticism’.

Celebrating Wimbledon with free strawberries with Rutherford’s punting in Cambridge

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 Sunclose Farm!

This is regardless of whether you booked with us in advance or just pop over to our desk on the day.

On top of this punnet of strawberries, if you take a picture of your fine selves with the strawberries, either on our punts, or by our bicycle, or our phone booth, and tag us on Instagram or Facebook, you might win yourselves another free punt tour! Just remember to include #rutherfordstrawberries in your post.

So, no time like the present, get to the river, get your strawberries, and get punting with us soon!

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