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Wirral eateries celebrate strawberry season

20th June 2012

Categories: News

With Wimbledon just around the corner, strawberries, cream and good old-fashioned freshly baked scones are back on the menu.

But forget queuing all night, wearing extraordinarily silly costumes and straining to see from Henman Hill, across Wirral, restaurants, tea shops and strawberry growers are celebrating the best of the season by serving up some tennis themed treats.

At The Wro in West Kirby the staff will be embracing the tennis season and showing all the Wimbledon games live, with a special celebration for the final, and lashings of strawberry themed dishes on the menu.

Owner Sally Boyd says: “We have been throwing ourselves into the Great British Summer of celebrations with gusto. From our royal knees up to the jubilee, live Euro football, Wimbledon and of course, the Olympics.

“Alongside our Wimbledon celebrations we are hosting our very own 'alternative' Olympic opening ceremony, complete with a torch parade around the marine lake and of course lots of fun later back at The Wro.”

At Gorge’Us teashops in Spital and Bebington they are offering tasty afternoon teas. Owner Ceri Newton says: “I was force fed tennis as a child. My mother is a fanatic.

“We will be doing a special afternoon tea for the whole of Wimbledon fortnight with lots of strawberry treats such as strawberry shortcakes and strawberry tarts.

“I will do it in honour of my mum, Margaret Jones, who celebrates her 80th birthday slap bang in the middle of Wimbledon, on June 30.”

Book your afternoon tea by calling Bebington on 0151 644 8133 or the Spital shop on 0151 334 4353.

Over at Church Farm in Thursaston they are offering a homegrown strawberry cream tea to celebrate the tennis season. Enjoy a pot of tea with a scone, strawberry jam and clotted cream plus their delicious organic strawberries.

Shop manager Sally Bentley says: “The strawberry cream tea was very popular last summer and as soon as the sun started shining, customers asked for it again. For me, it's the perfect English summer treat and a great way to enjoy our home-grown strawberries.

“My other strawberry tips are to simply eat them as they are with some cream - a great dessert, breakfast or just while you're watching the tennis. Or pop a strawberry or two in a glass of fizz, that's fantastic on a summer evening.”

Meanwhile Red Door in West Kirby has created a special Wimbledon cocktail. Strawberries and Dreams (£7.50) is made with fraise de bois, cranberry juice, topped with Prosecco and garnished with the ultimate British Wimbledon treat – a strawberry dipped in cream. There’s also a strawberries and cream Eton mess (£4.95) to savour the sweet taste of success.

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