The Hinds Head and The Crown at Bray celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

PUBLISHED: 11:21 28 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:25 20 February 2013

The Hinds Head and The Crown at Bray celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

The Hinds Head and The Crown at Bray celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

The Hinds Head is recreating the menu from a very special royal luncheon 49 years ago.

Heston Blumenthals pubs, The Crown at Bray and the Hinds Head, in Bray are marking Her Majesty the Queens Diamond Jubilee with patriotic dcor, special menus and outdoor festivities.

The Hinds Head is recreating the menu from a very special royal luncheon 49 years ago.


On 23 April 1963, Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip hosted a luncheon in the private Royal Room of the pub. The 51-strong guest-list included Princess Anne, the King of Norway, the Queen of Denmark, the Queen of Sweden and other royals and dignitaries.


In honour of the Queens Diamond Jubilee, presiding Head Chef Kevin Love, inspired by the dishes served at the original luncheon, has created a modern interpretation of the menu, which will be available both lunch and dinner from 1 June until 5 June.


The 3 course special menu comprises Native Lobster with Dorset Crab, White Chocolate and Caviar and Saddle and Shoulder of Cornish Lamb with Black Pudding and Sweetbreads, followed by Treacle Tart.

Not to be left out of the celebrations, the bar team has created a Jubilee Champagne cocktail and dessert duo called Aureole and Pinza. During the Queens Coronation celebrations at the Epsom Derby, the Queens Horse, Aureole was a joint favourite with Sir Gordon Richards horse, Pinza. In memory of what the Queen described as a momentous day the original meanings of the horses names have been resurrected. The Aureole Champagne cocktail pairs perfectly with Pinza, a light Italian dessert.

The Hinds Heads sister pub, The Crown at Bray, is also joining in the festivities. The pub will be serving a special Jubilee Ale called 'Diamond Reign', a deep goldenale, with a floral aroma and a clean freshtaste.

Head chef Nick Galer was inspired by Heston Blumenthals picnic menu created for Buckingham Palace and has created a Jubilee menu with light, summery dishes such as Chilled Tomato Soup, with Garden Mint Oil; Potted Tea Smoked Salmon; and Coronation Chicken Salad. For dessert, there is the Jubilee Trifle which includes cream, fresh strawberries, crumble and rose water.

With glorious summer weather forecast, the bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to enjoy The Crown at Brays outdoor spaces and menu.In the south-facing garden, well-spaced picnic tables dot the large grassy area with a low hedge dividing the seating space and the generous open lawn perfect for children to play and join in the celebrations.

The Crown at Bray

High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH

Reservations: 01628 621936

www.thecrownatbray.com

Hinds Head, Bray

High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AB

Reservations: 01628 626151

www.hindsheadbray.com

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