Chapter 102: New Year’s at The Rose and Crown

Rose_and_Crown_pub,_Harnham,_SalisburyOn December  30th 1984, Janet and I went off to Salisbury to stay, with our dining club friends, at the Rose and Crown Hotel.  Of course we had gone there for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and night.

We went there specifically for the food and we were not disappointed.

For breakfast, there was an array of food from which to choose.  Eggs, fried, boiled, scrambled and poached. There was bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and kidneys.  There was kedgeree and, of course, a range of cereals.

But, we did not go there for breakfast, enjoyable as it was, no, we went there for the dinners.  Here is one of the menus:


Bouquet of fresh fruit

Chicken Consommé

Fisherton Filet of Sole – prawns poached in white wine and served with a coat of rich crab sauce.

Champagne Sorbet

The Rose and Crown Wellington

Breast of Turkey, scallop of veal, ham and cheese encased in pastry, cooked in the oven and served with our own white wine sauce.

Roast Woodford Valley Pheasant.

Sirloin Steak Diane

Pan-fried Sirloin steak flamed with brandy and served with a rich red wine sauce.

Selection of  fresh seasonal vegetables.

Baked Alaska

Cheese and Biscuits

Coffee and Mints

We would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year”

Next chapter: Chapter 103: Dining in Bethnal Green

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