VE Day 75th Anniversary Weekend
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate VE Day's 75th anniversary on Friday 8 May 2020. Choose from a 3 or 2 night break at 4 star Imperial Hotel, requisitioned during World War II by the Ministry of Defence and used as a secret telephone exchange.
3 night VE Day 75 Anniversary long Bank Holiday Weekend Break - Thursday 7 May to Sunday 10 May
Check in on Thursday for your 3 night break and make your way to Café Cru Restaurant in the evening for a delicious 3 course meal from our table d’hôte menu. Over the course of your stay, you'll enjoy three nights bed and breakfast, and can take the time to make the most of our special Bank Holiday weekend. There's bound to be plenty happening in the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth on the east coast of Norfolk, especially on Friday as the town participates in many of the national VE Day 75 events.
On Friday afternoon, join us for the Nation’s Toast at 3pm when the nation as a whole will stop and raise a glass to the heroes of World War II. In the evening, get your glad rags on for a 1940's themed dinner dance with 1940's inspired 4 course dinner, cooked with flair by our 2 AA Rosette chefs, followd by dancing to live music. Dressing forties style strongly encouraged, but not essential.
On Saturday afternoon, join us for a 1940's inspired afternoon tea. Check out after another delicious breakfast on Sunday 10 May, having enjoyed a not-to-be missed VE Day 75th Anniversary Weekend.
3 night stay: £249 per person based on two people sharing a classic twin, king or super king room. Sea view room £279 per person. Book online now.
2 night VE Day 75th Anniversary Bank Holiday Weekend - Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May
If you can't quite get away in time on Thursday, treat yourself to a 2 night break instead, and you'll still have the chance to make the most of this special VE Day 75th Anniversary weekend. Check in from 2pm on Bank Holiday Friday 8 May, ready to join us for the Nation’s Toast at 3pm. Enjoy our fun weekend schedule as per the above until check out on Sunday 10 May after breakfast.
2 night stay: £185 per person, price based on two people sharing a classic twin, king or super king room. Sea view room £205 per person. Book online now.
VE DAY 75th ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE MENU
FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020
Dickens Medal Pigeon
Warm wood pigeon breast, celeriac purée and remoulade, potatoe floodies and pickled radish
Did you know? White Vision, Winkle and Tyke were the first pigeons to receive the Dickens Medal for conspicuous galantry and devlotion to duty whilst serving in 1943.
The go-to snack of the 1940s, still eaten today
Roast Chicken with Lord Woolton-style vegetables
Succulent chicken with wartime vegetables in a cream sauce, roast parsnip, carrot. broccoli and Madeira jus
Did you know? Lord Woolton was the 1st Minister of Food, and establisher of the wartime rations system. The Lord Woolton pie was created at The Savoy by Maitre Chef de Cuisine, Francis Latry.
French Toast Fruit Cake
Cinnamon sugar, poached pear and milk sorbet
This eggless cake was the staple cake of the 1940s, made by housewives up and down the land.
Hershey chocolate with Coffee & Tea
Hershey estimates that between 1940 and 1945, more than a billion of their D ration and Tropical chocolate bars were produced and distributed to soldiers throughout the world. By the end of World War II, the entrire Hershey plant as producing ration bars at a rate of 24 million per week.
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