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Royal Tunbridge Wells


VE Day Commemoration Mess Dinner, Dance Friday 8th May 2020

Salomons estate, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Kent TN3 0TG Tel;01892 515152

Service Personnel Rig 2B with miniature medals or 1B, Civilians Dinner suit, or dark lounge suite with black bow tie. Ladies - Evening Dress


A Formal Naval mess dinner. Hotel rooms can be booked directly with the venue at a cost of £105 for a double including breakfast. Rooms will be released into the open market on 1st March 2020. Quote Mess Dinner when booking.


Pre-Dinner Drinks 18.30

Dinner Call 18.50

The loyal toast to conform with the nations timing at 19.00



A – Sweet potato soup, crispy leeks, garlic croutons

B – Hot smoked salmon, beetroot puree, horseradish, sippett


C – Free range chicken breast, fondant potato, baby carrots, leeks, red wine jus

D Orzotto Verde with smoked tomatoes and parmesan crisp (V)


E – Warm chocolate brownie, with salted caramel ice cream

FSalomons Estate Eton mess


Passing of the port and toasts, followed by tea and coffee in the conservatory. Then dance the evening away to ‘Swing the Bluz. Carriages at 23.30

Cost is £39 per head, (a pre dinner drink and glass of port included) wine not included and can be pre-ordered or purchased on the night. The event can only host approximately 80 people so attendance is on a first come first served basis. Please return slip with printed name, choice of food by indicating the letter of menu choice. Contact me if you have a dietary request.

– Closing Date for applications is 15th April 2020 unless places have been filled prior to that date.

– Payment by cheque or bacs – bacs mark with surname and number of guests to
Sort 11-11-08 acc 00510406. Cheques payable to Mr J Vanns. Payment with menu choice please.(no payment, no place)

– If you’d like email confirmation of receipt of menu, payment please enclose an email address.

Please Reply to Lieutenant Commander (SCC) J Vanns MCGI. FinstLM. Royal Naval Reserve

8, Fairfield Ave, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3SD or Jonvanns@aol.com