Paul & Phillip’s trek to Everest base camp in March is all confirmed. They have set up a travel blog so you can follow the adventure. Have a look at www.TheExPedition.co.uk
Paul & Phillip have financed this trip themselves, they are not taking part in a charity organised event where they have to raise a certain amount to partake. They would however like to support The Exhibition & Golf Societies annual fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support. To read more about the work done for Macmillan by The Exhibition click here
To support their efforts you can make a donation in person at The Exhibition Pub, online on their JustGiving page by clicking here or by texting THEX99 £5 to 70070
Our new lunchtime menu is being launched tomorrow with some great new choices for you.
Don’t forget we have a ‘specials menu’ every day too.
Click here to download this new menu as a PDF and print
Bookings aren’t usually required for lunch but if you wish to reserve a specific table or ensure we have room please call us on 01480 459134.
At The Exhibition we have a three course Christmas Menu for £23 per person in addition to our latest winter menus. Have a look below at our range of winter puddings….
We have a specials menu everyday too with a couple more puddings to choose from.
new pudding menu
Christmas pudding, brandy anglaise 5.70
Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice-cream 5.50
Winter berry fool, viennese biscuits 5.70
Iced chocolate orange brownie & marshmallow terrine, dark chocolate sauce, candied zest 5.70
Cheese & biscuits, homemade chutney 6.50
Homemade chocolate brandy truffles 2.80
Join us on Monday 4th from 2pm to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee.
We will have live music from the fantastic Freddie Hall Duo and a barbecue in the garden.
The Exhibition Pub & Restaurant was first licensed to sell alcohol in the early 1850’s and we are named after the Great Exhibition which was opened on this day, May 1st in 1851.
Read all about The Great Exhibition below
The following text has been taken from www.thegreatexhibition2012.co.uk/history-of-the-great-exhibition-2012
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the great success stories of the nineteenth century. The idea of holding an international world fair was first suggested by the Society of Arts (now the Royal Society of Arts) in 1845. Their president, Prince Albert, was very enthusiastic but eventually he decided that it should not be organised by the Society. Consequently in 1850 he established a Royal Commission to organise the event, with himself as President.
The exhibition was opened on 1st May 1851 by Queen Victoria in Joseph Paxton’s purpose built “Crystal Palace” in Hyde Park, London. It was the first International World Fair and it grabbed the imagination of the whole country and beyond. During the one hundred and forty one days that the Exhibition was open it was visited by over six million people from all walks of life. There were nearly 14,000 exhibitors from all over the world and more than 100,000 exhibits were shown ranging from raw materials to machines, sculptures, hardware, musical instruments, cloth, pottery, glass etc.
The Great Exhibition saw the development of patent law, the tourist industry and the modern museum as well as encouraging trade and manufacturing. It was so successful financially that the profits were used to purchase a large site in South Kensington, now home to three national museums, Imperial College and the Royal Albert Hall as well as other institutions. The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 still exists to manage its estate and to distribute the profits on its investments in order to “increase the means of industrial education and extend the influence of science and art upon productive industry.”
These 6 million visitors represented nearly a fifth of the British population at that time and is still considered today to be the founding vision of a truly “great exhibition”