1950's Dinner & Luncheon Menus
Dated in the mid 1950's, not all that long after the end of the second world war, these Ponsmere Hotel menus may look a little 'austere' by today's standards, (anybody for semolina pudding or sardines on toast?), but bear in mind that some luxury food items were still rationed.
So, for the period, and especially for a hotel, this was probably as good as it got!
Luckily, we no longer use these menus and you will find the food quality these days to the highest possible standard... though of course you should expect dinner to cost a little more than 7 shillings and sixpence (approx 40 pence in today's money).
Note: The images below are scans of the original menus (not reconstructions) and have been touched up slightly only to remove some of the aging which has built up over the years.
Last Updated (Monday, 04 April 2011 17:55)