Wimbledon is over for another year…

July 8th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge
Wimbledon is over for another year…

We say goodbye to another year of Wimbledon, and what an exciting men’s final it was last Sunday when Djokovic and Federer battled it out for the number one spot. It was a game that kept us on the edge of our seats, with Djokovic wining a two to one set advantage - it looked as though he had won the championship, until Federer then came back with a grand slam performance.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked on as the 3 and half hour game went into the final fifth set, the score board at this point was exactly equal with Djokovic 2:3 and Federer 2:3, until Djokovic finally took the advantage, as Federer lost a nail biting two points in the final set.
However Wimbledon isn’t just about the tennis or the 28,000 kg of Strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream consumed, here some interesting statistics from this year’s Wimbledon Catering:
Facts and figures (typical quantities)

  • 350,000 cups of tea and coffee
  • 250,000 bottles of water
  • 230,000 glasses of Pimm's
  • 207,000 meals
  • 190,000 sandwiches
  • 150,000 bath buns, scones, pastries and doughnuts
  • 135,000 ice creams
  • 100,000 pints of draught beer and lager
  • 60,000 Dutchees
  • 32,000 portions of fish and chips
  • 30,000 litres of milk
  • 28,000 kg (112,000 punnets) of English strawberries
  • 28,000 bottles of champagne
  • 23,000 bananas
  • 20,000 portions of frozen yoghurt
  • 12,000 kg of poached salmon and smoked salmon
  • 7,000 litres of dairy cream
  • 6,000 stone-baked pizzas
Stats sourced from the Wimbledon Website