The Weeping Willow, in Barrow, will be throwing a special Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration, from Thursday to Saturday, November 23 to 25, to observe the important relationship that the US air forces have with Suffolk.
2017 marks 75 years since East Anglia became home to thousands of US Servicemen and women who came to the region to help the fight against Nazi Germany in World War Two. The local airbases and US service personnel living in Barrow and the surrounding areas will be getting a taste of home from the newly opened Weeping Willow.
Special ‘American-style’ dishes will be available and will include traditional favourites such as Buttermilk Chicken Maryland, Sweetcorn Fritters and New York Style Baked Lemon Cheesecake, to name but a few. With options to satisfy many cravings, whether you’re from the US or UK, everyone is welcome to enjoy this taste of the US. The Weeping Willow’s regular menu will also be available.
Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season for the US, Canada and other states where dishes such as roast turkey with all of the trimmings, and pumpkin pies are consumed as a celebration of thanks to the pilgrims who taught new England religious refugees to hunt and survive in the harsh winter of 1621.
The newly renovated Weeping Willow, has been brought back to life by renowned florist Paula Pryke OBE and husband, architect, Peter Romaniuk.
Having been closed for the past three years, Paula and Peter purchased the derelict pub two years ago and have spent the past nine months restoring, expanding and redecorating the building, as well as redeveloping the extensive gardens at the rear of the inn.