Top 10 British Food and Drinks for a Wimbledon Picnic

Wimbledon Pimm's summer hamper

You know summer has arrived when the world’s greatest tennis stars descend on Wimbledon, the strawberries and cream come out and the Pimm’s begins to flow; hurrah! We’re now into the second week of the tournament, which has seen players sweat under the surprise heat wave (enjoyed by us spectators but perhaps not by the players) and the usual downing of rackets as rain halts play – but of course it wouldn’t be Wimbledon without it!

Whilst we don’t profess to be tennis pundits, we do know a bit about fine British food so thought we’d share our
Top 10 British Food and Drink Ingredients for the Perfect Wimbledon Picnic.

1. It’s always Pimm’s O’Clock when Wimbledon is on!

Of course we had to get the ball rolling with Pimm’s! The essential summer drink, devised by James Pimm in 1823 and – like birdsong, shady oaks, freshly mowed lawns, gazebos, barbeques, cricket, ladies hats and laughter – evocative of summer still today.

Pimm's, the perfect drink of a British summer!

Pimm’s is available from all major supermarkets or as an elegant wooden boxed gift here.

2. Sparkling Cucumber Drink from Qcumber

We are impressed with this relatively new drink from Qcumber and for us it is the top soft drink this summer. Made from cucumbers, sparkling spring water and natural sugars, this refreshing drink is at its best poured over ice and finished with a sprig of mint. We’ve started mixing it with Pimm’s as an alternative to lemonade, complementing the full flavour of Pimm’s and providing a subtle hint of cool cucumber.

Qcumber with Pimms

For more information about Qcumber, click here.

3. Strawberries & Cream

Of course, a trip to Wimbledon wouldn’t be complete without some fresh strawberries and cream! According to a research commissioned by Morrison’s, to enjoy the perfect strawberries they should be eaten in under three minutes and cream should be added at the ratio of one tablespoon of cream for two strawberries.


Read the Telegraph’s full article here.

4. Strawberries & Chocolate

If you’re travelling some distance and don’t fancy dipping into a pot of curdled cream when you arrive for your picnic, Chocca Mocca – the British chocolate aficionados – have created the perfect replacement: their strawberries covered in white chocolate are the perfect accompaniment to Pimm’s or a to good cup of English Breakfast tea.

Chocca Mocca Strawberries in creamy white chocolate

Available directly from Chocca Mocca.

5. Apricot and Ginger Cake from The Simply Delicious Cake Company

If you think fruit cake is a bit dull, you should give this fantastic cake a go! Full of zingy citrus flavours and stem ginger, handmade the traditional way with proper butter and local free range eggs this cake is all but boring!

Apricot and Ginger Cake

Available directly from The Simply Delicious Cake Company.

6. Snackingham from Serious Pig

Simple but delicious, this air dried ham is a bit too good to share! Created by Georges Rice, pioneer of British charcuterie, using only the finest pork loin infused with a careful blend of herbs and spices before being air dried in the traditional way.

Serious Pig Snackingham
Snackingham is a seriously tasty snack!

7. Prestat Chocolates

The chocolates of the world-renowned Piccadilly-based confectioner Prestat have been enjoyed by the royal, the noble, the famous and the fashionable since 1902. It’s easy to understand why when you bite into one of their Marc de Champagne Truffles, which remain our favourite truffles of all time.

Prestat Marc De Champagne Truffles and Chocolates

View Prestat’s entire range here, or buy gift-wrapped from The British Hamper Company by clicking here.

8. Honey & Almond Biscuits from Artisan Biscuits

Those melt in the mouth biscuits, with their rich taste of honey and subtle hint of almond, are incredibly moreish. Be warned, it is very difficult to stop after only one or two… or three!

Learn more about the people behind Artisan Biscuits by clicking here.

9. Grate Britain Cheese Biscuits from Artisan Biscuits

We have yet to found a better cheese biscuit. Small bite-size biscuits made from either Wookey Hole Cheddar or crumbled Long Clawson Stilton, these biscuits are full of flavour and simply perfect with a glass of red wine or a cold beer.

Grate Britain Cheese Biscuits

10. The Perfect Hamper for Wimbledon

We’ve combined some of our favourite  picnic eats and drinks to create tan hamper that is perfect for sharing at Wimbledon or simply during a lovely afternoon summer, sitting a shady spot in the garden. For the full hamper detail, click here.


This is our new Garden Party Pimm's Hamper designed for a picnic at Wimbledon or lazy afternoon in the sunshine.

This is our new Garden Party Pimm’s Hamper, designed for a perfect picnic at Wimbledon or a lazy afternoon in the sunshine.

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Tracy S

1st time used this company. Lovely hamper. Well packaged. Delivery as planned. Will definitely use again. Thank you

Posted 1 week ago

Belinda N

Lovely English products. . .was devoured in a day!

Posted 1 month ago

Jan O

Beautifully packaged hamper for our gluten free friends. Feel sure they will be delighted when they open it on Christmas morning! Lovely to find gluten free goodies that look so tempting. Excellent service too.

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Jacqueline T

I can only comment on the service and delivery ( which were both very good ). I have purchased this beautifully boxed hamper as a gift for christmas, so I'm hoping that the contents are as good as the above mentioned. Well packaged and arrived on my suggested date. Thank you.

Posted 1 month ago

Angela G

First time I have used this company. I chose my hamper from their web site but rang to place the order. The firm's operator was extremely helpful, even ringing me back when the phone cut off. The hamper was delivered as it said the next day. As it was a thank you gift I didn't see the hamper but the recipients were delighted with its presentation and contents. I would most certainly recommend this company and would be more than happy to use their services again. Excellent.

Posted 1 month ago

Jeremy H

I particularly liked the Gluten Free Offering, which seems to be an increasing trend, although in our case and absolute medical requirement - not a lifestyle choice. So, thank you for providing this and the products offered were very appreciated and new to my wife.

Posted 1 month ago

Nicola C

I used this company to send a hamper to my sister in Australia , the hamper contained a few English items I knew she was missing. The service was fantastic , it arrived very quickly and was packaged very well , it was a great success and I would definitely use the company again.

Posted 1 month ago

Renee M

I sent a Hamper to the US and couldn't believe how quickly it was delivered 3 days in total most impressed. Our daughter was over the moon with this gift and absolutely loved the design of the box. Great to be able to send British products overseas will definitely use again.

Posted 1 month ago


My friends were absolutely thrilled when their hamper arrived and described it as "a huge box with classy wrapping and a beautiful navy blue bow, filled with lovely treats." "Exquisite in every way","so professional" and "perfect" were just some of their additional comments. I really want to thank you so much Sam for all your help and suggestions - you made arranging their hamper so easy and a very pleasant experience for me as well - one that I intend to repeat! 5 Stars Plus. Colleen, New Zealand

Posted 1 month ago

David P

What a wonderful company to deal with. I found the website very easy to use and then put in a telephone order in which I was dealt with in a helpful and polite way by the lady on the phone. The hamper arrived the next day and was very well received. 10/10

Posted 1 month ago

Maria A

Excellent service, could not be any happier.

Posted 1 month ago

Edward T

After a failed order from Betty's Tea Room to ship to Singapore, I found The British Hamper Company and ordered a hamper for my brother. It arrived 2.5 days later (I ordered it on a Monday afternoon and it was received in Singapore before 11:00 loccal time on Thursday). And best of all, the prices shown included delivery, so there were no nasty surprises when going to the checkout. Very good service and my brother was very happy with his present. Will be using these guys again for orders to international family ( Singapore, Australia, US).

Posted 1 month ago

Dale B

Amazing Christmas hamper with a wide range of treats and great alcohol brands. Brilliant value.

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Our friends in Dubai were delighted with their sweet hamper- said packaging was beautiful too. Extremely fast service and would definitely recommend. Many thanks

Posted 1 month ago

Helen C

Great service - good value products and quick delivery. The only downside was communications from customer service were lacking as I didn't know when a hamper had been despatched or delivered (although I was given a way to track this with the courier company themselves)

Posted 1 month ago

Michael T

Hamper was ordered for some friends in the United States. I was a bit sceptical about the stated delivery it looked really quick! The hamper was indeed delivered on the exact date specified and our friends were delighted with the quality of the contents :) Mike T (United Kingdom)

Posted 1 month ago

Naman P

Great service , No fuss and my relatives loved everything in the hamper. I will use you again . Thank you so much ????

Posted 1 month ago

Samantha E

Ordered for delivery to my sister in Florida. kept well informed throughout and hamper delivered on time. Sister loved the hamper and reminded her of home. Thankyou

Posted 1 month ago

Samantha E

Ordered for delivery to my sister in Florida. kept well informed throughout and hamper delivered on time. Sister loved the hamper and reminded her of home. Thankyou

Posted 1 month ago

Moira D

Our friends were delighted with the hamper as it had British items. The arrival time was very good and the whole service excellent as we were kept informed of what was happening. We would be happy to use this service again in the future.

Posted 1 month ago

Christine W

Sent hampers to USA. They were over the moon with them.

Posted 2 months ago

Gillian B

Ordered the Classic Retro Sweet Hamper for delivery to the Netherlands and it arrived promptly. It was packaged beautifully and the recipients were over the moon with it. Great Job and would definately order again

Posted 2 months ago

Andrew B

Excellent, arrived on time in Australia, Packed beautifully, in true British style. Contents delicious. My daughter loved it, a reminder of home when she is so Far away. Will definitely be using this great company again.

Posted 2 months ago

Rich F

Bought as a gift, recipient was very pleased with contents

Posted 2 months ago

Jane H

I found this service excellent. Just what my cousin in Australia needed to brighten her up.

Posted 2 months ago

Stuart M

This was a lovely, delicious hamper sent to our gluten free friend who absolutely loved it. He shared it with the WHOLE family and I have heard nothing but positive comments from all of the family. This is a VERY good idea for people that are allergic to wheat. Will definitely be ordering again

Posted 2 months ago

deborah h

I have ordered Hamers as presents from The Netherlands to be sent to Italy and England to the great surprise and Delight of the recipient's. Their feedback to me was: The quality was excellent, the quaintly was generous and everything was beautifully packed.. What more could a person wish for, Thank You.

Posted 2 months ago

Susan J

My sister loved the hamper I sent her. I was disappointed though that it did not contain the flapjack biscuits as they are divine. A second fruit cake had been substituted so no loss of items in the contents Thank you

Posted 2 months ago

Jo O

Excellent service. So fast and efficient, my relatives in Canada were delighted with the contents of their hamper and thrilled with the surprise. The tracking service was fascinating to follow, I could picture my hamper as it travelled through all the checkpoints and it arrived 2 days before it's predicted delivery date. Will definitely use this company again.

Posted 2 months ago

Tanya A

I purchased this hamper for my daughter and her family. I understand that it was enjoyed by them all. I wanted to get them something that they could all share. I would definitely purchase from you again and I believe that my daughter would too,

Posted 2 months ago

Claire A

Good choice of hampers with great treats inside. The hamper I ordered was a gift which was delivered to friends in France very quickly.

Posted 2 months ago

Laura C

Staff always very friendly, helpful and accommodating with any request. Great products too!

Posted 2 months ago

Martin B

We were very happy with our selection, it went down well!

Posted 2 months ago


It is a pity the rating only goes up to 5 stars, the service from the British Hamper Company is worthy of much more. From my first order all the way through to the delivery in Japan, everything was first class. I will be ordering a Christmas hamper soon. Highly recommended, thank you. Mr E. Green.

Posted 2 months ago

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