Join us in celebrating the coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort with a range of exciting Coronation events across Warwickshire.
From decadent afternoon teas to a specially distillery Coronation gin, there are plenty of ways to commemorate the history and pageantry of this historic occasion in Shakespeare's England.
Enjoy a Coronation Afternoon Tea
Join Mallory Court Country House Hotel in celebrating the King’s Coronation for an afternoon tea with a royal twist! Enjoy a glass of fizz or ‘Royal Cocktail’, sandwiches and fancies, finishing with crumpets and tea. You will also leave with a special takeaway box of tea and chocolates to enjoy at home.
Book your table directly here.
The Telegraph Hotel in Coventry are offering a delicious King's Coronation Afternoon Tea between 1st - 31st May. Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea for two people for £30.00 any day (subject to availability) between 1pm and 5pm. The offer is available to book from Monday 1st May via the hotel website.
Enjoy a Great British Barbeque!
Join The Woodsman Restaurant (Hotel Indigo in Stratford-upon-Avon) for a Coronation BBQ on Monday 8 May from 1pm-6pm. As well as great food, The Woodsman will have entertainment throughout the afternoon from Vintage Ruby, a professional Jazz, Blues & Swing singer performing a range of classic cover songs. There will also be a delicious selection of drinks, including Pimm's, Champagne and a special Coronation Cocktail. Tickets are £35.00 per person (kids eat free if accompanied by minimum of 2 adults). Book your place via the hotel website here.
Toast the occasion with a glass of Coronation Gin and Tonic!
Shakespeare Distillery have crafted a completely new dry gin inspired by the Gin and Dubonnet beloved by the late Queen and Queen Mother. They have distilled orange and currants with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, rosemary, coriander, and angelica. This juniper led gin has a wonderful fruity and robust finish that King Charles and Queen Camilla will surely approve of!
Coronation Gin is now available from the Shakespeare Distillery and their shop at No.1 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon or you can order from their online shop.
Coronation Tasting Menu at The Cross at Kenilworth
Enjoy a feast fit for a King at The Cross at Kenilworth! The Michelin-starred restaurant has launched a special celebratory tasting menu of the Coronation for those wishing to celebrate the King and Queen Consort’s Coronation in style which will be available throughout the bank holiday weekend.
Chef Adam Bennett has put together a menu that showcases fantastic British produce with nods to Royal connections, historical dishes and some of King Charles’ favourite ingredients taking centre stage. The six course Coronation Tasting menu is priced at £105 per person and will be available on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May. There will also be a new cocktail to mark the occasion; the Raspberry Royal is made using homemade raspberry infused gin, a touch of raspberry purée and English Sparkling wine.
On Sunday afternoon, diners can enjoy live music from a local Jazz band. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm. A special vegetarian tasting menu will also be available throughout the weekend.
Enjoy a Pimms Garden Party at the Coach House Stratford-upon-Avon
Join the fun at the Coach House in Stratford-upon-Avon over the Coronation Bank Holiday weekend with a 'Right Royal Celebration!' where you can enjoy a classic British drink at their outdoor Pimm's Bar! There will also be face painting for adults and children, and live music and entertainment across the weekend. The fun kicks off on Friday 5th May with live entertainment by The Echoes from 9pm.
Visit the Coach House Facebook or Instagram pages to enter a Right Royal Giveaway in partnership with Shakespeare's England and Pimms for a chance to WIN a jug of Pimm's to toast the new King during the weekend, and cake to enjoy it with! Competition closes at midday on Thursday 4th May. Terms and conditions apply.
Celebrate at a Street Party!
Following the Coronation itself on Saturday 6th May, Warwick's historic Market Place will host ‘Warwick’s Coronation Celebration: Party in the Square’.
Warwick’s Coronation Celebration will be officially opened by The Mayor of Warwick and the Town Crier at 3pm, after the weekly Warwick Market. The Celebration will feature live bands and entertainment reflecting their Majesties’ years of service and passions. With turfed areas and additional seating in Market Place, the Coronation Celebration will continue throughout the afternoon until 7.30pm.
The main stage in Market Place will be dressed with Royal Balcony-style swags and host acts including The Warwick Community Band, Boparater Band, Chaos Band, and also play The Official Coronation Music Playlist, while additional entertainment in the square will feature Steel Drums, food and drink stalls, and more. People are also welcome to bring an afternoon picnic and make use of the nearby pubs, restaurants, and shops.
Find out more about Warwick's Coronation weekend events here.
Join more Coronation fun in Royal Leamington Spa for an all day event on Saturday 6th May in the Royal Pump Room Gardens! This free event will include lots of fun family activities to celebrate the King’s Coronation. Taking place from 10am until 5pm, there will be live music, face painting and free workshops to get involved in. As well as all the excitement, you can sit down and watch the historic Coronation live on a big screen with food and drink fit for a King!
This is a free, no ticket is required. For more information click here.
Waterside Upmarket in Stratford-upon-Avon
After all the excitement of the Coronation bank holiday weekend, you can head to Stratford-upon-Avon on Monday 8th May for some retail therapy and fun at the Waterside Upmarket.
The Waterside Upmarket will be held in the town centre between 10am and 5pm, and will include a trendy street food court and over 70 fabulous stalls with top quality clothing, jewellery, gifts, retro, vintage, crafts and essentials and more. The perfect way to round off a Royally British weekend!
Make a Weekend of it!
Why not book a long weekend to celebrate the coronation events in Shakespeare’s England! There is a wide choice of accommodation options from luxury country houses to chic town centre boutiques.
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Keep an eye on our What's on pages for a full calendar of events and activities taking place in Shakespeare’s England all year round.
We hope you have a wonderful Coronation Bank Holiday weekend in Shakespeare’s England and don’t forget to share your stories and adventures with us on social media – #MyShakespearesEngland.