The King in the Castle has taken over the Castle pub temporarily in Farringdon, central London. It was open from yesterday (Thursday 4 May) until today (Friday 5 May).
The pub has been decorated to celebrate the coronation this weekend.
A coronation-themed menu is on offer, put together by the Tesco executive chef team including Camilla’s King Prawn Curry, ‘The Prince’s Crust’ pie and a ‘trifle-inspired Bellini’.
Sweet snacks on offer feature Coronation Cupcake while savoury options such as Spinach Croquetas and a Sticky Spanish Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce are also available while Mini Pork Sausage Rolls with Chutney are on the nibbles menu.
The Coronation Cocktail Menu, where drinks are all £6, include The King’s Cuppa, ‘King in the Castle’ Gin Martini and Crown Jewels.
Announcing the opening of the pop-up pub, Tesco chief customers officer Alessandra Bellini said: “As one of the most enduring parts of British culture, pubs have traditionally been an important part of local communities and so a pub felt like the perfect way to bring people together to mark this special occasion and enjoy delicious food.
“What’s more, we’ll donate £250,000 from the proceeds of sales of our limited-edition Coronation range in-store, along with all proceeds from the pub to The Prince’s Trust so we can all enjoy food that both tastes good and does good.”
Yesterday (Thursday 4 May), the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Dog & Duck in Soho, central London, in a bid to show their appreciation for the hospitality staff working over the bank holiday weekend.
A number of operators have shared how they were celebrating the coronation in their businesses including street parties, special menus, hat competitions and fancy dress.
Many suppliers have launched new drinks to tie in with the festivities such as a limited-edition ale at Shepherd Neame pubs, a new gin for Shakespeare Distillery, a special edition beer from Theakston and more.