Inside Tesco's pub the King in the Castle

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Coronation celebration: Tesco has temporarily taken over the Castle pub in Farringdon, central London
Coronation celebration: Tesco has temporarily taken over the Castle pub in Farringdon, central London

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Ahead of the coronation weekend, The Morning Advertiser took a trip to Tesco’s pop-up pub in the capital.

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’.

King in the Castle menu

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.

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