Rose & Crown joins Royal wedding fun

Posted: 18 April 2011

Blog category: News, Pubs

Community-minded customers at the Rose and Crown, Wrotham, are at the heart of a Royal Wedding Day street party for 100 local children and their parents.

Licensee Doug Bell and 15 of his regulars have written and rehearsed a pantomime to be performed in the High Street, the highlight of an exciting afternoon of fun featuring a disco, a magician and party food, supplied by local people and topped up by the pub.

The pantomime, When a Rose Meets a Crown, was written by a local teacher and customers have even built their own set featuring a medieval castle.

Doug said: “It’s a cross between Star Wars, The Knights of the Round Table and Sleeping Beauty. Various knights will have different coloured tabards and the children will be encouraged to wear different colours to get behind their favourite. I play Black Doug – the villain.”

The event runs from 1.30pm to 5pm with the play being performed about 3.45pm. Hartley Morris Men, who are based at the pub, will also perform during the day.