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Coronation weekend

Join us for a weekend of Coronation celebrations!

Special Coronation events

These pubs are holding special events to celebrate to Coronation weekend:

The Crown, Blackheath: Live music from The 66 on Sunday, May 7th
Windsor Castle, Carshalton: Live music on the 6th

Bell Hotel:
Afternoon Tea on the 6th (pre-booking essential) 
Belle Vue: Afternoon Tea on the 6th (pre-booking essential), Live music from the 68s from 5pm on Sunday 7th
​​​​​Bishops Finger, Canterbury: Coronation Disco on Saturday, May 6
Crown, Chislehurst: Live music on the 6th and 7th
George Hotel: Coronation Party on 7th with live music, face painting, fancy dress and afternoon tea. Coronation Quiz on Monday 8th from 7pm
Horse & Groom, Wilmington: Live music and a hog roast all weekend
Kings Arms, Dorking: Live music on the 6th, street party on the 8th
Kings Head, Shadoxhurst: Live music as part of the Shadoxhurst Community Forum free event on Monday, May 8 between noon and 6pm
Market House, Maidstone: 5th – Harry Evans at 9.30pm, 6th – The Moles at 9.30pm, 7th – Mark Lees at 5.30pm
Oak on the Green, Bearsted: Live music evening on Friday, May 5 and live music from 5.30pm on Sunday, May 7
Parrot, Canterbury: Live music in the garden on the 7th 
Pier Five, Chatham: Drag Bingo Night on Saturday, May 6
Restoration, Sevenoaks: live music on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
Royal, Tankerton: 6th – 7th Royal bingo and rum tasting, prize for best dressed Royal dog, Royal tattoos for charity. 
8th Live music from the Alligator Cats at 3pm and more Royal celebrations
Royal Hotel, Deal: 6th – live music and street party in the afternoon, 7th Coronation Quiz from 7pm, 8th Afternoon Tea Party
Ship & Trades, Chatham: Thursday, May 4, live music in the evening to get the weekend celebrations started. Saturday, May 6th face painter, live performer, craft corner
Spitfire, King’s Hill: Coronation party on Sunday 7th May with live music from Avanzi
​​​​​​Vine, Tenterden: Live music on the 6th

The Bellhouse, Leigh-on-Sea: Live acoustic music on Friday, May 5, and a Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 6
The Exchange, Southend-on-Sea: Best of British live music in the evening
Hamlet Court, Westcliff-on-Sea: Live music from Dave and Fi on Friday, May 5, screening the Coronation on Saturday, May 6 and a Coronation Quiz night on Sunday, May 7

Star, Guildford: Music across the weekend including Kings of Soul Vinyl night on the 6th
Woolpack, Banstead: Live music on the 6th

General celebrations

For general Coronation celebrations, including the chance to sample our specially brewed Coronation Ale, or try one of our newly created royal-themed cocktails to toast the new King, head to these pubs:

East India Arms
Jamaica Wine House
Savoy Tap
Westminster Arms

Albion Taverna, Faversham
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley
Dog & Bear, Lenham
Manor Farm Barn, Southfleet
Marine Hotel, Tankerton
Millers Arms, Canterbury
Old Mill, Ashford
Bull Inn, Linton
Black Horse, Tunbridge Wells
Kings Head, Staplehurst
Sun Inn, Faversham
​​​​​​Woolpack Inn, Chilham

Urban Reef, Bournemouth

Limited edition ale

We have created a limited edition Coronation Ale (4.8% ABV) to mark the King’s Coronation. The bespoke English Ale uses the iconic crown motif incorporating the official Coronation emblem, as part of a series of special commemorations to mark this historic occasion. The limited edition ale will be available on draught at a selection of Shepherd Neame pubs throughout Kent, London and the South East across the Coronation weekend, which runs from Friday, May 5 to Bank Holiday Monday, May 8. Crafted by our Master Brewers using the best of British barley, Coronation Ale has light caramel notes and a deep golden hue. Local East Kent Goldings hops add a spiciness to the citrus and fruit aromas which is rounded out with subtle bitterness from a generous hopping of Kentish Challenger.

Coronation specials

To complement the ale, Executive Chef Sang Nguyen has created three new limited edition dishes with a royal twist that will be available at selected Shepherd Neame pubs across the Coronation weekend. His Crown of Chicken consists of a whole roasted poussin served with purple sprouting broccoli, glazed carrots, wild mushroom sauce, and crispy King Edward roast potatoes. The new Royal Pie comprises roasted wild mushroom, spinach and butternut squash with wild mushroom sauce, and features a special hand crafted royal crest on its puff pastry lid. Or for a lighter bite, try the Coronation Club Sandwich, comprising Coronation Chicken with lettuce, tomato and bacon between three slices of freshly baked granary or white bread, again served with King Edward roast potatoes. 

Coronation cocktails

Our team have also created two special cocktails to toast the new king, a Royal Sherry Martini, based on the Coronation No.1 Cocktail, which was created for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, and the perfect addition to any Coronation celebration. Or why not try a Royal Cherry, using Shepherd Neame's very own Grants Morella Cherry Brandy, for which Shepherd Neame hold a Royal Warrant.