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Devon (mostly) Coronation Events and Offers: Mega-post

It’s not very often we get to celebrate the Coronation of a monarch. There is SO much happening around the county in the food & drink sphere, we really wanted to get it in to one place.

This is only a slice of what is happening, so if you’re a business and you want adding to the list, there is still time and I can update it on the run-up to the big weekend! email info@diningdevon.com

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Lympstone Manor – The King’s Coronation ‘Big Lunch’

Lympstone Manor – Fit for a King Signature Tasting Menu

Mickey’s Beach – Coronation Gala Dinner

Sandridge Barton – Toast the King

Cosy Club Exeter – Coronation Cocktails

God Save The King’ at Endsleigh

Mill End Hotel – Coronation Weekend

Trewithin Dairy – Cornish Cream Tea

Luscombe Rose & Cherry Bubbly

Boom Kitchen – The King’s Currynation

Brook Kitchen Budleigh – Coronation Street Party

Eat The Bird – Chuck III

The Salutation Inn, Topsham – Special Room Rates

Harbour Hotels – Coronation Weekend Celebrations


Celebrate the King’s Coronation with us on Sunday 7th May for the Coronation ‘Big Lunch’ at the Pool House. 

We will be laying on a feast fit for a King with large family sized platters and sharing dishes to enjoy. Our ‘Big Lunch’ will be hosted on shared tables bringing together our own Lympstone Manor community for this historic celebration. 

Join us in toasting the King’s Coronation with a glass of English sparkling wine followed by a sumptuous feast. 

Take a dip in the pool or pick up the tennis racquets for a full day of fun and celebrations!

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Indulge in cuisine that’s fit for a King!

For the month of May, we will be dedicating our Signature Tasting Menu to our new Monarch, featuring an abundance of dishes rumoured to be favourites of the King himself.

As always, our ingredients for this menu have been sourced directly from local producers in the West Country.

We’re excited to combine Michael’s eclectic flavours and techniques with Royal Family favourites.

Our Fit for a King feast will be available 7 days a week from May.

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Mickey’s Beach – The Kings Coronation Celebration Dinner – Thursday 4th May

To celebrate King Charles III coronation this May weekend we are hosting a special gala dinner.

Our menu and wines have been specially crafted to bring you an exciting evening to celebrate the Kings Coronation through food, wine and conversation with Claire Roberts from Christopher Piper Wines hosting the event.

Chris Piper Wines is in in the very unique position of being involved in every aspect of the wine trade: from the growing of vines to wine making, shipping, importing and distribution. It would certainly be difficult to find another wine company in the UK that has such a wealth of experience, in so many fields, over so many years and best of all they are local!

Claire will introduce a selection of stunning examples from the Chris Piper wine portfolio to pair with this exciting menu –

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Sandridge Barton – Toast the King at Sandridge Barton with fine wine, great food and some fun games too

Celebrate King Charles III’s historic day in style at Sandridge Barton where the bunting will be flying, the wine will be flowing and there will be a truly special menu on offer at Circa, the venue’s restaurant, that’s fit for a King.

Traditional village fete games will add to the fun in this glorious setting of Devon’s most renowned winery, which is home to Sharpham Wine and set in the rolling hills of South Devon near Stoke Gabriel, making it a day to remember as the King of England is crowned.

The Gallery Bar area will have Coronation-themed bar snacks to accompany wine flights, with the ‘Coronation Edition Sharpham Sparkling Reserve 2015’ included in the choices. This limited edition wine has memorable brioche, butter and caramel notes that sit alongside fruit notes of green apple and is one to both savour and toast the King.

Cocktails include a special Coronation Spritz made with last year’s Cherry Vodka, Homemade Vermouth and Sharpham Coronation Cuvee.

The team at Sandridge Barton will be welcoming visitors with open arms across the weekend of the Coronation with a promise that time spent at this idyllic site during such a unique occasion will be remembered for years to come.

The Coronation-themed menu (£40pp), alongside traditional village fete games will be available on May 6 and 7. On the menu is a delicious combination of Sourdough and Coronation Fried Chicken, English Asparagus, Royal Dartmouth Crab and Crab Bisque and Rack of Lamb, Smoked Anchovy, Broad Bean, Fermented Mint and Fried Potatoes, Wild Garlic Emulsion, Somerset Cheese Curds and Crispy Capers and Strawberry, Coronation Fizz and Wild Fennel Trifle.  Booking is advised for Circa at Sandridge Barton and can be made at Sandridge Barton Circa Restaurant.

Enjoy wine tours and tastings throughout the Coronation weekend, from casual self-guided options to in-depth guided tastings where you’ll learn about the processes used in the vineyard and winery. Bookings can be made online at sandridgebarton.com.

To stay up to date ‘like’ or ‘follow’ Sandridge Barton Wines on Facebook, ‘follow’ @sandridge_barton on Instagram and @SharphamWines on Twitter.

Cosy Club Exeter

With King Charles III’s Coronation edging ever-closer, the team at Cosy Club Exeter has been busy preparing for this historic event.  Whether you’ll be celebrating the crowning of the new King or merely enjoying the long weekend, Cosy Club is the perfect place to get together with friends and loved ones for a royally good knees-up.  

The Cosy Club Mixologist has created two limited edition British-inspired cocktails in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin.  Served in china teacups and priced at £6.95:  

– Victoria Sponge – teacup cocktail with Hendrick’s gin, Pimm’s strawberry, vanilla and lemon served with a mini Victoria sponge on the side 

– Coronation Cup – teacup cocktail with Hendrick’s gin, elderflower, lemon, coconut and orange served with a mini cucumber sandwich on the side  

And to further mark the occasion, anyone named Charles, Camilla or with the surname King will receive a teacup cocktail completely free of charge (ID required). 

Enya Gill, Head of Brand at Cosy Club says: “Three cheers for King Charles III!  We’re famed for our opulent surroundings and grand décor so I can think no better place to celebrate this historic event.   

“We’re all looking forward to a long weekend full of fun, fabulous food and a drinks and cocktail selection even Buckingham Palace would be hard pushed to beat.”  

In addition, and paying homage to King Charles III’s penchant for a Martini, two Cosy classics – Espresso Martini and Porn Star Martini – will be on sale at the celebratory price of £11.95 for two (from 8pm Friday 5th to Monday 8th May).  

Revellers visiting Cosy Club can expect a long weekend full of bunting, fun and a few surprises along the way.  It’s sure to be a celebration fit for a King.  

God Save the King at Endsleigh

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Mill End Hotel Coronation Weekend

Join us for two nights or more on the weekend of the King’s Coronation (May 6th) and enjoy our special line up of festivities as well as breakfast, dinner and a complimentary Coronation Afternoon Tea for Two and it’s accompanying Pimms cocktail or mocktail.

Rates for two nights start from £265 per-night and can be adjusted to include upgrades to superior rooms, junior suites and suites.

The Coronation Afternoon Tea is exclusively available from May 5 – May 8 and so can only be taken within these dates.

Add ‘Coronation Weekend Offer‘ to your booking notes or let someone at reception know you are interested in this deal at time of booking and we shall take it from there!

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Make Mine a Cornish Cream Tea to Celebrate the Royal Coronation

As the nation gears up to celebrate the King’s Coronation, there is no better way to mark the occasion than with the quintessential British tradition of cream teas with authentic Cornish clotted cream. Accept no imitations – look for PDO status on the label (protected designation of origin) as the only way to ensure that every part of producing the cream has happened in Cornwall.

Cornish Clotted cream was granted PDO in 1998 to ensure that each pot is of highest quality, produced by traditional methods in Cornwall using exceptionally delicious Cornish milk, has a unique taste and is made according to strict guidelines.

Trewithen Dairy uses only milk from Cornish herds to make their award-winning crusted clotted cream. It is gently heated and left to cool slowly, allowing the cream to rise to the surface to form the famous thick golden crust.

The long weekend of celebrating is the perfect time to share little luxuries and indulgent treats with friends and family. A dozen scones, whether homemade or shop-bought, adorned with jam and cream complete the British spread – with its red and white colours reminiscent of St George’s flag.

“There are countless ways to enjoy a cream tea and while we love reimagining the toppings, there’s something satisfying and quintessentially British about a freshly baked scone with lashings of jam followed by Cornish clotted cream,” says Francis Clarke, director at Trewithen Dairy. “As we celebrate the King’s Coronation, we encourage everyone to experience a true taste of the Cornwall with scones and a pot of traditional Cornish clotted cream. It’s the ideal treat to share at street parties, garden gatherings and to enjoy while watching this significant event.”

The tradition of afternoon tea has barely evolved since the 11th century when the Duchess of Bedford purportedly requested a delicate afternoon snack to keep her going until dinner. It quickly became the perfect opportunity to impress through dainty sandwiches, miniature cakes, pretty china and scones. The West Country developed their own take on afternoon tea, splitting freshly baked scones before adding jam and rich clotted cream.

Whether you decide to mark the occasion with a traditional cream tea, or perhaps add your own modern twist with an array of different delicious toppings – one thing we can all agree on is that it’s got to have Cornish clotted cream!

For our range of authentic Cornish cream tea hampers, order from www.trewithendairy.co.uk or look for Cornish clotted cream from your local supermarket.

Luscombe Rose & Cherry Bubbly

Boom Kitchen – The King’s Currynation

Brook Kitchen Budleigh

Eat The Bird – Chuck III

Salutation Inn, Topsham – Coronation Room Rates

Harbour Hotels – Coronation Weekend Celebrations

Royal Brunch – Harbour Hotels are celebrating the King’s coronation for a whole month with our Harbour Royal Brunch available every weekend and bank holiday Monday in May at selected restaurants. Lobster, caviar, Champagne, crab and even gold leaf make up our most indulgent brunch dishes yet.

Duchy Cream Tea – Highlighting the best of British produce is one of our passions and there’s no better time to do it than during our royal celebrations. It all comes together with our Duchy Cream Tea, made with the finest Cornish ingredients, available at select hotels throughout May*. Make sure to eat it the Cornish way – jam, then cream!

Coronation Afternoon Tea – At Harbour Hotel Chichester and Guildford celebrate the coronation with our specially themed afternoon teas. At Harbour Hotel Padstow, they’re celebrating the best of Cornish produce with locally sourced sandwich fillings, sausage rolls, scones and sweet treats.

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