9 places to celebrate the Royal Wedding this Saturday
PUBLISHED: 10:14 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:09 16 May 2018
Bring out the bunting and crack open the bubbly for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday.
Cupcakes and Bubbles, Norwich
A glass of bubbly is a must at any wedding – and at this cool Norwich cakery they’ve certainly got a great selection. In honour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day, the café is hosting an afternoon tea party. Expect cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise and ham and English mustard sandwiches, fruit scones with the works, brownies, cupcakes and a pot of Meghan and Harry Royal Tea or coffee - all for £15.95 per person. Upgrade to a glass of prosecco for £21, or Champers for £26.
The Swan, Lavenham
As part of a swinging 1940s weekend, the hotel’s restaurant (headed up by Suffolk Chef of the Year Justin Kett) has devised a beautiful gala lunch in honour of the Royals.
Arrive at 11.30am before the ceremony begins to take your seat. The menu includes one of the Queen Mother’s favourite dishes to start – eggs Drumkilbo – a mixture of hard boiled eggs in a Marie Rose sauce with shrimp and lobster. To follow is a venison Wellington with summer vegetables, potatoes and carrot puree. And lunch finishes on a sweet note with summer berry Eton mess. The meal is £32.95 per person or £25 for under 12s.
The Chequers Inn, Thornham
There’s going to be a right Royal feel at this popular inn on Saturday. Watch the wedding live from 12noon alongside a special afternoon tea of freshly cut sandwiches, dainty desserts, fresh fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, and unlimited tea or coffee. That’s just £12.95 per person. Or simply choose the Royal Wedding Cream Tea, of scone, jam and clotted cream with unlimited tea or coffee for £4.95 per person.
Greene King pubs, Suffolk
Many Greene King pubs in the county will showing the wedding and pulling off pints of the Bury St Edmunds brewery’s seasonal Royal beer – Something Borrowed, Something Brewed. The American-style pale ale is 4% and has citrusy, tropical fruit characteristics.
The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth
Hats are optional for this hotel’s celebrations, held within the Sandown Suite. There’s bubbly on arrival, followed by a feast of an afternoon tea. The menu includes cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches, a homemade sausage roll, mini Victoria sponge, Battenburg, fruit tart, meringue kisses, sherry trifle and fruit scones with jam and cream. Not forgetting coffee or loose leaf tea. The experience is £20 per person.
The Belstead Arms, Ipswich
The pub will be holding a celebration barbecue from 2 to 7pm. A cream tea event is also being held to celebrate the royal wedding on Saturday, starting at 2pm. Tea for two is £10, or with a glass of Prosecco each the price is £15.
Palm Court Hotel, Great Yarmouth
Join the team here for a Royal afternoon tea of smoked salmon and cucumber, roast beef, horseradish and rocket and egg mayonnaise and cress sandwiches, homemade sausage rolls, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, Victoria sandwich, golden syrup flapjacks and even lemon and elderflower cake – just like the Royal wedding cake.
It’s £13 with tea or coffee, or £17 with a glass of Pimms.
Wilby Coronation Hall, Wilby
The village of Wilby welcomes you to watch the Royal wedding on a big screen in the most traditional way – over afternoon tea.
Entry is £5 including a glass of Pimms or bubbly, and a spread of sandwiches, cakes, scones, jam and cream. Proceeds from the event will go to The Invictus Games Foundation. Get your tickets from 01379 388112.
Boosh Bar, Bury St Edmunds
This funky bar will spill out onto the pavement with a street party on Saturday, serving quirky finger sandwiches and the cocktails its becoming known for in the town. Toast Prince Harry and Meghan with a glass of Boosh Juice – rum, blue curacao, Midori, pineapple juice and Licor 43.