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From Crowned Kings To Slowkings: What’s happening locally for the coronation weekend

With the historic event not far away there's lots happening this Bank Holiday weekend in and around Melton to celebrate the coronation HM The King.


Whether you enjoy coffee and cake or coronation cocktails there will be something for everyone.


Kelly Davies from My Melton, a website dedicated to local events and things to do, has put together a comprehensive guide for us.


Thursday 4th May:

For those of you who want a calm and zen start to the bank holiday weekend, head to the wellness house. Full Circle Health is hosting three taster yoga sessions, the first of which starts at 3pm.

 

Those of you who fancy a bit of daytime refreshment should head to The Plough Inn. This is the first day of their beer festival which features a variety of guest ales. The festival will be taking place until Monday 8th May.

 

In the town centre, two popular Meltonian venues host karaoke. Long time favourite Scampi will be hosting Genny B’s karaoke. This event being the last karaoke that Louise is their landlady.


Whilst The White Lion hosts their weekly karaoke with the tunes starting around the 9pm mark. The Genny will be open until 2am whilst The White Lion will be open until 4am (last entry 3:30) for those of you who want to party until the early hours.



 

Friday 5th May:

For those of you who fancy a coffee, head to The Harboro Hotel. The hotel is offering free cake all weekend when you purchase a tea or coffee.

Fancy an elaborate take on bingo? The Genny B has very limited number of tickets left for the Crazy Bingo Show. This event is a sell out every time it comes to the Genny. Tickets are £10pp with the night including a drag queen host, drinks deals, dancing and funny prizes. If you wish to get tickets, contact the pub ASAP to check availability and reserve yours.

 

For those of you who want to give back, there are also some charity events taking place. Friends of Stathern are hosting an auction of promises from 7pm. Entry is free and refreshments will be available to purchase. Funds from the auction will be used to help repair the tower of the local church.

 

Friends of Asfordby Hill are hosting a quiz night at The Stute from 7:30pm. Tickets are £5pp and can be brought by emailing friendsofasfordbyhill@gmail.com.

Popular adult dance class group Want2Dance are celebrating their 18th birthday. The party is at Gloucester House and tickets are £8pp. Patriotic clothing is encouraged.

 

Those of you who love live entertainment will also have a fun time. Andy Walker will be playing a variety of covers at The Anne Of Cleves from 8pm. If you have some money on you, their food is a must. Whilst popular singer/comedian hybrid Pete The Beat will be doing comedy at The Crown (Melton Mowbray) from 8pm. The Crown are also offering 2 Jagerbombs for £5 or 4 for £9. Ideally for the party animals among you.

Fancy dancing the night away? Melton’s got you covered. Popular resident DJ, DJ Brucey will be playing at The Fur and Feather. Arrive early to take advantage of their happy hour. The Cutting Room will also have a DJ from 9pm-2am. Pre-book in advance to take advantage of special bottled beverage and beer deals. Oh and remember they have 241 cocktails all night long. Iconic resident DJ Tiny Tony will be hosting his disco and karaoke at The Half Moon, home to a variety of shots and pitchers. Whilst The White Lion host their weekly decadence night from 9pm and you can expect throwbacks from the 70s-00s. The Lion is open until 4am and is free entry all night.Combine this with their 4 for £10 deal and you have an ideal end of night destination.

 

 

Saturday 6th May:

 

The big day itself. Start your morning with a tasty coronation breakfast/brunch. The Green Dining Club will be hosting a plant based menu at A Little Less Waste from 9am-2pm. Perfect for a bite before the ceremony, something to help with the aching head or just because.

 

Multiple venues will be showing the main event. The British Legion will be showing the main event on their big screen, accompanied by a buffet. The RAF association meanwhile has a full day of accompaniments to the main event from bacon butties (served until 12pm) to live music from a brass band.


Hamilton Tennis Club promise the main event, a royal quiz and themed cocktails. Perfect for those of you who want to toast to the King. Fancy a Ploughman’s? If so, you have to watch the ceremony at The Cherry Tree. Ferneley’s will be celebrating the occasion by hosting themed afternoon teas, these are £14.95 per adult and £8.99 per child with a milkshake being an additional £1pp.


Also keep an eye out between 2:12pm and 2:45pm as I have been informed by one of my followers that we are due a BBMF flypast. This will be weather and serviceability dependent so keep an eye on that forecast when planning your day.

 

If you would rather keep your royal exposure to watching The Crown on Netflix, don’t worry.

There’s stuff for you guys as well. Jackson’s snooker club will be hosting their monthly tournament. It starts at 09:30 and is £15 to enter. Prizes consist of a share of the money pot. The tournament also includes handicaps.

 

Now you’re probably wondering about the Slowkings named in this title. There’s a perfectly good explanation for that. Black Dragon Games are hosting a Pokemon TCG tournament. Children aged 15 and under can partake in the 10am-1pm tournament and used an expanded deck. Whilst adults and teenagers aged 13+ can partake in the 2-5pm tournament. The adult/teenager tournament requires all decks to be made from cards in the E, F and G rotation. Entry to either tournament is £6pp and all players will win at least 1 booster pack of cards.

 

Live music lovers can rejoice as there’s plenty of options for you. Villagers can enjoy The Given at The Royal Horseshoes. They kick off at 8pm and I’ve been told food is available for purchase. In the town itself, Fur and Feather host Jorge Beardsley who will be playing acoustic covers from 3pm. Cutting Room will also be hosting country music in the afternoon alongside a cake sale.  Later on in the night, Basketcase will be playing a variety of songs at The Genny B from 9pm. The Black Swan also have live entertainment, which you can find out about from their social media page.

 

For late night singing and dancing, you want to head to a couple of venues. Firstly, Tony is at The Half Moon. Everything I said in Friday’s entry still counts here. Cutting Room will be hosting Disco Royale featuring the best of British artists and anthems. In addition, The White Lion will be offering some form of entertainment and will be open until 4am.


 The Cutting Room will be hosting a Disco Royale. Photo: NEMM


Sunday 7th May:

Rise and shine movie goers. The Regal are hosting breakfast with Harold Fry at 10:30. Enjoy a showing of The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry whilst chowing down on pastries and fruit. All served with a hot or cold beverage of your choice. Tickets start from £13 or £11.50 if you qualify as a concession.

 

St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray is hosting a coronation celebration service from 10am. Should you wish to thank the lord with your peers.

This month’s vintage market has a coronation theme. It will take place in the town centre from 10am-4pm. Should you fancy an afternoon tea to celebrate the occasion, Miss B’s Tea Room is offering bottomless afternoon teas. This costs £35pp and includes a luxury afternoon tea and 2 hours of unlimited prosecco. To book yours call 01664481625.


St. Mary's Church will be holding a coronation service. Photo: NEMM


Craven Street have a street party for the big event and will be closed to traffic from 10.30am to 10.00pm from Sandy Lane to the corner of Albert Street (it leaves traffic to access the corner shop from Burton Rd and Albert St). 


All residents in Craven Street, Wyndham Ave and Albert St have been included. The tables will be joined together in the centre of Craven St on one side opposite the junction of Wyndham Ave. There will be a sharing table of food as well as residents catering for their families and guests. 


Bacon butties will kick off the day once the road is closed so the residents can start to erected tables, gazebos etc. All welcome.


Further afield Waltham On The Wolds Village Hall host coronation lunch from 12pm. Food can either be brought to event or you have the chance to prebook the afternoon tea box in advance.

 

Nether Broughton meanwhile have a whole day of celebrations. From early morning bacon and sausage cobs (from 09:30am) to activities to the kids. Kids can enjoy a treasure hunt from 10:30am followed by crown making in The Anchor’s marquee. Get those cameras ready because those crowns are being showcased at 12:30pm. In the afternoon, expect afternoon cream teas for the kids (£3) and adults (£5 including tea or coffee) followed by a hog roast at 4pm.


Somerby Village Hall and Play Area are also hosting an afternoon of activities. This includes a BBQ, bar and pop up cafe. Entertainment comes in the form of a cake competition and a live band. Fancy dress is encouraged and the event takes place from 12pm-4pm.

 

Back in the town, Cherry Tree will be firing up the BBQ from 1pm. They will also be treating the live music lovers amongst you by hosting Nigel Baker from 4pm. For more live music, head out of town to  The Wheel Inn where they are hosting live music from 5pm. Alternatively you can head to Nether Broughton to  join The Locks at The Anchor pub from 7:30pm.




For disco lovers, you’ve got a couple of options. Firstly you can head to Asfordby and visit The Crown. They are hosting an 80s and Motown disco from 7pm until late. Carvery is being served earlier on that day should you need carbs and their coronation cocktails are 2 for £10. Alternatively you can head back to Nether Broughton for their royal prince and princess disco.

 

Cutting Room are hosting a royal quiz should you wish to test that old grey matter over the bank holiday weekend.

 

Monday 8th May:

There’s a few options when it comes to how you spend your bank holiday Monday. Families can visit Twinlakes to meet Paddington Bear. Everyone called  Charles or Charlie get free entry. Anyone else can save 15% when booking on the Twinlakes website. The family park have also just announced the reopening of their splash park.

 

Should you fancy a bargain, head to The Stockyard. Their weekly carboot takes place today due to it being a bank holiday Monday.

 

In our wonderful villages, there’s some good options as well. Stathern are hosting a big help out event from 09:30am-5pm. Whilst The Wheel Inn host a band from 2pm. Lastly The Stag and Hounds host a BBQ from 12pm-5pm. They have a very chonky (this is slang for chunky) 42oz T-bone steak that can be ordered in advance.

 

Needless to say, there is alot going on this bank holiday weekend. So swing by to the events you like the sound of and spread the word. I always say, people can’t attend an event or visit a business they don’t know about. If you like what you read, you can follow My Melton on the following social media platforms:

 

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Rule Britannia!

 

Kelly

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