Ahead of the Coronation, supermarket Tesco is encouraging the nation to ‘do good, by going to the pub’, as it opens the doors to its first ever public house, The King in the Castle
Open in central London from 4th – 5th May, all the proceeds will go to the supermarket’s charity partner, The Prince’s Trust, which was founded by The King in his former role as The Prince of Wales to support young people across the UK to build their confidence and skills and find employment
While you sup your ale, try the Coronation-themed menu, which features products from the supermarket’s limited-edition Coronation food range curated by the Tesco Executive Chef team, with highlights including ‘Camilla’s King Prawn Curry’, ‘The Prince’s Crust Pie’ and a ‘trifle-inspired’ bellini.
Located in London’s Farringdon, The King in the Castle is inviting people to come together with friends and family, whether they’re marking the historic occasion or simply making the most of the long weekend, with all proceeds from the pub going to the supermarket’s longstanding charity partner, youth charity The Prince’s Trust.
The pub will offer both daytime and evening menus. Highlights from the daytime menu include a Royal High Tea, with a tea-inspired cocktail served in a tea pot, along with cakes, scones, and both King Prawn and runny egg Burford Brown sandwiches, with the latter a nod to the King’s rumoured favourite sandwich and love of boiled eggs.
Other daytime highlights include Coronation-themed Ploughman’s platters, sweet treats, snacks and nibbles. Larger bites on offer include a Coronation King Prawn Sandwich, and a plant based ‘Prince’s Crust’ Pie, with the latter named after the supermarket’s charity partner, The Prince’s Trust, whom all proceeds from the pub will be going to. The choice of filling is a reference to the King’s rumoured fondness of flexitarian eating.
In the evening, guests will be treated to a gastropub style elevated dining experience, with a selection of starters, mains, desserts and cocktails. Highlights from the evening menu include Camilla’s King Prawn Curry, in reference to the Queen Consort’s rumoured partiality for spicy food, along with a Roast ‘SIR’loin Steak, deconstructed cheesecake, and cocktails that include the King’s rumoured favourite tipple, a gin martini, which will be served with a crown-shaped lemon twist, and a trifle-inspired bellini.
Prices start from just 50p for sweet treats and £1 for nibbles, along with daytime options such as £8 Ploughman’s platters, and a Royal High Tea and tea pot cocktail for just £10 per head. While evening options include ‘Camilla’s King Prawn Curry’, served with Fragrant Basmati Rice for £6, and a Roast ‘SIR’loin Steak with Balmoral Sauce served with Jersey Royals, onion rings, Tenderstem broccoli and roasted vine tomatoes. for just £10.
The King in the Castle will be decked out with hanging floral displays and bunting throughout the venue. Outside the venue, there will be a sampling station for passers-by to try bite-sized portions of the menu, such as the Coronation King Prawn Sandwich and Coronation-themed cupcakes.
WHERE: 34-35 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BD
WHEN: 4-5May 2023, open from 12-11pm
BOOKING: Bookings are available now on OpenTable. Walk-in spaces will also be available.