Splash the lolly in a royal jolly: Hotels are courting us with tempting Jubilee packages
The country’s hotel industry is preparing for big celebrations from June 2 to 5. Many hotels and inns offer special packages during the holiday weekend.
The Goring in Belgravia is the only hotel with a Royal Warrant. It offers a special Jubilee Afternoon Tea, a royal-themed costume box for children, and menus inspired by dishes served during the Queen’s coronation. Doubles from £868 B&B with Coronation Dinner, Jubilee Tea and Champagne (thegoring.com).
The Goring in Belgravia is the only Royal Warranted hotel and has several Jubilee deals.
BEES FIT FOR A KING
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra stayed at The Headland Hotel, overlooking Fistral Beach in Cornwall. Two night Platinum Jubilee stays in a suite from £570 pp half board with welcome champagne (headlandhotel.es).
UNION JACK CAKES
Union Jack Battenbergs and coronation chicken sandwiches are part of the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Bovey Castle, Devon. Doubles from £325 B&B and Teas from £45 pp (boveycastle.com).
BECOME A QUEEN BEE
Her Majesty visited Amberley Castle in West Sussex as a teenager. Book a double room from £195 B&B during Ella’s Jubilee and a table at Ella’s Queen’s Room restaurant (amberleycastle.es).
FREE FLIZ FOR LIZ
Guests named Elizabeth get a free glass of champagne at Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire when they book afternoon tea during the celebrations. Doubles from £530 and Teas from £35 pp (glenappcastle.com).
Guests named Elizabeth get a free glass of champagne at Glenapp Castle (above) in Ayrshire when they book afternoon tea during the celebrations
Thornbury Castle, built in 1511 near Bristol (and visited by Henry VIII), is offering Jubilee luncheons on June 5 with a harpist, from £57 per person. Champagne Teas from £47 and Doubles from £249 B&B (thornburycastle.co.uk).
FREE LAKELAND PIMM
Stay at the Yan, a ‘bistro with beds’ near Grasmere in the Lakes, and take part in a foodie block party on June 5. Doubles from £155 B&B including Pimm’s and cake on arrival, plus street party entry and food (theyan.es).
Throughout the summer, Pennyhill Park in Surrey will serve Platinum Jubilee afternoon teas with coronation chicken sandwiches and gin and Dubonnet parfaits. From £42.50 per person; doubles from £545 B&B during the Jubilee (pennyhillparkhotel.com).
The Biltmore Mayfair hotel in London has a Corgi Afternoon Tea on May 27, during which dogs and their owners will come together for a Jubilee celebration. Tickets £75; doubles from £578 B&B on Jubilee weekend (hilton.es).
London’s Biltmore Mayfair Hotel is having a Corgi Afternoon Tea on May 27
Jubilee menus will showcase British cuisine at the Coniston Country Estate Hotel and Spa in the Yorkshire Dales from June 2-5. Expect monkfish to the Charles Dickens theme. Three courses from £40; doubles from £139 B&B (theconistonhotel.com).
IN THE THICKNESS OF IT
The Citadines hotel-apartment still has rooms for four in London over the Jubilee weekend. Citadines Trafalgar Square (from £229 a night) is close to Buckingham Palace, while Citadines Barbican (from £199) is close to St Paul’s (discoverr.com).
From May 21 to July 17, the Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa in Suffolk offers Fit for a Queen afternoon tea with Queen Elizabeth II chocolate cake and Dubonnet cocktail-flavored macaroons. From £25 per person; Jubilee doubles from £238 B&B (theswanatlavenham.co.uk).
CAVIAR IN WINDSOR
Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea with Caviar and Royal Union Jack Cupcakes are available at the Castle Hotel Windsor; from £30 per person. Three-night stays including breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, plus Windsor Castle tickets and coach tour from £1,036 per room (castlehotelwindsor.com).
Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea with Caviar and Royal Union Jack Cupcakes are available at the Castle Hotel Windsor
ALL THAT JAZZ
Enjoy free-flowing prosecco at a Bottomless Jubilee Jazz Afternoon Tea on June 2 at the Horwood House hotel in Buckinghamshire. Tea from £49; Jubilee Weekend Break doubles from £249 including Thursday picnic/tea (horwoodhouse.es).
Coronation chicken sandwiches, scones and Jubilee cocktails will be featured at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny (from £44). Meanwhile, his restaurant will offer 1950s-inspired dishes like canned shrimp; three courses from £44. Jubilee doubles from £185 B&B (angelabergavenny.com).
The Queen has been seen at the Sheep Heid Inn in Edinburgh in the past. It is said to be the oldest pub in Scotland, at 650 years old. Three courses from £30 (thesheepheidedinburgh.co.uk).
Ellenborough Park in Gloucestershire has Jubilee Escape packages with doubles from £270 B&B including Afternoon Tea with a glass of Kir Royale (ellenboroughpark.com).