How The Food And Beverage Industry Is Celebrating The King's Coronation

With the King's Coronation weekend upon us, we've rounded up some of the best bits from across the food and beverage industry as brand look to celebrate with bespoke products for the celebration.

Tesco's The King In The Castle Pub
Supermarket chain Tesco has unveiled its first ever pub in honour of the coronation, with Farringdon's The King in the Castle playing host to a celebratory British themed public house for two days. Kitted out in Tesco colours and resplendent in colourful flowers, bunting and party themes food and drink, the pub will be donating all proceeds from sales to the supermarket's charity partner, The Prince's Trust.

Tesco's Chief Customers Officer, Alessandra Bellini, commented on the limited time only concept: "As one of the most enduring parts of British culture, pubs have traditionally been an important part of local communities and so a pub felt like the perfect way to bring people together to mark this special occasion and enjoy delicious food.

"What's more, we'll donate £250,000 from the proceeds of sales of our limited-edition Coronation range in-store, along with all proceeds from the pub, to The Prince's Trust so we can all enjoy food that both tastes good and does good."

Calum Franklin Launches Coronation Pie
Renowned pie maker, and self-confessed pastry deviant, Calum Franklin has launched a Coronation Pie to celebration the occasion. The former Executive Head Chef of London's Holborn Dining Room introduced the pie last month for sale ahead of the Coronation.

Quoted from his Instagram, Franklin said: I've created this with my partners in pie, the amazing team Dickinson Morris and inside its delicate, hand raised hot water pastry case is an outdoor bred pork, pheasant and chestnut filling with a madeira jelly (a few of King Charles' favourite things).

Heinz Kingchup
Food giant Heinz has got involved too with its Coronation limited edition Tomato Kingchup - a twist to the bottle of its popular ketchup, with each bottle numbered uniquely each one of a kind. To help Brits celebrate the coronation of King Charles and commemorate the occasion, we've changed the name of our iconic Tomato Ketchup to 'Kingchup' on a limited number of special edition bottles, and cooked up a range of special edition merchandise.

Burger King Royale Offer
QSR burger chain Burger King have announced that they will be doing buy-one-get-one-free deals on both their Chicken Royale and Vegan Royale burgers over the Coronation weekend.

Shepherd Neame Limited Edition Coronation Ale
Britain's oldest brewery has created a limited edition Coronation Ale as part of celebrations this weekend. The new ale will be available on taps across a selection of pubs throughout Kent, London and the South East from today through to the end of the Monday bank holiday.

Aldi Launch Four Coronation Beers
Another brand getting involved with a special coronation brew is supermarket chain Aldi who has launched four new limited edition beers - an Organic IPA, Session Pale Ale, Best Bitter and Golden Pilsner - to celebrate the King's coronation. The themed drinks will feature regal images of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels draped in royal attire in honour of the King. The chain is also launching limited-edition Charles and Camilla Kevin the Carrots - their own king and queen of vegetables.

Other Coronation branded products include a Cadbury's Coronation Dairy Milk slab as well as a special edition Bourneville chocolate slab too; a one off Long Live The King tin of Golden Syrup fro Lyle's - a Royal Warrant holder in their own right; Tyrrell's coronation chicken flavoured crisps; and Coronation Chicken Sausages from HECK too amongst many others.

Finally, we recently covered the choice by King Charles and Camilla of the Coronation Quiche being the official dish of the celebration, one expected to be the centrepiece of many a party this weekend. Read more on this here.