Wherever and however you choose to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King on Saturday the 6th of May, it’s sure to be a Bank Holiday weekend like no other!
There will, of course, be many events and activities taking place across the UK, Commonwealth and beyond to celebrate the historic occasion. Whilst we can expect a whole host of pomp and pageantry to be kicking off up and down the country on the special weekend, it’s good to know what’s happening locally to mark the event too.
Here’s our round-up of the best ways to celebrate the start of King Charles III’s reign in and around Dartmouth.
Small Plates Coronation Lunch, Stoke Lodge Hotel, Dartmouth
As part of the King’s Coronation weekend, Stoke Lodge Hotel will be hosting a ‘small plates’ Coronation Lunch featuring British favourites and local produce from 12pm-3pm on Sunday 7th May.
The Village Clean-up, Stoke Lodge Hotel, Dartmouth
As well as a delicious lunch, Stoke Lodge Hotel will also be organising their very own ‘Big Village Clean Up’ as part of The Big Help Out - a voluntary initiative being held to encourage communities to come together on the weekend of His Majesty The King’s Coronation.
Register at the hotel from 10.30pm on Monday 8th May and help out any way you can, whether it is litter picking, weeding, cleaning signs or just checking in on others.
Special Coronation Menu, Bayards Cove Inn, Dartmouth
Not only do Bayards Cove Inn have rooms available on the Coronation weekend, they’re also adding some special items to their menu to celebrate the occasion, alongside their delicious traditional cream tea!
Breakfast: Eggs Royale – toasted muffin, spinach, smoked salmon and hollandaise.
Lunch: Coronation chicken sandwiches.
Lunch and dinner: King’s Coronation Sherry Trifle.
The special Coronation menu will only be available on Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May.
Coronation Afternoon Tea, The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa, Nr Dartmouth
Join The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa on the Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the King’s Coronation with a special Coronation Afternoon Tea. Tables must be pre-booked and are available from Saturday 6th May – Monday 8th May.
21 Gun Salute, South Embankment, Dartmouth
Dartmouth Town Council have announced a series of events to mark the Coronation of King Charles III over the celebratory weekend.
On Saturday 6th May at approximately 12pm, there will be a 21 Gun salute on the South Embankment, adjacent to the Dartmouth Yacht Club. Church bells will also be rung by the Dartmouth Bellringers.
Coronation Proclamation, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth
At 1pm, a Proclamation to celebrate the crowning of King Charles III will be cried by the Town Crier, Les Ellis, on the Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens.
Coronation Service Live Screening, St Clement’s Church, Dartmouth
On Saturday 6th May from 10am, join St Clement’s Church for a live screening of the Coronation Service on their big screen. Please note, you will need to get your free ticket from Clements Coffee (located inside St Clement’s Church) in order to attend.
Special Commemorative Service for the Coronation of King Charles III, St Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth
On Sunday 7th May from 11am, join St Saviour’s Church for a special service to mark the start of King Charles III’s reign.
Celebration Sung Evensong, St Petrox Church, Dartmouth
Join St Petrox Church on Sunday 7th May from 6.30pm for Evensong, followed by light refreshments for guests to enjoy.
Dartmouth Coronation Sound and Light Show, St Petrox Church, Dartmouth
Join St Petrox Church on Sunday 7th May from 8.30pm – 9pm in celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III with a unique sound and light display close to Dartmouth Castle.
In commemoration of the Coronation of King Charles III, narrators, music, and lights projected onto St Petrox Church and Dartmouth Castle will tell the story of the visits to Dartmouth of nine monarchs and a Saint.
Kingswear Parish Council Celebrates the Coronation of Charles III, Kingswear
Kingswear Parish Council have announced a programme of events spanning the Bank Holiday weekend, including a special Coronation Street Party, River Dart Evening Cruise and Senior Citizens Coronation Tea Party!
We’re certain that you’ll enjoy a truly royal bank holiday weekend in Dartmouth! If you do visit our lovely town, make sure to tag us in any photos or videos you post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @discoverdartmouth for a chance to be reposted on our page!