Wellingborough pub offering a feast fit for a king during medieval festival

The Medieval Festival is returning to Wellingborough
The Medieval Festival is returning to Wellingborough

Chefs at a Wellingborough pub are preparing to rustle up a feast fit for a king as the town gets ready to take a step back in time.

The third annual Wellingborough Medieval Festival takes place on June 27 and 28, with more than 80 activities lined up to entertain the crowds.

History will be brought to life during the medieval festival

John Cable

Town centre businesses are marking the occasion by getting into the spirit of the event, with The Golden Lion, based in Sheep Street, staging a medieval banquet and fancy dress hire shop House of Fun, in High Street, stocking medieval-themed costumes.

Pub manager Sonya Harvey said: “The medieval festival is such a big event and as a town centre pub with a medieval banquet hall, what a perfect opportunity to get involved.

“Our chefs have relished the opportunity to produce an appropriately themed menu and all of the staff will be getting involved by dressing up.

“It’s a great event for the town.”

Authentic cuisine will be on offer on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

Diners can get enjoy a roast pig with sour dough roll and apple sauce as well as roasted quails, baked trout and hot-spiced stewed pears.

The medieval festival will take place throughout the town centre and in Croyland Park, Croyland Gardens, Tithe Barn Lawns, Churchyard and All Hallows Church.

This year it will be focused on the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

There will be archers, musicians and falconry demonstrations alongside ‘shoot the knight’, a talk by a barber surgeon as well as archery and a battle royal between two knights.

It is being organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), which is paid for by businesses and works to promote the town centre through the Discover Wellingborough campaign.

BID manager John Cable said: “History will be brought to life during the medieval festival as we turn Wellingborough into a destination to help showcase our wonderful town centre, which includes a wealth of independent traders, park space, historic buildings and free parking.”

To book a place at the medieval banquet call 01933 223206. To enquire about hiring costumes call 01933 442154.