Fit for a king!
THERE will be feasting and frivolity good enough for a medieval king when local businesses step back in time to offer some summer fun.
The third annual Wellingborough Medieval Festival takes place next weekend, Saturday June 27 and Sunday 28th, with more than 80 activities lined up to entertain the crowds.
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.
Sonya Harvey, the pub’s manager, 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 the staff will be getting involved by dressing up. It’s a great event for the town.”
Authentic cuisine will be on offer on 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.
Pictured above – FEAST TIME: Stacey Barnes and Matthew Jolley from the Golden Lion are entering into the spirit of the event.