Coronation celebrations this May in Malvern

Coronation celebrations are well underway in Malvern, from The Malvern Well Dressing Festival and coronation themed afternoon teas to singing in the choir, festivities promise to be fit for a King.

Coronation themed afternoon tea

In celebration of King Charles III’s coronation, The Cottage in the Wood Malvern is serving a wonderfully indulgent royal afternoon tea throughout the month of May.

Exuding regal elegance, guests will be served in the hotel’s 1919 restaurant. The classic English afternoon tea promises a feast of delectable savoury treats such as delicate finger sandwiches and coronation chicken paired with freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam and selection of exquisite classic cakes and pastries. To compliment this special afternoon tea, the Cottage in the Wood has handpicked a selection of English sparkling wines. Guests can treat themselves to a glass of sparkling wine from Woodchester Vineyard or a bottle of award-winning English Sparkling Wine from Nyetimber.

Served from Monday to Saturday in May during lunchtime service, this is the perfect opportunity to come together with friends and family to enjoy a celebratory vibe combined with sumptuous food against the perfect backdrop overlooking the Malvern Hills and beyond to commemorate this historic occasion.

Why not make a weekend of it?

There’s no better place to celebrate such a significant occasion than at this historic hotel on the hill, which has welcomed British icons across the years including legendary composer Edward Elgar. When surrounded by the glorious views of the rolling Malvern Hills, it’s easy to see why so many have been inspired in this stunning location. Visitors will feel like true royalty in their recently refurbished bedroom with plush beds, thoughtful unique design details and bountiful breakfast.

Malvern Well Dressing Festival

This annual event celebrates the history of the Malvern Hills, from its iconic spring water and Victorian Water Cure to the area’s ancient Pagan traditions. Held from 29 April to 7 May 2023, this year will see many local water features such as wells, springs and spouts creatively decorated in the theme of ‘Kings & Queens’. Visitors can view the wonderful creations by setting off across the hills on foot, by bicycle or on a self-drive tour. 

For more information, visit the Visit Malvern website. 

Coronation Day Evensong

Join Great Malvern Priory Choir on 6 May for an evening of Choral Evensong to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation. Music will include Zadok the Priest by Handel, Evening Canticles in D by Dyson and a new work, The King shall Rejoice, by Piers Maxim.

Everyone is invited to join in the rehearsal which takes place at 15:30 followed by the service at 17:30. For more information, visit the Royal School of Church Music website. Closing date for bookings: 27 April.