The year is 1539, and the quiet and calm of Coombe Abbey is about to be shattered forever. The Abbot and his Provost have thrown open the doors of the Abbey and have invited the local peasants to come for a meal – ‘A feast fit for a king!’ Enter the King’s Commissioners – and before the horrified eyes of the peasants they ransack the Abbey of it’s treasures and banish the Monks.Book Tickets
The scene then changes. We move forward in time to 1595. The de Clapper family are in residence at Coombe Abbey. Sir Robin, the Courte Chamberlain, invites his ‘noble’ guests to a great feast. As the feast progresses, the guests are entertained throughout. The de Clapper Family has a vast repertoire of ‘Bawdy Ballads’ and delight in singing them in between courses.
However, the evening is not all plain sailing. The banquet is disrupted by news of an outbreak of plague. Later, a call to arms is necessary as the country prepares for war. Sir Robin copes as best he can, aided by his brother – the drunken, lecherous Sir Nicholas, his Mother – the indomitable Dowager, Lady Ethel and his niece – the flirtatious Frances….
The night is filled with bawdy fun, food and wine, colour and music. Miss it at your peril!!
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Our Mediaeval Banquets are held most Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year in The Abbeygate and can be booked exclusively for private parties, weddings or corporate events.
Venue: The Abbeygate (located next to the main hotel)
Bar until: 12:00am
Disco until: 12:30am
Suitable for aged 16+
Friday £34.95 per person (excludes whole of December)
Saturday £44.95 per person (excludes whole of December)
Enjoy a Mediaeval Banquet then complete your experience with an overnight stay from £199 per couple* on a Friday and £209 per couple* on a Saturday.
*subject to availability, based on a Crown Bedchamber, payment required at time of booking and is non refundable/ non transferable. Please note, this rate is not available throughout the Christmas period.Book Now
"I attended the medieval banquet with a group of 8 friends for one of their birthdays. It was truly a fantastic evening. I would recommend this to anyone, as I had never considered attending an event like this before, but I can honestly say that it was one of the best nights out we have had in a long time. A great atmosphere, superb service and entertainment... one for all ages. Hazaarrrr !!!"See all reviews © 2015 TripAdvisor LLC