SHEFFIELD: Prepare for a right royal celebration

Chris Beech with his jubilee sausages
Chris Beech with his jubilee sausages

SHEFFIELD is hanging out the flags for the Jubilee this weekend with a whole range of celebrations…

Walkley butcher Chris Beech is marking the occasion with a new limited edition pork sausage flavoured with rosemary and thyme – on sale at his ‘inner city farm shop’ until Saturday.

Coghlans Cookery School got into the festive spirit early, with a Diamond Jubilee Street Party at its Sheepbridge premises on Wednesday.

Jamie Bosworth picks up the baton tonight, with a Pre-Jubilee Special at the Castle Inn, Bradway, serving pie, mash and dessert at £8.95.

Tomorrow (Friday) is the turn of Sparks, the restaurant at City College, which is laying on a jubilee-themed luncheon for 60 people. The menu includes salmon terrine, rack of lamb and queen of puddings.

Honeypie Tearoom is raising a cuppa to Her Majesty on Saturday with fun including crown biscuit decorating, best-dressed customer competition, a live ‘crooner’ and staff in 1950s regalia serving afternoon tea all day; proceeds to Sheffield Carers Society.

On Saturday evening Rushour restaurant in London Road is serving up a jubilee dinner with games, Best of British quiz and three-course meal featuring Coronation chicken, grilled steak and jam roly poly with custard; £16.

The newly-reopened Beauchief is throwing open its doors for a Diamond Jubilee Party on Sunday, 2-8pm, decking out the bars and garden with bunting, balloons and flags for a quintessentially English celebration to which everyone is invited.

Sunday is also the day for the Big Jubilee Lunch, ranging from a few neighbours getting together in the garden, to full-blown street parties. Our Cow Molly is opening its farm for the event from 11am; take your own picnic and rug.

The fun continues on Monday at the Broadfield Ale House at Abbeydale, which is holding a summer fête complete with tea, cake, British ale, baking competitions, coconut shy, Punch & Judy and brass bands.

The Angel at Holmesfield rolls out the red carpet on Tuesday evening, with a barbecue and live music on the terrace – wrapping up village events including a scarecrow competition.

The Wick at Both Ends in West Street is also celebrating on Tuesday evening, with a six-course tasting menu themed on the British Isles. Highlights include a chip shop platter, mini beef wellington, Earl Grey sorbet and strawberry cream scones; tickets £25.