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Cambridge pub hosts ‘do not disturb’ coronation party (Image: PA)

A Cambridge pub is hosting a “hilarious” coronation party on Saturday as a “respectful antidote to the madness of the monarchy”.

As the country geared up for the big day, the Sir Isaac Newton Pub wanted to “do something different” to mark the occasion, said assistant manager Shelley Turner.

Inside the traditional English pub, Ms Turner said staff put up a bunting with a “happy generic evening” and put up a cardboard cutout of Sir David Attenborough because “he really should be king”.

Ms Turner explained: “We noticed that everyone did the same thing for the coronation and after speaking to clients, some of them said, ‘Oh, I don’t mind.’


The Sir Isaac Newton landlords wanted to do something ‘a little different’ to celebrate the day (Image: PA)

“Not everyone is so enthusiastic about the monarchy, so let’s throw a little party for the rebels too.”

During the day the Sir Isaac Newton hosts a costume party and children’s buffet, while in the evening a DJ plays on deck while Blue Blood cocktails are served.

Although the party’s theme is anti-establishment, the pub “still wants to be really inclusive,” Ms Turner said.

“I know customers who love the monarchy and are very happy to come here.”


Manager Shelley Turner says the reaction has been ‘all positive, even online’ (Image: PA)


The pub ultimately wants its party’s message to be one of inclusivity and fun (Image: PA)

Ms Turner said reactions to the pub’s event “were all positive, even online”.

She said, “I haven’t heard a negative thing said about it.”

Coronation of King Charles III. At latest

The historic coronation of Her Majesties King Charles III. and Queen Camilla takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.

For the latest royal updates, visit’s dedicated Coronations page.

When people see the plaque outside the pub advertising their anti-establishment party, “they get a smile on their face,” Ms Turner said, adding: “I’ve heard people talk to others about it have, and it just seems to cheer her up, really.’

After all, the pub wants its party’s message to be one of inclusivity and fun.

Ms Turner said: “It doesn’t matter which side of the divide you are on because I think things seem quite divided on a lot of areas these days.

“You can always have a party together and joke about these things and just be casual about it, not so serious.”

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