A Royal Knees Up at The Golden Ball


As Meghan and Harry tied the knot, punters at The Golden Ball enjoyed an afternoon of refreshing Pimms, traditional ice-cream and lively dancing – drinking the pub dry of Moretti, Heinekin and Carling and snacking on burgers, kebabs and jerk chicken. The afternoon was long and sunny with families, couples and dogs all enjoying the occasion. Take a look at our highlights below and discover how The Golden Ball celebrates a Royal Wedding.

Live coverage of the day

From 11am the pub was buzzing with excited faces. The three indoor screens and one outdoor display streamed all the live coverage from start to finish. Families gathered on the terrace outside and marvelled at the bride’s dress, the celebrity guests and THAT enthusiastic sermon! Not forgetting sports fans, the FA Cup Final was also streamed live both indoors and out.

1940’s music and dancing

Following That Kiss on the cathedral steps, entertainment was stepped up a gear with DJ Windy and Janet from A-Train Swing putting on 1940’s music and leading some enthusiastic dancing on the front terrace. Guests joined in, taking a break only to sip on gin and Pimms in the afternoon sunshine.

Plenty for the kids to enjoy

To keep the children (and some adults) entertained, The Golden Ball put on a face painting stand with professional painter Julie who created some fantastic little tigers and butterflies. A bouncy castle also helped to keep the kids busy, and there was many a red and beaming face hopping on and off during the afternoon.

Delicious homemade ice cream

Guests were treated to some delicious ice cream, supplied by Emma from The Cow Shed, Pemwortham, on her traditional ice cream bike. This was a big hit and was greatly appreciated as temperatures soared into the high twenties.

To keep energy levels high and tummies full, The Golden Ball offered up some tasty meats and salads with a classic British BBQ. Diners enjoyed burgers, lamb kebabs, jerk chicken and hot dogs – washed down with a cool Heinekin, which was soon sold out!

A lively atmosphere

With a busy bar of no less than three-deep throughout the day, The Golden Ball was frequented by around 600 people – all enjoying the uplifting atmosphere, delicious food and entertainment. There were plenty of dogs on site too, relaxing with their owners and lapping up fresh water in the sunshine.

Evening diners also joined in the fun and embraced the leftover buzz as the sun went down. It was 10pm before the bar finally settled down. Guests continued to enjoy crisp wine and cool gin cocktails into the night – as the new Duke and Duchess let their hair down during their own after-party at Frogmore House.

Like the look of our Royal Wedding Party? The Golden Ball is passionate about good old-fashioned fun for all the family. Why not join us this weekend for a drink and a bite to eat?