The celebration is a take on the 41-gun salute that is performed every June 2 in England to mark the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, a ceremony also known as Coronation Day.
At 8 p.m. on June 2, British Open Pub owner Gregg Troilo will pour 41 pints of beer for the first 41 people to show up and then signal for the beginning of the Coronation Day salute. Afterward, the pub will have drink specials for all patrons, including a $2 Bud Light special, $2 Patron Citronage shots and extended happy hour pricing until close.
“Being an English pub, it’s a given that we’d mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth,” said British Open Pub owner Gregg Troilo. “But why have a 41-gun salute? You can have a lot more fun with 41 pints of beer.”
In front of 8,000 guests at London’s Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned queen on June 2, 1953. Queen Elizabeth II was handed the four symbols of authority – the orb, the scepter, the rod of mercy and the royal ring of sapphire and rubies – and the crown was placed on her head by the Archbishop of Canterbury. She has since ruled England for the past 58 years.
Scottsdale’s British Open Pub, or the “Bop” as regulars call it, has something for everyone. Whether it’s authentic English food like Bangers and Mash, traditional American comfort food, a massive selection of beers from around the world or simply a fun pub to watch the day’s biggest sporting events, the Bop is the spot for foodies and sports fans.
The British Open Pub is located at 1334 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads.
For more information on the British Open Pub, please visit www.thebritishopenpub.com or call (480) 941-4915. Find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
British Open Pub
1334 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257