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They Were Chucking The Lobster Thermadore About

10:06 am, Monday, June 11th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Danny Guthrie married his girlfriend Rebecca on June 1st.

Allerton Castle, near Harrogate 

And the wedding took place in Allerton Castle, near Harrogate, and is a popular place to hold weddings, and we’re not surprised once we looked at the place.

It seems it’s  a place steeped in history and this is what it says on the Allerton Castle website:

Welcome to England’s most elegant and important gothic revival stately home, built by The Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton, the premier Baron of England as a monumental statement of his position within the English aristocracy.

Enter into its time capsule and go back into the ambience of an earlier period. Steeped in English history, in the eighteenth century the property was owned by Prince Frederick, the Grand Old Duke of York, brother to King George IV.

The Grand Old Duke Of York, and brother of King George IV – well he liked his drink too – let’s be honest.

But it seems too many bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale may have been drunk by some of the guests, as in the early hours of  the next morning there were some scenes, and police were called.

A source at the venue had this to say about the ruckus:

“To say they behaved like peasants with money is an understatement. They were obnoxious and disgusting. One could say it would be expected of a rough pub on a council estate, but then that’s probably unfair to council estates. It was more Big Fat Gypsy Wedding than our usual clientele.”

Guthrie had been released by Newcastle United on the day of the wedding, which was Friday, June 1st and everything had gone well, but then a fight broke out – although the events are disputed and this story is coming out over a week after the alleged events happened.

And we don’t know if there’s any truth in the rumors that Joey Barton attended the wedding.

John and Jan Cook run the place for the Rolphe Foundation, a charitable trust, and confirmed only that police were called, and they are obviously trying to keep a lid on what happened as Mr. Cook said:

“We have been advised by the Trust not to say anything.”

But it’s always the unnamed sources who have the juicy bits, and here is an unnamed source, they get around don’t they – who said what really happened:

“They were chucking the lobster thermadore about. How can you comprehend such behaviour?”  “Mr and Mrs Cook, who live on site, were called by marquee staff at 2am to say there was trouble, and the police had been called, and not to expect anyone staying for the night. The Castle has three en-suite rooms and a bridal suite for immediate family but other guests stay at hotels nearby.”

“Mr Cook gave it until 3-30am then locked the doors. At 4am they were awoken by the sound of someone breaking in. On investigation Mr Cook discovered a guest had physically smashed the door in. The police were again called, by the Cooks, Mrs Cook was terrified. Other guests, presumably the respective families, arrived. We allowed them to stay the night, and they left in the morning. There was, thankfully, no further incident.”

“But we have not had so much as a phone call or letter of apology for this disgraceful and upsetting behaviour. Everything was dealt with properly here, it was about the guests and not the venue in any way.”  “We have yet to assess the full damage.”  “Thankfully, they were well away from the Castle itself. The Foundation has spent untold thousands in renovation, the damage could have been enormous.”

Another witness said:

“Staff at the marquee had to remove candelabra from the tables in case of a fire risk. There were people staggering around drunk and some were sprawled out over the tables.”

A spokesman for  North Yorkshire Police confirmed they were called three times to the castle, and twice on the morning of June 2nd and on June 3rd,  following an incident on a coach taking the guests home:

“North Yorkshire Police were called at 2.25am on the morning of 2 June to reports of a fight among a group of guests at Allerton Castle, Allerton Park near Knaresborough. On arrival, the guests were dispersing and leaving the venue and no complaints were received from any victims. No arrests were made.”

“Police received a further call at 4.50am when a group of people began banging on doors and causing a disturbance. On arrival, police found a number of guests had been locked out and were trying to get back in. No crimes were reported and no arrests were made.”

“Police received another call on 3rd June from a woman who reported being caught up in a disturbance on a bus which was about to leave the same venue in the early hours of 2nd  June. This incident is currently under investigation.”

And over the weekend Rebecca Guthrie at their house in Ponteland, a posh estate just outside Newcastle, said nothing had happened at the wedding:

“No, no, no. I don’t want to know, this is way beyond me, I don’t want this, this didn’t happen. You’ll have to call Danny’s agent.’

Not the best way to get going in your marriage, and it’s going to be a bit of an upheaval for Rebecca and Danny,  to have to have to settle somewhere new, since Danny is looking for a new club, as he is now a free agent.

Anyway – we wish the young couple all the best in their life ahead.

Comments welcome.



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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shearer.Milburn // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Tossers, acting like mackems!! Glad he s leaving!!!

  • 2 graham cwarr // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Maybe a bad attitude is why he wasn’t given a new contract too?

  • 3 RobertNufc25 // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    F****** hell.
    Slow news day then? lol

    Total non story like.

  • 4 pieceofpapiss // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Well done to Shearer.Milburn and Graham CWarr for jumping the gun.

    Does it mention in the article that it was Danny who started it or was involved? NO.

    Dunno about you but i cant control a large group of people. Nor can i change my family.
    For all we know Danny could have been trying to stop this from happening.

  • 5 rich_toonfan // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Remember ed sells advertising so to keep up attracting people to sites and loading new pages he has to write new stories.

    Not his fault if there isn’t great news. If people don’t like the story dont read it…it’s that simple.

  • 6 Beattie25 // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Pardew isn’t looking at Debuchy me thinks

  • 7 shearermania // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    this is nothing…you should see when I got married…

  • 8 GeordieGerman // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Reminds me of my….

    …. Divorce.

  • 9 Beattie25 // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Piece of Papiss is in a bad mood today.

    What’s up flower?

  • 10 GeordieToon89 // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    He’s a scouser of course he started it, he proper twocked Pardews car to get there aswell

  • 11 GeordieToon89 // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    probably* not proper ha

  • 12 Tiote // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Letting riff raff in thts wot u get Danny boy. U can take th man out of Liverpool but u can’t take Liverpool our of th man.

  • 13 pieceofpapiss // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Haha @Beattie25

    Im in a grand mood today pal. Shame im stuck at work.

  • 14 blew // Jun 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Guthrie invited the thugs, he must have known them, or his wife did, probably they both did. I will be pleased when he goes, Scousers are nothing but trouble, Nolan and Barton spring to mind.

  • 15 geordiesteve520 // Jun 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    One of the parents of a boy at my school went to this wedding, I will see if I can find out what actually happened. Give me a couple of days.

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Jun 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Money can’t buy class

  • 17 pardews waxwork lips // Jun 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Why do people think he is from Liverpool just because he had a spell there?.. If I was him I’d be gutted somebody spoilt my “special day”.. Obviously wasn’t him ha.. Wonder were he is going to end up? Villa Norwich Southampton

  • 18 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    It was probably a free bar.

    How many on here wouldn’t have taken advantage?

  • 19 Joe Joyce // Jun 11, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    I was their ………..




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