One of the most noteworthy was the transformation of the Coach and Horses public house into a ship in honour of the jubille regatta held in London. The then landord Andrew Southerden, with the help of a large section of his locals, transformed the pub into the MMS Coach and Horses, which sported funnels, life rafts, illuminated portholes and a bow, weighs in at 210 tonnes, and measured 75' by 40'.
On June 3 Kibworth's Regatta Street Party occured outside the pub, and was introduced by broadcaster and historian Michael Wood. There was live music, a best built boat competition and a nautical fancy‐dress competition. Unfortunately, heavy rain almost marred the day but organisers and participants rose to the challenge. Equally notable was the decision of BBC East Midlands to use the Coach and Horses as their anchor location for their coverage of events within the East Midlands.