Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court

What

Out & About

For

All ages

Where

Hampton Court Palace

Surrey, England

Built to feed the Court of Henry VIII, the kitchens were designed to feed at least 600 people twice a day. You can still see the largest kitchens of Tudor England at Hampton Court today, and they are often still used to prepare Tudor meals by a team of cooks in the kitchens.

The kitchens had a number of Master Cooks, each with a team of Yeomen and Sergeants working for them. The mouths of the 1,200-odd members of Henry VIII’s court required an endless stream of dinners to be produced in the enormous kitchens.

The annual provision of meat for the Tudor court stood at 1,240 oxen, 8,200 sheep, 2,330 deer, 760 calves, 1,870 pigs and 53 wild boar. This was all washed down with 600,000 gallons of beer.

Check website for details of live cookery demonstrations.  

Great Tudor Family Trails and Audio Guide. 

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