Eating & shopping
Our restaurant and shop are located in the undercroft, formerly basement rooms. These rooms originally included family rooms, for informal dining and business, as well as the kitchen and its adjoining pastry room.
The old kitchen
The original kitchen, where our shop is now, retains many original features from a re-fit that took place around 1870. You can still see the steam heated hot-closet, spoon racks, the range and the wonderful fireplace by Benham & Sons.
The servants' hall
The servants' hall would also have been located in the basement. The pine table with Tuscan column legs c.1730, now in the restaurant, was probably from here as was the famous 18th-century rules board.