A servant's life at Petworth House
Take a peep behind the doors into the historic kitchens and see where the servants would have worked. In 1829 alone these kitchens served nearly 30,000 guests.
The historic kitchens
Secrets of the servants
" Our instructions were that when Lord Leconfield came in we all had to troop out carrying our buckets with us… when for some reason his Lordship came back into the hall… we all walked out with our buckets. Eventually he became irritated and told the Housekeeper in his forthright way that he hadn’t got some bloody disease. A notice was put up to that effect and after this we stayed put."