The Servants' Quarters at Petworth House
Explore the Historic Kitchens in the Servants' Quarters and see where the servants would have worked. In 1829 alone these kitchens served nearly 30,000 guests.
It was here that all the bottling, preserving and storing of jams, marmalades and pickles was done under the eye of the housekeeper. The still room maids used this room to make tea, coffee, soft drinks and fruit juices as well as more exotic preparations like prunes bottled in gin and strawberries in champagne. It was here that the maids prepared the early morning tea trays for family and guests complete with toast or scone presented with nosegays from the garden.