CAKES and ALE: a ‘full English’ in your 17thC local?
Are we still enjoying what our ancestors ate in the morning in inns and alehouses? What were they having in 1600?
This talk will cover much of Sussex, as well as surrounding counties. The differences between the types of drinking establishments from 1550 to 1750 will be explained and illustrated, while documentary and other sources will provide evidence for the food and drink retailed and consumed within them, showing how these provisions were supplied. We will hear the reactions from travellers (not always good!) and local customers to what was on offer, together with the lifestyles of the innkeepers, both male and female.