Tudor Cookery at Acton Court

Event Heritage Education Intangible heritage Tradition
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton, BS37 9TL Iron Acton, United Kingdom
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12 September 2021

Acton Court hosts a costumed living history event with Tudor cookery expert Stuart Peachy who will give a talk and demonstration. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample period fare in an authentic environment.

As part of this year's Edible England theme, food historian, Stuart Peachy will explain ingredients, cooking implements and food history as he prepares authentic dishes for a Tudor feast. Following the preparations, visitors will be invited to view the banquet table laid out in the presence chamber built for the visit of King Henry VIII in 1535.
Mr. Peachy was one of the main characters in the BBC series 'Tales from The Green Valley' and has produced a variety of educational publications, some of which will be for sale on the day.

Acton Court is a grade 1 listed building and both house and grounds are scheduled ancient monuments. The remaining wing of the house was built in just nine months for a visit by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn while on their summer summer progress.

As far as possible the standing building has been left undisturbed without furnishings and provides a wonderful atmospheric venue for this event.

Visitors will have access to downstairs rooms and the banquet table in the presence chamber.

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
event only
Booking Contact: Sue
Call: 01454 228224
Email: info@actoncourt.com
Go to: http://www.actoncourt.com
Write to: Acton Court, Latteridge Road, Iron Acton, Bristol BS37 9TL
Booking opens: 1 July 2021 00:00


Uneven ground, and uneven floors inside the house. Wheelchair access ground floor only.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 25 people per tour/session. 45 minutes - 1 hour partial access to the house Contact for the day: Lisa Kopper

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton, BS37 9TL Iron Acton, United Kingdom

51.5516454, -2.4672679