Tudor Cookery and Roasting

Tasty Treats for the Tudor Court

Tasty Treats for the Tudor Court


Weekends from 30 April

10.00 - 17.00

Ticketing information

Runs until 26 March 2023 (excluding 02 - 05 June)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Join our historic cooks each weekend this year to discover what life working in King Henry VIII’s kitchens was like in the 16th century.

Built to feed over 450 people twice a day, the kitchens at Hampton Court were staffed by 200 people, toiling away to cook two meals each day that the court was in the building.

Come and find out what it took to create Tudor dishes from robust roasts and stews, to delicate confectionery sweets; and see how Henry’s cooks created recipes fit for the King.

Each weekend this year (excluding 02 - 05 June) you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at roasting, Tudor style, and see if you have what it took to work as a tournebroche in Henry VIII’s kitchens, turning the meat in front of the roaring fires.

If roasting isn’t for you, then there’ll be a selection of other dishes being created for you to discover. Perhaps you’ll take some tips away with you for creating your own Tudor feast at home? 

A Tudor cook holds a bowl of roast beef as visitors look on in the background.
A historical interpreter dressed as a Tudor cook in the kitchens of Hampton Court Palace, holding a tray of Tudor pies.
Two historical interpreters dressed as Tudor cooks in the kitchens, a fireplace in the background. In the foreground is a table with a display of food.
Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

NEW Jousting at Hampton Court Palace in the gardens
Families Events

Experience the thrill of the tournament as the country’s greatest knights battle it out to be crowned champion of the Jubilee Joust.

Wednesday 01 June - Sunday 05 June

Hampton Court Palace

11.00, 13.30 and 16.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of the Artisan Festival at Hampton Court
Events Families

Explore our artisan festival in the spacious East Gardens of the stunning Hampton Court Palace this summer.

Hampton Court Palace

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Food and drink category

Shop Food & Drink

Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.

From £3.99

Embroidered and hand painted Tudor rose, displayed in a wooden frame.

Shop Tudor gifts

Browse through our Tudor Collection to find a whole range of products based on the Tudors.

Prices from £9.99

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - goblets and chess pieces

Shop goblets & tankards

Discover our decadent range of goblets and tankards inspired by our Historic Royal Palaces. The perfect gift for a medieval fan our goblets are made in a selection of leathers, glass and pewter.

From £17.99