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The Weald & Downland Living Museum. Sussex, England.


I love the Weald & Downland Living Museum. I have been involved in events there since 1999.

Firstly, cooking Mediaeval and Tudor food under the mentorship of Food Historian Peter Brears.

I had a spell away, but over the last few years have returned with a special interest in a small 18th century cottage that was not their when I first visited.

Within this little cottage is a small scullery with a boiling copper. A place to heat water, make cheese, boil puddings or make beer.


I can be prised away from the 18th century and have enjoyed working in the bakery, dairy, and just lately back in the Tudor kitchens, re-purposing it as a 16th century Manor house brewery.


Brewing 18th century beer in

Tndalls Cottage.


Making farmhouse cheese and butter.


Baking in the wonderful 1920s bakery.


Reconstructing a Tudor Brew House for a project for FoodCult, based at Trinity Collage Dublin.
First run of beer finished in 
September 2021.

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