FLAMBARDS HOTEL - Coach House, Reception, & Kitchen
The Coach House would have served the public in general, but primarily patrons of the Flambards Hotel. The elegant dark blue carriage is known as a ‘Victoria’ owing to the fact that her majesty, the Queen, gave it her whole-hearted approval in the 1860s. In fact it was the style of carriage she was most often seen in.
To enter the hotel, visitors must pass beneath an exuberant Georgian doorway. Five shillings and sixpence would have bought you a room for the night and breakfast the next morning – a hot bath would cost an extra sixpence!
Most turn of the Century hotels would have employed chefs, but Flambards Hotel has a traditional cook, who not only copes with a full menu but also is in charge of the Kitchen staff – one kitchen maid and a boot boy. This kitchen has all the mod-cons of the day – a mincing machine on the table, apple peeler, marmalade shredder, portable butter churn on the dresser, and the newest addition, a steam pressure cooker!