The Victorian British Parlour – A Room with Status

Samantha PillingHistory, Latest News

victorian parlour

When it came to selecting the most ornate room in a Victorian house, chances are it was always going to be the Parlour. It was the only room in a traditional Victorian house that was created predominantly to illustrate your wealth and status in society. And this made it the ideal place to entertain your guests. The word ‘parlour’ originated from the Latin … Read More

What would a Victorian Wedding have been like?

Samantha PillingLatest News, Weddings

Victorian Wedding

A Victorian wedding was a most important celebration. The day was an important one, not only for the bride and groom, but also the bride’s mother – as she’d been preparing and planning for this day since her daughter first arrived in the world. When it came to Victorian weddings, EVERYTHING was important! The attire of the bride and groom … Read More

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

Samantha PillingThe Gardens

victorian kitchen garden

The kitchen garden at Grim’s Dyke enables us to supply fresh fruit, vegetables, edible flowers and herbs for our restaurant, as well as provide a rich environment for wild bees, insects and animals – and during Gilbert’s time, this wouldn’t have been any different. The Victorian kitchen garden was a work of art, run by its king – the head … Read More