Brethrens Kitchen at the Lord Leycester Hospital

Serving food for 500 years to Kings, Queens, Tudor nobles, Victorian literary figures such as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde and the Brethren – the retired soldiers who have inhabited the hospital since 1571 – this ancient eating establishment oozes history. 

Unassumingly in the corner of this ancient kitchen sits a 16th century wardrobe belonging to Elizabeth 1 who gave it to the Brethren so they could hang their cloaks.  Look for the 17 th century inkwell - padlocked because ink was so precious, the Victorian wall art of the Brethren’s Kitchen in by gone years and the 19th century stove. 

This historic gem serves tea and coffee, cream teas, light snacks and lunches.  (Gluten Free lunches, cream teas and cakes are available.)  Once a month the Brethren’s Kitchen is the venue for evening small group historical talks. (see the website for details.)

60 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4BH
01926 491422
Car Park
Linen street; Warwick bus station and street parking.
Opening Times
Tuesday-Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am to 5pm Closed all other Mondays
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