The Hotel Collection commissioned me to write a series of blogs for The Billesley Manor Hotel. This is the second of four blogs, and the theme for this one was the history of the Sunday roast.
Our long-standing love affair with the great British roast can be traced back to 1485 and the reign of King Henry VII. His royal bodyguards would tuck into a hearty roast beef dinner every Sunday after church.
The tradition of eating roast beef on a Sunday eventually spread to the rest of the general population. Back in those days, a Sunday roast was the best meal of the week. The leftovers would be used to make stews and pies, or eaten cold, providing families with enough food for an entire week.
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