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Tudor Banquet - A Feast for a King

Saturday 15 June 2024

Tudor Banquet - A Feast for a King


Join us for an unforgettable dining experience at the historic Exeter Guildhall, where as part of Historic Royal Palace's Henry on Tour project we are celebrating the lavish feast given in the summer of 1533 in honour of King Henry VIII by his cousin, Henry Courtenay, the Marquess of Exeter. Our banquet is meticulously themed, as each course, while not recreating Tudor food, is inspired by one of the sumptuous plates on the original menu that guests enjoyed on that occasion.

It was in July 1533 that the king visited the Courtenay's manor of West Horsley, near Guildford, a month after his new wife, Anne Boleyn's coronation as queen. The couple came on progress to the West Country in 1535 and never got as far as Exeter. In the spirit of historical re-imagining, however, we have transposed the well-documented banquet to the civic capital of the Courtenay's ancient Devonshire seat. So immerse yourself in the ambience of Tudor opulence in the candlelit elegance of the iconic Guildhall.

Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in a culinary journey fit for King Henry VIII himself, crafted especially to reflect the local seasonal produce highlighted by our research into this historic event.

Reserve your ticket now for an evening of exquisite dining and Tudor splendour at the Historic Guildhall.

The evening starts with a drinks reception in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour. There’ll be music and entertainment, a special three-course meal and drinks of choice. Secure your seat at this exclusive, once in a lifetime event for just £80 per person.

This event is part of “Hosting Henry VIII in Exeter” by Historic Royal Palaces. For more information about the festivities in Exeter: https://henryontour.uk/news/fri-03052024-0829-hosting-henry-viii-exeter

7pm (doors 6.30)


Menu choices

Menu A

First course

Confit quail with damson and borage flower salad

Second course

Venison Wellington with summer cabbage and green beans

Third course

Baked quince and apple with clotted cream and pistachio crumb


Menu B (vegetarian option)

First course

Vegetable pottage and bread

Main Course

Devon Cheddar and Artichoke Gratin

Third course

Baked quince and apple with clotted cream and pistachio crumb

To finish

Sweet wine, marzipan and wafers.



Prices & Booking

£80 for Menu A & Menu B (v) (includes £3.00 booking fee)

Sat 15 June

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Important Information

This event takes place at the Guildhall; you do not need to collect your tickets - your booking details will be on the door.

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