Assembly Rooms drinking vessels Epsom

Built on the site of the famous Epsom Spa, The Assembly Rooms originally housed a tavern, a coffee shop, a shop, gambling facilities in the Great Chamber on the ground floor room of the rear range, dancing facilities in the Long Room above the Great Chamber and a bowling green to the rear.


Bourne Hall Assembly Room Spa drinking vessels
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

Watch the video of the Curator of Bourne Hall Museum, Jeremy Harte, talking about the drinking vessels from the famous Epsom Spa Assembly Rooms.

A sizeable collection of bottles, tankards and pipes were found in a pit in the grounds. They were thrown away in the 1720s when the reputation of this social hub was in decline.

This collection of bottles and tankards dates to around 1656 and are among the evidence from this renowned social hub.

The Assembly Rooms building is important as the earliest known surviving building of this type in England.

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