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Hilltop History – What Was On The Menu At Shaftesbury Abbey? Chris Goodinge Investigates

Chris Goodinge tells us about the dishes Benedictine monks at Shaftesbury Abbey would have eaten.

The former owner of Motcombe’s Coppleridge Inn, Chris Goodinge, has spent his professional life working with food. For his first Alfred history show report, Chris tells us what would have been on the menu for the monks at Shaftesbury Abbey.

Chris Goodinge. Photo by Barney Mauleverer

Their dietary regime was restrictive, with many rules. Meatballs and rissoles were on the menu! 350 people would have been fed each day at the Abbey.

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