Eating and drinking in Southampton

Around Bugle Street and Simnel Street you can find the Undercroft vault, Tudor House and Westgate Hall. “Bugle” and “Simnel” denote food. “Bugle” from the Latin buculus, meaning “ox”, and Simnel, from Simnel flour used to make Simnel cake, which is eaten at Easter time. These street names indicate where the butchers and bakers lived […]

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Settlers and Invaders

At one time or another, Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all settled in Southampton. You can visit the Saxon canoe, the Bargate and St Michael’s Church, to see evidence of the various influences. In the 1200s, Southampton was an eminent trading port: French wine was imported and wool exported to Flanders and Italy. Saintonge […]

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