A sandwich fit for a knight at Kenilworth Castle
It is a tough job being a medieval knight, but a pair of re-enactors recently visiting Kenilworth Castle got an extra treat from the site’s café team to sustain them during hand-to-hand combat – a custom-made Knight’s Sandwich!
The double-decker treat was a larger version of the Truckle Sausage & Pickle sandwich that the team had added to the Stables Tea Room menu for National Sandwich Week (12 – 19 May). The Knight’s Sandwich features brown bread and apple to provide instant and slow-release energy, sausage for muscle-building protein and pickle to add some sword-inspired sharpness to the sustaining snack.
“As England’s largest ruined castle, we are used to providing visitors with tasty fare to give their energy levels a boost as they wander around the site, but we thought that our fighting knights might need something even more substantial – and the Knight’s Sandwich was born!” says site manager, Holly Woodward. “Sadly, real medieval knights would never have been able to enjoy such a treat, as the sandwich was only invented 250 years go, but our re-enactors certainly enjoyed tucking in!”
The knights were visiting Kenilworth as part of Kenilworth Castle’s medieval year, training ahead of the Time Travellers Go... Royal event, taking place over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend (3 – 5 June 2012).
Kenilworth Castle is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Admission prices are £8.20 for adults, £7.40 for concessions and £4.90 for children, or £21.30 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children). English Heritage members get in free.
For more information, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth or call 01926 852078.
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Jay Commins – PRO English Heritage (West Midlands)
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