What did people drink whilst travelling in Georgian era?

Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 09:32 am
I am researching for a book and wanted to know when people travelled long journeys either in private carriages or in mail coach say, did they carry anything to drink or must they have just waited for the next stop at a tavern?
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 10:01 am
Some travelers might well have brought along a bottle of Arrack or brandy. Maybe even a few bottles of gin.

Of course not all travelers would be to drinking distilled spirits and might have either waited for the next ton or perhaps th driver of the coach would occasionally stop along a tranquil stream so the horses could be watered and travellers could join in.

A visit to https://historicinterpreter.wordpress.com can help with other Georgian Era information.
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:26 am
Nobody ever refers to the "Georgian Era".
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:37 am
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:42 am
OK I give in. I always called 1714-1830 the "Georgian Period". Oh well.

Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:45 am
That's my preference as well, but the usage of Georgian Era goes back quite a way.
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Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2017 01:02 pm
thanks for
a) the pedantry
b) the slight condescension
c) best of all, not answering the question at all, expert.

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